Marchbank Free School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
Special school
PUPILS
37
AGES
5 - 11
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Free schools special

How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(15/6/21)
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91%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

5.1:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
11.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
56.8%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals
2.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 12.6%
Pupils with SEN support
Mowden Hall
Barnes Road
Darlington
DL3 9BL
01325254670

School Description

Marchbank Free School is a warm, caring school community. At its heart is a belief in treating one another with kindness and respect. Since the previous inspection, leaders have transformed the school. They want the best for every pupil. Staff share this vision. Leaders’ ambition for their pupils is typified by the creation of the forest school, which the pupils love. Every pupil who attends the school is treated as an individual. Lots of care is taken to make sure pupils are in the appropriate classes, getting the right support. Staff make sure that they know their pupils well, so that they understand how to help them the best. Leaders know that they have a little more work to do to fully rebuild the curriculum, such as maximising the help it gives with pupils’ reading and mathematics. They are already getting on with this. When pupils are feeling overpowered by their emotions, staff manage the situation well. They know what to do to help the pupil and to minimise the disruption to others. The school is a safe place. Pupils told inspectors that they feel safe. Bullying is not tolerated. Pupils told us that if bullying happens, it gets sorted out.

Marchbank Free School Parent Reviews



50% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 36% Agree 14% Disagree 14% Strongly Disagree 27% Don't Know 9% {"strongly_agree"=>36, "agree"=>14, "disagree"=>14, "strongly_disagree"=>27, "dont_know"=>9} Figures based on 22 responses up to 09-07-2019
Strongly Agree 36% Agree 14% Disagree 23% Strongly Disagree 27% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>36, "agree"=>14, "disagree"=>23, "strongly_disagree"=>27, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 22 responses up to 09-07-2019
Strongly Agree 41% Agree 9% Disagree 27% Strongly Disagree 18% Don't Know 5% {"strongly_agree"=>41, "agree"=>9, "disagree"=>27, "strongly_disagree"=>18, "dont_know"=>5} Figures based on 22 responses up to 09-07-2019
Strongly Agree 36% Agree 9% Disagree 27% Strongly Disagree 14% Don't Know 14% {"strongly_agree"=>36, "agree"=>9, "disagree"=>27, "strongly_disagree"=>14, "dont_know"=>14} Figures based on 22 responses up to 09-07-2019
Strongly Agree 45% Agree 14% Disagree 18% Strongly Disagree 18% Don't Know 5% {"strongly_agree"=>45, "agree"=>14, "disagree"=>18, "strongly_disagree"=>18, "dont_know"=>5} Figures based on 22 responses up to 09-07-2019
Strongly Agree 27% Agree 18% Disagree 18% Strongly Disagree 32% Don't Know 5% {"strongly_agree"=>27, "agree"=>18, "disagree"=>18, "strongly_disagree"=>32, "dont_know"=>5} Figures based on 22 responses up to 09-07-2019
Strongly Agree 41% Agree 9% Disagree 18% Strongly Disagree 32% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>41, "agree"=>9, "disagree"=>18, "strongly_disagree"=>32, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 22 responses up to 09-07-2019
Strongly Agree 32% Agree 14% Disagree 27% Strongly Disagree 18% Don't Know 9% {"strongly_agree"=>32, "agree"=>14, "disagree"=>27, "strongly_disagree"=>18, "dont_know"=>9} Figures based on 22 responses up to 09-07-2019
Strongly Agree 41% Agree 5% Disagree 14% Strongly Disagree 36% Don't Know 5% {"strongly_agree"=>41, "agree"=>5, "disagree"=>14, "strongly_disagree"=>36, "dont_know"=>5} Figures based on 22 responses up to 09-07-2019
Strongly Agree 36% Agree 14% Disagree 14% Strongly Disagree 36% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>36, "agree"=>14, "disagree"=>14, "strongly_disagree"=>36, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 22 responses up to 09-07-2019
Strongly Agree 27% Agree 18% Disagree 23% Strongly Disagree 27% Don't Know 5% {"strongly_agree"=>27, "agree"=>18, "disagree"=>23, "strongly_disagree"=>27, "dont_know"=>5} Figures based on 22 responses up to 09-07-2019
Yes 50% No 50% {"yes"=>50, "no"=>50} Figures based on 22 responses up to 09-07-2019

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