Stone Lodge Lane West, Ipswich, Suffolk IP2 9HN
10 reasons to choose St Mark's Catholic Primary School, Ipswich
St Mark’s Catholic Primary School, Ipswich has a Schoolsmith Score® of 70. It is one of the best state primary schools in Ipswich and one of the 4 best independent or state primaries within 2 miles.
St Mark’s Catholic Primary School, Ipswich is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 5 and 11 years. It is a Roman Catholic voluntary aided faith school. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2023) inspection. It is one of the 20 most oversubscribed state primary schools for first preference Reception place applications in the Suffolk LEA.
Average class size
St Mark’s Catholic Primary School, Ipswich has one class per year, and an average class size of 30 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that St Mark’s Catholic Primary School, Ipswich ranks in the top 7% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 14% of schools.
The St Mark's Catholic Primary School, Ipswich curriculum
School curriculum emphasises Catholic social morality and also includes PSHE, French. The curriculum is subject based and organised by topics, with cross-curricular linking where appropriate. There may be an occasional extra-curricular academic or hobby club.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and a residential trip in Year 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with specialist teaching for languages, music and sport.
Sport at St Mark's Catholic Primary School, Ipswich
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3. Association for Physical Education (afPE) Quality Mark with Distinction.
The Arts at St Mark's Catholic Primary School, Ipswich
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. There may be some occasional extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 8.00am to 5.00pm provided by an external contractor.
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