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Our school was last inspected by Ofsted in July 2012. We were delighted that the inspection team found that St. Mark's is an outstanding school in all areas.

Some of the highlights of the inspection report include:

  • This is an outstanding school. It has improved from satisfactory in its last inspection because of the expertise and commitment of senior leaders and the drive and determination of governors to provide the best possible education for pupils. Consequently, all pupils enjoy school and make excellent progress.
  • Achievement is outstanding throughout the school.
  • Teachers constantly strive to provide inspiring learning experiences and magical moments in lessons to fully engage pupils and foster an enjoyment of learning.
  • Behaviour and safety are outstanding. Excellent behaviour in lessons ensures that there is invariably a calm purposeful atmosphere for learning.
  • The school has an excellent capacity to go on improving.

You can read the full report below:

Parent View

You can now share your views on our school via Ofsted's Parent View website. By sharing your views, Ofsted hopes you'll be helping the school to improve. You will also be able to see what other parents have said about us.

Parent View - Give Ofsted your view on your child's school

Religious Education Inspection

As a Catholic school we were also subject to a Section 48 Inspection.

Our last RE Inspection was conducted by the Archdiocese of Birmingham in July 2012. Highlights of the report include:

  • Provision is outstanding with outstanding teaching observed.
  • The hands on support from the governors is consistent and watchfully effective, while inspiring leadership has proven its effectiveness and ability to move the school on to excellence.
  • Staff and Governors work as a cohesive team to bring about improvement.
  • All pupils benefit from and contribute with remarkable commitment and effective involvement in every area of school life and consequently its vibrant Catholic ethos.
  • It is a fully inclusive school and takes in and perseveres with the needy, the vulnerable, the troubled and troublesome, with real care and love.
  • The excellent teaching and learning of RE is monitored regularly... the presentation and quality of written work is consistently of a high standard.
  • In a real sense the school community is a global village in itself where difference celebrated and affirmed.
  • Every area identified at the last inspection had been comprehensively tackled and transformed into strengths.
  • There is a real sense that leadership is on a mission to make this school the best possible.

You can read the full report below: