Welcome to

Mary Rose Academy

We hope you enjoy your journey around our website and that it helps you to learn about our achievements and the exciting developments that are taking place.

We are a special school for 142 pupils aged 2-19 years who have severe and complex learning difficulties. In addition to their learning difficulties the majority of pupils have other needs associated with physical disabilities, autistic spectrum condition and medical conditions. We have been judged as outstanding in our last 3 Ofsted inspections and are proud to have been recognised as a school that provides a great education for our pupils

Mary Rose is a member of the Solent Academies Trust, a partnership of schools including Cliffdale Primary Academy and Redwood Park Academy. Together we ensure that our pupils experience the very best education possible and achieve great things. We also lead the Portsmouth Teaching School Alliance working with Portsmouth schools to drive up standards for all Portsmouth pupils.

Mary Rose Academy has high expectations and is committed to ensuring that all our pupils achieve the best possible outcomes. You will discover an academy that has created the most stimulating learning environment, a relevant and challenging curriculum and an active partnership with families and the communities in which our pupils live, work and play. It really is a place to build dreams.  Don't take our word for it, find out for yourself...

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Our Vision at Mary Rose Academy

We believe that Mary Rose Academy is a place of learning that is magical for our pupils. Our pupils enjoy their learning and as a result their minds open up and they benefit from all the opportunities on offer.

Each member of our team has a critical part to play, a chance to grow and develop, move forward and focus on the belief that all things are possible

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PE and Sport at Mary Rose Academy

Mary Rose Academy thrives on its success as a Specialist Sports College and a Youth Sports Trust Gold Partner. 

Our focus is on the promotion of a healthy lifestyle, encouraging participation in a full range of activities to support the learning of all our pupils across all subject areas.

We embrace the Paralympic vision of:

  • Courage: being the very best we can be
  • Determination: demonstrating the all things are possible
  • Inspiration: exciting others to participate in sport
  • Equality: helping to increase inclusion by breaking down social barriers and discrimination

Our Ofsted Reports

We were judged as 'outstanding' for the second time in our Ofsted inspection on Oct 15th/16th 2013.

We received outstanding judgements in all areas – Achievement, Quality of teaching, Behaviour and safety of pupils and Leadership and Management. The Ofsted team described us as being an outstanding school in which “Exceptional personal and academic opportunities ensure that the school makes an enormous difference to the lives of pupils and their families.”

Latest news and blog posts

26th May 2017
General news
Kings Court School Visit!

Kings Court School Visit!

A lovely visit to the Academy from King Court School!

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26th May 2017
General news
Fearless class have enjoyed the topic ‘Community’

Fearless class have enjoyed the topic ‘Community’

Time for Community spirit on a beautiful day!

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5th May 2017
General news
Storytelling and the different ways we can share and create them!

Storytelling and the different ways we can share and create them!

Time for storytelling and the different ways we can share and create them!

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6th April 2017
General news
Physical Wellbeing and Healthy Lifestyles - Spring term 2017

Physical Wellbeing and Healthy Lifestyles - Spring term 2017

It has been a very busy term for PE this term and pupils across the school have been working really hard to develop their individual and team skills and fitness.

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