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Pupil Premium allows extra funding to raise the attainment of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11.  In order to receive this additional funding we are required to provide information to the Department for Education confirming which children meet certain government criteria.

One of the criteria for this additional funding is for children who have been adopted, or are under a Special Guardianship Order or Child Arrangement Order directly after being in care.

It is up to those with parental responsibility to decide if they wish the school to know whether their child is adopted, or is under a special guardianship order or residence order/child arrangement order.  If you would like to enable us to claim this premium, you will need to inform us about your child and provide supporting evidence, for example, provide the original Adoption (Court) Order. 

Please help us to maximise the amount of Pupil Premium the school receives by getting in touch with myself, if you feel your child meets the above criteria.

Yours sincerely,

 J Richens (Miss)




Welcome to Marlborough Road Academy

We are a friendly and caring school at the heart of our community in the Broughton area of Salford. 

With 1.5 classes in each year group, as well as a flourishing Nursery, we get to know every child personally. Our mission is to bring out the 'best in everyone' and help each child learn to love school, make friends and gain strong foundations in their learning. 

We are united behind three core values: be safe, choose kind and work hard. We know how important it is that pupils make a positive start to school life and we want them all to feel happy, inspired and supported every day. 

What makes us such a warm and vibrant school is the wonderful mix of cultures, faiths and backgrounds shared by our children, families and staff. As a school we regularly celebrate what makes each of us unique and seek to nurture pupils' special interests, talents and aspirations. 

As well as learning to read and write, we want children to get an 'Education with Character' that gives them the tools and experiences they need to explore the wider world. Through United Learning, we are part of a family of schools across Salford and beyond, which means we are able to provide more of these opportunities than other standalone schools could offer. Most of all, we are proud of our strong relationships with parents and carers. We always seek to work closely with families to ensure each and every child has the right support to flourish. 

Choosing a primary school is a big decision for any family to make - we would encourage you to visit us to see for yourself what we can offer you and your child. 

Judith Richens


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Marlborough Road Academy is celebrating after School Business Manager Joanne O’Hara was crowned Support Staff of the Year at United Learning’s Best in Everyone Awards 2022.

Each year the awards honour individuals, teams and departments across the Group for the exceptional contributions they have made to school and community life. This includes recognition for standout academic successes, sporting and musical achievements, and commitment to leadership and service.

To take home this award, Joanne was selected by the judging panel from a range of outstanding nominees from across the country. In honour of her win, she was presented with an engraved glass award.

In her nomination, Joanne, who works across Marlborough Road and Abbey Hey academies, is praised for her “flexible, can-do attitude” and ability to put both pupils and colleagues at ease. A “resourceful, hardworking and grounded” individual, Joanne continually puts the wellbeing of pupils, staff and their families first. Joanne’s colleagues nominated her for this prestigious award in recognition of the time and care she has dedicated to both academies, consistently going above and beyond what is expected.

Commenting on her achievement, Joanne said:

It is a privilege to receive this award. I am proud to be part of a dedicated team of support staff both at Marlborough Road and Abbey Hey and it is humbling to know that all our hard work is recognised.”  

Judith Richens, Principal at Marlborough Road Academy, said:

“Congratulations to Joanne on receiving this well-deserved award. Joanne inspires us all with her hard work and dedication and the ongoing resilience she displays in the face of any challenges. She plays an integral role in the smooth functioning of both Marlborough Road and Abbey Hey academies and works tirelessly to meet the needs of all our pupils and families. I cannot think of anyone more deserving of this national recognition.”

2022 marks the tenth year that the awards have been held and a return to an in-person ceremony following two years of virtual celebrations. Bespoke videos announcing the winners were also posted on United Learning’s Twitter account to coincide with the live event, giving over 10,000 peers, colleagues and family at home the opportunity to join in the celebrations. 

 Miss J O'Hara receiving her award from Richard Greenhalgh.



If you need to contact someone with a safeguarding concern during any period of school closure, here are the contact details.  

Our Safeguarding Team is available on 0161 537 1111 or by emailing:

Mrs H O'Neill  -  Designated Safeguarding Lead Officer -

Mrs C Clarke - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Officer -

Miss J Richens - Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead Officer and Principal -

If you have safeguarding concerns about a child during any period of school closure, you should contact: 

Salford children's services: Click here or call 0161 603 4500

Manchester children's services: Click here or call 0161 234 5001

Operation Encompass:

This is the police notification system which alerts named school staff to any incidents of domestic violence, that occur at a child's home address. 


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