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Welcome to English Martyrs CVA

Welcome to the English Martyrs Catholic Voluntary Academy website. We are a small Voluntary Aided Catholic Academy with 143 children aged between 4 - 11 yrs old on roll. We are part of the St Thérèse of Lisieux Catholic Multi Academy Trust together with 13 other primary schools and two secondary schools across Lincolnshire. We are happy to welcome children of any faith or none to join us in our friendly school.

We are very proud of our school and we enjoy being part of an active and friendly community. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum setting high expectations and encouraging all our children to achieve their potential before leaving us in year 6. Our mission statement below explains how we want our children to lead their lives, and our school values of excellence, determination, respect, equality, friendship, courage and inspiration help them to achieve this.

We would welcome you visiting us before you decide to join us to ensure that you are making the best decision for your child. For the latest news please see the tab marked 'news' and also take a look at the weekly school newsletter.

“ We grow and learn with the gifts we have been given, following in the footsteps of Jesus.”

Welcome back to school, it is great to have all the children back with us after such a long time away, it has been really uplifting and reassuring for staff to see so many happy children in school. We realise that the children need to reunite and make connections again finding their feet with the length of the school day and learning routines. We also know that children will have had different experiences during lockdown and some children will feel anxious about the current situation and returning to school. We have thought hard about our recovery curriculum and supporting the children both pastorally and academically as they return to school, for some this will be a much longer journey and we know that it will take a while for all of us to feel ourselves again! Please follow the link to our recovery curriculum.

We acknowledge that our children need a child-centred holistic approach rooted in faith which focuses on mental health and well-being. This approach will support re-connecting our children to other adults, children, learning and the curriculum. We will be starting with our mission statement and love being at the core of all we do, giving children reassurance and a focus on reconnecting and re-building relationships here at school but also beyond. We will provide a nurturing environment supported by our focus on values education using our acronym RESILIENCE which features all of our school values and the Gospel values of hope, compassion, love, discipleship, faith, forgiveness and justice.

We will continue to populate our new mental health page on the website under the parents section so please take a look and use some of the resources. A key feature will be our 5 Ways to Well-being approach inspired by the NHS initiative and New Economics Foundation, which focuses on; CONNECTING, BEING ACTIVE, TAKING NOTICE, KEEPING LEARNING AND GIVING.

News Flash!

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Refurbished Library

We were thrilled to get a donation of £500 from the Lions Club to go towards new furniture for our library.  Miss Reeson and Mrs Menzies have also done an amazing job on the mural which includes the children's favourite book characters.  

The space is now a lovely bright and welcoming area for our children to enjoy choosing and reading books. 

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Whole school textile project

As part of our recovery curriculum we wanted to use creativity and imagination to help the children process and discuss any feelings they had about the pandemic and lockdown.

Take a look at the children's amazing work here.

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Route to Resilience Accreditation

We are thrilled to have received our accreditation for being a Route to Resilience school .  We completed a programme on an evidence-based and practical approach to supporting schools and families in their work developing the emotional wellbeing and resilience of children and young people. 

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Mental Health Training

At the end of last academic year all staff were given the opportunity through
Resilient Rutland to obtain mental health qualifications. We now have 6
mental health first aiders in our school and all other staff have already
completed or will by the end of this term a youth mental health course.

Open Days

Saturday 2nd October 2021 10am-12pm (talk at 10am)

Saturday 9th October 2021 10am-12pm (talk at 10am)

To book a place please contact the school office on 01572 722 400 or [email protected]

Please also take a look at our prospectus and video below.

Please click here to view our prospectus

Covid 19

Please see our Covid 19 page for information on our recovery curriculum, risk assessments and what to do if your child or family member starts to display symptoms of Coronavirus.

Our Remote Learning Offer and Remote Learning Policy can also be found on our Covid 19 page.


Designated Safeguarding Leads 

Lead DSL - Mrs Alison Chambers - [email protected]

Deputy DSLs - Mrs Catherine Scott - [email protected], Miss Sian Humphreys - [email protected]

Telephone 01572 722 400

Please click here to view our Safeguarding/Child Protection Policy.  Click here for our Addendum Safeguarding Policy for partial school closure.