About The School
Our aim at the Marsh Academy is to encourage students to raise their aspirations and achieve their potential in all that they do, from academic subjects and vocational learning to sports and the arts. We aim to deliver options and teaching that fire the imagination and give students the opportunity to develop their individual strengths.
Students at the Academy thrive on our broad, varied and personalised curriculum that encourages a smooth transition from primary school before encouraging students to tackle Key Stage 4 at a pace that suits them, with GCSEs starting in Year 9 rather than the traditional Year 10. At Key Stage 4, we offer a wide range of academic and vocational courses including GCSEs, NVQs and BTECs. Opportunities for enrichment are available both through the curriculum and via our Extended Day, giving students the chance to try new activities and build on their learning.
Our Business and Enterprise specialism underpins all learning at the Academy. The development of workplace and life skills is key to both curricular and non-curricular activities at school: students make the most of opportunities to use ICT and take part in enterprise activities, whilst developing self-confidence, problem-solving and team work skills.
We encourage students to stay on for Post-16 studies in our Sixth Form. We offer a wide range of academic and vocational subjects, and have dedicated Sixth Form facilities separate from the rest of the school. We also have strong links with the Folkestone School for Girls to offer further breadth to the curriculum.
In order to develop a sense of identity and belonging, every student in Years 7-11 is assigned to one of four mini-schools (Blue, Green, Red or Yellow), led by a member of our Senior Leadership Team, a Mini-School Leader (MSL) and a Student Development Leader (SDL). The mini-school system promotes positive performance among students within their smaller school, and provides opportunities for competitions, celebrations and other mini-school activities. SDLs are a valuable source of support and guidance for students throughout their time at school. Tutor groups are organised by mini-school and include students from Years 7 to 11 to help develop friendships across all years. Our buddying and mentoring systems enable older students to play an active role in helping and supporting younger students.
Marsh Academy Prospectus
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