Marlwood School

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Marlwood School
MarlwoodBadge.png
Motto Working Together For Excellence (originally Disce Aut Discede)
Established 1606
Type Voluntary controlled comprehensive
Headteacher Keith Geary
Location Vattingstone Lane
Alveston
Gloucestershire
BS35 3LA
England Coordinates: 51°35′35″N 2°32′21″W / 51.5931°N 2.5391°W / 51.5931; -2.5391
Local authority South Gloucestershire
DfE number ???/4511
DfE URN 109325 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Staff 80
Students 1,197
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Colours Green, maroon
Former name Thornbury Grammar School
Website www.marlwood.com

Marlwood School (founded 1606) is a comprehensive state secondary school located in Alveston, South Gloucestershire, just north of Bristol, England. It is situated on the B3561 on the outskirts of the south-west of the village.

History[edit]

Grammar school[edit]

The school was founded in 1606 as Thornbury Grammar School. In the following centuries it was housed in a number of buildings throughout Thornbury, before finally moving to the buildings that are now the sixth form centre for The Castle School.

Comprehensive[edit]

Thornbury Grammar School was relocated to new buildings on the outskirts of neighbouring Alveston in 1972 where it received its first comprehensive intake and was renamed Marlwood School under the headship of Terry Fazey.

Academics[edit]

It is a Beacon school and has attained the status of Science College, due to excellence at science. Marlwood has around 1,200 pupils and a sixth form department, with over 200 students studying AS, A2 and BTEC qualifications.

The school produces a newsletter known as 'Grapevine' as well as a once-a-term newsletter.

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