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Our aim is to provide an all-round education of the highest quality in a safe, happy, supportive and stimulating environment where each individual girl succeeds. All of our girls are valued as individuals and my staff give generously of their time and energy to enhance the girls’ educational experience. Not only do our girls make good academic progress and achieve high standards in their work, but they also benefit from the full range of extra-curricular activities that are provided
Gifted & Talented
Gifted and talented pupils are identified in each subject by the teaching staff.
Activities such as Maths Team Challenge, the Big Physics quiz, and Thinking Outside the Box and EPQ in the Sixth Form provide additional challenge for our ablest pupils. AGT pupils are also recognised in Sport, Music and the Performing Arts.
A specialist teacher provides individual / small group support for Y6 to U6 pupils with dyslexia. For younger girls this support is provided within lessons with help from Teaching Assistants.
Provision for EAL pupils and those with physical difficulties is tailored according to individual needs. Information on individual needs for all SEND pupils is shared with the teachering staff.
Bursaries & Scholarships
Year 7 Scholarships
A number of Scholarships are offered each year for entry in Year 7 to the Senior School. Academic Scholarships are made to candidates who show outstanding ability in the entrance examination and interview.
The Christine Tucker Music Scholarship is offered at 11+ to the value of 20% of full fees plus free tuition in one instrument. Other music scholarships are also available. A Sports Scholarship is also available at this age. The Caroline Redman Lusher Scholarship in Performing Arts was awarded for the first time in 2013. Caroline Redman Lusher, founder of Rock Choir and a former pupil opened the Saint Martin’s Performing Arts Centre on Saturday 13 September 2012, and as part of our celebrations the Governors decided to award a new Scholarship named after her and to encourage girls to excel in the Performing Arts.
Sixth Form Scholarships
Several scholarships are awarded annually to pupils entering the Sixth Form. Candidates are required to sit papers assessing a variety of skills and their potential for further study. Those who are shortlisted are interviewed by the Head and the Head of Sixth Form.
Further details on our website www.saintmartins-school.com are available.
Fee Assistance is based purely on financial need, is means tested against parents’ income and is subject to annual review.
The School does not disclose its financial assessment criteria but it is unlikely that any award would be made if parents’/guardians’ joint income is in excess of £35,000 per annum (gross).
Further information on Fee Assistance is available here or from either the Head or the Bursar.