St Mark's Catholic Primary School
St Mark's Catholic Primary School


Ofsted Inspection

Our school was last inspected by Ofsted in July 2012. We were delighted that the inspection team found that St. Mark’s is an outstanding school in all areas.

Some of the highlights of the inspection report include:

  • This is an outstanding school. It has improved from satisfactory in its last inspection because of the expertise and commitment of senior leaders and the drive and determination of governors to provide the best possible education for pupils. Consequently, all pupils enjoy school and make excellent progress.
  • Achievement is outstanding throughout the school.
  • Teachers constantly strive to provide inspiring learning experiences and magical moments in lessons to fully engage pupils and foster an enjoyment of learning.
  • Behaviour and safety are outstanding. Excellent behaviour in lessons ensures that there is invariably a calm purposeful atmosphere for learning.
  • The school has an excellent capacity to go on improving.

You can read the full report below:

Parent View

You can now share your views on our school via Ofsted’s Parent View website. By sharing your views, Ofsted hopes you’ll be helping the school to improve. You will also be able to see what other parents have said about us.

Catholic Schools Inspection

Our last Catholic School Inspection was in October 2023, when we were delighted to have our religious education provision classed as outstanding in all areas of the schedule

Highlights of the report include:

  • As Christ is consciously at the heart of the school, there is an authentic sense of care for everyone. This leads to a powerful sense of family and community. All school community members are treated with dignity and care because of the excellent Christ-like pastoral provision for pupils and families.
  • Pupils are engaged in lessons and are committed to their learning, allowing them to know, remember, and do more as they move through the learning programme. Pupils enjoy their lessons and approach them with enthusiasm. One pupil even told inspectors that ‘RE is like no other subject.
  • Pupils engage fully and confidently in all the opportunities to participate in prayer and liturgy. Because prayer is central to school life and is experienced regularly, pupils respond reverently to various prayer forms, including singing, silence, reflection, and spontaneous prayer.

You can read the full report below: