St Mark’s is one of 105 Church of England schools in the Carlisle Diocese. The Diocesan Board of Education has responsibility for supporting thier family of schools and helping to maintain their distinctive Christian character. Under Section 48 of the Education Act 2011 the Board of Education co-ordinates the inspection of Church of England schools through the SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) framework.
The following aspects are covered by the SIAMS inspection:
how well the school, through its distinctive Christian character, meet the needs of all learners
the impact of collective worship on the school community
the effectiveness of Religious Education (RE)
the effectiveness of the leadership and management of the school as a Church school
St Mark’s was inspected and judged as ‘Good’ in September 2011.
The organisation has established, supported and advised Church of England schools since 1811.