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As you know , we had an Ofsted Inspection in May 2019 and I am now in a position to share with you their findings. We are delighted that Ofsted have judged the personal development and welfare of students at St Martins School to be outstanding saying that “ the care and attention given to all groups and individual pupils, whatever their backgrounds or circumstances are first class.” They have also praised the strong effective leadership, which has led to a sustained improvement in the quality of education at our school.

As Head Teacher I am incredibly proud of our students, staff and the community we serve. Ofsted’s 'parent view' questionnaire showed overwhelming support from parents with many commenting that “ their children receive the right support and guidance and are confident that the staff care and value their children” and that “ the school has a friendly, family ethos and a strong community approach”. Pupils said in a meeting with the inspectors “ our teachers are willing to go the extra mile for us and there is a very strong ethos in the school". The curriculum at St Martins school was also praised in the report “ a very effective programme of life skills that prepares students for the future” and arts options which “ build their confidence, creativity and adaptability.”

We now need to build on the good practice that already exists to ensure that all students have the correct level of challenge in every lesson and sustain the improvements in progress and attainment across the school

To view our most recent Ofsted report and our 2016 report, please download them using the links below...