"Be kind, try hard, do your best."

"On entering the school, there is a wonderful feeling of space, calm and pride - the school is clearly well cared for by pupils and staff" Visiting Teacher

"The playground is fun to play in because it has a football pitch, basketball, climbing frames, apparatus and a quiet area" Year 5 pupil


 Playground football Playpod Library Fizz books


St Martin's Garden Primary School occupies a very large and spacious site on the southern edge of the City of Bath. There are large playing fields, large playgrounds and the building itself has long corridors, and light, spacious rooms.

The school’s name was chosen due to its proximity to St Martin’s Hospital.  In the 19th Century this was the city’s work-house, and the school was built on the site of the gardens of the work-house. People who stayed the night at the workhouse had to spend the following morning working in the gardens, as payment, before they were allowed to leave.

The school, as it is now, a primary school, was opened on 1 September 2001, although the building was constructed in 1951.  It was opened at that time as separate Infant and Junior Schools, and in 1973 the Margaret Coates Centre was added to educate children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In the year 2000 the Governors of the two schools requested that the two schools be amalgamated into a single primary school, which happened on 1st September 2001.  In June 2004 the autistic children moved into a purpose-built Centre, physically linked to the school.  A Sure Start Children's Centre opened in September 2006.

 What we've got to offer 

  • The school is proud of its facilities and we are continually making improvements to provide an attractive, safe and comfortable environment for all school users. 
  • Lively photographs and imaginative examples of children's work are displayed in the reception area and throughout the school.   
  • The classrooms are large, bright and comfortable, and equipped with interactive white boards. 
  • ICT suite was refurbished in September 2016 
  • Our attractive library was added in 2009 which is well stocked with a wide range of interesting books.   
  • We have two large halls and a separate dining hall. We produce our own School meals on site. We also offer a Breakfast Club from 8.00am every morning.
  • Food Technology room which supports the teaching of cooking, healthy eating and food hygiene. 
  • We have an extensive and pleasant outdoor environment, with very large playing fields, where we enjoy regular sports activities and events.  
  • Our wide range of play areas include one for infants, which houses the Playpod, a large area for juniors and separate play areas for the Margaret Coates Centre and Children's Centre. Each of the infant classrooms has it's own secure outside play area. 
  • We also have a dedicated conservation area and sensory garden 
  • We were very excited to open our newly refurbished swimming pool in the Summer term 2012.  The pool temperature is lovely and warm at 30+ degrees and the building is insulated so we can use it all year round. Every child has an opportunity to swim each week and we aim for them to be confident swimmers by the time they leave primary school.
Swimming pool boy on float girls in pool with ball