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  • St Martin's School Newsletter February 2020

    Published 14/02/20

    Please see the latest edition of the school newsletter - February 2020.

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  • National Numeracy and Reading Test Information

    Published 11/02/20

    Dear Parent / Carer,

    We have developed a skills toolkit for learners in Year 7 to 9.   The website can be found here - (students are required to sign in using their school google account to access).

    There you will be able to find copies of National Numeracy and Reading tests from previous years for reference along with parental information from Welsh Government.   All tests will take place in English and Mathematics lessons.  Reading tests will take place the first two weeks after half term.  

    Please note that the current test will follow a slightly different format online.  We would also like to emphasise that these tests are designed to be a diagnostic tool to inform students of their strengths and weaknesses so that they can target key areas of their learning for the remainder of the year.

    Wishing you and your family a lovely half term next week,

    Kind regards,

    Mr. M. Lewis

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  • The Big Sleep Out

    Published 04/02/20

    The Big Sleep Out

    On Friday 31st January 2020, 19 students took on the challenge of ‘sleeping rough’ for the night at St Martin’s School, Caerphilly. They did this as part of their Welsh Baccalaureate project in an attempt to raise money and awareness for the homeless.

    As part of the challenge students walked three miles in the dark and rain in order to try and experience the average ten miles a homeless person walks a day in order to find food and shelter. Students worked as teams to build their shelters for the night and watched two short documentaries regarding homelessness in the UK. They also had basic soup and roll rations in line with a typical soup kitchen meal. Students were asked to write a reflection following the experience and shared that ‘the most difficult thing was how cold it was’ and ‘everyone deserves a home’. One student noted that their ‘opinion on homeless people has changed entirely’ and that they ‘feel sorry for those people who have to do this every night’.

    Students were a credit to themselves and the school and took on this challenge wholeheartedly with dignity, respect and care. They raised an incredible £733.28 which has far exceeded the initial target of £500. With that in mind we have now extended our target to £1000. If you would like to donate you can please do so here:

    All monies raised will be donated to Llamau who are the leading homelessness charity in Wales, supporting the most vulnerable young people and women.

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  • Valentine's School Restaurant Event

    Published 22/01/20

    On the 10th of February our school restaurant will be opening its doors once again for Valentine's.

    The evening will include a 3 course meal with coffee & mints all cooked, prepared and served by our talented GCSE students.

    Tickets available from our finance office costing £15. Please advise of dietary requirements on booking. Looking forward to welcoming you.

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  • GCSE Pod

    Published 04/01/20




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  • Christmas Concert 2019

    Published 19/12/19

    Our Christmas Concert is now available to view on our YouTube channel.




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  • Year 11 Mock Timetable

    Published 19/12/19
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  • St Martin's School Newsletter December 2019

    Published 19/12/19

    Please see the attached St Martin's School Newsletter December 2019.

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  • Evening with Saverio, at Restaurant Class (video)

    Published 18/12/19

    Many thanks to Saverio, owner of Trattoria Group, for cooking with our students at last night's Restaurant event. Take a look at the video here -




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  • Sixth Form Trip - Australia 2021

    Published 12/12/19

    Please see information regarding Sixth Form trip to Australia 2021.  For further information please see Miss McCallion or Miss Hopkins

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  • Sixth Form Open Evening - Christmas Festival

    Published 10/12/19

    Please see below a copy of our Christmas Festival and Sixth Form Open Evening Booklet.

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  • REMINDER: INSET DAY - Friday 20th December

    Published 05/12/19

    Friday 20th December will be an INSET day for staff - Pupils should not attend school on this date.

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