Welcome to St Mark's
Welcome to St Mark's Primary School.
Thank you for visiting our website and for showing an interest in our school.
I am delighted to be the Headteacher of such a positive and supportive school community where every child is valued and encouraged to be the best version of themselves. We are proud to be part of the Bath and Wells Multi Academy Trust and of our 'Good' OFSTED judgement in 2019 and 'Excellent' SIAMS judgement in 2022. We pride ourselves on ensuring that all children are given the opportunity to become confident learners and to develop both their academic and personal skills.
Our vision statement 'Let your Light Shine' is taken from the book of Matthew 5:16 and highlights our commitment to supporting all children to develop their talents across the curriculum and to be proud and confident. We do this through focusing on high standards in all subjects and by providing children with lots of opportunities to play an active role in the life of the school.
Our school aims focus on:
Treating everyone equally
Building confidence and individuality
Making sure everyone feels safe and happy
Using teamwork and challenge to make learning fun
Helping children understand how to improve their learning
Working confidently on your own and in a group.
As a Christian school, our core values 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 every day and to undertake random acts of kindness. All our children at St Mark's feel valued, safe and secure.
Our core values are: Hope, Honesty, Friendship, Forgiveness and Perseverance. These values are developed through our daily collective worship and curriculum to ensure that they are fully embedded in the life of the school.
We have high expectations for all our pupils and are committed to enabling all children to achieve success and to develop their personal strengths. We support pupils in this by providing a stimulating curriculum in a nurturing environment. We are fortunate to have a range of outdoor areas with large fields and playgrounds, a challenge track and friendship path as well as our own Forest School area which is under development.
By the time that our pupils leave the school, we aspire for them all to be confident, caring, resilient and flexible so that they can make the most of their opportunities in the next stage of their education and in life.
We hope you find the school website useful in finding out about St Mark’s, but we would love to show you around our school if you have not had the chance to do so. Please contact the school office to arrange a tour.