From Paul Hollingum our Executive Principal and Victoria Linsley our Head Teacher
St Mary Magdalene Academy is a vibrant school. At its heart is a clear focus on academic achievement together with a commitment to developing globally-minded citizens who can be confident and successful.
At every point of transition from home to school, from Primary to Secondary, and from Secondary to Sixth Form, we aim to provide the best possible care and support.
All staff at SMMA work to maintain high standards of behaviour and attainment. We want every pupil to achieve the highest possible public examination results. Our SAT and GCSE results are consistently very good and the Sixth Form International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB Diploma) and A Level results are outstanding.
Our Ofsted report was hugely positive about the progress we are making as an Academy, and we are very pleased to have received this external validation of what a strong school we are. The report says:
“Teachers aim high and plan carefully. Pupils know they are expected to work hard and complete tasks. In the best lessons, they are constantly challenged to deepen their understanding.” Ofsted, May 2013
Ambitious targets for all pupils have been set by the Governing Body. A tracking and assessment system enables teachers to monitor individual progress effectively and to update parents regularly.
We believe that our excellent facilities, in conjunction with high quality teaching, assessment and learning, will offer your child an opportunity to succeed at every stage of their education.
Sponsored by the London Diocesan Board for Schools, Christian values are at the heart of Academy life, alongside a commitment to our humanities and global citizenship specialism. As well as setting rigorous academic standards, we strive to develop the moral and spiritual values and skills of all our young people so that they can become active and considerate global citizens.
Read more about our philosophy of education.