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.

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.

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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Featured News


St Mark's had an Ofsted Inspection in June 2013.  

We are delighted to report that we were awarded 'Good' in all categories.

Please click here to see the full report.

News & Events

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

Posted on 29/01/2014 02:47
NEWSLETTER NO. 4 Headteacher: Mrs Helen Armstrong January 2014

Posted on 13/12/2013 02:32
NEWSLETTER NO. 3 Headteacher: Mrs Helen Armstrong December 2013

Posted on 11/11/2013 02:24
Theme: Making Healthy Choices

Posted on 01/11/2013 04:48
NEWSLETTER NO. 2 Headteacher: Mrs Helen Armstrong October 2013