Selecting your child's secondary school is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent.
At Saint Martin's Catholic Voluntary Academy, we appreciate that completely. Our prospectus, along with many other events, such as our Open Evening and arranged visits* to the school, will give you the insight you will need to understand our Catholic ethos and vision; our drive to secure success and progress, and the communication and care (maintained over two consecutive Ofsted visits, 2007-08 and 2011-12) that we are able to offer you and your child as they develop into adulthood.
St Martin's students say, "We're staying to 16!"
Students in Year 9 and Year 8 at St Martin's Catholic Voluntary Academy, Stoke Golding, celebrate confirmation from the government that the bid to provide 14 to 16 education at their outstanding school has been successful.
It has been a long held ambition to provide an 'all through' Catholic secondary school in the south of Leicestershire. In fact, it was our founding Dominican Sisters' wish to establish St Martin's as an 11 to 16 school in 1963. However, that ambition did not fit with the 'Leicestershire Plan' for education so in September 1963 the school opened as a Catholic High School.
50 years on, we are preparing Year 9 to be our first Year 10 students. What a terrific way to celebrate our golden anniversary!
Chair of Governors, Steve Smith, is delighted with the approval of the age range extension. "Over the last seven years we have appointed and trained all teaching staff to deliver Key Stage 4 courses. For our bid to be successful we had to demonstrate that we will improve outcomes for our students at exam level. Having achieved 'outstanding' judgments in all OFSTED and Section 48 inspections over the last five years , both as a Local Authority school and more recently as a Voluntary Academy, I am confident that our students and their families will continue to benefit from the outstanding education that is on offer at St Martin's.
Parents and Carers of Year 9 students will be invited to a series of meetings in preparation for option choices for September 2014 when students at St Martin's will stay through to Year 10.
Our annual Open Evening is on Tuesday 8th October and anyone considering the next stage of education for their child(ren) is welcome to attend.
Prospective families are invited to contact St Martin's to organise a tour during a school day and find out more about what makes this outstanding school unique.