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Welcome to Emmaus School

BREAKING NEWS: We have recently been granted planning permission for a stylish and cleverly designed extension which will solve the current shortage of space and vastly improve the school’s facilities. Watch our film below and visit the 'Extension Project' page for more information.

Emmaus School is founded on Christian principles to educate children from 5-16 years in a caring, stable family atmosphere of love and respect.


Ad cognoscendum illum - to know God more clearly, love Him more dearly and follow Him more nearly.


A message from the Headteacher

When visitors first enter our school, they invariably comment on the atmosphere. Described in infinitely different ways, the essence of a visitor's immediate impression is happy, motivated pupils working purposefully, quietly and independently in a calm learning environment of small classes, which are skilfully managed by dedicated, caring teachers who are passionate about their job.

The pupils themselves describe it as a loving family, where everyone is known and valued - a safe haven, where children can be themselves and find acceptance. Pupils thrive here – spiritually, socially, emotionally and academically.


'What is our secret?' is a question I often ask myself. In a fast-paced, constantly changing world of education, I believe that our success is because everything we do is underpinned by timeless and enduring values -attentiveness, faithfulness, creativity, diligence, patience, contentment, obedience, wisdom, tender-heartedness, thankfulness, honesty, joyfulness, love, forgiveness, responsibility and self-control. Values which are rooted in the Christian faith.


If you have never visited this very special place, I would love to welcome you and show you round so that you can see for yourself.


Miriam Wiltshire

Recent News

GCSE results 2016

Emmaus School is a non-selective school with small cohorts.  Statistics can be very tricky

with small year groups and it only takes a couple of students who find exams more

challenging to lower the overall picture of results.


Therefore, it is a huge achievement, in a year when nationally GCSE results have shown a record decline down to 2008 levels, that 78% of our pupils achieved 5+ A*- C grades putting us well above the national average. 


This result is a credit to the hardworking teachers who ensured that 7 of 9 pupils achieved this benchmark.


Once again maths, English, chemistry, biology and physics results were high, and 100% of students gained a Grade C or above in these subjects.  Overall the 9 pupils sat a total of 75 exams, 43% of which were awarded were A or A* and the lowest grade awarded was a D. Outstanding student of the year was Daniel Broome who achieved 10 A or A* GCSE grades!


Mrs M Wiltshire B.Ed (Hons)

Emmaus Mathematicians Shine

Well done to those Emmaus students who have been awarded certificates in the UK Mathematics Trust Junior Challenge.The Junior Challenge is aimed at pupils in Year 8 or below. The challenge involves answering 25 multiple choice questions in one hour and is sat in school under normal exam conditions. Last year, over 600,000 pupils and 4,000 schools nationally took part in the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Challenges.
The top 40% of students nationally receive a gold, silver or bronze certificate in the ratio 1:2:3 (yes, you have to be a mathematician to understand how it works!). Congratulations to Stephanie Saunders who received a gold certificate despite currently only being in Year 7. In addition, Josie Barber (Y8), Sophie Haddow (Y8), Tom Woodger (Y8) and Heather Young (Y7) all received bronze certificates. Well done all!

A Lidl trip

As part of CARE week, Class 3 were given a tour of the local Lidl supermarket on Wednesday, June 29th. We were given a warm welcome from the manager and learnt about the running and organisation of the store. The children asked some interesting questions and tried not to be distracted by the wonderful smell of freshly baked bread.

Outstanding pupils recognised by our local MP

After 5 days off-timetable learning about money management, relationships, British Institutions, healthy eating and careers, this year's annual CARE week ended on a high with a visit from our local MP, who spoke very engagingly on being an MP, answered questions about Britain's exit from the EU, and who she would like to see as the next Prime Minister. Here is Michelle Donelan presenting this year's Daniel Award to pupils, Sophie Haddow and Carys Jones, who were nominated by their peers as outstanding role models.

The EU Referendum - we held our own school vote!

On Thursday 26th May Emmaus school held their own EU referendum,  all pupils and teachers had a vote. Interestingly our result was a forerunner for the real result. Emmaus voted leave by 39 votes to 35, 51% to 46% Very similar to this mornings result.

Art Competition

This year art competition has 24 entries form both juniors and seniors. The competition was based on illustrating Psalm 23, using inspiration from the Psalm to inspire their picture.

Leavers Assembly

This time of year comes round too quickly and recently we held our Leavers Assembly for the current Year 11's.  Mr Townsend shared some verses encouraging the students to Strive, Run the race and Go out into the world to share God's amazing gospel.  Year 10's had written some lovely prayers for each student...read more here

Brokerswood Trip

The whole school recently visited Brokerswood Country Park and had a whale of a time experiencing orienteering, canoeing, tree climbing, den building and archery. The little ones also had great fun roasting marshmallows on an open fire. Teachers were really impressed with the staff at Brokerswood who were brilliant with the children and make sure that everyone, teachers included, had a fantastic day.

Read our latest ISI Inspection Report 

Emmaus School is delighted with the findings of the March 2016 Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) report, this being the first ISI inspection of the School since Head teacher, Miriam Wiltshire, was elected as a member of the Independent Schools Association in December 2015.


To read the full report please click here

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