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  • St Martin's School Open Evening 5-7pm Thursday 26th September for parents of students in Year 5-6

    Published 13/09/19

    We warmly invite parents of students in year 5 and 6 to join us for our open evening.

    Come along and see for yourself what makes students of St Martin's School highly educated, happy and ambitious learners.

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  • School Categorisation - Green Status!

    Published 10/09/19

    St Martin's staff celebrated the attainment of green status in the national categorisation of schools today. The journey from Red category and Estyn monitoring in 2014 to Green in 2019 along with a good Estyn inspection report this summer and the highest pupil attainment in the schools history is testimony to exceptional efforts of teaching and support staff working in partnership with parents. 

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  • Autumn Term Start Date

    Published 29/08/19
    First day of the Autumn Term 2019-20 for All Pupils (Year 7-11) is Wednesday, 4 September at 8.30am
     
    Sixth Form Enrolment - 5th September 9am - 2pm.  Lessons start 6th September.
     
    INSET Days are Monday 2nd September, Tuesday 3rd September
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  • New Uniform Orders - Collection information

    Published 27/08/19

    Information for Parents who have ordered uniform online using Parent Pay:

    ONLINE UNIFORM ORDERS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION FROM ST MARTIN'S SCHOOL FINANCE OFFICE - MONDAY TO FRIDAY FROM 27TH AUGUST ONWARDS.

     

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  • GCSE 2019

    Published 22/08/19

    St Martin's GCSE press release 2019

    Congratulations to St. Martin’s GCSE students on attaining another exceptional year of results. 174 students, equating to 85.6% of those sitting GCSEs this year attained 5 grades C or above.  73% when including English and Mathematics. 

    More students than ever before attained 5 GCSEs at A* and A with 27% of all those entered achieving this accolade compared to 17% in 2018

    The English faculty attained the highest results ever with 82.1% achieving a C or above in English.  For students studying Mathematics, which has long been a strong performing subject within the school, attainment was high once again this year and above Welsh government modelled expectations with 78.7% of students achieving a C or above. 

    The exceptional attainment was not limited to GCSE alone but testimony to the school’s pursuit of challenge for all students. This was also exemplified in the achievement of 37 Year 11 students who sat Mathematics A level alongside their GCSEs, of which 27 gained a passes ranging from A-C.

    These talented individuals will no doubt be our future engineers, scientists and mathematical theorists. Well done to all.  The subject of Mathematics has laid the preparations for future success within the schools Sixth Form Centre. 

    43 students were also entered for additional mathematics with 72% attaining an A* or A grade.
    Science results were also the highest ever in the school’s history with 77% of students gaining a C or above compared to 60.9% in 2018.

    The capped 9 points score rose this year to 403.21 from 369.

    Congratulations to the students and staff at our school who have worked tirelessly to attain such impressive results and thank you to the parents who have worked in such a close partnership with us throughout the years.  Looking forward to welcoming the majority of Year 11 into the Sixth Form from September. 

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  • A Level Results 2019

    Published 15/08/19

    A Level 2019 Gallery

    Exceptional outcomes have been achieved at St​.​ Martin​'​s Sixth Form Centre once again as the school​ continues to​ go from strength to strength. A​s a growing ​s​ixth ​f​orm provider within Caerphilly with a total of 118 learners, strong academic success and impressive facili​​t​ies​ w​e are​ proud to announce that 92% of learners​ have​ achieved the level 3 threshold of 2A level passes this year. The number of learners attaining 3A*-C also rose by 7% to 62% of the year group. There was 100% pass rate in all 19 out of the 21 subjects studied by students this year.

    ​All students​ have​ obtained the grades required to progress ​onto their ​​diverse ​higher education ​courses, chosen career ​​pathways, apprenticeships and work placements.  

    Mr Jarvis​,​ Head teacher​,​ congratulated the ​s​ixth ​f​orm students on another exceptional year of results and wished the​m ​well as they begin the next exciting chapter in their lives, knowing that they are now fully prepared for life beyond St​.​ Martin​'​s.

