Community Primary School (3-11 years)

Welcome to
St Mark's
Primary School

We are a successful and aspirational school where pupils from all backgrounds achieve strong results in a stimulating and safe environment.

Committed to Excellence

Our Early Years Foundation Stage


Our Nursery and Reception class are all part of St Mark's Early Years Foundation Stage.


Learning in our Early Years concentrates on seven areas split into prime and specific areas of learning.


The prime areas of learning are:

  • communication and language
  • physical development
  • personal, social and emotional development


The specific areas of learning are:

  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • understanding the world
  • expressive arts and design


Much of the learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage is carried out through playing and exploring, and being active and creative, both indoors and outside.  There is a mix of adult-led, child-led and child-initiated activity.  As children go through into Reception class, the balance will gradually shift towards more activities led by adults.