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 2 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 School. 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
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
The link was set up in 2006 when Matthew Beane, the son of our Executive headteacher, went on an international placement to Ghana. He not only worked in the school for 3 months, specifically supporting them with the teaching of young people with autism but also started the process through which we began our support and partnership with the school.
A Walk Through The Decades Today was the day of our Annual Mary Rose Academy Sponsored Walk! This year we decided on the theme of A Walk Through the Decades with each area of the school dressing up in the theme of a different decade. EYFS and Key Stage 1 dressed up as the 1980’s, Key Stage 2 as the 1990’s, Key Stage 3 as the 1970’s, Key Stage 4 as the 1960’s and 6th Form as the 00’s.