Information for Parents

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School Uniform

The St Mark's uniform supports our school's aspirational ethos and is an important part in raising standards for all pupils. We believe that a school in which the uniform is smart and consistent provides the opportunity for all pupils to stand out through their talents and abilities.

  • White or yellow polo shirt (plain or school logo)
  • St Mark's jumper, cardigan or fleece
  • Plain grey or black trousers 
  • Plain grey or black shorts (Knee length)
  • Plain black shoes with a low heal
  • All shoes must cover toes and have a back or strap to protect heels
  • Plan grey, black or white socks or tights
  • Only stud earrings may be worn.

School Meals

Click here to see the latest menu.

All food provided by Brighton & Hove City Council meets the nutritional standards set by the government and Eden has achieved the Soil Associations Bronze Food For Life .  This ensures that children are provided with a healthy balanced meal. We work with Eden Foodservice to create the menus which include:

  • a variety of red meat and poultry dishes all to the red tractor standard
  • sustainable fish including omega-3 rich oily fish
  • local free range eggs
  • balanced vegetarian dishes
  • rice
  • pasta
  • a wide choice of fresh fruit, vegetables and salad
  • fresh bread, cooked on site daily

Packed Lunches

School meals are a great choice, but if you do make a packed lunch for your child then we've got it covered. Get hints and tips on what their lunchbox should contain as well as lots of easy-to-prepare ideas your children will love.
Read more here.

Healthy Snacks

The infants have a snack time and access fresh fruit, but if your child is in the juniors, don't forget that your child can bring in a healthy fruit snack to keep them going through the day!

Contact Us

If there are any queries regarding school meals, please email schoolmeals@brighton-hove.gov.uk or call the school Meals Manager on (01273) 293590.

Food

My child has an allergy or an intolerance

Through our partners, Eden Foodservice,  we cater for food allergies and intolerances and other special diets.

Further Information

Many parents have asked for further support and information to help them make an informed decision around school meals. The Little Book of Goodness written by the School Food Trust is designed to address these concerns.

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School Times

 

                  Starts/ends               Play                           Lunch      

 

Infants       8.55am – 3.10pm    10.10am – 10.25am    12:00pm – 1:00pm 

                       

Juniors       8.55am – 3.15pm    10:45am – 11.00am     12.15pm – 1.15pm

Attendance and Absence

Attendence matters at St Mark's. Please click below for further information about school attendance. 

Our school target is 96% for attendance.

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Clubs

SummerSpring Term Club Information

Breakfast Club

Our Breakfast Club has the Healthy Choice Gold Award and is open from 8:00am to 8:50am every day.The cost is £2.00 a day.

L'After Club

We share the after school club at St John the Baptist RC School, and offer a walking bus to take children there daily.

Information

Application form

Contract.

Please ask at the office for more information on any of the Clubs.

 

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Assemblies

There is an Assembly every day at St Mark’s and volunteers and visitors are encouraged to attend.

Assemblies are:        2.30-2.45pm   Monday

                                 10.30 – 10:45 am Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday

                                 Class assemblies are held on a Thursday and once a term, these are team point assemblies, to celebrate each team's achievements.

                                   Friday Assembly is: 10:30 am and is a Celebration Assembly

Assemblies are mainly Christian with links made to other religions and traditions. The school seeks to develop the children’s understanding of God and the church and the role these can play in their lives.

 

Helping Your Child

Here are some websites that will support your child's learning at home. We will be holding curriculum information events for parents to offer as much support as we can. 

Parents in Touch

Maths Zone

Count On

BBC Schools

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Helping the School

We would love to have your help in school. Parent helpers can really support and enrich children’s learning as well as being a good way of building your experience and awareness of what your child is doing at school. You can do this in a number of different ways- by hearing children read, joining in as an extra pair of hands, helping with cooking or accompanying us on trips for example. Alternatively you may have a hobby or special skill that you can share with us. If you are interested, we ask all volunteers to complete a DBS check. All schools are required to do this for safeguarding reasons. Please see one of the team if you would like to find out more.

 

Parental Questionnaire

See the results of our Parental Questionnaire. 

These were analysed by our parent governor Jessie Allgaier.  

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