Francis Arinze, a Nigerian Clergyman once said: “The Catholic faith never changes but the language and mode of manifesting this one faith can change according to people, times and places.” 

At St Mark’s Catholic Primary School, we believe that the learning of Modern Foreign Languages provides a valuable educational, cultural and spiritual experience for our pupils. It helps our pupils develop communication skills including key skills of speaking, listening and extends their knowledge of how the language works. Learning other languages gives our children new perspectives on the world, encouraging them to understand their own cultures and those of others.


Our prayer

Notre père qui es aux cieux.

Que ton nom soit sanctifié.

Que ton règne vienne.

Que ta volonté soit faite

Sur la terre comme au ciel.

Donne-nous aujourd’hui notre pain de ce jour

Pardonne-nous nos offenses

Comme nous pardonnons aussi

A ceux qui nous ont offensés.

Et ne nous soumets pas à la tentation

Mais délivre-nous du mal.


Our Father who are in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name,
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done
On Earth as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
 As we forgive those

Who trespass against us
 And lead us not into temptation,
 But deliver us from evil.