Marshfield Primary School

Address Thornton Lane
Bradford
BD5 9DS
Contact Info. T: 01274 573 295
Type School
About Us

Marshfield Primary is a community school on two sites. The second site focuses on an outdoor learning curriculum for all pupils in school. All but a few pupils attending the school live in the 30% most deprived communities, with close to half in the top 10% of deprivation. (Index Multiple Deprivation).

In 2009 it was a school causing concern for the Local Authority (LA). School numbers had decreased considerably. Staff morale was low and five of the twenty teaching staff left at Easter 2009 with a further three leaving in July; a large number of supply staff took their place. Levels of sickness within the staff team were at an all time high. Pupils’ behaviour was unacceptable. Attendance data for pupils was 89% for the year 2008-9. The LA support was extensive, and a new, experienced Head teacher (HT) was required urgently.