St. Marks Pre-school

About Us

St Marks Pre-school is a community pre-school with charitable status, which has been offering early years care and education in Salisbury for a significant number of years. It is run by a committee of volunteers who are most often parents of children currently at the pre-school. Volunteers are also drawn from individuals who have had previous links with the pre-school or seek to support community-based projects.

We provide early years care and education for children ranging from 2 to 5 years old, are operational during the school terms and open Monday to Friday from 9.00 am – 3.00 pm. The pre-school day is split into sessions as detailed below: 

Morning sessions                     9.00 am – 11.30 am
Lunchtime                               11.30 am – 12.30 pm
Afternoon sessions                  12.30 pm – 3.00 pm

St Marks Pre-school tends to attract children and families predominantly from the St Francis and Bishopdown areas of Salisbury, but children from wider Salisbury and surrounding areas are always welcome. The pre-school usually has several children who have English as an additional language attending, a cohort of children that reflect a varied cultural background and several children with special educational needs.

Children may be registered with us to attend any combination of hours/sessions, with a minimum expectation of 5 hours per week. We are registered to take a maximum of 40 children at any one time, aged 2-5 years. We have two rooms, providing for up to 16 children aged 2-3 years in the smaller ‘Blue Dragons’ room and up to 24 children aged 3-5 years in the larger ‘Green Dragons’ room.

We welcome visits by prospective parents and other interested visitors.  Please contact us by email ( or by phone (01722 330382).

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