Headteacher’s welcome

Welcome to our website. We trust you will find it informative and of interest. If you want to know more please ask us – by phone, by email or pop in and see us.

At St Mark’s we work hard to provide the best possible education for every child and will not rest until our good is better and our better is best. We believe in better – better teaching, better outcomes, better everything. What do you believe in?

Our curriculum is broadly traditional and has been carefully crafted to seamlessly align with the infants’ school one. It has been designed to ensure children move on to the next stage of their education with the language, knowledge and experiences to show a broad and deep understanding of each subject. We want our children to know more, remember more and be hungry for more.

St Mark’s is a proud church school that likes to celebrate success at every level and to build both confidence and responsibility in us all. We believe the excellent relationships we develop with our children and their families are central to creating a distinctive church ethos.

Our children enjoy a challenge and love to learn. We provide a wide array of activities for them to broaden their horizons, inspire creativity and build social intelligence. We work together in partnership with families, and other key members of the community, on the school’s journey to provide an outstanding education for all and be a great place for everyone to flourish.

On a personal level I take enormous pride in seeing children grow into who they are going to be. I am encouraged that they can all become smarter and will improve society as shapers and changers – their destinies are not set in stone. Our altitude is perhaps determined more by our attitude than our aptitude. This wisdom provides us all with the hope and resilience to be the best we can be. A significant part of my role is to create the conditions for success – providing the leadership, the staff, the environment and resources.

In September 2019, St Mark’s and Wyndham Park Infants’ School formed the Primary Learning Collaboration – similar to a federation. This means we have one headteacher, one leadership team and one set of governors all working closely to provide one outlook – the best deal possible. We do this with honesty, hard work and never forgetting that it is the little things that matter.

Very best wishes

Gareth Flemington

Headteacher