Welcome to

Mary Rose Academy


Updates from our School, in relation to the Coronavirus can be found Here


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 165 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, Redwood Park Academy and Littlegreen 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...

Interactive Prospectus

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

Read more about Our Vision

PE and Sport at Mary Rose Academy

Mary Rose Academy thrives on its success as a Specialist Sports College and a Youth Sports Trust Platinum 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 by Ofsted for the 3rd consecutive time in November 2016.  This was our first short inspection and it confirmed that our school continues to provide an excellent education for our pupils.

"The leadership team has maintained the outstanding quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Your continuing drive, commitment and passion for the school to provide the best possible care and education for the pupils have ensured that they thrive and make excellent progress." Ofsted 1st Nov 2016 

Latest news and blog posts

6th October 2020
General news
Mayflower Class Sponsored Dance-a-thon

Mayflower Class Sponsored Dance-a-thon

The weather did not stop Mayflower class from taking part in some sporting activities on Friday 2nd October.

Read more

2nd October 2020
General news
Adventure Class Sponsored Sports Event

Adventure Class Sponsored Sports Event

It’s been a busy day in Adventure Class!

Read more

17th July 2020
General news

Mary Rose Summer Show 2020

We end the summer term with a bang!

Read more

13th March 2020
General news
Sports Relief

Sports Relief

Mary Rose was super sporty for Sports Relief today.

Read more

More news