Reception Admissions 2022

Early Years at Martello

We recognise that a child’s first year at school is an incredibly important time. School choice has to feel right, so the best way to decide whether Martello Primary is the right place for your child is to visit us for a tour.

However to gain a brief overview of just some information about Early Years at Martello, please read the below.

At Martello we take the time to get to know our new pupils and their families, making sure that parents and carers are involved in their child’s learning journey every step of the way. We use Tapestry (an online programme) to record, celebrate and share children’s progress with their families.

We know that getting the first stages if school life right is vital for pupils to connect to their education- we want our pupils to love coming to school. For this reason, we take part in meet and greet sessions with families before pupils start to give parents and carers the chance to tell us about their child. We also provide settling-in ‘stay and play’ sessions, Teddy Bears’ picnics and provide a transition booklet with all the information pupils and their families need.

Our ethos for Early Years is centered around quality child-initiated play. We know the value of learning through play. Our Reception pupils have their own special outside area to use.

Our beautiful purpose-built classroom ensures that your child’s learning flows naturally from inside to outside. The classroom is set up as an inviting learning space rich with resources and zones to promote pupil exploration.

Our team is confident in facilitating excellent learning opportunities to enhance pupils’ early development. We know that teaching a love of reading is important, so we read widely and regularly to our pupils throughout each day.

We teach phonics through the well-known Read Write Inc programme. We help our pupils develop as confident talkers and pride ourselves on developing their speaking and listening skills.

All pupils in Reception are provided with healthy free school meals made onsite.

Wrap Around Care

Breakfast Club

We start the school day with offering all our pupils a breakfast from 8am, with food being served until 8:30am. Breakfast choices include cereals and toast as well as milk, water or fruit juice. Parents can book a place at Breakfast Club using the My Child at School App. There is a charge of £2 per child, per day to attend. If you are in receipt of free school meals, your place will be free of charge.

Martello After School Club (MASC)

From January 2022 we extended our after school provision in direct response to requests from parents, in the hope to support working families. After school club provision runs from 3:15pm - 5:15pm.

  • 3:15pm - 4pm - free of charge (school after school clubs)

  • 4pm - 5:15pm (including a drink and light meal) - £5.00

More information can be found on our designated Wrap Around Care page.

Come and Join our School - Martello Podcasts 2021


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Hear from our Year 6 pupils in a series of podcasts sharing some useful information about the amazing Martello Primary.

Locavore Garden

We love outdoor learning and so do our pupils. Hear from more of our Year 6 pupils about the wonderful opportunity Locavore Growing Project provides our school.

Our Library

Our pupils love reading to Stanley; he gives them the confidence to come out of their shells. If only he didn't love cucumber so much, he might make an even better listener.


What's your favourite lesson?

Our year 6 pupils talk about the variety of lessons that they have done and try to choose their favourite.

Most Popular Kid in School

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Hear from our year 6 pupils talk about their plans for becoming the most popular kid in school.

One Big Family

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Hear from our year 6 pupils talk about their plans for becoming the most popular kid in school.