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St Mark's Primary School



St Mark’s Primary School

Committed to Excellence’


Welcome from the Headteacher - Mrs A Kennedy

Learning at St Mark’s Primary School is an exciting adventure full of unforgettable experiences, inspirational teaching and a wonderful sense of community. I am extremely proud to be the Headteacher of this remarkable school where every child succeeds in their own right as a result of the commitment, dedication and professional expertise of staff; perseverance and drive of pupils and the ongoing support from parents and carers. We are a one form of entry school in the heart of Mitcham town centre, serving a richly diverse population, where every child is recognised, nurtured and celebrated in a caring yet aspirational culture. We all serve one common goal- to ensure that our pupils get the best possible start in life so that they are equipped with the skills needed to flourish in the future. At our school, we believe that a child’s primary school career must be more than simply academic excellence alone, it must nurture and develop the whole child: resilience, empathy, self-confidence and passion to learn. The proven track record of our strong academic outcomes is a testament to our common belief that every child has the potential to succeed. Whilst children and families are sad to leave St Mark’s Primary School at the end of year 6, they are well-prepared and eager to face the new challenges of their secondary schools and beyond.

Our school vision is:

To provide an exceptional environment and culture where wellbeing for all enables academic and personal excellence so that our pupils develop into thriving, well-rounded citizens.

Our school values underpin the culture at St Mark’s:

  • Empathy
  • Respect
  • Aspiration

We aim to provide:

  • A school that pupils, parents and carers, staff and governors are proud of
  • Opportunities for pupils to develop self-belief, independence and resilience
  • A rich and relevant curriculum fit for the twenty first century
  • Lessons and events that promote engagement, enjoyment and challenge
  • A culture of respect for the individual, for cultural and for faith diversity
  • An equality of opportunity for all to grow and flourish to be positive citizens
  • Consistently high expectations of behaviour and mutual respect
  • Effective identification and support of individual learning needs
  • Opportunities to celebrate and develop unique talents, skills and interests
  • A culture of high aspirations and high expectations of academic rigour
  • A commitment to collaborative working with parents and carers to ensure best outcomes
  • Staff members who are passionate, dedicated, reflective practitioners and positive role models
  • A culture where everyone is developing a growth mindset and commits to lifelong learning
  • Opportunities for pupils to learn how to keep themselves safe and a commitment to effective safeguarding