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Latest News from St Martin's School

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  • Calendar for Parents 2018-19

    Published 19/09/18

    Please see the attached calendar for parents for the academic year 2018-19

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  • Enrichment Timetables for all year groups

    Published 14/09/18

    Please see enrichment timetables for Year 7 - 13.

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  • Year 5/6 Open Evening Thursday 4th October

    Published 12/09/18

    Year 5/6 Open Evening will be held on Thursday 4th October from 5-7pm. 

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  • Exam Invigilators Needed

    Published 06/09/18

    Following a successful examination season this summer we are now looking to increase the number of invigilators within our team.

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  • School Photograph's for Year 7, 10 & 12 Thursday 6 September 2018

    Published 05/09/18

    Please see the attached letter regarding school photographs to be taken on Thursday 6 September 2018.  Please ensure that your child is in full school uniform for this occasion.  If you do not wish for your child to have their picture taken please complete the slip on the bottom of the letter.

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  • New Academic Year (Updated)

    Published 31/08/18

    3rd September - Year 7 from 10.30am, meet in Quad area.
    4th September - Year 8 - 11 return to school from 8.30am, meet Red Gra.   Year 7 meet in the Quad area.  


    In the case of inclement weather, pupils will be redirected to another area of the school.

    Sixth Form -
    3rd September - Year 12 Enrolment - 9am - 11am
    4th September - Year 13 start from 8.30 am

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  • Congratulations to St. Martin's GCSE students on attaining another exceptional year of results.

    Published 23/08/18

    Congratulations to St. Martin's GCSE students on attaining another exceptional year of results.  117 students equating to 61% of those sitting GCSEs this year attained 5 grades C or above including English and Mathematics.  More students than ever before attained 5 GCSEs at A* and A with 19% of all those entered achieving this accolade. 

    The English faculty attained the highest results ever with 71% achieving a C or above in English Language with 12% of those attaining an A*. 

    Students studying Mathematics which has long been a strong performing subject within the school attained highly once again this year and above Welsh government modelled expectations with 65% of students achieving a C or above.   The exceptional attainment was not limited to Year 11 alone but testimony to the schools pursuit of challenge for all students was exemplified in the achievement of 34 Year 10 students who sat Mathematics GCSE in Year 9 and this year went on to sat a GCSE in additional Mathematics to prepare them for the start of the A level this September whilst they are in Year 11.  Of the 34 year 10, 27 achieved distinction, 5 a merit and 1 a pass. Eclipsing their results last year in GCSE Mathematics.  These talented individuals will no doubt be our future engineers, scientists and mathematical theorists. Well done to all.  27 year 11 also sat additional Mathematics alongside their GCSEs with 10 attaining distinction, 6 a merit and 5 a pass. A strong foundation to begin their A level studies in Mathematics has been laid in preparation for future success within the schools Sixth Form Centre.

    The school once again bucks national trends with large numbers opting for and excelling in creative subjects.   This year those taking GCSE Music made a clean sweep of the board with all 12 attaining highly- 1 A* 5 A grades, 3 B grades and 1 C grade.  This was mirrored for Art and Design with all 54 students passing and 13 achieving A*, 13 B grades and 16 C grades. Congratulations to the students and staff at our school who have worked tirelessly to attain such impressive results.

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  • Pupil Support Grant 2018

    Published 22/08/18

    Funding is available to pupils who are eligible for free school meals or are Looked After entering: Year 7 of a maintained secondary school in September 2018.  The application form is available in the parent section here

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  • St Martin's Sixth Form Centre attains unprecedented levels of improvements to A levels in 2018.

    Published 16/08/18

    This year has yielded a bumper crop of A level results for learners studying at St. Martin's Sixth Form Centre with all key performance measures increasing.

    Those learners attaining 3A levels at A*or A grade has increased by 7% illustrating the ability of the teaching staff to stretch the most able students to become the very best that they can.

    Equally as impressive is the increase in those learners gaining 3A*-C grades which has risen by an astronomical 21%.

    These significant increases in attainment are fundamentally due to the exceptional leadership within the Sixth Form that ensures well targeted care support and guidance is provided alongside a broad range of subjects that are delivered by exceptionally gifted teachers.

    We are very proud of all our learners and confident that they will excel in their chosen careers and shape our future world for the better.

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  • St Martin's School Newsletter July 2018

    Published 19/07/18

    Please see St Martin's School Newsletter July 2018 attached. 

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  • Uniform Reminder - September 2018

    Published 18/07/18

    Uniform Reminder - September 2018

    As previously announced, the school uniform has been updated. The uniform policy can be found on the school website. One of the key changes for girls will be a new school skirt which is knee length and displays the school logo on the waist band. Please note any other skirt will be regarded as unacceptable. Alternatively, girls have the option to wear tailored black trousers if they prefer. The PE kits for boys and girls has also been re-designed. Please ensure you purchase school uniform from one of the following official options to ensure your child's uniform is fully compliant. Option 1 - online via the school shop, accessed via the link on the school website, Option 2 from the school finance office or Option 3 YC Sports, Whitchurch.  Please note during the summer holidays, the finance office will be open between 10.00am and 2.00pm Tuesday 28th August - Thursday 30th August 2018 to assist parents with orders already placed by Thursday 19th July 2018.  From Monday 3rd September 2018 the finance office will be open from 8.00am-4.00pm to assist with any new purchases.  

    The school is currently waiting for full details of a new Pupil Support Grant which aims to support children in receipt of free school meals. Please refer to the school's website for further details.

    Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

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  • School holiday opening times for exam results and uniform

    Published 17/07/18

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: EXAM RESULTS

    Exam results can be collected from the Sixth Form Centre at 9.30am on the following days:

    • Thursday 16th August AS and A-Level
    • Thursday 23rd August GCSE

      If you are unable to collect your results on these days your result slip will be available from Reception 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.

      SCHOOL OFFICE OPENING TIMES DURING THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS 2018

      Reception Telephone: 029 20858050

      UNIFORM

      School office staff will be available on the following days and times for parents wishing to collect their uniform orders:

      Tuesday, 28th August to Thursday 30th August           10am to 2pm

      From Monday, 3rd September school uniform will be available to purchase.                                                    

      These dates and times may sometimes vary due to sickness / unforeseen circumstances.

      For out of office times uniform can be viewed / purchased at YC Sports, Whitchurch, Cardiff or on the school website by clicking on the link below:

      bit.ly/stmartinsshop

      (any orders processed via the school website will be subject to availability)

      Due to maintenance the phone system may be down during some of the holiday.  If you contact the office and are unable to speak to someone directly, please email the school.

      Email address: reception@stmartins.caerphilly.sch.uk

      All staff return on Monday 3rd September.

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