AT OUR SCHOOL... we believe with A PROUDER WAY learners can achieve anything. Through promoting the values expressed here our young people not only succeed academically but also socially, spiritually and culturally.
Martin High has a strong community ethos where each learner is part of a caring school community. What this means is that learners are able to access layers of support for both their academic and pastoral needs. We recognise that starting a new school can be both exciting and a little daunting but our transition programme ensures that learners feel confident in their school environment at the start of the academic year.
We pride ourselves in knowing every individual; which helps to ensure that everyone is successful and happy during their time at MHS. Central to our beliefs as a school, every learner has the right to good quality teaching; an aspirational environment, educational opportunities and a close knit school community here a sense of ‘real’ belonging leads to everyone achieving. Here at MHS we want your five years with us to be challenging, exciting and filled with achievement. We look forward to meeting you all and welcoming you into our school.
We are constantly looking to review and improve our parent-teacher communication and collaboration at the Martin High School. We truly believe that we can make the difference to your child’s progress by working closely together with you as a parent or carer.
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We are an 11-16 Academy, offering an exciting and inspiring curriculum to all our learners. Our school is a unique place, where relationships between staff and students lead to a lifelong love of learning. We pride ourselves in knowing every individual; which helps to ensure that everyone is successful and happy during their time at MHS. Central to our beliefs as a school, every learner has the right to good quality teaching; an aspirational environment, educational opportunities and a close knit school community here a sense of ‘real’ belonging leads to everyone achieving. Here at MHS we want your five years with us to be challenging, exciting and filled with achievement.
Following on from the updated Government directive on school opening, Martin High School is now closed. The Cedars Academy in Birstall will be open to children of key workers at Cedars, Humphrey Perkins, Martin High and our primaries, Highcliffe, Riverside and Hallam Fields who have registered for a place
We offer our students a range of enrichment opportunities to complement their academic studies; developing personal qualities, aptitudes and new life skills are all a fundamental part of education at Cedars Martin.
Enrichment opportunities include:
A number of our students take the opportunity to pursue their own personal study during Post 16 and gain an additional qualification. They research a question, produce a report and then give a presentation to a panel. The EPQ is led by an English teacher who specialises in research and literature.
We offer our students the opportunity to support younger students with their maths and literacy skills during tutor time. There are also opportunities for students to support children in our feeder primary schools in developing their maths and literacy skills.
We actively encourage our students to complete the National Citizen Service programme and work with NCS to run bespoke programmes in term time for our Post 16 learners.
Students can take part in several societies such as, Musical Theatre, Chess Club and Debating Club. Students also have the ability, with the help of our Student Support Centre, to create societies that they and their peers would like to take part in.
We offer an international opportunity for students to work in our partner school in Ghana. This invaluable life changing expedition provides students with the chance to develop as inspirational young leaders and to inform their choices beyond Post-16.
The build-up phase and expedition enables students to develop valuable life skills as they serve our partner school through charity work, project management and the promotion of literacy. Local Ghanaian people believe that learning is key to overcoming poverty and our students will be vital in realising this vision. Students also become part of the local community where they will be able to share knowledge of language, culture, religion, music, family values and local cuisine. Students also experience highlights such as a sun-rise safari.