The Marches School celebrates students being fairly rewarded with strong outcomes for their hard work over the two years with results in line with predictions back in March, before Year 11s ended their school careers and exam preparations so abruptly and the ongoing uncertainty.

We are delighted for our students; it is a great relief to finally know that students’ and the teaching team’s hard work has been rewarded. We pride ourselves on offering a balance between a pursuit for academic excellence alongside personalised pastoral care with the added complexity of managing this remotely for many of our students.

We have seen strong Sixth Form uptake and are looking forward to school fully reopening in September, to begin the exciting next steps with both our own students and those from 11-16 schools in the area.

Our Year 11 students are a credit to the school and the community of Oswestry. Today is a key point in repair and recovery for all Year 11 students who had had their futures taken out of their hands for 6 months, they are now in a position to make choices and move on with doors to opportunity now open.

Headteacher of The Marches School, Alison Pearson added: “The results are testament to the support from our specialist staff and the determination from our students. We wish all of our students every future success and am pleased that we have been able to support them on that journey as part of The Marches School and Sixth Form community. This year has shown how we can adapt our teaching and learning to be remote whilst maintaining our support and ensuring our students are striving for success”.

Applications for The Marches Sixth Form are still open for September 2020 start and details can be found on the website

The Open Evening will take place on 17th September which prospective parents and the community are invited to. Mrs Pearson will showcase the school facilities and introduce the team that worked hard to make these results happen. More information can be found on our website

 Notable achievements:

Benjamin Mullock – 8 x grade 9 and 1 x grade 7

Robbie Ackerman – 7 x grade 9, 1 x grade 8 and 1 x grade 7

Lucy Edwards – 5 x grade 9 and 4 x grade 8

Bethan Jones – 5 x grade 9 and 4 x grade 8

Efan Smith – 6 x 9’s and 2 x 8s and 1 x 7

Eva Nikolova – 1 x grade 9, 3 x grade 8, 4 x grade 7 and 1 x grade 6 – also made the most progress from Key Stage 2