Our Community

At Much Marcle we are privileged to live and work in a beautiful thriving rural community. There are many places to visit within easy walking distance for every child.

St Bartholomew’s Church

Our Church, St Bartholomew’s, is within walking distance of the school. We visit the Church regularly for worship and celebrations. We work in partnership with the Friends of St Bartholomew’s and the Open the Book team who visit school weekly to share with us important stories from the Bible.

Our school logo is a clear reminder of our important connection to our Church with its ancient yew tree. It is one of the oldest yew trees in the country (thought to be over 1,500 years old). The trunk is so huge and worn that a bench has been constructed inside it which can seat several people!

The Yew Tree at St Bartholomew's Church is a good resting place.

Our children enjoy sketching the Yew Tree.

Hellens Manor House

We have a very special association with the beautiful historic Hellens House.

Mr Adam Munthe and the Pennington-Mellor-Munthe Trust are very supportive of our work and our children are very welcome visitors to the house and grounds.

Hellens Manor is 'the jewel in the crown of Herefordshire homes'.

The children put on an acting masterclass at Hellens.

Awnells Farm

Awnells Farm is a traditional farm managed by the Countryside Trust where our children can see and experience farm life.

In partnership with Westons, a local employer, our children have followed the process of apple harvesting and production.

The ‘Friends of Much Marcle School’ are pleased to support our work away from the school by funding coach trips to further explore our wonderful county and its neighbours.

Children in KS1 visited Awnells Farm to pick apples - then they took them to Westons to be weighed.

Taking the children (and their apples) to Westons on the dray pulled by horses.