St Martins School was established on the 1 September 2012 as Shropshire's first 'all through school', educating children from age three to sixteen. It was formed from Ifton Heath Primary School and Rhyn Park School and Performing Arts College.
St Martins is Shropshire’s first ‘all through’ school. It is based in the small ex-mining village of St Martins, an area with rural deprivation, low paid and low skill jobs. 2017 marked the start of a regeneration, with the construction of new housing estates, an expansion of service industries and a new and improving through school at the heart of its community.
In 2013 the secondary school had fewer than 400 students and was threatened with closure. The Local Authority decided to close the village primary school and build an all through school on the site of the secondary school. This made the school financially viable and maintained secondary provision in the village.
As Assistant Head at this time Ms Lovecy was entrusted with overseeing the new building and the design of the new through school. During the build we uncovered a hidden mural by famous artist of the 1950s Barbara Jones, which now provides a memorable backdrop to the hub of our school; an open plan library, office and work area for all students and staff.
We will be updating this page with information about the history of the two schools - if you have photos, news or history items that you would like to submit please contact school through the contact page.
Pictured is a mural by world renowned artist Barbara Jones, re discovered during the 'all through school building programme.