Welcome to Saint Martin's Catholic Academy
Saint Martin's is an outstanding Catholic Academy providing the local community of Stoke Golding, Hinckley, Earl Shilton and beyond with a high quality academic, moral and spiritual education. We are situated in the historic and beautiful Leicestershire village of Stoke Golding.
At Saint Martin's we are beginning a new and exciting phase of our history as a Catholic school serving our corner of Leicestershire. In 2014, we have welcomed our first Year 10 students and they have now begun their GCSE courses. In preparation for this change we have made numerous strategic appointments of highly experienced GCSE teachers among the teaching staff and school's leadership. Our aim is to provide an outstanding education founded upon our strong Christian ethos and a traditional Liberal Arts education.
Principal's message - Christmas & New Year 2014
Dear Parents and Carers,
As my first term comes to a close, I have been so impressed with Saint Martin’s, in particular our students whose manners and attitude to learning are exceptional. I would also like to thank our staff who have been so supportive: I am immensely grateful for the commitment they have to our students in ensuring that they receive an outstanding education. My thanks also go to you as parents who, whether through the work of the PTFA, or simply a sympathetic smile as we direct traffic in our overcrowded car park, have been a great support to our community.
We are now a significantly larger school and it has been a pleasure to have our new Year Ten students become such excellent role models to all the other Year Groups: they have taken on board the hard-working ethos required to really achieve at GCSE. In every outstanding school I have worked in, success has only ever come after a huge amount of hard work and effort from both the teachers and students. Although the school day may officially finish at the end of Period 5, students are welcome to use the Library, which is open and supervised until 5pm each day, or seek help from teachers who will be happy to work with any pupil who may need support. I would like to thank Mr Dixon for running our extended day programme, particularly for those students who need more help in focussing on their study. We have students in school on this programme most nights until five or six o’clock.
Our new intake applications for September 2015 have dramatically increased this year, so much in fact, that we will become a five form entry school from next September. This is not only to cater for our increasing applications, but also to lay the foundations for eventually establishing a 6th form at Saint Martin’s in a few years. This newsletter contains lots of information about some of the exciting events that have taken place this term and some of our plans for the future. For news and updates throughout the year, go to our website of follow up on Twitter @stmartin1963 or Facebook www.facebook.com/stmartins.stokegolding.
Finally, I would like to wish all our school community a happy and restful Christmas.
Students returning on January 6th, 2015.
Wishing you all a very happy and blessed Christmas.
Mr C. Wright - Principal