The Marmalade Owl is located in the Church Hall of the Ascension Church in Malwood Road near Clapham South.The Hall has been recently refurbished and has its own dedicated outside space situated behind the main Church. Miss Jemima Ward is the Head Teacher at The Marmalade Owl. Jemima has taught for over 20 years in both London and Edinburgh, has 4 of her own children and has an excellent knowledge of all the local schools. The Marmalade Owl is rated Outstanding in all areas by Ofsted.
The Marmalade Owl is situated in an area full of young families, and it is particularly easy to park, for drop off and pick up. The hall is bright and spacious with excellent outside space. The team at the Marmalade Owl are led by Miss Jemima and include a number of teachers who have been part of the Marmalade Schools for many years, working well together to provide a happy and relaxed feeling within the school. The staff work with the children both collectively and individually to ensure, the work is set for each child independently allowing the child to work at its own pace.
The Marmalade Owl has 9 staff and small class sizes to allow time for individual attention, and for therefore children learn rapidly as Ofsted recently pointed out. The Marmalade Owl ensures excellent communication with parents and teachers are available every day to talk if needed. The use of Tapestry and the App are great ways for the parents to be involved with the school. The school is very well resourced with new equipment to help the children to learn. The Marmalade Owl shares the ethos of being an inclusive school with many different religions, races and abilities at the school. We celebrate all the different religious festivals.
Parents are involved with many of the activities and events held at the school to foster a close working relationship with our parents. We have a lot of activities for the parents to be involved with, like Grand Parents day, Parents Physical Day etc which all go to make the parents feel included and form good friendship with other parents. The Marmalade Owl children all have specialist teachers in a range of additional activities such as ballet, french and physical education.