The Marist School
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Primary & Secondary
Post 16
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This school has 5 parent reviews

Kings Road
+44 (0)1344 624291
2 - 18
Co-Ed (Nursery) Girls Only (Prep, Senior and Sixth Form Phases)
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5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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The Marist offers a complete and fulfilling education in the security of a single sex environment, from the age of 3 to 18. We are Catholic but welcome all Christians and those supporting the school�s ethos. For more information or to order a prospectus please visit or telephone 01344 624291 for the Senior school and 01344 626137 for the Preparatory school.

The Marist School Reviews

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“If you want Latin taught find another school.”
"> I am a parent and our daughter goes to this school. It was a regrettable mistake. Within 3-months, if you child needs extra literacy support they are removed from the opportunity to learn Latin, which for us was an important part of the school’s curriculum. The school only gave a week notice that, within the first three months of our daughter attending the school, they had decided to exclude her from Latin. 6 other girls were affected, and this had, and still does, go on every year. These choices the school forces on parents has ramifications that would impact a child for life, both from the lack of opportunity and for being excluded from there the same lessons as there peers. The contract with the school says that the school will give a terms notice on changes to the curriculum, they don’t. Unfortunately you have committed your child to the school both emotionally and financially. Having battled to have my daughter accepted into a Latin lunchtime club, she has excelled at the subject, given she is good at Languages but, because she is not in top set of English the school refuses to teach the subject further. The school, in doing this, reduces the life chances, opportunities and grade potential of children outside of core subjects. The school’s after school clubs are limited, focusing mainly on sport.. leaving children who are interested in other areas feeling excluded. Our experience is shared by many other parents who have all had their children’s potential unrealised because of the schools narrow focus and inability to celebrate, promote and support children’s interests, and achievements. There are much better schools in the area, I wish I had made the decision to swap before our child had made good friends. .
“A fantastic school environment for girls with dreams”
"> My daughter is in year 9 and is flourishing. The balance between, creativity, academia and sports is spot on. The opportunities to develop and thrive are various and many. The school environment is friendly and nurturing. I see my daughter's confidence grow daily.
“Your child will feel invisible”
"> I agree totally with the previous review – they seem to be only interested in the handful of top achievers. In my experience, the rest of the pupils are invisible. There are far better schools within the area who see every child.
“Well worth having a look at”
"> The school has been great for my daughter. It has a caring nature and the girls are really supported. I like the sporting provision and they play netball to a really high standard. Academic results are good, my daughter was average ability when she finished primary school but is now above her predicted levels. There is a real focus on creating confident, well mannered, ambitious young women. Having viewed other local schools this was the best one for my daughter.
“Much better elsewhere”
"> Compared to others in the area, the school is disorganised and archaic with its communication methods and approach. In my opinion, the school is only interested in top achievers. There's far better close by, and, ultimately, you get what you pay for.
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Last update: 12 June 2021

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This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.

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