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Our Christian Vision

St Mark’s School believes that everyone is uniquely created by God. We provide opportunities to recognise our gifts that He has freely given to us.


Our caring, nurturing community fosters the growth of Christian values through following Jesus’ Golden Rule.


‘So in everything, do to others as you would have them do to you.’  

 Matthew 7:12


Building on this firm foundation, allows us to flourish, support one another in reaching our individual potential and encourages us as life-long learners.


'The pupils are vibrant and exceptional exemplars of the school's vision, showing love and respect to each other, to every member of the school family and to visitors.'

SIAMS Inspection Report February 2019


Christian Values


Through the experiences we offer to all our pupils we encourage an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promote our Christian Values of love, peace, equality, responsibility, trust, forgiveness and generosity.


Our School’s Ethos


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

We encourage an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, promoting Christian values through the experiences it offers to all our pupils.


Our school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.


Our School’s Aims


  • To create a safe, happy and caring community where all individuals feel valued and special.
  • To offer a relevant and balanced curriculum, which will provide every child with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to reach their full potential.
  • To develop lively and enquiring minds by encouraging natural curiosity and imagination, promoting a love of life and learning.
  • To maintain high standards of behaviour, encouraging children to take responsibility for their own actions.
  • To establish an effective partnership between home, school, church and the community.
  • To promote the growth of Christian values (love, peace, equality, responsibility, trust, forgiveness and generosity) so the children learn to show tolerance, self-discipline, compassion and respect for themselves and for others.


The school has a very strong Christian ethos.  Christian values are explicit and deeply embedded in the daily life of the school.  All members of the school community can articulate these values and understand the significant impact they have on the achievement of learners.  School leaders ensure that pupils have valuable opportunities for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.  Pupils’ behaviour is excellent both in lessons and around the school.  Pupils say they feel safe in school, attitudes to learning are positive, they show persistence and try their very best.