A Warm Welcome

As our students will tell you, English Martyrs’ is a wonderful school.

We are proud of our strong academic tradition, our rich, broad and varied curriculum – in and out of class – and our students’ outstanding achievement leading to university studies, modern apprenticeships and a wide range of careers.

In this community, we cherish each unique individual, created in God’s image, and we strive to meet everyone’s distinctive needs, seeking to bring out the best in everyone.

Our school has amazing facilities particularly for the performing arts and sports. We have a splendid library and a beautiful school chapel.

At English Martyrs’ we are well known for our tremendous community spirit. We are a very inclusive and supportive school where students enjoy the freedom and space to develop their own talents and help others to succeed. Each day we strive to build the true atmosphere of the Christian family, living out our school motto: ‘May they all be One’. (John 17).

I hope you enjoy finding out a little more about our school and the exciting roles we have to offer. We look forward to welcoming you on a visit to see our lovely facilities, staff and students.

M Calen Principal

If you would like to arrange a visit to our school please contact us via email: Office@englishmartyrs.org or call: 0116 242 8880

About us

Mission Statement

Ut omnes unum sint “May they all be one”

English Martyrs’ Catholic School has its traditions and values derived from the belief and love of the Gospel message. The young people entrusted into the care of the school will be encouraged to deepen their knowledge, understanding and love of God. We will foster the talents of our pupils, both academic and personal, in an atmosphere of mutual respect, compassion joy and hope.

  • We recognise that prayer and celebration form the bed-rock of our community and we will provide opportunity for praise, worship and thanksgiving.
  • We shall strive to ensure that all who work in the school are made to feel part of a community.
  • We acknowledge that each of us has an equal worth as brothers and sisters in Christ.
  • We recognise that we are here to serve the Catholic community of Leicestershire but we will also welcome all who understand the value of our work in so far as we are able.
  • We will endeavour to maintain close links with the parishes and homes of our pupils and work in partnership with them to ensure their needs are met. We will strive to respond to the changing needs of our community by regularly reviewing our practice and organisation

St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Multi Academy Trust

23 schools. 9,000 young people. 1,200 colleagues. Inspired by the person, teaching and example of Christ to deliver superb education for all.

We are part of St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Multi Academy Trust.

The Trust was established by the Rt Rev Patrick McKinney, Bishop of Nottingham, and came into being on 1 September 2018.

There are 23 schools within the trust (4 Secondary and 19 Primary), providing an excellent standard of education to around 9,000 pupils.

Why work for the St Thomas Aquinas Multi Academy Trust?

  • Genuine opportunities for career progression – with 23 academies in our family, and 84 academies across the Diocese, opportunities for career progression are a reality.
  • Professional assistance – you will have access to an Employee Assistance Programme and Medicash, which provides confidential, independent and unbiased information and guidance 24/7. If clinically advisable, it also offers face-to-face counselling sessions.
  • Pension – automatic enrolment into the Teachers’ Pension Scheme with 23.68% employer contributions, or to the Local Government Pension Scheme for support staff, one of the most competitive on the market, with employer contributions of above 20% in most cases.
  • Terms and Conditions – we have committed to following nationally agreed terms and conditions for pay for both teachers and support staff.
  • Childcare – access to free childcare before and after school, for our employees who have children at schools in one of our Trusts.


Our school and wider Trust is committed is fully committed to ensuring the safety, health and wellbeing of all the young people in our care.

Specifically, this means that all staff – school leaders, teachers and support staff – are fully trained in line with ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education (2022)’, and that the Trust operates Safer Recruitment practices in all cases.