Marshland High School
|Motto||Celebrating Individual Achievement|
|Location||School Road, West Walton
|DfE URN||121212 Tables|
Marshland High School is an 11-16 co-educational comprehensive secondary modern school in the Fenland area of Norfolk, England, situated in the village of West Walton (near Wisbech). The school itself is different from most neighbouring secondary schools in that it is relatively small. The school attempts to provides a positive environment for pupils and to emphasise traditional values of courtesy and co-operation. The school currently has just over 800 pupils on roll,; a figure that is not likely to increase. The most recent government inspection report judged that the school was below average.
In 1994 the school adopted the motto of "Celebrating the Individual" which was later changed to "Celebrating Individual Achievement" and remains current to this day. The motto emphasizes that each and every pupil is a separate individual, with different talents, skills and needs. Accordingly, the school tries to devise systems which allow for each pupil to develop at an appropriate pace.
The school campus comprises a number of buildings, the oldest being built in 1927, which formed part of the old West Walton village school. The campus was extended in the 1960s with the addition of a library, main hall, cafeteria and new classrooms. The building work continued throughout the following decades when a new maths block, music classroom and sports hall were added in the 1980s; followed by a humanities block, design centre and further science laboratories in the 1990s.
The school's Head Teacher up until July 2007 was John Bennett, who held the post since September 1994 after joining the school in 1989 as Deputy Head Teacher. In March 2007 he announced his plans to leave Marshland High School at the end of the school year to take up a post at The Queen's School in Wisbech. The current Head teacher is Mrs. E Dormor who took over from Matthew Parr-burman in 2011.
- UK government inspection report on Marshland High School
- News report about John Bennett's intended departure
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