15th September 2023 Newsletter

Apply by Monday! St Mark’s Elections

Children have the opportunity to apply for a school responsbility. Click here for full details, including the online application form.

Applications must be made by Monday 18th September, online, at home.


Ready to apply?

School Crossing Patrol – notice of redundancy

Lyn and Jane are possibly facing redundancy due to council budget cuts. They’ve asked us to share this news with you, in case you’d like to raise your voice with our councillors. A decision is being made on Monday 18th September, so you’ll need to act now:


You may like to include these key points:

   Heavy traffic.
   30 mph limit frequently not observed.
   Safety of children
   Approx 200 children crossing the road each morning.
   Serving two primary/junior schools and two pre-schools.


Our huge congrats goes to Mrs Phillips and her family, following the successful arrival of their new baby daughter yesterday! Mum and baby doing well!

This week- Key Information Sessions

Don’t forget to attend these! At school (in person).

Tuesday September 19th
   Year 4 – 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
   Year 5 – 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm

Wednesday September 20th

   Year 3 – 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
   Year 1 – 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm

Thursday September 21th
   Year 2 – 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
   Year 6 – 5:45 pm – 6:30 pm

Parent drop-in

Mrs Delves and Mrs Elms are running an informal drop in on Monday 18th September for parents to come and meet the Pastoral team for a cup of coffee/tea and a biscuit and find out what we do!  The school nursing team will also be there to offer advice on toilet training, sleep and eating issues. We look forward to seeing you there from 8.30 – 9.30 in the Church.

Second Hand Uniform

Have you spotted our purple uniform bins at the school gates? We accept donations of good condition school jumpers and cardigans and clean and check them ready to re-home.

Jumpers and cardigans cost £2 and all funds go straight back to the school! Plus we are helping the environment by recycling! If you would like to find out which sizes and conditions we currently have please contact us: uniform.fosm@stmarksce.org.uk


Want to book a farm slot?

From last week…

School Bag Promo Code

  • Ordering a school bag? Don’t forget to use a promo code of COLLECTION for free delivery to the school.

Agents of Change

Don’t forget to send us any nominations. Just let us know how they’ve made the world a better place!


⭐ Star Learners ⭐

We celebrate our Star Learners every week. We’ll post them here on Fridays.  


⭐ Attendance Updates ⭐

Our target over the year is 97%. Last year’s attendance was 95.8% – above national levels, but we’d like it to be much higher.

Our current attendance percentage is 97.5%. Yes!

Weekly Attendance by Class


Is your child too ill for school?

Advice from the NHS

School Dates, Lunches, and Clubs

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 In worship this week…


Music of the Week

Clarinet concerto in A major by Mozart

This concerto was composed in 1791 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the Classical era.

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