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


Full-time Class Teacher English Martyrs Catholic Primary School MPS/UPS– from September 2022 or as soon as possible

Possibility of a Temporary TLR 3 for a year to lead Religious Education across the school for a year for a suitably experienced candidate.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a teacher to join our school community. This post could appeal to Early Career teachers or ambitious teachers seeking to develop and enhance their own career. The Executive Headteacher has nurtured teachers early in their career and coached four teachers in recent years who have gone on to become deputy headteachers. This is an excellent opportunity and one we encourage you to find out more about.

‘Staff demonstrate a strong sense of purpose and teamwork,’ Ofsted May 2021

English Martyrs – Teacher

English Martyrs Catholic Voluntary Academy is committed to the protection of our children and to best practice in the recruitment of staff.

Applicants should note that, in accordance with Keeping Children Safe In Education, it is the applicant’s responsibility to have made any necessary registrations relevant at the time of making this application which is required for people working or volunteering with children.   Accordingly, any offer of employment made will be conditional upon the results of checks from the Disclosure & Barring Service (“the DBS”) and Employer Access Online (regarding teacher prohibition/disqualification from working with children and young people).