Headmaster’s Welcome


Welcome to St Martha’s, North London’s leading Catholic independent day school for girls aged 11-18.

I’m often asked: what’s special about St Martha’s? What makes you different from other schools?

My reply is always that we view every girl as unique. She is valued as an individual, but also part of a family. We consider it our responsibility to help discover and nurture her distinct talents within a friendly, supportive environment.

Choosing a school – the right school – is one of the most important decisions to be made in a child’s life. So I want to give you a flavour of the education girls receive when they come to us.

Key to our success are the small classes in which traditional high expectations are combined with modern teaching methods, ensuring each student achieves her best possible academic results.

Beyond the classroom, life is exciting and fulfilling. Our varied extra-curricular opportunities offer every girl the chance to gain confidence in whichever areas she discovers her interests lie.

As the father of two daughters, I know how important it is that they are in an environment where they feel happy and secure. St Martha’s can deliver in both these areas.

School days have a powerful influence on future success in life and we believe a St Martha’s education provides the best start. Our girls not only achieve excellent academic qualifications, but enjoy a wide range of activities and receive outstanding pastoral care.

And however well you do in life, to be truly happy and fulfilled you need to build successful relationships with others. So we equip our girls with all the skills needed for 21st century adult life – academic, social and spiritual.

This website can only give a brief glimpse of life here. So we warmly invite you to come and experience for yourself the unique atmosphere of what we believe to be an exceptional school. I hope you’ll take the opportunity to visit St Martha’s and share in our future

I look forward to showing you around.

Matthew Burke, Headmaster