Sue Martin - Headteacher at St. Martin's School, Bournemouth

One of the most important decisions that you will make as a parent is choosing the right school for your child.  At St Martin’s, we aim to ensure that every child continues to fulfil his or her potential, enjoys school life to the maximum and looks back on their time here as a wonderful learning experience.  Happy children learn well and the caring, family environment of St Martin’s is paramount to its continuing success.  Our School  motto is ‘Thorough’ and this principle underpins all that we stand for.

St. Martin’s has an enviable reputation for high academic standards and we are very proud of the children’s considerable achievements in all aspects of their education. Whilst there is a ‘traditional’ feel to much of our day, with high expectations in terms of our learning environment, discipline and good manners, we are forward thinking and seek to equip our children with the skills they need for the modern world. We aim to produce confident children who are inspired to become lifelong leaners.

When I first stepped into St. Martin’s School as a prospective parent in 1997, I was impressed by its ‘warmth’ – the children worked purposefully on tasks designed to stretch them, but were relaxed and enthusiastic; the staff were knowledgeable and caring. My two daughters enjoyed spending their primary school years at St. Martin’s. Returning to the School as its Headteacher in 2014, I experienced that same feeling!

I would be delighted to welcome you to the School, to share with you our vision for your child’s education and for you to experience all that St. Martin’s has to offer.

Sue Martin

Headteacher