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We are an 11-16 Academy, offering an exciting and inspiring curriculum to all our learners.Our school is a unique place, where relationships between staff and students lead to lifelong love of learning. We pride ourselves in knowing every individual; which helps us to ensure that everyone is successful and happy during their time at MHS.Central to our beliefs as a school, every learner has the right to good quality teaching; an aspirational environment, educational opportunities and a close knit school community where a sense of ‘real’ belonging leads to everyone achieving.

About Us

The Martin High School is situated on the edge of the village of Anstey in North West Leicestershire. From September 2013 we have become an 11-16 secondary school teaching both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. This has been a big change for the school. We received our first set of GCSE results in 2015. The Martin High School was opened in 1957. It was named after Sir Robert Martin, the Chairman of Leicestershire County Council at the time, to recognise his public service.

The school originally opened its doors as a secondary school, for pupils aged 11-16 after changing to a middle school for 11-14 year olds. As of September 2013 the school has reverted back to an 11-16 secondary academy. The first year 11 intake was in September 2014 and we received our first set of GCSE results in 2015. After 24 wonderful years, the previous head teacher, Mr Martin Furniss retired, making way for Mrs Laura Sanchez to take up the role.  

Working for Us

MHS staff set the role models for this school community. They work to high standards and have the highest expectations of the pupils. They know that the pupils’ success depends on the partnership that the school forms with the family. Staff are motivated by the pupils growing as people. They want all the pupils to be successful. They identify success as pupils gain in self understanding, achievement and skill. Staff know that the work of the school builds on that of the home. Much of our dialogue is concerned with how best to support each individual.

Our objective is to make sure that each pupil explores and develops themselves through learning our broad curriculum and in so doing, grows as a person. Staff know it is essential that each parent is informed of the progress that their son or daughter is making and their next learning steps. If you're searching for your next teaching post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers - send us your CV now via our School Talent Pool and say what sort of role you're looking for.  By joining our School Talent Pool we'll know you're interested in working here when a future vacancy occurs.Join our School Talent Pool now!For more information about School Talent Pools visit

How we work

Every child matters at the Martin High School. Our cornerstone is that we value each individual, making sure that all pupils progress.

Learning and personal growth are synonymous. We want all our pupils to discover the key to a happy and fulfilling life. Learning in the school is organised to promote this. Pupils learn to be more confident, skilful; determined and practical in how they organise and take on life.

We have a network of support that provides individual care for each pupil. We are clear in how we support. We are educating all our pupils to become self sufficient, independent and sound decision makers. They just need help on the way.

Our pupils learn about how to take care of themselves; exercise; enjoy performance, dance and music; the thrill of story writing; how to work in teams; how to manage difficult challenges. The list is endless. The focus is simple. We plan experiences to ensure that every pupil grows and develops the skills and attitudes needed to manage and cope with young adulthood.

We have strong links with our parents and community. We know that learning begins at home. We add on to that process. We also know that our pupils make more progress through mutual support

Aims and Ethos

We have a clear set of beliefs that drive our school. Everyone works together to make the school a learning community where everybody is valued.

The great strength of our school is the quality of relationships and the care that staff have for pupils and pupils have for one another. No one individual is more important than anybody else. Everyone tries hard to understand and work both for themselves and for others.

The great purpose of the school is to teach our pupils how to become effective learners. With the right attitudes; skills; knowledge and capabilities, they are set up for life. We want all pupils to learn the power of learning during their time at our school.

Within our school each person is regarded as a unique individual who will develop their own pattern of learning. The focus is on learning that enables them to grow as a person. Everyone is unique, but everyone is to be equally respected.

We have high expectations. Our pupils make progress that is second to none. They score good marks and make excellent academic progress. More importantly they grow and flourish as people. They learn to value both themselves and their community