Welcome Statement

Another academic year is now in full swing and there is a great deal happening and to look forward to in the remaining weeks of 2022-23. Make sure you take a look at our website regularly and the twitter feed to keep up to date.

An exciting range of trips and clubs are all planned in for the second half of the academic year including the year 6 annual trip to PGL. There are also workshops for parents planned, to help you understand the progression of our curriculum and how best to support your child’s learning, in partnership with their teachers. 

Finally, in the third-year post pandemic, we are able to interact face to face with parents, partners and stakeholders. Long may it continue, because whilst the learning we have gleaned from the pandemic has proved the worth of online meetings as an option in certain circumstances, there is nothing quite as effective as developing partnerships and relationships in person.

Last year, Ofsted inspectors were stunned by the behaviour and attitudes of our children. Despite so much turmoil and strife in the world and even within our local community, our children still role model consistently how to serve others and make a difference for good. 

So, our message to you this term is one of thanks and congratulation. You, as parents and carers have enabled and supported your child to be the best they can be and to make the most of their opportunities at Willow and Marish. Our schools would not be successful without the positive partnership you participate in with us.

Thank you for all you have given to that partnership in 2023 so far. We, the staff team and governors are very proud to be a part of this amazing, resilient community. Most of all we are proud of our children- we know you will be too.

Mrs Denham and Miss Court