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Welcome to St. Martin's School
St. Martin’s Church of England Primary School is in the lovely setting of East End village, near East Woodhay and Woolton Hill, just south of Newbury.
We are a small Church school with a strong Christian ethos and have active links with the church of St. Martin’s nearby.
We are a primary school so children join us at age 4 and stay until age 11. We are a popular, friendly school with a commitment to high standards, alongside a Christian care and nurture for all our children. We are often over subscribed, but occasionally have spaces in the older classes for children who are looking to change schools. Waiting lists are held for some year groups.
We have 5 classes, all named after trees in the school grounds: Cherry Class for Reception children, Silver Birch Class for children in Year 1 and 2, Sycamore Class for Years 2 and 3, Maple for Years 4 and 5 and Willow for Years 5 and 6. We usually have 20 children in each year group, with up to 30 children in our classes.
We are a successful school with a very 'GOOD' Ofsted report (May 2014), and an 'OUTSTANDING' church school inspection (May 2015). We often achieve very high standards, with the majority of our children making very good progress. In 2014 our Tests results were the fourth best in Hampshire and 59th best in the country - an excellent achievement for our small school - and our 2015 results were of a simialr high standard. We are committed to a rich educational expereince for our children and this includes opportunities to excel in other areas of the curriculum too, notably in our excellent sporting achievements over the last few years. We also strive for excellence with our building and resources, and were delighted to open our new two classroom extension in December 2014, further improving our facilities. Further developments are also ongoing.
We are extremely proud of our excellent all-round educational provision for all our children.
As a small school we have the following school structure: Cherry Class for our 20 Reception children, Silver Birch for Year 1 and younger Year 2, Sycamore for older Year 2 and Year 3, Maple class for Year 4 and younger Year 5, and Willow class for older Year 5 and Year 6. Our ambition is always to fill every year group with 20 children and we welcome those who may wish to transfer to our school when spaces are available - please contact the school for details of spaces in some year groups.
Perhaps because we draw children and families from a wide area, St. Martin’s has become a real community in its own right, and children and parents soon become supportive friends who work together for the whole school. There are many opportunities for parents to get involved in school activities, and we have a very active Parents Association who organise many social and fund raising events throughout the year.
If you would like to come and visit the school, please ring Mrs. Hennessey in the school office for an informal appointment. We look forward to meeting you.