Welcome to Marshwood CE Primary Academy


Welcome! At Marshwood Primary Academy we are committed to helping our children be happy, successful and supportive of one another. We have a fantastic staff, small class sizes and have been described as 'one big happy family'.

Founded in 1842 Marshwood Primary is one of Dorset's longest established Primary schools. Around seventy children attend the school and there are three classes. The head of school, teachers and teaching assistants work together as a strong team to provide the children with an excellent education. Standards at the school are high and the latest Ofsted (May 2017) praised the Head of school and staff for 'working tirelessly to make sure pupils recieve a good education,' and 'ensuring that pupils experince a rich curriculum, both in school and out.'

Children at Marshwood love learning outside. Many of the lessons take place within our fabulous grounds, with the stunning backdrop of the Marshwood Vale. We can even see the sea from our playground and children enjoy weekly Forest School sessions in our woodland classroom!

Important Forms and Documents

School Newsletter


Notice to Parents

The Trust Board of Acorn Multi Academy Trust has agreed to submit a request for a variation to be made to the Admissions arrangements for Marshwood CE Primary Academy for 2021-22, in respect of the over-subscription criteria relating to church attendance.

The variation requested is that " In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these [admissions] arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church or alternative premises have been available for public worship". Please follow this link to the amended 2021 Admissions Policy and Supplementary Information Form (SIF)


23 Oct 2020

A big thank you to Lyme Regis Rotary Club who braved the extreme weather and presented our Year 6 children with their very own dictionary. These were excitedly received and have already been put...

Harvest Festival 2020

20 Oct 2020

A big thank you to the Strawbridge family at Foxdown Farm for allowing us to host a socially distanced Harvest Festival inside one of their barns. Rev Chris Martin was finally able to join us and meet...

Forest School - Mushroom Spores

16 Oct 2020

Pilsdon Pen enjoyed foraging for some amazing fungi in Forest School today. These were brought back to school to create mushroom spore prints and we can't wait to see the results. To help you identify...

Open Days

12 Oct 2020

We are delighted to offer two open days on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th October 2020. Please call us on 01297 678 224 to make an appointment and come and visit our fantastic school. We are looking fo...

KS1 Avian Art

09 Oct 2020

Our KS1 children have produced some stunning oil pastel art following their visit to the Dorset Falconry Centre. The owls were a real favourite amongst the children and pictured is just one (a snowy o...

World Mental Health Day 2020

08 Oct 2020

At Marshwood we will be celebrating World mental Health day together. World Mental Health Day 2020 is the most important one yet. This year has been a tough one for us all. The months of lockdown...

Dorset Falconry Park Visit

08 Oct 2020

Coneys Class enjoyed an amazing educational visit to Dorset Falconry park in Dorchester today, and in doing so where the first ever school to do so. They got to meet and learn about a wide variety of...

Music Mark School 2020/21

07 Oct 2020

We have been nominated by Dorset Music Service to become a Music Mark school for the 2020/21 academic year. The value that we place on music and our commitment to a broad and balanced curriculum has b...

Coneys Foxdown farm Visit

29 Sep 2020

Coneys Class enjoyed a fantastic educational visit to nearby Foxdown farm where the children got to meet a variety of animals of all different shapes and sizes. The weather was perfect for their welly...

Zoom Worship

28 Sep 2020

Our class bubbles have been utilising Zoom to come together and enjoy whole school celebration worship. This week our new children got to introduce themselves to the rest of the school...