Mary Rose Academy

We are an 'Outstanding' Special School for 183 young people aged 2-19. We moved into new purpose built accommodation at the end of February 2007.

Mary Rose Academy is a community special academy and specialist Sports College for 166 pupils aged 2-19yrs which opened in September 2006, situated in inner city Portsmouth, Hampshire. The school is an amalgamation of two special schools, Futcher School and East Shore School. Mary Rose Academy caters predominantly for pupils with severe and complex learning disabilities, in addition to their learn

Operating as usual

Photos from Mary Rose Academy's post 03/04/2024
Photos from Mary Rose Academy's post 27/03/2024

Good afternoon all!!

Today we held our Easter Themed Sponsored Walk at Mary Rose Academy to help support the charity Young Minds.

To start with, Nicky and Shelley our Family Support Team held a 'Cuppa and a cake' morning for families to attend before the walk.

Families and visitors then joined pupils and staff from across all sites to take part in a range of activities including walking, dancing in the disco and other sporting challenges to get our 'miles' up towards the Trust '500 Miles in 5 Month Challenge'.

We had such a great time and are really proud of the effort and team work everybody showed throughout the event.

Thank you to everyone that supported us with this and we hope you have an EGG-cellent evening :)

Photos from Mary Rose Academy's post 22/03/2024

CALVERT TRUST RESIDENTIAL 2024

Wow!! What a week!! A huge thank you to the staff and well done to all of the pupils for a fantastic week!

We are looking forward to seeing you later ready for the weekend!

Safe journey home.



Photos from Mary Rose Academy's post 20/03/2024

Calvert Trust Residential update

Pupils and staff have had a great day of crate stacking this morning and a lovely long swim this afternoon.

Photos from Mary Rose Academy's post 19/03/2024

Calvert Trust Residential

The Team have had a busy day horse riding and kayaking!

What a fabulous start to the week!

Photos from Mary Rose Academy's post 19/03/2024

Calvert Trust 2024

The group travelled to Calvert Trust in Exmoor yesterday and had a good journey. Pupils and staff all settled and slept well for their first night.

Today the group have been exploring the stables this morning and grooming the horses.

Photos from Mary Rose Academy's post 18/03/2024

Good afternoon all!

On Friday, a group of students from KS2-KS4 met together at Portsmouth Cathedral for a music workshop. The Baroque Quartet are called "The Red Priest" and they have travelled all around the world to play their music to audiences. The students enjoyed listening to the music and were shown how music can change depending on feelings. We experienced happiness, joy, and also some scary music. We also got the chance to join in with clapping, clicking and stamping. Some schools even bought their own instruments including glockenspiel, violin, and flute.

Photos from Mary Rose Academy's post 15/03/2024

Red Nose Day 2024

We have had a fantastic day today at Mary Rose raising money for Red Nose Day!

Have a great weekend all!

14/03/2024

A great big THANK YOU to the wonderful team at HMS Sultan for their hospitality and very kind donation. Four members of our team and four pupils were delighted to attend and so grateful to receive a donation of £300 for Friends of Mary Rose Academy. We look forward to lots of future visits and opportunities together!

The Warrant Officers’ and Senior Rates’ (WO & SR’s) Mess hosted a visit from the Mary Rose Academy, providing them with an afternoon of activities and an unexpected treat.

The Mary Rose Academy is a special school for pupils aged 2-19 years, situated across three sites in Portsmouth, providing a highly specialist, personalised curriculum for young people with the most profound, severe and complex learning difficulties.

The visit enabled staff and students from the school to enjoy lunch and games within the Mess. In addition, staff from the Academy were presented with a donation of £300 from the WOSR’s Mess charity fund.

Mary Rose Head of School, Kate Buckingham said: “It’s incredibly kind, we weren’t expecting the donation as we thought we were just coming for an afternoon tea, it will be really useful for us moving forward.

“We are always getting out and being active, doing lots of activities, residentials and sports festivals so it’s an integral part of what we’re doing. We’re currently raising money towards minibuses to allow us to go out more, and looking at a number of projects to improve areas around the outside of our schools and increase access.”

WO&SR Mess president, Base Warrant Officer, WO1 Daniel ‘Bouncy’ Castle said: “Each year our committee meets to choose a single charity to support which has been nominated by a mess member.

“I am delighted that this year’s charity is the Mary Rose Academy and that we will be able to help them as they continue to support young people.”

Image by PO Photographer Pepe Hogan.
HMS Sultan Base Warrant Officer, WO1 Daniel Castle presents Head of School, Kate Buckingham with a charity donation from the WOSRM for the Mary Rose Academy.

12/03/2024

Mary Rose Academy are recruiting!

Solent Academies Trust are looking to appoint flexible, resilient, and committed individuals as Personalised Learning Assistants, to join the team at Mary Rose Academy in Portsmouth.

