St Mark's CE Primary School

"LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE" Matthew 5:16

Welcome to St Mark's CE Primary School

WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER Thank you for your incredible gift! The caring parent who organised it said,"I felt inspired by the amazing video you did for us so wanted to send one back. We are all blown away by the level of support and care we have been given by St Marks In this difficult time especially compared to other schools!  We appreciate you all and miss you all so much."

We would love to welcome you to tours of our school.  Please contact the office.


A message from all of us to say thank you to all of you!

Head’s Welcome

Welcome to St Mark's CE Primary School

I am proud to be the Headteacher of St Mark’s. I am very proud of our staff’s commitment and dedication, to ensure that all of the children within our care receive a high quality education, that is rooted in our Vision to “Let your light shine. Matthew 5:16

We are all motivated to encourage our whole school community to nurture their God-given gifts, and shine their light to the world. 

We pride ourselves on being a family school.  We are all part of the family of God, and all valued members of our St Mark’s family.

We recognise that every child is unique in God’s eyes, and our skilled staff ensure that every child is nurtured through a rich learning experience, that ensures they reach their full potential, by recognising and unlocking their individual talents.

Our children are at the heart of everything that we do.  We strive to celebrate awe and wonder in God’s creations, nurturing the children’s natural curiosity, creativity and enthusiasm for learning. 

Through our HERO Learning Powers-Hope Energy Resilience and Optimism, we prepare our children for life-long learning that goes beyond the classroom-guided by God. We want all of our children to believe in themselves and rise to any challenge they may face.

We want all our children to feel secure and happy, enabling them to reach their fullest potential. We believe that happy children learn well and we thrive on celebrating the achievements of all our pupils across all areas of learning.

We aim to create an environment where children develop the confidence to think for themselves; where pupil voice is at the heart of all decision making and where all children feel valued and respected.

Our school ethos is built on mutual tolerance and respect for all human beings, regardless of beliefs culture or race. We are all children of God so we aim to treat others as we would like to be treated ourselves.

We work in partnership with governors, families; the wider community and our local Parish Church-St George’s in Kemp Town,  to ensure everyone has a voice in achieving the best possible education for our children.

Ultimately we are committed to excellence for all and through a process of continual reflection and evaluation we ensure that standards are continually raised and improved.

“The caring climate of this school is enriched by the school’s HERO values and the vision. Strong relationships throughout the school nurture and support each individual member of the school family.”  SIAMS 2019

We welcome visits to our school, so you can see us in action! Please contact the school office to arrange.  I look forward to welcoming you to St Mark's.

Jane Fendley

Headteacher