St Mark’s Catholic School


Name St Mark’s Catholic School
Website http://www.st-marks.hounslow.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Inspection Date 28 January 2009
Address 106 Bath Road, Hounslow, TW3 3EJ
Phone Number 02085773600
Type Academy
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Roman Catholic
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1213 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.2
Academy Sponsor The Diocese Of Westminster Academy Trust
Local Authority Hounslow
Percentage Free School Meals 7.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 59.4%
Persisitent Absence 6.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 9.1%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Description of the school

St Mark’s is a voluntary-aided Roman Catholic comprehensive school for pupils aged 11-18. All pupils join the school in Year 7 as practising Catholics. The school draws its intake from a large number of feeder schools across a wide area including Hounslow, Hillingdon, Ealing, Richmond and Surrey. In the past, the attainment of pupils starting at the school has been well above average. The attainment of recent cohorts has been closer to the national average following a change to the admission criteria. About half the pupils are from minority ethnic groups. These include significant numbers of Polish and British Indian pupils in addition to smaller numbers of Black British pupils. Over one third of pupils speak English as an additional language and many of these arrive at the school at an early stage of learning English. The proportion of pupils entitled to free school meals is low. Around fifty pupils have learning difficulties, including a group with speech and language difficulties and another with moderate and specific learning difficulties. At sixth form level, the school is part of a Catholic consortium with two other Catholic schools in Hounslow. The school gained Technology College specialist status in 2000. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate