Admissions into reception class and year 7- 2020
We have students who transfer here from a wide geographical area including Oswestry, Ellesmere, Chirk, Wrexham and ofcourse closer to home from villages nearby.
The move to a new school particularly the move to secondary can be a daunting one. St Martins School works closely with local primary schools to ensure that the Transition runs as smoothly as possible. Our transition process really does start as early as possible.
Head of School, Ms Sue Lovecy is often ‘out and about’ at Primary schools delivering parts of the Community Curriculum so your child will probably already know her and she will know your child!
Schools have the opportunity to visit us on an number of our Primary days, giving students the opportunity to familiarise themselves with our staff, students and departments.
Over the course of the remainder of this academic year Ms Lovecy will be visiting pupils at our local primary schools in Gobowen, Selattyn, Weston Rhyn and further afield.
The following link will take you to the Shropshire Council guide to school admissions for 2020
Use the following link that will take you straight to Shropshire Council website for more information about starting primary and secondary school.
If you are applying 'out of county' you will need to apply through your own county.
At the end of this page you can access a documents that takes you step by step how to apply to admissions on line.
Key dates for Year 7 joining in September 2020:
Apply to Shropshire Council by 31 October 2019
Place allocation day 2 March 2020
Year 7 transition evening - 2 April , 6:00pm, 26 June - Taster Day, 1 July - parents appointments with tutor, 13/14 July - Quinta Camp
Admissions 'mid term'
If you wish to enquire about transferring to St Martins in other year groups please contact our reception and we will advise you of whether we have vacancies and provide you with the application form.
Free school transport is provided by the local authority/council ( Shropshire or Wrexham).
Your children may be able to get free transport to school, depending on how far the walk is and any special needs they have.
All children between 5 and 16 qualify for free school transport if they go to their nearest suitable school and live at least:
If there’s no safe walking route, they must be given free transport, however far from school they live. Contact your local council if you think that the walk to school isn’t safe.
Shropshire Travel Information
Wrexham Travel information
If you get the maximum Working Tax Credit or your children are entitled to free school meals, they’ll get free school transport if they’re:
Your child is entitled to free transport if they can’t walk to school because of their SEND or mobility problem. It doesn’t matter how far away they live.
There are a number of bus routes organised by Shropshire Council. For free school transport queries parents may wish to visit the Shropshire Council website for information about how to apply at www.shropshire.gov.uk or alternatively contact the School Transport Team on 0345 6789006.
Alternatively parents can call the school reception.
For the public service routes, up to date information can be found on the Traveline Midlands website, www.travelinemidlands.co.uk