We are now part of the Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust-Click on the link below to find out more
St Mark’s is a thriving, successful Catholic school on the edge of Westerhope and Newbiggin Hall in Newcastle upon Tyne.
We provide a broad and exciting education for children aged four to eleven. We are proud that the latest Ofsted report identified Outstanding Behaviour and Safety. Providing our children with a secure environment that actively encourages their academic, spiritual, personal and social development is of the utmost importance to us.
We welcome applications from all children regardless of faith.
Please refer to letters below, e mails sent, Facebook and Twitter sites.
Please be patient with us as we try to keep everyone safe.
Reception Mothers' Day Tea Party
The Easter Passion March 2018
The Living Value for this half term is Love
Everyone is lovable and capable.
When I am full of love, anger runs away.
Love is the value that makes our relationships better.
When my words give flowers instead of thorns, I create a better world.
I can have love for myself, love for my family, love for others, love for my country, love for my goals, and love for the world all at the same time.
Love for others means I want what is good for them.
Love means I can be kind, caring, and understanding.
When we feel strong inside, it’s easy to be loving.
Love is caring, love is sharing.
Love is being a trustworthy friend.
"Our task must be to free ourselves . . . by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living beings and all of nature." — Albert Einstein
"The real law lives in the kindness of our hearts. If our hearts are empty, no law or political reform can fill them." — Tolstoy
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There has been a positive case in my child’s school. Why have only some children been told to stay at home? Shouldn’t everyone in that class / year group / bubble be sent home?
Schools are working hard to ensure they can remain open and safe for pupils as they understand how disruptive it can be for families when children cannot attend.
This is why arrangements are in place to ensure schools are as Covid-secure as possible and avoid the need to send home a whole class or year group in the event of a suspected or confirmed case of coronavirus.
The decision over which pupils and staff are advised to self-isolate is taken following very detailed discussions involving the school and the Public Health England health protection team.
They take into account which other people have been in close contact with the person who has symptoms or has tested positive, but this does not automatically include everyone within that bubble, class or year group.
The purpose of having schools split into bubbles is to minimise the extent to which the virus could spread if one person becomes infected.
It is one of a number of measures in place within schools to help reduce the risk of the virus being passed on.
Other steps include:
• regular hand washing
• the use of face coverings in communal areas in schools
• extra cleaning, with a focus on frequently touched areas such as door handles, and
• additional measures to support good hygiene and social distancing based on the individual circumstances of each school, including the size and layout of the building.
It is not the case everyone within a bubble will be at risk or need to self-isolate if one member of that group has the virus. This would only apply to close contacts and this is determined based on specific public health definitions.
If your child is identified as being a confirmed close contact with a person who has tested positive you will be notified and advised of the correct procedure to follow.
If you have other children, they will not be required to self-isolate unless they have also come into close contact with someone who has symptoms or has tested positive.
Unless you are notified that your child is required to self-isolate they should continue to attend school.
18 September 2020