Dear Marlborough families,

Welcome back to the second half of the spring term. I hope you had a relaxing half term break. March always seems to involve a lot of dressing up! Thank you for all your support in ensuring that our Eisteddfod, the Marsborough immersion day and World Book day were such memorable events.

As we reach the midway point of the academic year, it has been a pleasure to invite you into school to discuss your child’s progress during the parental consultation meetings over the last fortnight.

Geraldine Foley

Marsborough – Mission to Mars

Monday 2nd March saw the launch of our new exciting topic Marsborough. Years 2 – 6 started the day in assembly, however, my assembly was interrupted by a Secret Agent. The Secret Agent had a live link to an astronaut in orbit around Mars, they were looking for a school to pioneer a space adventure to Mars and Marlborough had been chosen! Mrs De Villiers had been sent on a top secret trip to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich where she had made an exciting discovery!

News soon leaked out and ITV Wales were quick on the case with a breaking news story.

A huge thank you to all of our families who helped support the immersion day by dressing their children up as astronauts, aliens, planets, satellites, scientists…

A huge thank you also to the Marlborough team, who as always go the extra mile to ensure that our children have engaging and exciting learning experiences. We are really excited to engage our pupils in a wide range of STEM related activities over the next few weeks.

Premises Improvements

You won’t have been able to avoid noticing the Harris fencing which has cordoned off a section of the playground since September. The local authority has been busy installing a new boiler. The new boiler is now fully operational and we are grateful to have new, more efficient system which keeps us all warm.

Mr Jenkins and Brian (Grounds Maintenance) have been hard at work reconditioning the playground planters and seated gazebo. They  have re-positioned some of the playground furniture to create a small garden by the office and more seating near the stage.


I understand the worry and uncertainty regarding the Coronavirus outbreak. As I explained in my email to parents last week we will update you on the school website with any up-to-date guidance.

I recommend that you check the Public Health Wales website on a regular basis for the most up-to-date guidance.


Current whole school attendance is 96.4%. Thank you for your support.

St. David’s Day

Thank you to Criw Cymraeg and Mrs Davies for organising exciting competitions for Welsh Week. The Eisteddfod on Friday was a wonderful celebration of music, poetry and creativity.


World Book Day

We will be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 5th March. As a whole school we will be focusing on the story, ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ by Drew Daywalt.

We would hope that every one of our children and staff have a favourite colour. Rather that ask you to create or buy a costume we thought we’d be more environmentally friendly this year and ask everyone to dress in their favourite colour. This might be all in green if your child has a green oufit or it might be a pink t’shirt with a pair of jeans. We will be exploring the story throughout the day in each year group. We hope to create a graph of crayon colours using children on the playground and our very own Marlborough rainbow.