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This is a nurturing environment where children, staff, parents and governors know each other and share a common understanding of the School’s purpose – to ‘aim high’ and through shared understanding of Gospel values, ensure that the potential of every child is fully achieved. Our children are happy, sociable, well-behaved and value our diversity, which enriches everything we do. We are recognised as ‘outstanding’ by the local authority and are confident this will be endorsed at our next Ofsted inspection.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Another successful School Year ends

2014/15 has been another very successful year at St. Mary Magdalen’s.  With some sadness we say goodbye, and wish good luck to, our amazing Year 6 children.

However I am pleased to report that the School has retained Lewisham’s 1a ‘outstanding’ categorisation.  Our 2015 results in the Early Years, Year 1 phonic screening tests and the KS1 (Year 2) and KS2 (Year 6) have all been well above Lewisham and national averages.  In the recent (July 2015) School Achievement Review conducted by the local authority achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety and leadership and management, were all judged to be ‘outstanding’.
 
At the end of term, children had a ‘taster’ session in their new classes.  All teachers will remain in their current year groups except Mr. Pinks who will move up to Year 4.  A new member of staff, Ms Anushka Clarke, will join us as class teacher in Year 1.  Mr. Bowers leaves us after three years, and we wish him well in his new school.

I would like to thank all of you who assisted in the School’s ‘Summer Celebration’.  Together we raised over £850.00 which will go towards a new stage in our School Hall.  Charity fundraising this year has once again been amazing, with the children showing what great entrepreneurs they have become: they made over £450 for our chosen charities, simply by running their own playtime stalls!

Personally, I would like to thank all those of you who have expressed to me your condolences after the death of my mother.  Your support and that of the children, staff and Governors has greatly helped me to get through this difficult time in my life.

On behalf of all the School's staff I would like to wish you a very pleasant summer holiday and look forward to seeing you in September. Please note that children can still wear their summer uniform until half term in October, they can also wear their winter uniform if you prefer.  Autumn term curriculum plans for all classes will be posted on this website shortly.   Dinner money for the half term 3 Sept to 23 October 2015 will be £70.30.

School reopens for the children on Thursday 3 September 2015 at 9.00am.

Graeme McGlasson-West
Headteacher