St. Mark’s Church of England Primary School
Oxenholme Lane, Natland, Kendal, Cumbria LA9 7QH. Phone: 015395 60719. email: (click on) admin[at]st-
Mr. Peter Barfoot
Mrs. June Grant
School Business Manager:
Mrs. Mary Illingworth
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Welcome to our School . . .
St Mark’s is a Voluntary Aided Church of England Primary School (4-
A voluntary aided school is one which retains a degree of autonomy from the local authority and in which the Governing Body is:
School Building and Grounds
The school comprises 7 classrooms, a small room for meetings and group work, a large hall, a catering kitchen, a smaller curriculum kitchen, a library, a large staffroom, offices for the School Buisness manager, Headteacher and Special Educational Needs and Disability Co-
Since June 2018 we have hosted the Natland and Oxenholme Pre-
In late Autumn 2018 a dedicated outside area will be made available to the Pre-
The village environs, St Mark’s Church and a piece of local woodland known as ‘Larkrigg Spring’ are used regularly as alternative spaces for learning outside the classroom.
A Brief History
Our School has occupied its present building since 1967 with additions in 1972, 1989 and 1994. It is believed to be the fourth school building in the village. Records show the existence of a school in 1881, 1825 and possibly further back to the 17th century.
In 2003 a new school hall was added along with other alterations giving an additional classroom and, more recently, a new corridor linking the two main sections of the school. In 2006 a seventh classroom was established by re-
A new classroom was added in 2016 reflecting the need for more school places, as a large number of new houses have been built in the catchment area. Alterations were made to some existing classrooms to ensure that each teaching space can accommodate 30 children comfortably. In the Autumn of 2018, phase 1 of a whole school heating replacement and upgrade project was completed. The second phase is planned for the Summer of 2019.