Year 7

Transferring to secondary school can be a daunting experience for some pupils (and their parents) and even those most ready and most confident about moving up can become anxious the nearer it looms. 

At St Mark’s we have an extensive, structured transition programme so that all children, and their families, feel secure and well-prepared for this exciting phase of their educational journey.

As soon as an ‘application for admission’ has been made by the parents/ carers of a child in Year 6 to the Local Education Authority (Essex County Council) on the Common Application Form, a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) should be completed and returned to the Admissions Officer at the school. (SIFs can be obtained from St Mark’s Reception Office, by ‘phoning the school, writing, e-mailing or downloaded from the school’s website:

Applications are welcomed from parents of children who are baptised Catholics, practising Catholics, committed Christians of other traditions, committed followers of other faiths, or those who seek a faith based school environment for their children.