St Martin's School

Greater London
Boys (3 - 13)

For the best start in life
New entrants at St Martin’s Preparatory School join a day school for boys aged 3–13. On departure, they leave a nurturing family community that has prepared them to become successful young men.

About the school

Our values
Our family community is the basis on which St Martin’s educates and nurtures. Our governors, teachers, pupils and parents work together to recognise skills, develop potential, support and care for each boy throughout his time with us. As a multi-cultural family we encourage our boys to understand and value the best in every contribution.

Confident citizens
All aspects of the St Martin’s teaching programme are designed to develop self-confidence and inner belief in our pupils. We know that these qualities give them the ability to seize opportunity when it arises, make intelligent decisions based on their own perception and drive them on to greater success.

Involved in the community
Each boy will become involved in appropriate community projects throughout his time at St Martin’s. This helps widen their perception of the world around them and expands their sense of responsibility. The school generously supports charity events and every year the harvest festival supports the work of the New Hope Trust Watford which cares for homeless, unemployed and needy people in our community.

The best start in life
There is nothing more valuable than a good education or as precious as a happy child. We take this seriously at St Martin’s and feel privileged to have the opportunity to use our wealth of teaching experience, exceptional facilities and unique attitude towards well-balanced learning to turn so many promising young boys into responsible, caring young men with a taste for success, ready for the next stage of their education.

Outstanding facilities
Enthusiasm for new challenges is encouraged at St Martin’s; our superb facilities offer the opportunity for boys to try everything early on, from sports activities to science, arts and computing. Information technology is an integral part of the syllabus from an early age and a high degree of computer literacy is supported across the entire curriculum.

Dedicated to achievement
At St Martin’s, boys are expected to achieve their full potential. We recognise this is different for each boy in each discipline. By dedicating time and effort, we establish where each individual boy needs support and where they have key skills and raw talent. We can then determine how best to help each boy discover the pleasure of achievement.

Committed to family values
Pastoral care is given a high priority and each form teacher takes primary responsibility for their pupils’ social development. Every child becomes a member of one of the school patrols and experiences the excitement of inter-patrol competitions throughout the year. This encourages teamwork across the age groups and introduces children to the responsibilities of caring for each other.

Key Facts

  • Total Pupils: 400
  • Day Fees: £3850 to £5045/term

Open Days

No Forthcoming Events

Scholarships, Bursaries & Fees

Means tested bursaries are available for boys entering Year 3.

Fees Information

Per term
Main School including lunch  £5,045
Pre Prep including lunch £4,680

Kindergarten 5 morning sessions a week £1,925
Full time including lunch £3,850

Pre School Care
£6.50 per morning

After School Care 
until 4.00pm £10.00 per session
until 5.00pm £15.00 per session
until 6.00pm £20.00 per session

Admissions Process



Boys can start in our Kindergarten in September after their third birthday.  Prior to this they are invited to come for an informal visit/assessment accompanied by one/two parents in November of the preceding year.  The boys visit in small groups of up to eight.  During this time they are observed and monitored by St Martin’s staff as they join in with activities and mix with some of the current Kindergarten class.  The Head of Kindergarten speaks to parents and boys as well as answering any queries during the assessment.



At the age of 4 boys will be assessed for our 4+ entry into Pre-Prep Reception classes. This takes place at the beginning of January preceding September entry. The tasks in the assessment are child-friendly and are recorded by Pre-Prep staff. There are 44 places available in Pre-Prep Reception (two classes of 22 each with a teacher and classroom assistant).  Kindergarten usually fills a considerable number of these places. Due to the considerable competition early application is strongly advised.



Boys in Year 2 are assessed in November for the following September entry, in English and Maths. The Year 3 intake is mainly from our two classes in our Pre-Prep department.  There are approximately 8 places available; the year group is split into three mixed ability classes of approximately 16 boys. Means-tested bursaries are available from Year 3. 


Boys may enter the Main School at ages other than the 7+, should a place become available. Interested parents should contact the Headmaster’s secretary and arrange an assessment date. There are examination papers in Mathematics, English and Verbal Reasoning.

Finding out more

40 Moor Park Road, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 2DJ
01923 825740
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Key Facts

Open Days

No Forthcoming Events