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Visions and Values

Our visions and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.

On behalf of the staff, children and the Governors, I welcome you to St. Mark’s CE Primary School. I am delighted that you are taking the time to find out a little more about our school through our website and I hope that what you discover is interesting and useful.


St. Mark’s is located on the High Street in the heart of Pensnett, a small community within the Brierley Hill township of Dudley in the West Midlands. It is a church school and, as such, enjoys close links with the nearby St. Mark’s Church. All aspects of school life are firmly built on a foundation of core Christian values: Friendship, Thankfulness, Trust, Forgiveness, Courage and Respect. These values, at the heart of school life, ensure that St Mark’s is a calm, happy and safe place for our young people. There is a great feeling of pride about everything we do, a sense of resilience and determination; we all work together to make our school the best that it can be. Visitors to St Mark’s often comment about how warm and welcoming the school is; and how much they like visiting our school.


St Mark’s has an inclusive, caring and positive ethos where busy and purposeful learning takes place. The staff team are committed, highly motivated, enthusiastic, caring and very hard working. As a school we aim to provide a variety of learning opportunities that will engage, challenge and inspire our children to do as well as they can. We are determined to ensure good progress and pleasing levels of attainment for all our children whilst enabling them to have lots of fun and enjoy coming to school.


The school was inspected by OfSTED in February 2015 and judged to be a GOOD school.


I hope that you like what you learn about St. Mark’s. I look forward to welcoming you to our school and working with you to secure happy, caring, confident and independent young people who, when they leave St Mark’s, have the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful in the future as valuable members of the community.