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Silver Artsmark Award

We are thrilled to have been awarded a Silver Artsmark Award in recognition of work we do in the curriculum around art, music and drama. We hope to build on this success this academic year by providing further opportunities for children to access the arts within the curriculum. All children will be participating in Arts Week in the week commencing 2nd October with lots of activities planned.

We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the School Games Platinum Mark Award for the 2017/18 academic year, the first school in Rutland to achieve this!

The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

With a total of young people competing in local inter-school competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.

As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.

A special thanks to everyone who has helped us achieve this!

We look forward to applying once again in 2019!


!On Friday 13th July 201, we shared with the children the amazing news that not only had we retained the title of Rutland Small School Champions for sport,but we also won themain Rutland School Games Champion trophy too! 

This is a massive achievement for a small school like English Martyrs and we couldn’t be more proud of our children for all their hard work in helping us win these awards. Thank you also to all the staff and volunteers who helped at the events, we couldn’t have done it without you.


Our long-awaited Astroturf is finished! The majority of the funding has come from the enormous efforts of parents, staff and governors at the school and Mrs Chambers would personally like to thank them all for their incredible hard work. Thank you also to Playscapes Playgrounds for such an excellent job in providing the pitch. Please contact the school if you are interested in hiring this facility for extra curricular sport or birthday parties.

Billy Ivory

We are delighted that Billy Ivory, a well known British screenwriter and actor and a member of our parish, has agreed to work with us helping to inspire our children in their reading and writing. He came to school to talk in assembly and he will be delivering a writing workshop and organising a writing competition at the end of the year.  

We are the Champions!

We are thrilled to announce that we are the champions of the small schools sports league and 4th in the overall schools table out of 21 schools. This is a massive achievement for us and we are incredibly proud. Thank you to all the children who have helped us achieve this and to the staff who work very hard on our involvement in sporting activities.