St Mark's C.E. Primary School

“Achievement, respect and care in a happy, Christian community.”

Home Page

School tours/Applying for Reception 2018

Welcome and thank you for your interest in our school.


We are oversubscribed and have waiting lists for most year groups.


In September 2017, some comments from parents were:

"My 4 children love St Mark's and we are proud of your lovely school. [...] We can only sing the school's praises and leadership, thank you for having us! Don't change the fab work u do each and every day!" Mr & Mrs S.


"My daughter has settled really well at St Mark's and has been very happy there for the last 3 years, and the school day sounds really fun the way she describes it. [...] I'm very happy for my son to be starting reception next week." Mrs H.


"We are extremely happy with the school. Thank you and all of the teachers for your hard work." Mrs W.

If your child is due to start school in September 2018, and you are considering applying to St Mark's CE Primary, we offer a number of opportunities to visit our school to see it in action during the school day.


Tours will usually be led by the Headteacher, Mrs Burn, or in her absence, the Deputy Headteacher, Mr Bright.


All tours are at 9am and, to allow for questions, we limit each tour to 4 families. Please contact the school office on 01202 512241 to book a tour.


School tour dates 2017/18:

Friday 15th September 2017 [FULLY BOOKED]

Wednesday 20th September 2017 [FULLY BOOKED]

Thursday 28th September 2017 [FULLY BOOKED]

Tuesday 3rd October 2017 [FULLY BOOKED]

Monday 9th October 2017 [FULLY BOOKED]

Wednesday 18th October 2017 [FULLY BOOKED]

Tuesday 31st October 2017 [FULLY BOOKED]

Thursday 9th November 2017 [FULLY BOOKED]

Friday 17th November 2017 [FULLY BOOKED]

Monday 20th November 2017 [FULLY BOOKED]

Tuesday 23rd November 2017 [FULLY BOOKED]

Tuesday 28th November 2017 [FULLY BOOKED]

Wednesday 29th November 2017 [FULLY BOOKED]

Friday 5th January 2018

Monday 8th January 2018 [FULLY BOOKED]

Wednesday 10th January

Friday 12th January 2018 [FULLY BOOKED]


We look forward to welcoming you to St Mark's CE Primary School.

If you are ready to apply for a place, please see our Admissions page and link to the online Bournemouth application form. If you live in a different authority (e.g. Poole) you will need to apply through their process.
For tours relating to in-year transfers, please contact the school office and ask to speak to Mrs Arnold, the Admissions Officer.