Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. 1 Timothy 4 v12
Welcome to St Mark's Church of England Primary School.
I am proud to welcome you as the Headteacher of St Mark’s C.E. Primary school: a thriving community of 420 pupils from Reception to Year 6, set in picturesque woodland on the border of Bournemouth and Poole, a stone’s throw from the fantastic open space at Slades Farm.
At St Mark’s we offer a broad and balanced curriculum where we value music, sports and the arts alongside the core subjects of Religious Education, English, maths, science. We offer a variety of extra-curricular activities, as well as wraparound care from 07:30-17:30 Monday to Friday. Our facilities include a range of play equipment set in a large playground and field, as well as a heated indoor swimming pool, allowing all our children to swim each year.
Superb nurture and ELSA provision, alongside initiatives such as Trickbox, support mental health, wellbeing and development of emotional resilience in all our pupils.
We have forged strong links with St Mark's Church and work closely together with the vicar and children's minister; our children also regularly visit the church both for activities and acts of worship.
St Mark’s has earned a respected reputation for being a caring and supportive Christian community which promotes the inclusion of a diverse range of abilities and needs in a mainstream setting. A dedicated and committed team of staff, alongside supportive parents, seek to ensure that all children aspire to achieve their very best, regardless of their background.
St Mark’s is a school with a proud heritage of serving families from the local area since 1862, thanks to an ambitious and far-sighted project by the Talbot sisters 160 years ago. Today, we strive to build on their legacy, to provide the very best quality of education and nurturing, to enable all of our learners to flourish as children of God.