OFSTED Inspection: 13th & 14th December 2023 – Overall Effectiveness is GOOD

We are delighted that we were rated GOOD in all areas by Ofsted in December 2023! For more information on our journey please see our blog. Here is an extract from the report:

“The school has an ambitious curriculum underpinned by Catholic values. It has worked hard to create a caring and warm culture. Pupils make progress over time and enjoy their lessons. Adults have positive relationships with pupils and care deeply about them. There is an air of friendliness and positivity across the school. Pupils are keen to talk to visitors and tell them all about their school.

The school has built positive relationships with the local community over time. Leaders support pupils and their wider families and engage the help of external support networks, where appropriate. This has a positive effect on the well-being of pupils in school. There is a relationship of trust between the school and the community. The school ensures that pupils are well behaved and polite. Staff apply the school behaviour policy consistently. Pupils agree that the policy is fair. In most lessons, and at social times, pupils know how to talk to, respect and look after each other.

The school has ensured that dedicated pastoral staff are in place to support learning. Pupils can identify ‘safe adults’ who they can talk to about any issues. Pupils develop leadership skills by becoming peer buddies, librarians, school councillors and eco-councillors. Pupils particularly enjoy the educational visits they experience and say these are their best memories of the school.”

Ofsted Reports

Our most recent Ofsted report can be accessed on our Rating and reports page on the Ofsted website.

Section 48 RE Inspection

Our Section 48 RE Inspection was March 2018.

It can be found here: EMS Section 48 RE Inspection Report (March 2018)

It explained that our school is a deeply committed and caring community which is united in promoting the Catholic life of the school. They ensure that a wealth of opportunities are provided to ensure pupils, staff and families develop their own personal relationships with God. Pupils are extremely polite and helpful to visitors and this goes hand in hand with their excellent behaviour. They willingly accept responsibility for caring for each other. Teaching is good, some is outstanding and pupils are motivated by the well embedded creative approach that the school employs in the teaching of RE.


Annual attainment results and performance tables are shared with the public to celebrate the progress made by the children of English Martyrs.

Our Performance Tables

Key Stage 2 Results

The government will not publish KS2 school level data for the 2021 to 2022 academic year. The last available public data is from the 2018 to 2019 academic year. It is important to note that the data from that year may no longer reflect current performance.

Previous Data