Vision and ethos


At St Martin’s we are a family community built from Christian values. Christ is at the centre of our Church of England school community. In all that we do, we seek to show God’s care for our students. We live, love and learn together. 

Our commitment to academic excellence and personal well-being is total. We create a school environment that celebrates the achievements of all. These were the aims of our founders in 1699, aims that I am proud to champion today as the new Head Teacher. St Martin’s puts students first. We are proud to be an outstanding Church of England School. 


Inspired by our motto “Caritate et Disciplina” Our vision is to create a safe, caring, happy and inclusive community underpinned by our Christian values of Faith, Hope and Love. We want our students to flourish in faith and knowledge, developing their unique gifts and talents in the classroom, in the wider life of the school and beyond.


We value, respect and celebrate all faiths and cultures because we are inspired by a welcoming, inclusive and loving God, seen in Jesus Christ and lived out through the Holy Spirit, alive in every person.  Reverence for God, respect for self, others and the environment is at the heart of our virtues.  Through our character education at St Martin’s, we will ensure our students develop virtues seen as HEROIC: Hopeful, Enquiring, Respectful, Organised, Independent and Collaborative.  Our students will fulfil their academic potential, but more than this, our students will develop the skills, competencies, personal qualities and characteristics that will help them to be successful in the future. 

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.  

1 Corinthians 13:13