On behalf of our pupils, staff, parents/carers and Governors, I have pleasure in welcoming you to Marden Primary School. My name is Malcolm Goddard and I have the great privilege of leading our wonderful school community in providing the very best for every child and family who joins us. This is captured in our school values: 

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Page last updated:  Friday 9 September 2016

Part of the enclosure is under English Heritage protection, and this part of the structure remains clear. It also provides views of the Alton Barnes White Horse.

KENT FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE - Chimney Fire Safety Campaign - Clean Sweep Alert can be viewed and downloaded http://www.kent.fire-uk.org/news/campaigns/clean-sweep-alert/

Newspapers available in Marden are the free Maidstone extra owned by the KM Group and yourmaidstone by KOSMedia

Parking: Park on the verge opposite the field entrance.

Marden Cricket & Hockey Club (hockey also known as Marden Russets) are based at Days Sport Field.[4] There is also a youth football side.[5] There is a village club.[6]

Your membership provides valuable support for our essential work, while you can enjoy free access to the beauty and inspiration of our magnificent historic places. 

Information to plan your onward journey is available in a printable format here

The Street, Marden, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 3RQ

MARDEN PUBLIC CONVENIENCES -   Opening Times have been changed and these are now:  September to October 7.00am - 7.00pm.  If you witness any vandalism or wish to report on the cleanliness please ring/email the parish office.  If you witness anti-social behaviour please ring 101 to report.   

Marden, our Wealden village, lies in the heart of the Kent countryside. Marden is a thriving village with a strong community spirit, and a long history dating back at least as far as Edward 1.

Being staffed may mean there is only staff in the ticket office, who may not alw

Marden Primary School, Goudhurst Road, Marden, TN12 9JX Tel: 01622 831393 | Email: office@marden.kent.sch.uk

On 10 February 1930, a Farman F.63 Goliath crashed at Marden Airfield whilst attempting an emergency landing following the structural failure of the starboard elevator. All of the six people on board were killed.

NEW RESIDENTS - have you just moved into the village? have you new neighbours?  If so, Marden Parish Council provides a welcome pack to new residents so please contact Alison or Erika on 01622 832305 / mardenpc@btconnect.com providing details of the address and a copy will be delivered.

Built around 2400 BC, its purpose is believed to have been ceremonial, as with nearby Silbury Hill.  Subsequent excavations in 1807 show no evidence of burial, but later investigation in the late 1960s produced pottery, flint, animal bone and evidence of a round timber structure.

Marden is located centrally in Kent,  making the West End Tavern an ideal country stop off for lunch, dinner or a refreshing drink.  Only 8 miles from Maidstone and Tonbridge, and with Ashford, Canterbury, Tunbridge Wells, Rye and Hastings, just a short distance away the West End Tavern is ideal for travelling to many landmarks of interest across the Kent countryside.

Staff may not always be available during staffing times to provide assistance and booking assistance, if required,in advance is advised although not compulsory

The parish of Marden is located about nine miles south of Maidstone, the county town of Kent, England. It has a population of approximately four thousand people. It is the second largest parish (in area) in Kent.

Open any reasonable time during daylight hours

ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR If you witness any anti-social behaviour around the village please telephone 101 and report the incident as it happens

Route planning around the station including maps and platforms

RURAL FIRE HYDRANTS - Please click on the following  to see information about rural Fire Hydrant checks and markings.  Please click here for a map of Fire Hydrants in Marden. For further information or to volunteer please email Erika.

NAT WEST MOBILE BANKING  Please note that as from April the mobile bank will be open between 2.00pm and 3.00 pm on Tuesdays.

FLOODING - For information regarding reporting flooding please click on:  Telephone numbers / advice from Maidstone Borough Council

Originally built in the 18th century, the West End Tavern Pub and Restaurant is located on the site of the Old Forge in Marden, where ale has been sold since the 1800s.  The West End Tavern quickly became the most popular “beer house” among the local Kent Hop Pickers in the 1940s to 1950s.

The Local radio station is KMFM Maidstone. Marden is also served by the county-wide stations Heart Kent, Gold (radio) and BBC Radio Kent.

From 1st June - new off peak evening rate (after 18:00) - £1.50

Email address: First Name: Last Name:

Dogs: Livestock may be grazing in the field, so please keep dogs on leads.

The Hatfield Earthworks are made primarily of a large, irregular-shaped henge enclosure, surrounded by a ditch and bordered in part by the River Avon.  Within this lies a second Neolithic henge and a monumental mound.

Marden (/ˈmɑːrdən/ or /mɑːrˈdɛn/)[2] is a village about 8 miles (13 km) south of Maidstone and civil parish in the Maidstone District of Kent, England. As well as the village the civil parish includes the settlement of Chainhurst and the hamlet of Wanshurst Green. The parish is located on the flood plain of the River Beult (a tributary of the River Medway) near Maidstone. It is in an apple-growing area, and has a population of approximately 4000 persons.


The West End Tavern Pub and Restaurant is a Grade 2 listed building with original beams and fixtures, but has been extended allowing it to thrive as a country pub and restaurant.  The West End Tavern Pub and Restaurant in Marden retains its unique character and all important atmosphere and ambience which makes it popular with families of all generations.

SOUTHEASTERN TRAINS - Major changes to services 29th August 2016 to January 2018 - full details under "NEWS"

Nowadays light industry has replaced much of the farming as a source of income, but Marden continues to thrive, proud of its past and optimistic about its future.

Shops, food outlets and facilities can be found a short drive away in Devizes.

Marden is 8 miles (13 km) from Maidstone and 14 miles (22 km) from Tonbridge. It is on the B2079 linking the A229 Maidstone with the A21 at Flimwell. It has its own railway station on the South Eastern Main Line.

Hatfield Earthworks is a short drive away from the World Heritage site of Avebury; a large complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age ceremonial sites.