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Gatsby Benchmark SEND Video

Staff and students from St Martins and Horizons recently took part in filming for a video about the Gatsby Benchmark SEND, a framework of 8 guidelines that define the best careers provision in schools and colleges. 

Howard saves the day (and the sheep)!

Our students had quite an exciting Outdoor Ed. session last week. Whilst canoeing along the River Derwent, they came across a sheep in the river. Howard jumped out of the boat, waded across to the sheep and helped it to the river bank. What a hero!    

INSET Day – Monday 12th November

School is closed to students on Monday 12th November for an INSET Day. School will be open as usual on Tuesday 13th November. To keep up to date with school news, download the My Ed School App – more details can be found here:

Students inspiring the next generation of teachers!

Debbie and Kerry went with Matt, James and Mia to give a keynote speech at Nottingham Trent University yesterday. Feedback from the 100 teacher training students and staff that attended was really positive. We all talked about how we came into the special school system, sharing learning and tips along the way. Congratulations to Matt, James and Mia who were superb ambassadors for St Martins and a great credit to themselves and their families. […]

Flags For The Fallen

National Memorial Arboretum – Flags for the Fallen Staff and Students have taken part in an international project at the National Memorial Arboretum to remember the fallen soldiers of WW1. We were given the names and details of 150 soldiers who lost their lives during the war between 1914 and 1918 and asked to create individual flags of remembrance to be displayed with other schools around the world at the Arboretum in a special […]

INSET Day Reminder

Just a reminder that we have an INSET Day on Monday 15th October – school will be closed to students on that day. Additionally, the INSET Day scheduled for Friday 12th April has been rescheduled to take place on Monday 12th November.

Welcome back!

We would like to welcome to all of our students this new academic year!  A welcome letter can be found here in our letters and newsletters section:  


Today we said goodbye to four key people in our school: Jackie Jones, our Chair of Governors, has resigned from her position after four marvellous years Steph Beale, our Deputy Head, has got a Headship in a school in Leicester Mandy Fink, a class teacher, is moving closer to home Michele Killingworth, our long serving an extra-ordinary School Business Manager is retiring after 18 years of service to the school We shall miss them […]

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