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Welcome to the Homepage of Marchbank Free School

Marchbank Free School opened in September 2013 and offers a full time, creative curriculum in line with the primary national curriculum. We offer education to children aged from 5 to 11 years within a fabulous setting which allows us to offer a nurturing environment where children can feel a sense of belonging and strive to reach their potential.

Marchbank Free School offers a full time educational provision for primary aged children with Social Emotional and Mental Health difficulties (SEMH).  Marchbank is situated in Darlington serving both Darlington and the surrounding area.

Our school site is a red brick Grade II listed building at Mowden in Darlington which lends itself perfectly to our ethos of creating a nurturing environment where the children can feel safe and secure and develop a sense of belonging.

The school is set within magnificent mature grounds providing opportunities for outdoor learning across all curriculum areas and our established wooded area provides forest school lessons. We have raised beds to allow the children to work alongside adults to grow their own food and we have well-loved hens and ducks who provide us with eggs.  

Our vision is to provide an environment where primary children with SEMH can access an education that develops the whole child in a healthy and balanced manner addressing their physical, emotional and intellectual capabilities through a developmentally appropriate curriculum.

We warmly welcome requests for further information.

We are committed to dealing with any concerns/ complaints you may have about your child’s education as quickly and effectively as possible. If you have a concern/ complaint please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Tel:- 01325 254670 / mobile: 07985478799 


so that your concern/ complaint can be forwarded to the correct member of staff. The person dealing with your concern/ complaint will contact you, in a timely manner, to discuss your concerns further. Leaders and Governors are committed to resolving your concerns/ complaints to your satisfaction.

Marchbank Free School

Barnes Road



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