We are St. Martin's

Ready for

Better Prepared

Welcome to St. Martin’s, a preparatory school for around 400 boys situated in beautiful grounds in Northwood. Proudly independent for over one hundred years, we are a preparatory school in the widest sense. Our boys are lively and curious; they love learning and they love their school. Our aim is to equip them with the skills and attitudes that will enable them to become successful and happy in what they choose to do. We are a warm and welcoming community with a distinct family atmosphere where each boy is valued and encouraged to be the very best they can be. We believe our boys are ‘better prepared’ for all that lies ahead in their learning journey and in their individual lives. Please do come and visit us and see first hand what makes our school so successful and distinctive.


Headmaster's Welcome


“As ever, I was blown away by the amazing behaviour and good manners of the boys. I also loved the engagement and enthusiasm of the teachers and teaching assistants I met. The grounds looked spectacular, even in February. All in all, I left, as always, feeling that there’s really something rather special about St. Martin’s.”

Former Parent

Our Values


The wellbeing of all at our school is a key priority for us. Happy children learn effectively and good mental health equips the boys for life as they grow older.


We want our boys to experience success in a wide range of activities. Academic success is important, but there are so many other opportunities for your son to enjoy. These build self-confidence and enable pupils to tackle new challenges and experiences.


There is so much of our pupil’s story that is yet unwritten, and it is our purpose to offer as many opportunities as possible. As you see your son grow, he will learn to take full advantage of all that the school offers.

Hard work

We value effort in all its forms. The effort that your son puts into all aspects of his time at school makes such a difference to the outcomes that he enjoys. Put simply we believe in working hard and playing hard.


Each other

The school has a strong sense of community and can be seen as a large family. The older members of the family are encouraged to interact with the younger boys and relationships between staff and pupils are warm and respectful. This extends to our parent body who are actively encouraged to be involved in school life.


At this school, we value friendship.  We believe that we all need to be loved and to love.  We aim for a school community where all are valued and respected.  By doing so we create a happy and healthy school.