St Mark’s Church of England School is a Voluntary Controlled Primary School within the Parish of Bredbury and Diocese of Chester. It is administered by Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council. It was founded in 1850 and still occupies the original site although the buildings have changed.
Our School aims are:
- To have high expectations of all our children, particularly with regard to behaviour.(responsibility, reflection, relationships, responsiveness)
- To work as a team towards our shared goals – with colleagues, children, families,
- governors and the wider community. (relationships, responsibility, resourcefulness)
- To provide a well managed, safe environment in which our school community can learn, play and grow.(resourcefulness, responsibility, responsiveness)
- To provide
high qualityteaching to meet the individual needs of all our children, within a broad, balanced and creative curriculum. (resourcefulness, responsibility, reflection)
- To focus on how we learn as well as what we learn, particularly the ability to self-assess.(resourcefulness, responsibility, relationships, resilience, responsiveness, reflection)
- To promote responsibility and initiative within our school community. (responsibility, resourcefulness)
- To help our children to develop spiritual and cultural understanding.(relationships)
- To promote moral principles such as truth, respect, tolerance, caring for others.(relationships, reflection)
- To provide a curriculum that supports keeping safe, staying healthy, enjoying and achieving, contributing to the community and social and economic well-being.(responsibility)
- To actively encourage strong home-school links. (relationships, responsiveness, responsibility)
- To provide an ethos that helps to develop self-confident,
well motivatedchildren with a high self-esteem and a love of learning. (reflectiveness)
- To provide many opportunities for
playto enable the children to develop socially and emotionally and practice the skills of communication, sharing and friendship. (relationships, resourcefulness, responsiveness, responsibility)
What’s SPECIAL about St Mark’s?
- A teaching assistant in every class. Each teacher
thereforehas extra support for his/ her children in many areas of the curriculum.
- EXCITING PLAY AREAS – 3 playgrounds, each with permanent play equipment to ensure playtimes are fun, Coaches are employed at lunchtime to provide organised activities.
- INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARDS/ ACTIV PANELS – in all classrooms, including Nursery.
LAPTOPS ANDIPADS – used in classrooms daily.
- EXCELLENT LIBRARY FACILITIES: – our library has recently been refurbished and restocked with all up to date resources including iPads. Our library book loan service is now available online for access from home.
- NUMEROUS EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: – football, netball, rhythmic gymnastics,
all star singers anddrama to mention a few.
- BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE: – our thriving breakfast club provides many children with a healthy breakfast and an hours childcare for parents. Our SMART club at the end of the day provides up to 2.5 hrs further childcare
- PUPIL VOICE – we have a school council, learning council, religious council
anddigital leaders council. In addition, children support lunchtimes by acting as playground friends or RA Ambassadors.
Parents and Community – Working Together
Parents contribute greatly to
We have a Parent Forum that meets regularly and
“I was overwhelmed by the children’s work”
“St. Mark’s is a lovely, happy and relaxed environment.”
“Melody seems to be a much more confident child since going to St. Mark’s”
“When I visited, all the children were very well behaved”
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