The St Mark's School community is founded on the Christian values of love, justice and peace expressed in the gospels. These values underpin everything that we do within the School. We view each person as special and unique. We recognise and respond to their gifts, their needs and their aspirations. We seek to show love and care for all individuals, celebrating achievement and providing support when difficulties are experienced. We recognise the crucial role which parents have to play in the education of their children. The continuing success of St Mark's School is based on this positive partnership between parents and School. The active involvement of parents in the life of the School brings a unique warmth and vitality to St Mark's.
St Mark's enjoys an outstanding reputation for academic achievement based on a consistent record of excellent examination results. 83.4% of Year 11 pupils achieved 5+ A* to C grades including English and Maths in Summer 2015, 58% achieved the English Baccalaureate, 90% of students made or exceeded expected levels of progress in English and 93% in Maths. A Level results were outstanding. Our highly professional staff are dedicated to ensuring that every pupil fulfils their full potential. Pupils of all abilities are provided with appropriate work which challenges and extends them. We are committed to the pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning throughout the curriculum. Pupils require an orderly environment to focus on their studies effectively. We insist on the highest standards of behaviour and self-discipline. We expect all pupils to work hard, to show respect and courtesy for others and to take a pride in their appearance. Ofsted and the Diocese both graded St Mark's "outstanding" in every category in their most recent inspections.