Love – Trust – Respect - Inspire'

We are a small Church of England Primary School linking closely with the Parish Church and Diocese of Salisbury. Being part of the Christian family greatly influences all aspects of school life.
Click here for our 2013 SIAMS report.

Caring for your Child

We aim to make every learning experience as relevant to the learner as possible. Often this entails an educational visit to a farm or spending the day as a Victorian or Roman.

We believe that first hand experiences captivate children and are the gateway to securing knowledge, understanding and the skills of learning.

Above all we are a purposeful, safe and happy school where children love to learn.

We are pleased to introduce St. Mark's Church of England Primary School to you.

We would like to welcome you on behalf of the pupils, staff and governors to our Church school serving the community of Herston and Swanage.

We want you and your children to feel that you belong to St Mark's and are proud that this is your school.

Click here to see our new school brochure. 

Friends of St.Mark's

Friends of St Mark's are a small voluntary body who meet once or twice every half-term with the aim of raising extra funds for the school.

We do this through various events, generally organised with the smallest amount of input and resulting with the greatest amount of fun and funds made!

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about what we do

Featured News


The governors are pleased to announce that Mrs Tracy Jones has been appointed Headteacher with effect from 1st September 2014.

Please click here to see the letter from the Chair of Governors.

News & Events

Posted on 16/07/2014 09:07
End of Year Newsletter

Posted on 03/07/2014 06:00
News about the national teachers' strike on 10th July.

Posted on 23/05/2014 12:00
NEWSLETTER NO. 5 Headteacher: Mrs Helen Armstrong May 2014

Posted on 14/05/2014 12:00
News about 'Walk to School Week' which take palce between 19th and 23rd May 2014.

Posted on 24/03/2014 03:48
Latest news update from the St Mark's School Governors.