Our school sits at the heart of the vibrant, creative and thriving community of Larkhall just on the outskirts of Bath. Quite uniquely, we also see our community as the heart of our school and encourage our students and staff to actively participate and support our local community wherever possible.
Over recent years, we have developed strong relationships with our local business community and community groups. We believe that it is vital that our students know about their community, take pride in its surroundings and take ownership of improving it for everyone.
We are well supported by an active and vibrant PTA who work with staff and students to put on a variety of events throughout the school year. These include:
- The Larkhall Festival – inviting members of our community to join us for a day of art and craft workshops together with an exhibition of artwork by the students of St Mark’s and The Valley Schools;
- A Christmas Fair with seasonal goodies, crafts and home-made treats to set the mood for festive fun;
- An annual celebration performance to showcase the talents of our students;
- St Mark’s Day – an annual celebration of St Mark, inviting nearly 200 Year 5 pupils from schools across Bath to join us for a range of creative, sporting and fun academic activities;