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  • St Mary Magdalene Academy Primary School
    Liverpool Road
    London
    N7 8PG
  • Head: Ruth Luzmore
  • T 020 7697 0123
  • E firstcontact@smmacademy.org
  • W www.smmacademy.org
  • A mainstream state school for pupils 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 Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 16th May 2013
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 17th June 2010
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
  • Linked schools: St Mary Magdalene Academy

What says..

Lots of after-school sports (including competitive teams) and other activities on offer – such as Japanese art, chess, book club and gardening. Some of these activities are run by senior school teachers and coaches and even sixth form students (earning D of E points), and make use of the senior school's impressive sports facilities...

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Headteacher

Since September 2016, Ruth Luzmore, previously deputy head of Clerkenwell Parochial CE School.

Entrance

The school has one-form entry with classes numbering 30 pupils, boys and girls evenly mixed. ‘It’s quite cosy’, one parent told us. Because of admissions criteria, all the students are local Islington residents and represent a wide socio-economic mix; from children of affluent professionals to the children of immigrants and asylum-seekers in assisted housing. Looked after children and siblings are given priority, and as it is a C of E school, church attendance is also taken into consideration, with distance given lowest priority. Heavily oversubscribed.

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