Saint Martin’s, being in Stoke Golding and adjacent to Dadlington, was the centre of some hugely significant historical events in the 15th century. The battle of Bosworth did not take place at Bosworth but in the countryside near Stoke Golding and Dadlington. The death of Richard III was just off Fenn Lanes and the crowning of Henry VII was in the grounds the Parish Church in Stoke Golding. As you may know, Richard the Third’s remains were found in 2012, buried under a Leicester car park. His remains are going to be formally buried in Leicester Cathedral in March, however, there is also going to be a funeral procession for the site of his death and a commemorative service in Dadlington. Saint Martin’s Students will be lining part of the route as the coffin of Richard III processes past on Sunday March 22nd. This is a huge privilege and remarkably historical event: the burial of the last Plantagenet King of England. More details will follow as we get nearer the event. Our Head Boy and Head Girl, Eleanor and Jack, will also be accompanying Mr Carton to the actual internment in the cathedral later in that week.
Map of the battle site with the current location of our school
We have, for the first time at Saint Martin’s, appointed a Head Girl and Head Boy along with two Deputies. The role is a really important one and the chosen candidates will represent the school at important events and carry out many of leadership roles within Saint Martin’s.
A huge congratulations to our new Head Girl (Eleanor), Head Boy (Jack), Deputy Head Girl (Phoebe) & Deputy Head Boy (Kavi)
OXBRIDGE APPLICATIONS – Thursday, 20th November 2014
A group of Year 10 students visited Lutterworth College for an event that provided information and advice about GCSE attainment, Post-16 subject choices, the application process for Oxford and Cambridge and student life at university. It inspired a student to comment “I found out about uni and about requirements of grades so now I know to really ‘buckle down’ and do well in my GCSEs and A-Levels”.
CAMBRIDGE – Wednesday, 26th November 2014
Once again, students had the opportunity to visit Cambridge University – opening their eyes to the wider world of academia and encourage young people to think about their future plans. Russell Group universities require top grades at not only A Level but also GCSE. The day consisted of an introduction to higher education, a tour at Pembroke College including their chapel (built after the Civil War by Christopher Wren) and a visit to St. John’s College Library. Student feedback included: “It was a taste of higher education, informed us of courses on offer and gave us a chance to see a university. It inspired me to do well giving me the option of a good university – it was insightful” and another commented “was not considering university before the trip but now I am”.