How to apply

The Governing Body admits 120 girls into Year 7.  St Martin's has a distinctive Christian ethos which is at the heart of the school and provides an inclusive, caring and supportive environment where children learn and flourish in a setting shaped by Christian values.  We welcome applications from all members of the community and we ask all parents to respect the Christian ethos of our school and its importance to our community.

The Governors have designated 60% of places in each ability band as Foundation Places, for the children of regular worshipping members of a Christian church.

If you wish to apply for a place at St Martin's, please name us as one of your preferences on the Common Application Form (CAF) and return it to your home borough.  In addition, you MUST also complete our Supplementary Form (SIF) and return it to St Martin's.   On the Supplementary Form you need to tick at least one of the criteria.  However, you can tick more than one.

The form must then be returned to St Martin's by FRIDAY 19 OCTOBER 2018.  Please make sure you indicate where you wish your daughter to sit the Admission Test (10 November 2018).


If a girl is unsuccessful in her application, parents may appeal by contacting the school within the time stipulated in the decision letter from the Local Authority.


The school is committed to taking its fair share of girls who are hard to place in accordance with the locally agreed fair access protocol.  Pupils admitted under the protocol will take priority over any girls on the waiting list, and this may include on occasion admitting above the planned admission number.


The school will consider late applications in accordance with the procedure in the Local Authority's coordinated scheme as detailed in the secondary transfer booklet.  In essence this means that late applicants will be considered after the initial round of offers is made; where the school is oversubscribed this is likely to reduce considerably your chance of gaining a place.


Parents of pupils who have a statement of special educational needs are required to apply for school places separately through the local authority from whom advice is available. If a child with a statement is placed in the school by the local authority before the normal admission round, the number of places available to other applicants will be reduced.


If there are fewer applicants for Foundation Places than places available in any of the ability bands, the unfilled places will become available to all other applicants at the end of the allocation procedure and vice-versa.


If a girl is unsuccessful in her application, parents may request their daughter go on the school's waiting list.