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English Speaking Union Public Speaking Competition

Saturday 9 November, Magdalene College, Cambridge

Congratulations to Bradley Setchell, Laura Saunders and Ieuan Cox who represented the school at the English Speaking Union competition at Cambridge University on Saturday. The students were invited to participate as winners of their regional round last year. Bradley spoke on the topic "Celebrity News is the opium of the people". Everyone commented on how brilliant his speech was. Ieuan asked thoughtful questions and Laura was an outstanding chair.

Stephen Roberts of the ESU wrote to the school to say: “The contribution of every member of the team was first rate. I know they figured a great deal in the judges’ discussions and that final results were a very close run thing. English Martyrs’ has become one of the jewels in our Public Speaking Crown and I am always delighted to see them in action”.

Well done to the team and thank you to Ms Fones for preparing them.

Congratulations to the Year 7 Football team

Congratulations to the Year 7 Boys' Football Team who won their second game of the County Cup. After a fantastic first match winning 3-8, they faced a very good Redmoor (Hinckley) side in the second round last Tuesday. The first half was very tight and both teams were trying their best to keep the game under control. The result at half time was 1-1 . After half time, English Martyrs played great football. They played as a team, with passion and great character and scored some fantastic goals. In the end the score was 5-2, and they are through to the quarter finals of the County Cup.

Well done boys!

Online Payments

The school online payment system is now live, instructions for using the payment portal can be found here

Dyslexia Friendly School Status

English Martyrs’ School has begun to work towards the Dyslexia Friendly Schools’ kite mark which is awarded by the British Dyslexia Association. We already aim to support all our students to achieve their best and believe that we are a dyslexia- friendly school. If you would like further information about this initiative, or about dyslexia, please contact Mrs Jones.


99% 5+ A*- C PASSES

69% 5+ A*-C including English and Mathematics

Year 11 students are celebrating outstanding achievement in their GCSEs. 99% of students achieved at least 5 good passes A*-C of whom 69% achieved 5 A*-C including English and Mathematics. This is excellent achievement for each student and is the highest GCSE results the school has ever achieved! Congratulations go to all of the students who have worked so hard. We give thanks to God for all the talents, opportunities and blessings given to us. Thank you to parents and parishioners for your practical and prayerful support of our young people.

Marius Carney

Skills for Life courses

We are looking into the possibility of working with Leicester College to run Skills for Life courses for any parents who want to improve their basic skills in literacy and/or numeracy. This could help people:

Improve their own skills

be able to help and support their children

gain a qualification in Functional Skills in English /Maths

Please contact Mrs Jones for more information if you would be interested in learning more about these courses.

A LEVEL – 100% PASS !


Congratulations to all our A level students on their outstanding success! This year 100% passed (A* -E) with 76% of students achieving the highest A* - C grades. Students have also had confirmation of niversity places and will now prepare to start courses at universities throughout the UK including Leicester, Loughborough, De Montfort, Keele, London, Liverpool, Bath, Edge Hill , Manchester, Leeds, Belfast.

Special congratulations to Eilish Hughes who achieved 2 A* and 2 As and has been awarded a place to read History at Girton College, Cambridge.