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  • St Mary Magdalene Academy Primary School
    Liverpool Road
    London
    N7 8PG
  • Head: Kate Dingle
  • T 020 7697 0123
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.smmacademy.org
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Islington
  • Pupils: 210
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Early years provision Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 3rd July 2023
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 15th May 2013
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
  • Linked schools: St Mary Magdalene Academy

What says..

Pupils encouraged to have ‘intellectual conversations around themes, so that the year 6 conflict module started with Middle Ages and battles and moved right on to Trump and Kim Jong Un’. Parents said that ‘kids become obsessed with the theme for six or seven weeks, we prepare it during the holidays, discuss it over meal times - they are always thinking about it. It gives them a chance to really get into a subject in depth’. Pupils, plus parents and teachers, all look forward to the annual Shakespeare production that involves...

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Headteacher

Since September 2022, Kate Dingle. Previously deputy head at Queensbridge Primary School where she oversaw teaching and learning, curriculum, behaviour, PSHE and Pupil Premium. Previously deputy head at St Saviours C of E Primary School and before that worked as a teacher at the British International School of Chicago. Studied comparative American studies at Warwick. and has a master's in educational leadership and management.

Entrance

Priority to looked-after children, then those who regularly attend one of the three local churches - St Mary Magdalene, St Luke’s or St David’s - then residents of Islington who attend another church, then siblings (some years as many as half the reception class is made up of siblings), then distance from the school (has been as local as within 0.3 of a mile). Heavily oversubscribed.

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