Habemus Papam Franciscum!
We have a pope Francis!
Prayer for Pope Francis
O God, shepherd and ruler of all the faithful,
look favorably on your servant Francis,
whom you have set at the head of your Church as her shepherd;
Grant, we pray, that by word and example
he may be of service to those over whom he presides
so that, together with the flock entrusted to his care,
he may come to everlasting life.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the
unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
A Brief Overview of Our School
Our mission statement is: "Through Jesus, we achieve our very best."
St Martin de Porres is a voluntary aided Roman Catholic school where the teachings of Christ form the core of our work. We aim to provide high quality teaching and learning for all our members so that they are able to recognise and fulfil the gifts and potential given to them by God.
We pride ourselves on being a school which is warm, friendly and supportive. An environment where all can flourish and achieve success.
The school was built at the end of the 1960's and takes 30 children into the reception class each September. Application forms for school places and our admission criteria are available from the Admissions tab on the left hand side of this page.
Children at St. Martin's achieve high academic standards. OfSTED described the standard of behaviour and relationships at the school as outstanding.
A Child’s view:
I like St. Martin de Porres, it’s the best of all,
A helping hand with any incident or fall,
Including everyone, leaving no one behind,
Oh! And don’t forget the teachers are really kind,
There are lots of subjects and activities to do,
And the uniform is really smart too,
The dinners are tasty made by the kind cook,
If you come to this school you’ve got really good luck!