For more details please visit our website http://solent-trust.net

Photos from Mary Rose Academy's post 06/03/2024

We wanted to say a big THANK YOU to Faye’s Nanna Jo who very kindly supported us by making one our lead characters special dress for her performance in this years Dance Live! event that we took part in back in February.

Thank you Nanna Jo - we hope you enjoy your flowers. 🌷


05/03/2024

Mary Rose Academy - The Lantern are recruiting!

Solent Academies Trust are looking to appoint a hardworking and committed individual as a Lunchtime Support Assistant, to join the team at The Lantern, Mary Rose Academy in Portsmouth.

For more details please visit our website http://solent-trust.net

27/02/2024

Mary Rose Academy - The Lantern are recruiting!

Solent Academies Trust are looking to appoint a hardworking and committed individual as a cleaner, to join the Site Team at The Lantern, Mary Rose Academy in Portsmouth.

For more details please visit our website http://solent-trust.net

Photos from Mary Rose Academy's post 26/02/2024

Good morning all!

Last week we were delighted to see our pupils back out in our Forest School learning. Pupils have been exploring the forest area and helping with forest management. Pupils also enjoyed making bird feeder balls when the weather wasn't on our side. We cant wait to share the progress of the area over the next few terms.

Photos from Mary Rose Academy's post 22/02/2024

Good afternoon all!!

On Thursday 8th February pupils across Mary Rose had an incredible day learning more about South Africa for MFL Day.

Pupils got creative and painted the flag, created Xhosa beadwork, Ndebele painting, engaged with Big 5 Safari sensory story and made and tasted some South African treats!

A big thank you to Afro-Fusion Dance Portsmouth, who dedicated their time to share their love for Afro-dance and music with us.

We also want to thank Khyanisa Developmental Centre in South Africa, for their wonderful video contribution to our MFL day!

Take a look at what we got up to!

Photos from Mary Rose Academy's post 20/02/2024

Good evening all! Today we held a Primary PE Festival. Dolphin Class, Cliffdale Primary Academy and Rachel Madocks School enjoyed taking part in Special Yoga, swimming and ball skills activities.

We were very lucky to be supported for the festival by Sports Leaders from Trafalgar Academy who did a fantastic job in working with each pupil to develop their skills and have a great time!

Well done to everyone that took part!

13/02/2024

One of our school superheroes has been thanked by Teach Portsmouth having been nominated by another member of team Mary Rose!

Louise is one of our longest serving Mary Rose teachers and has impacted the lives of countless families, staff and pupils.

Congratulations Louise!

Thanking your school superhero is easy to do!

Jacqui thanked Louise from Mary Rose Academy for being "a wonderfully supportive teacher, friend and colleague".

We have had over 300 amazing messages from parents, colleagues across Portsmouth thanking school staff for being superheroes.

Share your message using the online form: www.teachportsmouth.co.uk/thankyou

Photos from Mary Rose Academy's post 07/02/2024

Good afternoon all!

On Monday this week Mary Rose Academy took part in Dance Live! at Portsmouth Guildhall.

Pupils did an incredible job performing our piece ‘Then there was Hope’ to an audience of over 1000 people. The performance portrayed the possible journey, challenges and celebrations that a young person with a diagnosis of Autism and their family might face.

We are so proud of each and every young person that took part in the Dance Live! journey this year - so many individual achievements were made and you were all brilliant on stage, performing with lots of independence, skill and confidence!

We were awarded Best Concept on the night and we are celebrating tomorrow with a celebration disco for the Dance Live! Team in the afternoon at school!







Photos from Mary Rose Academy's post 05/02/2024

DANCE LIVE! 2024 ✨ We couldn’t be prouder of our Team today and the hard work they have put in to get to the Guildhall! Good luck Mary Rose Academy! Have the best day ✨

Also a massive thank you to our T-shirt sponsors - Alumain, Dootrix and Hughes and Salvidge for our awesome team shirts for this year - we love them ❤️




SAT 10 Year Anniversary 2023 02/02/2024

This year Solent Academies Trust are celebrating our Ten Year Anniversary. A celebratory video has been created for you to enjoy.

SAT 10 Year Anniversary 2023

17/01/2024

Mary Rose are recruiting!
We wish to recruit PMLD & Autism Teachers to work collaboratively with our growing team of teachers to support our pupils in their learning and development in all aspects of life, as well as supporting their medical needs.
For more information go to http://solent-trust.net

17/01/2024

Mary Rose are recruiting!
We wish to recruit Personalised Learning Assistants to work collaboratively with our growing team of teachers to support our pupils in their learning and development in all aspects of life, as well as supporting their medical needs.
For more information go to http://solent-trust.net

01/01/2024

Happy New Year Team Mary Rose!

Looking forward to welcoming all pupils back on Wednesday!

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