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Our Aims, Vision, Ethos and Values

Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. They provide the foundation upon which children can develop as individuals and aspire to be the best that they can be. As a Christian school our core values of Hope, Honesty, Friendship, Forgiveness and Perseverance permeate all aspects of school life. We have high expectations at St Mark's with regards to manners, behaviour, respectfulness and attendance. We actively encourage all members of the school community to share a smile each and every day and to undertake random acts of kindness. All our children at St Mark's feel valued, safe and secure.



St Mark's Vision Statement

"Igniting the Fire for Learning"


Bath & Wells Vision Statement


St Mark's Mission Statement

“To help children achieve their best on their learning journey”


Bath & Wells Mission Statement



Here are some of the comments made by the children when asked how they "achieve" their best on their learning journey:

"Always try our best" - Archie
"Never ever give up" - Harry
"Always sit and concentrate" - Joseph
"Never disturb others when working" - Kacey
"Make lots of progress" - Elizabeth



Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and the Methodist Church and in partnership with the Churches at parish diocesan and circuit level.

The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith in Our Lord Jesus Christ and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.


At St Mark’s we all strive to:
Spread Christian values in all we think, do and say whilst having regard for other faiths.
Treat every person equally and make every person feel that they matter.
Encourage confidence and individuality.
Make sure everyone feels safe and happy.
Make learning fun through challenge and team work.
Help children understand how to improve their learning.
Work independently or positively with partners or in groups.





The things we value at our school include



Our school values have been reviewed by children, staff, governors and some parents and are as follows:






We discuss these values in worship  in order that they can become fully embedded in all that we do at our school.

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The vision, ethos, aims and Christian values are constantly promoted as they underpin the day-to-day life of the school. As part of the Bath & Wells MAT we are inextricably linked to Diocese of Bath & Wells and the belief ' That they may have life, life in all its fullness' John 10:10. 
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If you wish a printed copy of the school's aims and values please contact the school office.