Marsden Primary School, situated in Whitburn, Tyne and Wear. The school is located in a wonderful location, with a coastal view and a short distance from Whitburn Village and South Shields.
The school has a Nursery class for 52 children on a part-time basis however since September 2017 we now offer the 30-hour provision. The rest of the school is organised on a one-form entry basis, with a maximum of 30 children in each class group. Marsden is a popular school therefore the number of children within each class is rising but they are still all taught in mixed ability groups.
The home is where education begins and we aim to build on this by enriching the children’s experience of living in an atmosphere of happiness, understanding and security. Children who are 4 years old before 31st August will begin school in the following autumn term. Those children in our nursery who are starting Marsden Primary School spend a few sessions in their Reception class during the latter part of the summer term. They also play and work alongside the Reception children in the environment throughout their time at Nursery, becoming familiar with the Reception staff.
An Open event is held in the Summer term for the parents of those children starting school in the following September. Parents will have the opportunity to meet all staff involved with children in our school. It is vital that parents or a representative attend this session as this seals your child’s journey into our school family. At this meeting we make time to chat with parents so that we can get a clear picture of each child’s personal needs and discuss health or dietary issues.
Once the children reach the age of 11, they are ready to move onto the next stage in their education. Many of our children move onto Whitburn Academy, however a range of other schools are also of interest to the class.