Parents’ Forum and Summer BBQ

Friday 30 June 2017, 4.30pm – 8.00pm

Throughout the year, we have been working closely with our new Year 7 families to help them make a successful move from primary to secondary school this September. Through our highly-valued Primary Transition Programme, we have strived to remove any apprehension that prospective students or their parents/carers may have by providing a regular taste of life at St Mark’s and a warm welcome tour school.

We very much value the links with our parents/carers, both new and existing, and the important role that they play in the day-to-day life of our school. We see the partnership between home and school as vitally important in educating and nurturing the young people in our care so that their journey with us is a positive and enriching one.

Having gone through the process already, we know that our parents/carers have a wealth of experience, knowledge and advice to offer our new families on how to make a seamless transition from primary to secondary and we hope that you will join us in welcoming our new families to St Mark’s School whilst also providing an insight into the warmth and friendliness of our school to prospective families in our partner primaries.

All families of St Mark’s School are invited to join us on Friday 30th June from 6.00pm-8.00pm, for our PTA Community BBQ where there will be an opportunity to meet with our new students and their parents/carers and prospective families considering their options for September 2017.

The evening will feature special guests, The Headteacher’s Band, for some musical entertainment and a wonderful PTA BBQ to raise funds for future developments of the school.

Moving on to secondary school can be a daunting experience for both students and their parents/carers and we hope that you will join us in supporting them as they make this important move from primary to secondary.

Prior to the PTA community BBQ we will be running the third and final of our three Parents’ Forums for 2016/17 from 4.30-6.00pm. The title of our Parents’ Forum is ‘Coping with your Teenage.’ The session is being run by Jamie Luck, Mentoring Plus. Mentoring Plus is a superb organisation that supports young people in Bath and Jamie is a very knowledgeable and inspirational colleague. I think parents/carers will find the session really useful. Further details on Mentoring Plus can be found via the hyperlink below:

Please can you confirm your attendance to either or both sessions by emailing Mrs Tracey Tigwell at or telephone 01225 312661 by Wednesday 28th June.