St Mary Magdalene Academy
Islington, United Kingdom
About St Mary Magdalene Academy
St Mary Magdalene Academy is a Church of England all-through Academy which opened in September 2007 in purpose built accommodation.
The Academy specialism is Humanities and Global Citizenship and the creation of well-rounded young people, able to take their place in the local, national and international community is at the heart of all we do. The focus on happy, successful children influences the way that we approach education.
Vision and values
St Mary Magdalene Academy aims to ensure every individual is valued and cared for, and to help children become responsible citizens of the future. The school strives to provide a varied and stimulating curriculum that caters to every student. The motto is, "Show by a good life that your works are done by gentleness born of wisdom" (James 3:13).
The school specialises in the humanities and global citizenship, but also concentrates on RE, geography, maths and science. Enrichment activities such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award, sports, music, drama, chess, debating and Latin are all available to foster greater talents in each child.
“The relationship between teachers and pupils in lessons is an important strength. Teachers encourage pupils to do their best work, to be confident and to offer answers and suggestions. Opportunities are frequently provided for pupils to discuss these ideas with each other and to suggest alternatives and improvements.”