Magnus CofE Academy

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

Location: Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Magnus CofE Academy

Magnus Academy is a rapidly improving school, recently rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted and on a journey to 'Outstanding'.  Magnus is a mixed, non-selective, Church of England secondary school with sixth form situated in the beautiful riverside town of Newark, Nottinghamshire. There are approximately 680 students at the school, between the ages of 11-18.   

Formerly Magnus CofE School, the amalgamation of the Magdalene High School and The Thomas Magnus School, Manus CofE Academy converted to academy status in 2014. Founded as a grammar school in 1531 by British diplomat Thomas Magnus, the school’s original building is now a museum. The school is a member of the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham Multi Academy Trust.    

Above all else, Magnus is a family and we welcome all new staff and students alike.


Mrs A Martin   

Values and vision 

Magnus CofE Academy is an inclusive school where each student is valued and supported, allowing for them reach their full potential. It wishes for pupils to develop in self-confidence and believe in success. The academy has five core values: determination, integrity, ambition, humility and compassion. Leadership plays a key role at Magnus CofE Academy, and students are encouraged to develop these skills with an active Student Council. The secondary school wants all pupils to have an aspiration and runs a careers programme to raise awareness of future opportunities both inside and outside of Newark.      


“Every effort is made by leaders and by teachers to raise expectations for pupils in order that they succeed. It is no longer acceptable for them to misbehave, not attend school or not wear their uniform with pride. Every indication is that pupils are responding positively to these expectations and are making improving progress in their learning as a result”.  


View the academy's Ofsted report here.

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Address: Earp Avenue, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 4AB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1636 680066
What people say about us

Leaders have fully involved teachers in their work to improve the school. This is helping to drive improvements in teaching. Leaders prioritise high-quality training.

- Ofsted 2019

Leadership, at all levels, is strong and effective. The principal is uncompromising in her ambition for pupils. She has helped the school overcome a culture of low ambition, which slowed improvements. In its place, the principal has encouraged the highest aspirations for all pupils. She has also ensured that poor behaviour is no longer tolerated. Pupils’ outcomes have improved because of these high expectations

- Ofsted 2019

Pupils are happy and well cared for. They are friendly, courteous and polite. Pupils take pride in their work and their appearance.

- Ofsted 2019

Pupils’ conduct in class and around the school is exemplary. Leaders set very high standards for pupils’ behaviour, which staff consistently enforce.

- Ofsted 2019