    Top achievers in Year 13 were​:

    ​ Charlotte Ball English lit A* history A and RE A

    Thomas Davies Welsh Bac B B Mathematics A* Physics A and Electronics A*

    Jessica Evans Welsh Bac A Biol A chem A maths A

    Bethan Morris WBQ Drama A RE B BTEC H&S Distinction *

    Evie Poyner WBQ A Biology B English Lit A Psych A

    The outstanding results were not limited to Year 13 with high standards being set by year 12 with notable high achievers being​:​

    Chloe Beacham achieved 3As ​in ​Eng​lish​ Literature, Geography and Media studies  

    Ellie Davies​ secured​ 3 A grades in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics

    Sean Kedward​ gained​ 2As In Business Studies and Mathematics

    Jack Pedley ​achieved ​2A ​​grades a B and C Biology, Geography and ICT

    Lucas Rees ​achieved ​2 ​​A grades and a B grade in Biology, Mathematics and History

    The leaders of the ​s​ixth ​f​orm​,​ Miss Hopkins and Miss M​c​Callion stated​,​ ​"​It is wonderful to be leading the school​'​s Sixth Form Centre, which is at the heart of our community and so highly regarded within the area as a leading provider of Post-16 courses.​"​

    The governing body are highly supportive and have heavily invested in the facilities at the school which have been further enhanced this year by the creation of larger spaces for independent study and reflection. The highly skilled and experienced Sixth Form team of teachers provides quality provision within small class sizes which gives our students personalised support and guidance at such a critical time in their lives.

    Providing personalised tutoring, within small class sizes enables teachers to give our students the individual attention and guidance that they require at this stage in their lives when they are studying at such a high level. Coupl​ing​ this with the impressive facilities available to all learners are the key ingredients for success at this level​.​  

    For further information on applying to join St​.​ Martin​'​s Sixth Form Centre please contact the school via email at reception@stmartins.caerphilly.sch.uk

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  • Supporting Local Businesses

    Published 09/08/19

    Dear all,

    We will be hosting this year's Christmas Festival on Tuesday 10th December and would like to invite local businesses to this very special community event.  If you would like to secure a stall for just £10, please send an email to enterprise@stmartins.caerphilly.sch.uk at your earliest convenience and we will add you to our list. 

    If you know of any other businesses that maybe interested, please feel free to forward this email on to them and ask them to get in touch with us.

    St. Martin's School

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  • Estyn Inspection Update 2019

    Published 23/07/19

    Please click here for an update from the Headteacher regarding our latest Estyn inspection.

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  • St Martin's School Summer Newsletter July 2019

    Published 16/07/19

    Please see the attached Summer Newsletter July 2019

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  • Supporting Your Child At Home

    Published 15/07/19

    Here at St. Martin’s School we want to ensure that all parents and carers are fully aware of what their children are studying and give advice on how they can offer support and help at home.

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  • End of Term information for Parents

    Published 03/07/19
    Please see the following information for Parents:
     
    Last day of the summer term: Tuesday, 16th July, 1.40pm finish for pupils. 
     
    First day of the Autumn Term 2019-20 for All Pupils (Year 7-11): Wednesday, 4 September at 8.30am
     
    5th September is enrolment for sixth form, lessons start on the 6th September.
     
    INSET Days: Monday 2nd September, Tuesday 3rd September
     
    Opening times during the holidays: 
    The Finance Office will be open from 10-12pm for purchase and collection of uniform on the following dates:
     
    • Wednesday 17 July to Tuesday 23 July 
    • Monday 5 August to Friday 9 August
    • Monday 26 August onwards
    EXAMS:
    • A Level Results day: Thursday, 15th August
    • GCSE Results day: Thursday, 22 August

    Results will be available from 9am-11am from the school hall 

    If you are unable to collect your results on these days your result slip will be available from the Finance Office after the appropriate results day.  Please note the holiday opening times.

    If you can't pick up your results in person you must either provide a stamped addressed envelope prior to the day (small letter size) or nominate someone to collect them on your behalf and provide them with a written note to bring with them on the day. 

     

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  • Homelessness Project Year 9 @LlamauUK

    Published 25/06/19

    Year 9 are currently studying homelessness and partaking in a fundraising event on site over the next two weeks.  Please see the letter and sponsorship form posted below for further information.

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