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      ‘Journeying together through    

                   faith to be the best we can be’



Welcome to St Mary Magdalene C of E Primary School


St Mary Magdalene C of E Primary School is an outstanding primary academy within the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham Multi Academy Trust.


The Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham Multi Academy Trust is committed to securing excellence in its academies by supporting them as they develop an ethos and culture based on Christian values and principles. 


At St Mary’s we strive to foster a sense of curiosity and excitement about the world we live in where we experience the love of God.


You are visiting us at an exciting time in our long and proud history. Our journeying together through faith began in 1669. It continues today with our commitment to be the best we can be, by combining the best of teaching, learning, research and outstanding practice from across the world.


We trust that you will enjoy learning about life at St Mary’s.


If you would like to become more involved in the life of the school or have any suggestions or questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Southwell and Nottingham Multi Academy Trust

Jubilee House




NG25 0JH



Our vision 


  • We are committed to helping all of our children to grow, achieve and excel as we journey together in faith to be the best we can be


  • We are committed to reaching higher as we seek to combine the best of teaching; learning; research and effective practice from across the world


  • We are committed to becoming a centre for outstanding practice, working in partnership with a network of schools for the benefit of all of our staff and children



Our mission


At St Mary’s we strive to foster a sense of curiosity and excitement about the world we live in where we experience the love of God.


It is with these statements in mind that we will set high expectations of conduct and attitude for all members of this community.


We aim to provide a safe environment in which to learn where children, parents, governors and staff know that they are valued.


We aim to provide an environment based on thankfulness and respect in which the children can continue to develop into confident and responsible individuals.


We aim to explore the foundations of friendship with respect for human diversity learning from the friendship of God.


We aim to work in partnership with the church, families and the wider community to encourage everybody to make their own unique contribution to support others.


We aim to nurture the aspirations of one another so that through spiritual and personal growth we can achieve our full potential.


Forgiveness is fundamental to the character of God. Therefore, we aim to create an open and honest environment where people are encouraged to make mistakes and to learn from them.

A statement from the Governors 


The Governors and staff at St. Mary's understand and appreciate the special position that is held by the school in terms of its relationship with the parish church of St Mary Magdalene.


The school exists as an integral part of the teaching of the whole church and, as such, carries a responsibility to ensure that all of its activities are based upon the teachings of the Christian faith contained within the Gospels.


Above all else the school looks towards the development of excellence in the individual child in all aspects of his/her life, academically, spiritually, morally, and socially.


In order that the school may work towards the achievement of excellence both the staff and the governors have agreed the following aims.


To do the best for the children within its care, within a Christian atmosphere and environment and to develop in its pupils a knowledge and understanding of the worship, teaching and practice of the Church of England.


To offer a broad and balanced curriculum which should develop progressively and be appropriate to individual needs, taking into account the guidelines of the National Curriculum.


To encourage children to develop open and enquiring minds, through the acquisition of the necessary skills, concepts and knowledge for life.


To help pupils know themselves, to assess their own values and their relationships with others and to develop personal motivation and self discipline.


To create a caring atmosphere in which all members have respect for human diversity regardless of race, gender, religion or other personal circumstances.


To establish a sound, friendly and professional relationship between home and school, emphasising that all staff, parents and governors are engaged in a co-operative undertaking.