This year has been challenging across the school and Sixth Form due to the impact of the pandemic, but for the team at The Marches School, this does not stop them supporting their community.

Staff and students at The Marches School work incredibly hard to raise money for the school’s chosen local charity each year. This year the school is raising money for Ethos (, a charity providing adapted, short-term accommodation and advocacy support for people with life-changing physical disabilities. They also assist in the search for suitable, long-term homes with an aim to have everyone learning to laugh, to work and to make new friends.

From the 8th -12th February, the school will be hosting an online fundraising event based on a traditional village fete. It will be jam-packed with activities, games and challenges for students to try; with amazing prizes to be won, whilst raising money for charity.

The event is being supported by some incredible local organisations including Colour Supplies, Oswestry Life, SBC Training, North Shropshire College, Aico, R Bladen & Sons, Oswestry Tandoori, TNS, PetWorld and the Charlotte Hartey Foundation. With more to be announced soon!

Events will include live music, a pet show, a virtual treasure hunt and the anticipated teacher torment – Who will be the one to get splattered with a custard pie?

Associate Assistant Headteacher at The Marches School, Dan Pritchard comments: “We are looking forward to hosting this event and hope to see lots of our students take part. The support from our community has been amazing and we hope to raise lots of money for our charity whilst having lots of fun in the process.”

For more information on the event, please visit