St Martin's School

An independent, co-educational preparatory school.

About us

Mrs Sam MbahIt is with great pleasure that I welcome you to our website in the knowledge that it will provide a window of insight to the fantastic school we have here. I feel very privileged to be part of St Martin’s School and play a role in the lives of our amazing children, families and staff. The warm, friendly, family atmosphere and nurturing nature of the school enables everyone to thrive and master exceptional achievements.

We ensure that we fully prepare our learners as well-rounded young people with the awareness that eventually our children will be responsible for our world and as such it is important that they are thoughtful and able to make informed, rationalised decisions that consider perspectives different from their own. We encourage our children to be spiritual by asking and pondering over deep and meaningful questions. We facilitate interesting discussion and debates about these ‘big questions’ respecting and valuing different opinions.

I am a huge advocate of life long learning and the foundations of this are being sewn here every day as we provide opportunities for our children to become independent learners. The safe, secure and happy environment ensures learners can succeed to their fullest potential. Our children leave us at 11 with exceptional results, many with scholarship offers from the school of their choice, but even more than that, they are self-aware, confident individuals who excel in their own areas of interest and talents. We celebrate all achievements from sporting success and academic achievement to those tiny breakthrough light-bulb moments which connect and solidify learning.

Our pupils are empowered to solve issues for themselves; not just in a respectful way through restorative justice for behaviour, but also on a wider community scale. Our children are team players and can often be seen helping and supporting each other in their learning and play. Their selfless attitudes extend into charity work throughout our global community and this concept of the world as one is reflected in our multicultural ethos.

If this peek into our world of learning and laughter piques your interest and inspires you, please feel free to arrange a visit by contacting the school office. We would love to welcome you.

Mrs S Mbah


COVID-19 Update – Unfortunately, we are not currently able to allow visitors into school due to  our stricter health and safety policies  which follow the Government’s guidelines regarding the ongoing pandemic. However we have created a virtual tour of some of the small group learning happening in school during the lockdown. This is available to view here.

St Martin’s school is an Independent, Co Educational school for pupils aged 3-11 years founded in 1920.

Our Lower School encompasses Preschool, Reception and Form 1. The Early Years are used to encourage and foster each child’s love of learning and to develop emerging Literacy and Numeracy skills.  We believe that learning should be fun and consistent. Long-lasting attitudes towards schooling are nurtured here.

As children progress through Middle School and on towards Upper School their strengths are recognised and cultivated.  We instil a love of learning and a strong desire to achieve exceptional standards in all areas of learning.  We recognise that preparing for the 11+ exams are an integral part of learning in upper school and exam preparation and interview skills are introduced in Form 5.

St Martin’s School is an exceptional environment in which your child can begin their educational journey.  Boys and girls learn in a small, supportive, secure and stimulating environment and move on to some of the best schools in London at 11+.  We offer a broad Curriculum delivered by our highly dedicated, experienced teachers. Our team treat each of our pupils as an individual; to be the best that they can be.  We encourage them to become independent, questioning and creative thinkers.

Alongside our Curriculum we are delighted to be able to offer a multitude of after school activities encompassing the arts, sports and languages.

Our Motto is quite simple, ‘Ex Parvis Magna Fiunt’; ‘From small things great things grow.’  A strong academic start in life will provide the foundations for a confident, adaptable and successful life.