Inspection Report


Saint Martin’s was inspected by the ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate) in November 2017 as part of their regulatory compliance inspection programme. We are delighted to say that the inspection was a success, and that Saint Martin’s was found to have met all of the Independent School Standards across the board.  

The ISI report covers all aspects of the school’s provision including safeguarding, curriculum and health and safety. ISI inspectors said that Saint Martin’s School’s teaching “enables pupils to make good progress, encompasses effective behaviour management and is supported by suitable resources.”

“Principles and values are actively promoted. This facilitates the personal development of pupils as responsible, tolerant, law-abiding citizens. Good behaviour is promoted.” The leadership and management “demonstrate good skills and knowledge and fulfil their responsibilities effectively”, ensuring that standards were met consistently and they “actively promote the well-being of the pupils”.

A copy of the report can be found here:

 Saint Martins RCI Report November 2017


Saint Martin’s was inspected in January 2013 by ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate). This is an Integrated Report which reflects all the educational phases of the School, including EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage), Years 1 – 6, the Senior School and Sixth Form.

We are very pleased with the outcome and you will see from the opening words of the report that ‘pupils at Saint Martin’s School, including those in the EYFS, are  well-educated, in accordance with the school’s mission statement to provide a safe, happy, supportive and stimulating environment, where each individual girl succeeds’.

The following quotations are just a few highlights from the report:

“As at the time of the previous inspection, pupils’ positive attitudes and their exemplary behaviour make a notable contribution to supporting their learning strongly.”

“A strong sense of support, guidance and mutual respect pervades the school, in accordance with its aim to support and value every girl as an individual.”
“Pupils are confident and self aware; they demonstrate a clear understanding of the non-material aspects of life, as was manifest during assemblies, responses in Social and Emotional Learning (SEAL) time in Years 1 to 6, and in discussions in personal, social and health education (PSHE) in tutor time in senior school.”

“Throughout the school, teachers have robust subject knowledge. They are dedicated and committed professionals who give generously of their time to assist pupils further in their learning outside the classroom.”

“Older pupils benefit from a wide range of optional subjects at GCSE and A-Level. This broad range of subjects, including the availability of three modern foreign languages and of separate sciences at GCSE, is a strong feature of the curriculum, together with the fact that all girls study English literature, in addition to English.”

“Pupils have a mature approach to their learning, relative to their ages and they demonstrate good organisational skills.”

“Throughout the school, pupils avail themselves readily of the extremely wide range of extra-curricular and enrichment opportunities, which have a significant impact on helping them to develop their talents and personal qualities.”


You can read the Head’s Summary and the Report in full:

ISI Summary 2013

Saint Martin’s ISI Inspection Report 2013