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School Vision

Our Learning Family that inspires You to Dream


At Marchwood Junior School, children are immersed in an enriching and purposeful learning environment where learning is meaningful because it reflects the ever-changing world around us. Paired with an excellence in teaching, children are empowered to be independent, co-operative and tenacious learners that have a desire to achieve their very best. 

Excellence in teaching – Where high quality teaching results in children making rapid and sustained progress whilst aiding them to reflect and evaluate their learning, to continually achieve and make their own successes.

Meaningful and Enriching –Where individuals are immersed in an environment enriched with experiential learning and purposeful outcomes, which are relished.

Responsive to a modern world – Where learning reflects the ever-changing world around us and equips us with skills for life to be able to respond and adapt to.

Empowering – Where individuals are given learning experiences, that fill them with the confidence to strive to achieve more than they thought possible.

Co-operation – Where individuals work in harmony together to achieve goals, targets and dreams.

Independence – Where individuals have the ability to be ready to learn, the flexibility to learn on their own and the tenacity to think on their feet.  


Our Marchwood family is based upon the principles of mutual respect, trust, belonging and acceptance of one another. Individuals feel safe, secure and cared for in an inclusive and harmonious community, where everyone has a voice and no-one is invisible.

Mutual respectWhere individuals are free to express themselves without fear and value opinions, ideas and choices, which may differ from their own. This requires honesty, where we behave in a way that we know is right and fair. 

Care - Where individuals are looked after and feel supported. Relationships are formed and nurtured, based upon love, compassion and belonging.

Voice for all - Where every individual has the belief that they are important; that they belong; are valued and are ‘seen’. Everyone should be given the chance to fulfil their potential, succeed and realise their worth.

Trust and Harmony - Where individuals have a firm belief in the reliability, truth or ability of themselves and others: through harmonious relationships, share similar goals, feelings, ideas, interests or beliefs.

Inclusive - Where individuals who may differ in beliefs, ability or personal circumstances can participate and learn together. Diversity is celebrated and acceptance of different faiths, cultures and background is promoted.

Safe - Where individuals are kept safe by the adherence to the laws and rules of our community at both a school, local, national and global level. Firm boundaries provide security, equality and consistency so individuals know what is expected of them and others.


At Marchwood Junior School, we learn the importance of knowing our place in the school, the wider community and the whole world and we learn how to take care of our physical and mental well-being. We persevere to achieve our goals and are absolutely committed to learning.  We are role models for others and take inspiration from our own role models, recognising the individualism of each and every one of us.

My place in the world - Where individuals will learn to be part of the community both within and outside of school and begin to understand how their behaviour impacts on others and the importance of creating harmony by treating others with respect, politeness and good manners. 

Wellbeing - A community where individuals learn how to take care of themselves, physically, emotionally and mentally, and to accept help and support that is offered.  Confidence and self-worth are developed to empower individuals for our rapidly changing modern world.

Perseverance - Where individuals take ownership of their own learning and stretch themselves to enable them to reach and exceed their targets, having the confidence to have a go and not being afraid to fail.

Commitment to learning - Aiming to create self-confident and independent learners who strive to achieve a sense of pride in their work in an environment where everyone understands expectations on them and how engagement with and love of learning can lead to continuous improvement and achievement.

Role models - Where individuals will be encouraged to be inspired by role models within the school and the wider community, but also, to take personal responsibility for being positive role models themselves.

Individualism - Where the unique contributions of everyone in the school are recognised, talents are nurtured and encouraged. Opportunities are given for self-discovery through trying new experiences and taking risks. 


At Marchwood Junior school, we believe in inspiring and motivating our children to reach for the stars by fuelling passions and promoting creativity and risk taking in all areas of learning. We believe in supporting every individual’s holistic development, enabling them to reach their full potential and achieve their goals and ambitions.

Risk taker – Where an individual is keen to step outside of their ‘comfort zone’ to participate and thrive in new and exciting experiences. They are not afraid to make mistakes and enjoy experimenting with their own ideas.

Strive to achieve – Where we continuously set ourselves high expectations in all aspects of our learning. We are keen to learn and continuously improve and develop, while regularly celebrating successes and achievements.

Fuelling passions – Where individuals are provided with enrichment opportunities that spark a sense of wonder, awe and amazement. These experiences give individuals the inspiration to dream and develop ideas which we are encouraged.

Inspired – Individuals always strive to achieve their best. They are able to motivate themselves and are determined to reach their goals.

Ambition – An individual who has a strong desire and determination to achieve success. They are capable of setting their own goals and strive to achieve them through the choices they make.

Creativity – An individual who can think ‘outside the box’ and put their own thoughts and ideas into their learning. They are able to use their imagination or original ideas to create something wonderful.