Saint Martin's is an outstanding day school for girls aged 3-18 in Solihull. Founded in 1941 the school occupies the historic Malvern Hall and surrounding parkland.
In January 2017 we were delighted to announce that Saint Martin’s was ranked 27th in the country, as well as the top school in Solihull Borough, for our 2016 GCSE results.
At Saint Martin’s our aim is to provide girls with an all-round education in a supportive environment where every girl feels safe, happy, cared for and valued as an individual. Girls at Saint Martin’s achieve the highest academic standards but we believe that education is far more than simply the acquisition of examination results. Our dedicated staff are highly qualified experts in the education of girls. They are extremely committed to inspire girls to aim high and achieve their full potential.
We firmly believe in educating the whole person and realise that learning takes place outside of the classroom as well as in lessons. At Saint Martin’s there is a full programme of extra-curricular activities on offer. Our girls excel in sport, music, drama, dance as well as benefitting from the many trips and visits on offer.
We are very proud of being a girls’ school. There are many benefits of single sex education. Girls mature at a different rate to boys. In a girls’ school we can provide an education geared specifically to their needs. Girls can be themselves and fully explore all the opportunities available to them. Their physical and intellectual confidence grows as they take on leadership roles and inspire others. There is no gender stereotyping. In a girls’ school girls excel as much in Physics, Design Technology and Maths as they do in English, Drama or Art. As Head of Saint Martin’s I am a member of the Girls’ Schools Association which is an organisation committed to girls’ education.
Girls leave Saint Martin’s as well-educated young women with highly developed interpersonal skills and a broad range of interests. They are confident and well-prepared for the next exciting phase of their lives.
The best way to find out more about Saint Martin’s is to come and visit us, either at one of our open events or by making an individual appointment. We are incredibly proud of our school and its beautiful setting surrounding Malvern Hall
Scholarships and Bursaries
Year 7 Scholarships
A number of Scholarships are offered each year for entry in Year 7 to the Senior School. All scholarships are open to both internal and external candidates and are dependent on a girl’s continued achievement.
Sixth Form Scholarships
Several scholarships are awarded annually to pupils entering the Sixth Form. Candidates are required to sit papers assessing a variety of skills and their potential for further study. Those who are shortlisted are interviewed by the Head and the Head of Sixth Form.
Fee Assistance (from Year 7 upwards0
From Year 7 the award of fee assistance depends on academic merit and family income. Help with fees is available and families who may be eligible for financial help should request an application form when they register for entry to Year 7.
At Saint Martin's we are always pleased to welcome families who are considering joining the school. The best way to find out more about us to to come and visit us. Having a look around our school and meeting our welcoming community of girls and staff will help you to decide whether Saint Martin's is the perfect school for you and your daughter.
Girls may join the Reception class from the September following their fourth birthday. Priority is given to those in Saint Martin’s Nursery and then girls are accepted in strict chronological order of application.
Applications for girls to join the School in Years 1 to 6 are welcome where places are available. Please contact the Admissions Department for further details.
For entry into Year 7, girls will sit the Entrance Examination in the November prior to the year of entry. The Entrance Examination consists of papers in English, Mathematics and Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning.
Girls who are currently in year 5 and wishing to join the school in September 2018 are very welcome to attend one of our open events to find out more.
Academic, Sports, Music and Performing Arts Scholarships are available. Please contact Admissions to discuss any possible scholarship application. Some Fee Assistance is available and must be applied for prior to taking the Entrance Examination.
For entry to Years 8, 9 or 10 please contact Admissions.
Admission to the Sixth Form consists of an interview with senior staff after which conditional offers are made on receipt of a satisfactory report and predicted grades at GCSE. We do ask for a minimum of 6 GCSEs of at least at Grade B or above, including those subjects to be studied at AS and A2. Both English and Mathematics must be passed with at least a Grade C.
Subject specific Scholarships are available (closing date 27th January 2017) and in some cases Fee Assistance may be available.
Please contact the Admissions Team on 0121 703 0910 or by email at email@example.com.