On average, 90% of our pupils reach the top 16% of the national ability range
The school has an excellent record of preparing children for secondary schools – some of our children win scholarships to independent secondary schools; others move to the local state schools; the majority pass the selection tests to the grammar schools. On average, 90% of our pupils reach the top 16% of the national ability range. At St Martin’s we are committed to producing well-rounded individuals, fit for the academic demands of senior school life.
Pupils grow into self-confident and self-assured learners. Particularly effective use of specialist teachers is made to enhance children’s lessons in subjects such as modern foreign languages and music. As a result, pupils are taught well across the whole of the school’s broad and balanced curriculum.
Our 2017 OFSTED inspection report may be viewed on the OFSTED Website.
This is a summary of their findings:
- The headteacher brings energy and commitment to her relatively new role. She is driven by her belief in securing the best possible future for pupils, whatever their abilities or aptitudes.
- Teaching in the school is good. It is built upon the solid foundation of strong relationships between teachers and pupils.
- Pupils make good progress during their time at St Martin’s and are well prepared for the next stage of their education when they leave at age 11.
- Pupils are courteous and polite to each other and to adults.
- The academic curriculum is supported by a wide range of extra-curricular activities. These include a variety of sporting and creative opportunities for pupils which they enthusiastically take up.
- Particularly effective use of specialist teachers is made to enhance children’s lessons in subjects such as modern foreign languages and music. As a result, pupils are taught well across the whole of the school’s broad and balanced curriculum, as the work they produce demonstrates.
- Pupils read well. Inspectors listened to pupils reading in a variety of contexts, including in lessons. This showed that most pupils are fluent reading and many have reading ages well in advance of their chronological ages.