Grounded in Christian faith and worship, St Mark’s CE Primary School is:
We inspire our community to pursue educational excellence, working in collaboration to flourish in everything we do.
Learning hand in hand with God, we can ‘illuminate rather than merely shine’, living life in all its fullness, and “above all, we clothe ourselves with love…”
St Mark's CE Primary School is a welcoming school where we create a loving, caring community in which children are encouraged to achieve their academic potential and grow in confidence, assurance and consideration for others as they learn about themselves and the world in which they live. At the same time we aim to develop a spirit of adventure and enquiry so that children may meet the opportunities and challenges in our changing society.
Our Christian Values
At St. Mark’s school we strive to create a loving, caring community reinforced by the teachings of Christ. We follow St. Paul’s advice to the Colossians:
As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; teach one another in all wisdom; and with gratitude in your hearts sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs to God.
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Colossians 3 12-17
From this, our school reading, we take the values of:
These values are promoted across the school by all children and adults, in all that we do in our classrooms, outside them and throughout our wider community. They reinforce our relationships and our behaviour. They help us to create confident, self-assured children who know how to treat others, as well as establishing a sense of community that is demonstrated by the life-long friendships formed here.