St Mark’s is an outstanding and heavily oversubscribed Catholic School in West London.  Ofsted stated “The School has achieved a near perfect balance of ensuring that pupils make great progress and attain high standards but at the same time develop into well rounded, independent caring, courteous and upright citizens.”  Ofsted also noted “There is a delightful atmosphere in the School” and “a strong Catholic ethos and sense of community.”  The School’s examination results are excellent.  In 2015 83.4% of Year 11 students achieved 5+ GCSE A*-C grades including English and Maths.  38% of grades were A*/A.  The School’s RAISEonline value added score of 1,037.5 placed St. Mark’s in the top 5% of schools in the country.  At ‘A’ Level 93% of grades were A*-C and 72%, A*-B.  Alps value added analysis was excellent.  The Sunday Times listed St. Mark’s as the 13th best Comprehensive School in the country based on GCSE and A Level results. St. Mark’s is a School where teachers can focus on developing their skills in the classroom.  Ofsted reported that “The behaviour of pupils is a strength,” “Relationships are very good throughout the School” and “Pupils enjoy learning.”  The standard of teaching at St. Mark’s is very high and there is a strong focus on sharing good practice.  The School also benefits from excellent facilities including a new Sports Hall and a Theatre.  We are an outward looking School and we have established strong partnerships within the Diocese of Westminster Multi Academy Trust, the Hounslow Education Improvement Partnership, the Teach South East Teaching Alliance and our local Catholic Consortium. The School’s strong reputation attracts applications from outstanding teachers and we invite applications from newly qualified teachers through to Middle Leaders and Senior Staff.  If we do not currently have a vacancy to suit you, you are welcome to leave your details so that we can contact you if a suitable vacancy does arise.  


The St Mark's School community is founded on the Christian values of love, justice and peace expressed in the gospels. These values underpin everything that we do within the School. We view each person as special and unique. We recognise and respond to their gifts, their needs and their aspirations. We seek to show love and care for all individuals, celebrating achievement and providing support when difficulties are experienced. We recognise the crucial role which parents have to play in the education of their children. The continuing success of St Mark's School is based on this positive partnership between parents and School. The active involvement of parents in the life of the School brings a unique warmth and vitality to St Mark's. St Mark's enjoys an outstanding reputation for academic achievement based on a consistent record of excellent examination results. 83.4% of Year 11 pupils achieved 5+ A* to C grades including English and Maths in Summer 2015, 58% achieved the English Baccalaureate, 90% of students made or exceeded expected levels of progress in English and 93% in Maths.  A Level results were outstanding. Our highly professional staff are dedicated to ensuring that every pupil fulfils their full potential. Pupils of all abilities are provided with appropriate work which challenges and extends them. We are committed to the pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning throughout the curriculum. Pupils require an orderly environment to focus on their studies effectively. We insist on the highest standards of behaviour and self-discipline. We expect all pupils to work hard, to show respect and courtesy for others and to take a pride in their appearance. St Mark's is a Technology College and this has helped the School to enhance its facilities, particularly for Science and Technology, and to develop dynamic and innovative schemes of work. The School continues to offer a broad and balanced curriculum designed to meet the opportunities and challenges of adult life in the 21st century. Our thriving Sixth Form greatly enhances the character of the School. The high staying on rate is a testament to the very positive pupil teacher relationships which are established at St Mark's. Our Sixth Form students enjoy a challenging and enriching curriculum which enables the great majority to go on to further study, including Oxbridge. In the school's January 2009 inspections Ofsted (reports.ofsted.gov.uk/) and the Diocese graded St Mark's "outstanding" in every category.  In April 2012 St Mark’s joined the Diocese of Westminster Academy Trust.

Working for us

St. Mark’s Catholic School is a member of Teach South East, a collection of Primary and Secondary Schools in West London and Surrey which provides high quality initial teacher training (ITT) programmes for aspiring teachers.  Teach South East is accredited as a SCITT which allows it to recruit trainees directly and train them at schools within the partnership.  This gives schools control over the quality of training that is provided and how it is delivered.  Please contact Mrs C. Crouch at the school if you are interested. (crouchc@st-marks.hounslow.sch.uk) If you're searching for your next teaching post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers - send us your CV now via our School Talent Pool and say what sort of role you're looking for. By joining our School Talent Pool we'll know you're interested in working here when a future vacancy occurs.Join our School Talent Pool now!For more information about School Talent Pools visit www.eteach.com

School History

The original idea for a mixed Catholic secondary school in Hounslow came from Fr. (later Canon) Musgrave in 1936. He was the Parish Priest of SS Michael and Martin's Church but his plans were delayed by the Second World War.

In 1952, two sites were offered, one near Green Lane and the second at 106 Bath Road which included an Orchard. Canon Musgrave died in 1955 and it was under his successor, Canon John Mackenzie, that building work began in 1958.

The School was to be known as Archbishop Myers Secondary School and was to accommodate 450 pupils. The first 279 arrived on 10th May 1960 and were welcomed by Headteacher Mr Patrick Boland and 11 staff. The builders remained until April 1961 and the School was officially opened in March 1962.

In 1972 the School became a Comprehensive and changed its name to St Mark's. The uniform changed from maroon to navy blue. Originally six forms of entry were planned with a split site - a Senior School located at the other end of Hounslow High Street. These plans were dropped and in 1978 the buildings of the old SS Michael and Martin's Primary School were included in the enlarged St Mark's site. The original Parish Church dating from 1886 became a Sixth Form Common Room.

Patrick Boland retired in 1978 and was replaced by Mr Patrick Topp. St Mark's now contained 800 pupils and 50 teachers. Mr Topp was succeeded by Mr David Sheath in 1986 and the School's popularity continued to grow. By the time of Mr Sheath's retirement the School was recognised as one of the best in the London area. Current Headteacher Mr Paul Enright took over in 2001. The School now has over 1.200 students and examination results are excellent. 

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St Mark's Catholic School is part of the Diocese of Westminster. Click here to find out more about our Trust.

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