Vision and Aims

Vision and Aims

Marchbank Free School recognises that children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties (SEMH) respond well to structure as it helps them to feel safe and secure – they like predictable routines and respond well when they feel confident that they know what is going to happen next.

Vision and Aims

Our aim is for children to develop into self-assured, confident, happy, positive young people. Our ethos starts with a focus on each individual starting with a clear understanding of their unique needs and building a pathway to support their progression through school. Our strong pastoral structure is built on a caring philosophy which nurtures positive relationships and fosters the growth of mature behaviour. We aim to develop students who know how to act responsibly, and who become more independent as they grow older.


Helping students to gain knowledge and respect for their own culture and faith and that of others is essential and we focus strongly on encouraging children to regard all faiths, races and cultures with respect.

Academic success is valued at all levels of performance and the classroom focus is on challenge, engagement and achievement. Learning is celebrated in all its forms.

At March bank Free School we value:

Many of our children need help to access the curriculum and we provide additional resources and specialist staff to meet their needs. We are working together to provide a stimulating learning environment in which the team of highly-trained staff provide quality teaching in well-resourced buildings to address the special needs of our students in partnership with parents, Governors, the LEA and the community.