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Message from the Principal


At St Mark’s we are extremely proud to serve our community, offering academic excellence underpinned with strong Christian values.

The Academy works closely with, and is supported by our sponsor Anthem Schools Trust and has a key partnership with the Southwark Diocesan Board of Education.

Our vision at St Mark’s is to raise the achievement of all our students, with the inclusive Christian values of love, hope and trust, whilst also promoting academic and character excellence. Our curriculum at the Academy has been carefully designed to draw on the rich and varied backgrounds from across our community whilst being taught within real world contexts. Students get the opportunity to participate in exciting and enriching experiences, giving them the ambition, confidence, cultural capital, and employability skills to be successful in their future university and professional careers. I am extremely proud and humbled to be working with such extraordinary young people and with such dedicated staff. This has led to us to achieve sustained academic excellence, well above the national average in terms of pupil outcomes making us one of the most successful schools in the country.

We are leading the way with our values based education, and was the first secondary school in the country to be awarded the enhanced values award. This enables us to encourage and nurture the development of our students’ moral and spiritual well-being just as much as their academic success.

We are fully inclusive of all faiths, as well as none, and support unity between different religions, cultures and beliefs. All our students are individuals and every student is valued for their uniqueness, God given talents and the skills and aptitudes they all bring to the Academy. A key strength of St Mark's is the very high quality relationships that exist between members of a highly diverse school community- the Academy has a strong set of values shared by all that permeates through all that we do.

We are also lucky to be situated in extensive grounds with impressive sports facilities and classroom technology. We are fully equipped to enable every young person to be successful in modern Britain.

I very much look forward to welcoming you to St. Mark’s soon, so you can see for yourself just what makes us so impressive.

Lisa Peterkin, Principal