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Welcome to Marnel Junior School.

I would like to welcome you to Marnel Junior School which is a busy but friendly school, with lots going on. Our new website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing up to date information for parents, pupils and the wider community.


We are an exciting and innovative, four-form junior school, in the thriving area of Popley, in Basingstoke. We work with our community to ensure their school is the very best it can be.


Our team is friendly and approachable, always putting the care and safety of our children first. All our staff are hard-working and completely committed to ensuring we provide the best opportunities. We constantly encourage our pupils to follow our learning behaviours; working hard to achieve their best and experience success.


We are extremely proud of our rich, engaging curriculum, which is constantly changing so it remains fresh, full of excitement and provides a lifetime of memories. Opportunities that are provided for them are relevant to their needs both now and in the future. The mixture of academic, creative, sporting and musical elements, championed by staff, ensures every pupil has something to become excited about.

We are very proud of our children, who are at the heart of every decision we make to ensure that they are happy, independent and confident. 


We hope that our new website will give you an insight into what life at Marnel is like, but this can never replace the first- hand experience of coming to visit us. 

So, come and find out more about Marnel yourself, by visiting our wonderful learning environment and take home a flavour of MJS!


Mr T Jordan

Acting Head Teacher

Our Ethos and Values


School Mission Statement

Marnel Junior School believes in our school motto, ‘Success through Care and Opportunity.'

We provide a secure and stimulating learning environment for our children to enable them to succeed.

Our expectations are high.

We offer an enriched curriculum which engages and excites children and we offer children opportunities to have an input into what they are learning allowing child-led ownership of their learning with increasing independence.


Our Vision


At Marnel we want our children to be:

  • confident and independent learners, who are resilient and hardworking, with a love of learning;
  • healthy, with a strong sense of self-respect;
  • respectful and tolerant citizens, who show understanding and empathy towards the diverse cultures and faiths within our wider community;
  • able to recognise the difference between right and wrong so that they can make positive contributions in our democratic society.


We believe these skills, and the promotion of British values, will help children to become well-rounded, self-assured adults and develop a deeper understanding of the world and their place within it.

The school aims to provide a stimulating and caring environment in which each child can be as successful as they can, in order to give them the best chance in their future lives.


At the heart of this message is the care and support given to children of all abilities, in order for them to achieve their potential in learning and apply this to the wider world. We aim to have the best teachers we can, who work in partnership with our parents and carers, as well as our wider community. We provide well resourced classrooms and an exceptional curriculum, which will excite and enthuse our pupils, as well as being meaningful and practical.


Using a variety of learning opportunities, we shall help them to be successful through:

  • thinking and acting for themselves;
  • acquiring personal qualities and values;
  • developing confidence and independence
  • valuing and respecting others;
  • having high expectations of themselves and the hard work needed to achieve their potential and meet aspirations
  • developing good study skills, working both individually and collaboratively;
  • developing social skills;
  • valuing and respecting belongings, living things and the environment; and being able to empathise, share and co-operate.


We want our children to feel secure and valued, whatever their contribution. The whole school community is encouraged to approach the care of each other in a positive way, reinforcing the philosophy and ethos of the school and following the school’s Positive Behaviour Policy.


At Marnel Junior School, we aim to foster and develop our six learning behaviours. These are: Respect, Open Mindedness, Cooperation, Resilience, Tolerance and Reflection. Children are taught what the learning behaviours mean and ‘look like’ through whole school assemblies and lessons both in and out of the classroom.


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