Message from Headteacher

Welcome to St Mary Magdalene CE Primary‘s new and updated website. We are delighted that you’ve shown an interest in our school and hope that you find the website useful.

We recognise that every individual is created in the image of God. We seek to nurture each member of our school community to develop his or her skills and abilities in a positive and ordered learning environment, so that children mature into responsible and caring citizens. It is our aim that each member of the school community recognises the value of every individual.

As a Church of England School we wish children to grow in the Christian faith. While being firmly committed to this, we encourage an understanding of and a respect for other faiths. The principle of Christian stewardship underpins our approach to the use of the School’s resources. Our approach to our relationships is based on the Christian view of God’s love for each of His children and of Jesus’ command to forgive and love our fellows. We base our approach to achievement and the provision of opportunities for development on Jesus’ statement that he came to offer ‘life in all its fullness’.

We aim to give the highest priority to academic excellence through a broad based, balanced, exciting and creative curriculum as well as a keen focus on the performing arts and sports.

We invite you to come to our school, look around, sample the atmosphere and perhaps think about enrolling your child in our school where he/she can begin their education from the age of four.

Our main aim as a school is to give each child an education of real worth; one which will equip him or her to take a place in society as a responsible, informed person who has high self-esteem and respect for others. We firmly believe that a child’s education must include the widest range of opportunities, be they artistic, sporting, cultural, recreational or social.

With the help of our School Council, Governors and Staff we established our Christian Core Values in January 2012. Our values: unique, trust, honesty, love, peace, forgiveness, wonder, thankfulness, compassion and hope are at the heart of all we do. Driven by the children and our Christian ethos, we chose our new logo to reflect our commitment to each individual and to Jesus.

Our school has stimulating resources for teaching a creative curriculum and especially Information and Communication Technology (ICT). We now have a very modern, multipurpose computer suite which is being used well by children during and after school. In addition, each class has access to 5 laptops, 6 iPads and an interactive whiteboard with a projector. These are used effectively throughout the school to enhance teaching and learning resources.

Whatever your child’s special and/or educational needs, I can assure you that your child will be well looked after by our dedicated, committed and very skilful staff. We take pride in our relationships with parents, the mutual respect our children show each other and the care that we offer. We make time to get to know children and their families.

As St Mary Magdalene CE Primary continues to improve we will strive to find new and exciting ways to ensure high quality provision for all our children. We are confident about our future. Come and visit us and see for yourself!

Jennifer Parris
Head Teacher