St Mark's C.E. Primary School

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School tours/Applying for Reception 2019

Welcome and thank you for your interest in our school.

If you are considering applying for a place at St Mark's CE Primary School, we would welcome you on one of our school tours, so that you can see the school in action.


Tours are at 9am on the following dates and last about 1 hour. They will either be with the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher.

So that we can answer questions and give a personal feel to our tours, numbers are restricted to four families on each date so you must, please, book in advance by telephoning the school office on 01202 512241.


Unfortunately, we will not be able to show round additional families who arrive having not booked.


Dates for tours are as follows:

Tuesday 11th September 2018 - Fully booked

Friday 14th September 2018 - Fully booked

Wednesday 19th September 2018

Tuesday 25th September 2018

Monday 1st October 2018 - Fully booked

Wednesday 10th October 2018 - Fully booked

Wednesday 17th October 2018 - Fully booked

Wednesday 31st October 2018 - Fully booked

Monday 5th November 2018 - Fully booked

Tuesday 13th November 2018 - Fully booked

Monday 19th November 2018 - Fully booked

Friday 23rd November 2018 

Tuesday 27th November 2018 - Fully booked

Thursday 29th November 2018 - Fully booked

Wednesday 5th December 2018 - Fully booked

Friday 7th December 2018

Wednesday 12th December 2018

Wednesday 9th January 2019

Monday 14th January 2019 


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


Some comments from parents:

"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.

Next steps...

For more details about applying for a place, see our Admissions Policy under 'Key Information/Admissions'.

To apply for Reception places, visit the Bournemouth application portal - click here.

You must apply via the council portal for a place at St Mark's CE Primary School. If you are applying for a place with supplementary information regarding church attendance, the Supplementary Information Form only must be sent to the school.


The Bournemouth deadline for applications for September 2019 Reception places is 15 January 2019.


For tours relating to in-year transfers, please contact the school office and ask to speak to Mrs Arnold, the Admissions Officer.