Coming Together in Gods Love, to Learn, to Work, to Love , to Grow
Welcome to our school! At St Martin’s CE Primary School, we pride ourselves on supporting the development of happy and confident children who are the best they can be and build on their skills for life.
Whether your children already attend or you are considering sending your child to school here, we hope you will find the information on our website both useful and inspiring - we are proud of our school and want to share it with you. Everyone is valued in our caring school community. Our core Christian values of trust, hope, courage , compassion, forgiveness, creativity and thankfulness are at the forefront of our ethos.
St Martin’s Primary School is a ten class school set in the town of Liskeard. Our classes are named after inspirational people. Many children join us in their Nursery year and move on at the end of Year 6 to either the Community College or other local schools. Our class organisation is flexible to ensure every child can achieve their best.
We are committed to working in partnership with parents and carers to ensure that all our pupils reach their full potential and we offer a creative and well balanced curriculum to support each child on their unique learning journey. Our overriding priority is engagement in learning and our school is a learning organisation. We ensure we provide a rich and appropriate learning environment. We have a firm, fair and consistent policy for rewards and behaviour which ensures that all children feel safe, respected and valued and receive recognition for their many successes.We place great emphasis on good manners and believe that ‘manners maketh man’.
Our staff and Governors are talented, dedicated and caring and the 'Open Door' policy of the school means we all share together with you in the life of the school, as we strive to make St Martin’s Church of England Primary School the special place that it is each and every day - a welcoming, caring and happy school.
If you would like to visit the school to see us in action, please contact us. We would be really delighted to show you around so that you can experience St Martin’s CE Primary School for yourselves
We are proud to be part of the St Barnabas Multi Academy Trust. For more information about our MAT please follow the link below.
The Friends Need You
From September 2016, The Friends (PTA), would like to replace a number of the committee members, due to the fact a number of the present members will not have children in the school any more. It would be great if we could have a representative from each class.
To make sure The Friends (PTA) carry on the amazing work they do for the school, we would like to have a full new committee in place; so they can start planning events in 2016. If you like working with a team of people who want the children at St. Martins to have even more exciting enrichment opportunities and experiences then you are the type of person we need.
You do not need to be a parent but you need a link to the school such as a grandparent, carer etc .All we ask is for you to give some time to help.
Please think about it! The Friends (PTA) have been helping the school over many years and we would like to think the support will go on for many more years.
If you would like more information call school on 01579 344 042.
The school provide a crèche. The meeting should not last more than 45 minutes. All are very welcome.
Friday 9th December 2016, 3.30pm onwards
The PTA are currently busy organising our Christmas Fayre which will be held on the above date from 3.30pm. There will be a large variety of stalls and activities with each class taking part and running their own stall.
Due to popular demand Father Christmas will be in attendance once again!
There will be plenty of refreshments for sale including the ever popular turkey and stuffing baguettes, hot dogs, cakes and mince pies!!
On Friday 2nd December we will be asking that the children bring in a donations for the fayre in exchange for wearing their Christmas jumpers!!! To ensure we receive a variety of donations we suggest that children from each year group donate the following:-
- Early Years/Nursery – chocolate for tombola
- KS1 – Raffle prizes
- KS2 – Bottles/Raffle prizes
Alternatively they can bring in £1, which will be used to buy raffle prizes.
Could all donations of books or toys please be marked for the attention of The PTA, and be sent in week commencing Monday 5th December.
We would also appreciate any donations of cakes to sell at the fayre. Can you please bring these in on Friday 9th December.
If you can help with any of the stalls or activities please let any one of the
PTA know, or see Charlotte in the office.
Your help and support is very much appreciated!
Christingle Service - Sunday 4th December 2016
The annual Christingle service is on Sunday 4th December at 4pm at St Martins Church. This year it is our turn for the KS1 children to perform so we are doing our Christmas Performance of ‘Whoops-A-Daisy Angel’. All children are invited to come to perform and we would like as many children there as possible. If your child has a speaking part it is essential that they are there. Children are to wear their Nativity costumes to the church. Children need to arrive between 3:30pm and 3:45pm and an adult has to stay with them at the church. The service lasts for an hour.
Miss Hodgetts, Miss Chacksfield, Mrs Jones
Inset Days 2016-17
We have revised our Inset Days for 2016-17 allowing the children to break up for the summer holidays on Thursday 21st July 2017.
The children should now return to school on Monday 5th September 2016.
Friday-21st October 2016
Friday-31st March 2017
Monday-24th July 2017
Tuesday 25th July 2017
Wednesday 26th July 2017
The DfE have published a leaflet and short video for parents about the 2016 Assessments at Key Stages 1 and 2. The link can be accessed below.
National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools Report
We have received our Church School Inspection Report .We were outstanding in all 4 areas!
How well does the school through is distinctive Christian character meet the needs of all learners ?
What is the impact of Collective Worship in school?
How effective is the Religious Education ?
How effective are the leadership and Management of the school as a church school?
The inspector praised the deeply embedded explicit Christian values in the school which make a significant contribution to children’s learning and personal development. She also commented on the excellent quality of experiences and displays, based on Christian values which enrich the learning environment .The strong relationships based on Christian values in which all children are nurtured and valued as individuals was also seen as very special in the school.
I would like to thank all the staff for their hard work and the amazing care they provide for your children. The full report is available on our website.