Welcome to St Martin’s School
 part of the Whinless Down Academy Trust

Our Ethos

Learning to Dream, Learning to Believe, Able to Succeed


Welcome to St Martin’s School website. 

We hope you enjoy browsing the site and finding out a bit more about life at our school.

Developing happy, successful and confident children that are equipped for the future is our core purpose at St Martin’s School.  We aim to inspire pupils to believe in their dreams, setting themselves ambitions and goals to strive towards. Working together, we ensure children develop the skills and mindset they require in order to meet their goals.

Within our safe climate of learning, children are encouraged to be inquisitive, asking questions and endeavouring to seek answers to them. We want pupils to be confident and willing to take risks, secure in the knowledge that, by making mistakes, we learn.

Learning should be enjoyable and creative, enabling children to relish their learning journey with us.  They are encouraged to take responsibility for themselves and the world around them, learning about the impact we all have on our environment and surroundings, and about building a better future for all.

We believe pupils should develop tolerance and an understanding of difference and that it is important that our future generations value and celebrate diversity in the ever-changing world that we live in. At St Martin’s each individual is celebrated for who they are and what talents, values and beliefs they hold. 

We work in close collaboration with our partner schools within the Whinless Down Academy Trust, giving children opportunity to have connections outside our own school setting – competitive sports, musical events and academic challenges are just a few of the recent experiences children have had.

If you would like your child to be part of the St Martin’s family, please contact the school and arrange a visit – you are more than welcome to come and see the school in action!


Rachel Appleby – Head of School

Anne Siggins – Executive Headteacher

St Martin’s School

St Martin’s School

St Martin’s School

Our Values

We put learning and the well-being of each child at the forefront of all our planning and decision making.

Our Aims

To ensure that all children and adults have equality of opportunity to be self-motivated, lifelong learners who enjoy learning and thus to achieve their full potential.

To enable all children and adults to develop their knowledge, skills and to be aware of life and career opportunities in order to fulfill their potential for independence and economic well-being.

To provide an environment which keeps children and adults safe from physical, emotional or psychological harm.

To provide an environment in which a healthy lifestyle is promoted and encouraged.

To be at the heart of the local community, both drawing on the strengths of that community and providing support for community groups and individuals as appropriate.










Contact Us

Mrs Debs Wheeler – Administration Officer

St Martin’s School
Markland Road
CT17 9LY
Tel: 01304 206620


About our children’s futures

At St Martin’s we aim to create a community of lifelong learners who, in a safe environment of mutual respect, acquire and develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to lead happy, productive and fulfilling lives.




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