Martello PAN Consultation

Consultation on proposal to maintain published admission numbers at 210

Turner Schools is undertaking a consultation to seek the views of the stakeholders of Martello Primary about:

By stakeholders, Turner Schools is referring to the parents, students, feeder schools and nurseries, and service providers including the Local Authority of Martello Primary.

The School Admissions Code set out a legal requirement for all schools to hold a public consultation on admission arrangements at least once every 7 years’, even if there have been no changes during that period.

Subject to the feedback from the consultation, and pending approval from the Department for Education, we would anticipate the continuation of PAN to take effect from September 2025.


Martello Primary is a non-selective, one form entry primary school with a published capacity for 210 children, which caters for boys and girls of all abilities form ages 4-11.  The school joined Turner Schools multi-academy trust on 1 January 2017 and has since received and OFSTED, ‘Good’ rating in March 2022.

The school runs a 15 place Special Resource Provision ensuring that children with special educational needs make the best possible progress, this area is strongly coordinated and a wide range of programmes and activities are available, all child centred.

The school currently has the following pupils on roll:

Year R 15

Year 1 28

Year 2 23

Year 3 29

Year 4 14

Year 5 21

Year 6 28

Rationale for no change

What will change?

With the proposal to maintain the published pupil admission numbers for the school, it is important to state that there will be no fundamental changes.  From a pupil or parent’s perspective, there will be:


We wish to invite interested parties to take part in this consultation on the proposal.  The consultation will take place for a minimum of 6 weeks between Friday, 8 December 2023 and Thursday, 18 January 2024. 

We will consult with the parents and other stakeholders for Martello Primary including:

Your views on any aspect of the proposal will be sent to the Turner Schools Board of Trustees.  All responses received by the end of the consultation period will be carefully considered and will form part of a Business Case submitted to the Department for Education for final decision.

We invite you, therefore, to take part in this consultation.  Comments may be submitted in the following ways: