A short welcome from Headteacher,  Mrs Jones

English Martyrs’, formed in 1965, is a Catholic Voluntary Academy, part of the Saint Ralph Sherwin Catholic Multi Academy Trust, in the Diocese of Nottingham and admits children between the ages of 4 and 11 years.

Our vision is to educate children in the spirit of the Gospel Values and the traditions of the Catholic Church, nurturing the talents and potential of each individual.  Throughout the academic year our staff, pupils and parents worked to develop a new mission statement.  This reflects our beliefs and ambitions and is at the heart of all we do. 

Parents and visitors to our Academy comment on the warm and friendly welcome they receive. We aim for every child to have a happy and vibrant education at English Martyrs’ one that is caring and supportive, working in a stimulating and structured environment, where all children are encouraged to reach their full potential. Each child is valued as a unique individual.

If you are a prospective parent looking for an admission place for your child, I would be delighted for you to come along, meet us in person and look around our Academy.

The Admissions Authority for Our School

Overview of the Diocese of Nottingham

English Martyrs’ Catholic Voluntary Academy is under the Trusteeship of the Diocese of Nottingham and belongs to the Nottingham Diocesan family of schools. They are founded by and are part of the Catholic Church and seek at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ. Religious Education and worship are in accordance with the teachings and doctrines of the Catholic Church. This does not affect the right of parents or carers who are not of the faith of these schools to apply for and to be considered for places. We ask all parents or carers applying for a place to respect this ethos and its importance to the school community.

Admission Documents 2023-2024

SRSCMAT Admission Policy 2023 to 2024

SRSCMAT Supplementary Information Form 2023-2024

Admission Documents 2022-2023

SRSCMAT Admission Policy 2022 to 2023

Supplementary Information Form

Admission Documents 2021-2022

SRSCMAT Admission Policy 2021 to 2022

Supplementary Information Form

If you wish to apply on faith grounds, please complete the Supplementary Information Form and either email this to Miss Raiseborough at school, with a copy of the evidence of faith.  Post to school – see Contact Us for the school address.

In Year Admissions

An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the admission round and the child will be admitted where there are available places. An application should be made to Derbyshire County Council.

Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application.

If there are no places available, the child will be added to the waiting list. Please see the admission arrangements for more details.

You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible. Applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, but the aim is to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt.

You have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel if your application is unsuccessful.

If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions please contact:

Please see our In Year Admissions Statement for full details.

In Year Admissions Statement (2021 to 2022)

Secure your child's place at English Martyrs' CVA

The applications process for starting school in September 2023 will open on 7th November 2022 and closes at midnight on Saturday 15th January 2023. National Offer Day is Monday 17th April 2023

If you would like to know more about our school, please get in touch.

Tel: 0115 9733209

Open Morning

Wednesday 23rd November 2022

9.30am – 11.30am

Where we will look forward to welcoming you once again

Parish Boundary Maps

Useful Documents

Welcome to English Martyrs' CVA