Welcome to Year 7

Dear New Families

Congratulations. We are delighted that your daughter has been offered a place at St Martin's to join our outstanding school. At St Martin’s we are committed to ensuring that your daughter’s move to secondary school is as smooth and enjoyable as possible. We are keen to get to know her interests and talents, in order to create a personalised learning experience for her here at St Martin’s.

We are proud to introduce our unique transition programme called ‘Your Journey Begins’.  Each event has a different focus, the first is our Welcome Meeting for parents/carers on Wednesday 24 March 2021 at 5.00 pm. Followed by workshops for students on Thursday 25 March at 4.30pm.  

The current pandemic means that we are not able to invite you to school for our usual face to face events and will have to do these virtually. We hope things will change by the summer and we will be able to have our June events on the school site.  In the meantime, we have included the link which will be the same for all the meetings ID meet.google.com/uot-bxer-akd

Click HERE to access an area created especially for your daughter to help your daughter settle into school in September.  There is also a short film showing some of our facilities and a welcome video from some of our staff and students.

Visit LATEST NEWS to find out what is happening at St Martin's and our weekly Home Learning Showcase HERE.

School Uniform

Get ready early by placing your order for the school uniform HERE.


         'YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS' TRANSITION PROGRAMME 

Date / TimeEvent Details

Wednesday 

24/3/ 2021

5-6 pm

Welcome

Parents/Carers

Meet the Headteacher and other key members of staff.  Take part in a range of workshops, e-safety, numeracy and literacy.

Thursday

25/3/2021

4.30-6pm

Welcome

Students

Meet our current students.  Take part in the three exciting workshops: Heroic Humanities, Marvellous Mandarin, Super Science.

Read the postcard to find out how to prepare for the workshops.

Wednesday

26/5/2020

4.30-5.30
pm

Quiz Time

Join us for the Ultimate Online Quiz Challenge - prizes to be won!

Monday

28/6/21

6-7 pm

Expectations

Parents/Carers and students
An opportunity to find out more about St Martin's and our expectations.

Tuesday

29/6/21

9am-3pm

Induction

Students
Take part in a range of lessons to give  a taste of learning at St Martin’s

Wednesday

1/9/21

8.30am-12.30pm

First Day

Students
Take part in an exciting programme ‘My first day as a St Martin’s Girl’


Quiz Time!

Join us for the Ultimate Online Quiz Challenge.  Prizes to be won!

Meeting ID 
meet.google.com/uot-bxer-akd



As a school, we have much to be proud of.  Here are our top ten areas to highlight at a time when we welcome you to the St Martin’s family:

  • A professional, dedicated, hardworking team of staff
  • External Inspection: SIAMS Outstanding and Ofsted Good
  • National Quality in Careers Standard Award
  • Our embedded STEM programme
  • Our overall exam results at Key Stage 4 placing us 8th (out of 17) in Lambeth (DfE performance tables)
  • Our overall exam results at Key Stage 5 placing us 4th in Lambeth (DfE performance tables)
  • Our exciting enrichment programme that includes The Duke of Edinburgh Award; residential trips to Wales, France and Spain, for Music, Drama and Sports and valuable work experience placements.
  • The exceptional destinations of our 6th Form students who have secured places at many Russell Group universities, including Imperial College London (to read Medicine), Queens University Belfast (to read Chemical Engineering), Warwick University (to read Law), King’s College London (to read Chemistry) and Oxbridge
  • Best Practice Representative in the Parliamentary Review
  • A case study in a publication called Tackling Educational Disadvantage.

This is a very special and exciting time for you and your daughter as she moves from her primary to the secondary phase in her educational journey. St Martin’s is a community underpinned by our Christian ethos and our values of Service, Compassion, Justice and Perseverance.  I am confident that your daughter’s time with us will be happy and filled with many achievements and successes. 

Ofsted recognised the work we do with our young people and said “The motto of the school, Caritate et Disciplina – with Love and Learning is driven by all staff in a common endeavour to improve the life chances of all students”

We do hope that you will join us for our virtual events. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact the school and ask for Ms Debbie Pieroulli, Assistant Headteacher who is the lead for our transition programme. She will be able to answer any questions you have regarding these events, or about joining St Martin’s.


Your Journey begins - Letter to families of new Year 7 

If you have not got a place for your daughter for September 2021 we would love you to consider St Martin’s.  Please contact the school office to find out more about the possibility of a place.  Our door is always open and we welcome you to visit and have a tour at any time of the school day.