We believe wholeheartedly that all children are individuals; they are all special in their own way and we seek to develop every child to be the very best that they can be.  We recognise that some children are capable of high achievement working at a level significantly beyond their years.  We believe that given the right opportunities there should be no ceiling to a child’s learning.  St Martin’s School is a member of NACE (National Association for Able Children in Education) and actively seek to promote the learning of the more able and talented in the school.   All children are recognised and have the opportunity to realise their potential.  Those who are achieving significantly are set more challenging work. Homework is open ended and scaffolded which allows the children to work independently and push themselves to be the very best that they can be.  We seek out competition and creative projects for all children. We will also, after parental discussion and consultation, move the children into a year above their natural age if it is in the best interests of the child.