Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome back for the second half of the autumn term. I hope that all of our families had a relaxing half term break.

During Inset day on Monday 4th November, Marlborough staff took part in training with Hywel Roberts in further developing an inspiring and engaging curriculum for our pupils. Whilst all of our topics cannot be on quite the same scale as last term’s Marlborough Lest We Forget project, we are determined to continue to develop learning opportunities which excite and ignite our pupils.

Below is an outline of what is coming up over the next few weeks.

Geraldine Foley


Marlborough Lest We Forget

Thank you to everyone who has supported the WW2 project to date. The project officially ended on Monday 11th November. Thank you to everyone who created a poppy and laid them around the school grounds, they made a very poignant and beautiful display. At 11:00 a.m. the school gathered together on the playground to commemorate the armistice. The pupils were incredibly respectful during the two minute silence.  Finlay, a Year 13 pupil from Corpus Christi played the last post and Alessandro and Eliza read two short poems.

During the afternoon we held a tea dance to celebrate the end of the project. During the tea dance we officially launched the Marlborough Lest We Forget website and video. Members of the community who had supported the project joined us for tea, sandwiches and cake. Pupils showcased some of their WW2 work including dances, poems and songs.

Residential Trips

The Year 5 residential trip to Llangrannog took place the week beginning 14th October. Pupils had a wonderful experience and took part in a wide range of activities including skiing, high ropes, swimming, quad bikes, horse riding and trampolining.

The Year residential trip to Manor Adventure in Shropshire took place the week beginning 21st October. During the week the pupils participated in a wide range of activities including abseiling, high ropes and kayaking.

The pupils were wonderful! They joined in every activity with enthusiasm and looked after one another as a team. A huge thank you to the staff who accompanied the children – Mrs Cath Davies, Mrs Jude Davies, Mr Chris Dowd, Mr Nathan Goodman, Mrs Leah Crew, Mrs Sally Hodges, Mrs Hannah Cashin,  Miss Megan Stanley, Mr George Cociorva and Mrs Rachel Lloyd. A very special thank you to Mrs Emma Williams (Queen of Residential Trips) who attended both trips on consecutive weeks. The love, kindness and care that they all demonstrated ensured that the pupils had a magical experience.

Parent Governor Elections

Thank you to the parents who stood for election and to all who voted. The votes are currently being counted and the new parent governors will be announced presently.

Healthy Snack

A reminder that Marlborough is a healthy school. Pupils in Foundation Phase are provided with a healthy snack each morning. Please could I remind parents that only healthy snacks are to be brought into school at playtimes.

Wrap up warm!

The temperature has certainly dropped over the past few weeks. Please could all families ensure that pupils bring a coat to wear at playtimes during the winter months.


Whole school attendance is currently a very healthy 97.5%. Well done Marlborough families.

Christmas Concert dates

Monday 9th December  Y2 – 2:00 p.m. and Y3 – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday 10th December Y2 – 9:30 a.m. Y1 – 2:00 p.m. Y6 – 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday 11th December  Nursery – 9: 30 a.m. Nursery – 2:00 p.m. Y4 – 6:00 p.m.

Thursday 12th December Y1 – 9:30 a.m. Reception – 2:00 p.m. Y5- 6:00 p.m.

Friday 13th December – Reception – 9:30 a.m.

Lost Property