Admissions to Primary School

Each year, 30 children are welcomed into the Reception class at St Mary Magdalene Academy. An exciting and innovative curriculum, highly qualified staff and beautiful modern facilities offer the children the best possible start to their primary education.

St Mary Magdalene Academy is a church school that serves the whole community and welcomes applicants of all faiths and none.

There are organised tours in the Autumn Term and the Head of Primary is also happy to show prospective parents around by arrangement. Please contact the Primary reception on 020 7502 4722.

Allocation of places

Please see our Primary Admissions Policy below for full details.

Primary-Admissions 2022 - 2023-Policy.pdf



For those intending to complete the church attendance form the link is below. 


Applying for a place

To apply for a place in our Reception Class, you must complete the application form in the Islington admissions booklet and return it to the School Admissions Team, 222 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 1XR.

For in-year admissions,  we operate a waiting list should an occasional vacancy arise. Please complete an in-year application form to apply for one of these places.



If your child has not been offered a place, the law entitles you to appeal against that decision to an Independent Appeal Panel. Details of how to appeal for 2024 entry can be found in the document below.


Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now