A friendly, caring school with an exciting future
Pupils at Marlborough Road Academy

About Us

Marlborough Road Academy is a two form entry primary school with a 60 place nursery in the Broughton area of Salford.

The school has approximately 500 pupils. We offer 60 places in our Reception and 60 places in our Nursery.

We have 70 staff comprising teachers, learning support staff, office staff, caretakers, cleaners, kitchen and lunchtime staff. All members of staff, pupils and their parents/carers form a valuable part of our school community and work together to achieve the best outcomes for everyone. 43 languages are spoken by the school population and 44 ethnicities are represented.

In September 2012, we became an Academy and joined Salford Academy Trust, a partnership between Salford City College, Salford University and Salford City Council. The aim of the partnership is to work together to create lifelong learning opportunities for all of our community. The Academy is overseen by a Trust made up of representatives from each of the establishments. We are very excited about the opportunities that this partnership provides.

It is the mission of Salford Academy Trust to do all that is necessary to ensure that all children are safe, happy and successful.

Our Ethos and School Values

Marlborough Road Academy is a friendly, caring school at the heart of the community. What makes it unique is the wonderfully rich mixture of cultures, faiths and experience that each child, family and adult contributes.

All members of the school community unite behind our school values and our three basic rules: Stay safe, choose kind and work hard.

These three principles reflect the mission of both the school and the Salford Academy Trust in providing the highest quality education pathway for our pupils, from Nursery through to University / training.

As a staff, we are dedicated to making a difference to the life chances of our pupils and pride ourselves on the delivery of a curriculum that meets their needs.

At Marlborough Road Academy, we enhance learning through a structured programme of experience and enrichment and, with 43 languages represented, have become highly skilled in the teaching of language.

A comprehensive programme of staff development and training results in a strong sense of teamwork and reflection amongst committed professionals, who constantly strive to do their best.

It is no surprise that pupils are keen to learn and describe their school as a haven. I am immensely proud to be the Principal at Marlborough Road Academy, because it truly is amazing!

Part of the work of the Academy is to develop manners and high standards in behaviour from all children. Pupils are expected to understand the basic social requirements and boundaries in school. This is taught and re-enforced through our values of:

Friendship
Responsibility
Aspiration
Pride
Knowing Yourself
Trying your best
Making good choices
Caring
Thankfulness

Weekly assemblies address our school values.

In addition, we aim to:

  • Nurture and foster positive relationships
  • Welcome and support parents, families and visitors from the community
  • Promote achievement and enjoyment of all members of our school
  • Provide equal opportunities and access for all
  • Offer a creative, broad and skills rich curriculum
  • Develop independent citizens with roles and responsibilities

At our Academy, our motto is stay safe, choose kind and work hard

A Brief History of Marlborough Road School

The original building stood where the infant playground now is and was opened on 4th October 1880. It was the first Board School in Salford. The master in charge was Mr J Rowlands. By 1885 there were 225 pupils on roll.

The present junior building was opened in 1896. Girls were taught upstairs and the infants were taught downstairs. The boys were taught in an annex on Garnett Street, where the modern day end of the link corridor on the infant side is. By 1904 there
were 600 pupils.

In 1929 Marlborough Road became two separate schools - Marlborough Road Infant school and Marlborough Road Junior School. The Head teacher of the junior school was called Mr Murray. He introduced school dinners for the first time.

At the start of WW2, 150 children and some teachers were evacuated to Fleetwood. During this time, the Garnett Street building was closed down and the boys and girls shared the current junior building.

After the war, there was a problem with overcrowding and the Garnett Street building was used once more to house three infant and three junior classes. The current infant building was built in 1973 and the building that now houses the school reception area and offices, previously the Community Wing, was added in the 1980s. The two schools amalgamated to form one Primary School in 1994. The sports hall was constructed in the early 2000s.

In 2014 the two buildings were linked by an undercover walkway as part of major refurbishment of the infant building.

Marlborough Road has seen many changes over more than 100 years. It has served the local community through industrialisation, two world wars, the depression and more recent times. Over the years it has become a global multi cultural school. These influences will continue as the school develops and changes in the future, under the leadership of the current Principal, Miss Richens. We now have almost 500 pupils on roll.

Judith Richens
Principal