St Martin's C of E Aided Junior School
Striving Together for the Good of All
WELCOME from Mr Anthony Marsh, Executive Head Teacher
I am tremendously proud to be the Head Teacher of St Martin’s. It is a high achieving, happy, vibrant and forward thinking school in which children excel themselves, both academically and socially. Our eager children have a real thirst for learning and our excellent staff team are committed and dedicated in ensuring that each and every child achieves. We have high standards and expect the best. Our aim is that the four years your child/children are with us should be the best years of their educational lives. Leaving school with many exciting memories to cherish for years to come.
The staff and Governors are dedicated to promoting a caring, supportive, inclusive and vibrant learning environment. The teaching staff work hard to deliver a curriculum that is exciting, challenging and fun. We offer high quality teaching and learning opportunities that enable children to fulfil their true potential and develop a love for learning.
We are lucky to benefit from unusually generous surroundings which include a large playing field. In addition, we have well laid out buildings which include a fully fitted kitchen for use by children, a dedicated music room, a superb learning centre which may be accessed beyond the school day and a dedicated inclusion centre accessible to children and families at all times.
However, we feel it is our strong, inclusive Christian ethos that really sets us apart. This is a thoughtful and nurturing place to learn, for every child, whatever their background. The atmosphere is calm, ordered and purposeful – never rigid or over directed - but disciplined, respectful and organised. We have high aspirations for all our pupils and believe that through stretching children, we build their confidence and self-esteem.
We provide an excellent range of extracurricular and enrichment activities that we hope your child will take full advantage of during their time at St Martin’s.
As parents your views are very important to us and we endeavour to develop strong links between home and school. We feel it is our aim and duty as a school to serve the parents/carers, staff and, of course, most importantly the children in our care, (‘Striving together for the good of all’). To that end if you have any concerns, suggestions or matters you would like to discuss please come and speak to myself or a member of the staff team.
- Oak Class Assembly
Well done on your assembly about your IPC topic 'The Holiday Show'! It was very educational and entertaining, what a great class assembly to start the school year! Go to the VLE and Blog app to find out more and congratulate them on their success!
- School Meals
Please inform the office if you wish for your child to receive a school meal for £2.20 a day
- The Start of a New School Year.
Welcome to 2016/2017
Class assemblies take place on Thursdays at 9 am. They are intended to last around 20 minutes and the children always appreciate seeing their parents, guardians or one of their responsible adults in the crowd. If your child's class has an assembly, feel free to come to the hall to watch them perform.
Oak 22nd September 2016
Chestnut 29th September 2016
Juniper 6th October 2016
Willow 13th October 2016
Holly 20th October 2016
Beech 10th November 2016
Hazel 17th November 2016
Hawthorn 24th November 2016
Plum 1st December 2016
Maple 8th December 2016
Poplar 15th December 2016
24th—28th October 2016
13th—17th February 2017
29th May—2nd June 2017
Children will return to school the day after these dates.
Tuesday 3rd January 2016
Tuesday 18th April 2017
Monday 5th June 2017
Friday 21st July 2017
Friday 30th September 2016: Harvest Festival
Friday 30th September 2016: We will be holding the annual ‘tea party’ for Macmillan Cancer Support. You do not need to bring anything other than a smile and small change for a cup of tea or coffee and a cake which will be provided by the staff. This year in particular we will be holding our own Maria Moody and thoughts of her family in our hearts.
Rehearsal on the 2nd December
The church will be setting up on the 5th and 6th December
The actual service will be on the 7th December with show times at 2pm and 7pm