English Martyrs is closed for the School holidays.

All correspondence  to the school and requests for information will be processed when the school reopens on Tuesday 7th June.

In the event of an emergency, please contact 07415249238.

Our Mission Statement

English Martyrs Catholic Primary School offers distinctive Catholic education within a caring Christian  community where everyone feels loved and valued, confident and secure.

We believe that each person is precious and gifted, unique and loved by God.

With Christ as our inspiration, we work in partnership to create a challenging, effective and exciting learning environment where everyone is encouraged to embrace opportunity.

Welcome to English Martyrs Catholic Primary School


Dear Families of English Martyrs’,

It gives us great pleasure to introduce you to our warm, caring and happy school. We are a single form school, small but mighty, where every young learner’s mind, body and soul is nurtured. We are committed to supporting all of our wonderful pupils and amazing staff.

There is something for everyone here at English Martyrs and as we get to know each and every child, we make sure that they feel valued and supported to achieve their personal best and shine.

Christ is at the centre of all that we do and we have introduced a Virtues Curriculum, embedding our eight core virtues: love, practical wisdom, temperance, justice, solidarity, courage, faith, hope throughout our curriculum. We encourage a love of learning so that our pupils take this with them for the rest of their lives embracing opportunities, responsibilities and experiences that come their way. We have an active and challenging Eco and School Council and Mini Vinnies group.

A committed and hardworking team create a creativity, curiosity and motivation to learn. We are committed to enhancing our curriculum with as many enrichment activities as we can and include a range of trips visitors.

We aim high at English Martyrs and collaboration and partnerships are key players in our success. We work closely with our partner school, St Joseph’s, Castleford and also all of the primary schools within the BKCAT Trust. Our teaching is research-led with initiatives being driven by experts in the field.

We have a wonderful pastoral system to ensure that all barriers to learning are removed for our children and we ensure that every child is supported. We believe in nurture and we are firmly committed to developing the mental health and well-being of our children. We are also firmly committed to working with our families and believe that parents, as the first educators, hold a wealth of knowledge about their child and we value all contributions and the information that they share with us.

We are an inclusive school, welcoming Catholic families, families of all faiths and none.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school, and to a happy and successful partnership with all our new children and families as we embrace an exciting future together.

Mrs Sarah Spencer                    Mrs Bridget Kerrigan
Executive Headteacher          Head of School


MPS or UPS Class Teacher

We are looking for an outstanding teacher who is:
•        Creative, dynamic and innovative
•        An excellent classroom practitioner
•        Able to secure progress for the children
•        Committed to excellence, enjoyment and fun
•        Able to work as part of a close team
•        Fully committed to the mission and ethos of our Catholic school

We can offer:

  • An exciting opportunity
  • A clear vision of excellence
  • A welcoming, supportive school family that works closely with parents and parish
  • High expectations of children’s achievement and behaviour
  • A hard working, enthusiastic and dedicated team of staff
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • Lead and co-ordinate a subject across our school and make a real difference!

Prospective candidates are encouraged to speak the school by contacting the school’s Senior Admin Officer:

  • Mrs Clare Shayler on 01924 299244
  • CES application forms are available at the above address or by e-mail from: cshayler@ems.bkcat.co.uk

Closing date:  Tuesday 24th May, 2022 at 12pm
Shortlisting:   Tuesday 24th May, 2022

Interviews:    Friday 27th May, 2022

English Martyrs School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required for the successful candidate.

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English Martyrs Wakefield – MPS or UPS Teacher

Breakfast Club Assistant

English Martyrs Catholic Primary School is seeking to appoint a Breakfast Club Assistant.  The hours will be Monday-Friday 7:45am-8:45am.

The purpose of the post is greet children on arrival at club, prepare food as required, provide and supervise play.

The successful candidate must:

  • Enjoy working with and supporting primary age children
  • Be confident in dealing with children, maintaining discipline and ensuring their overall wellbeing
  • Be able to work effectively in a busy environment

We can offer:

  • An exciting opportunity to work with wonderful children
  • A welcoming, supportive school family that works closely with parents and parish
  • High expectations of children’s achievement and behaviour
  • The opportunity to work with a hard-working, enthusiastic and dedicated team of staff

All completed application forms need to be returned to the school. Electronic applications should be sent to cshayler@ems.bkcat.co.uk

Closing date:  Monday 6th June

Candidates are most welcome and encouraged to arrange a visit to the school by appointment.

Application forms and further details are available to download from our school website or by contacting Mrs Clare Shayler cshayler@ems.bkcat.co.uk.

English Martyrs Catholic Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

Breakfast Club Assistant May 22