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  • Valencia 2024

    Published 21/03/24

    Valencia, the third-largest city in Spain, stands as a beacon of pride and elegance, captivating our students with its breathtaking beauty. Combining tradition with modernity, Valencia effortlessly enchants the senses with its authentic atmosphere.

    The experience in Valencia proved to be unforgettable for all, not only due to its renowned festivals, but also for leisurely strolls along its bustling streets and charming squares, where one can't resist stopping at a bar for refreshing drinks and delectable tapas. The highlight undoubtedly was the famous 'Fallas' festival, an integral part of Valencia's cultural heritage.

    Our itinerary included visits to iconic landmarks such as the Cathedral, Europe's largest aquarium (el Oceanográfico), La Plaza del Ayuntamiento, the Malvarosa beach, and the Mestalla, home to Valencia football stadium. Additionally, students had the unique opportunity to participate in a paella cooking lesson, sourcing fresh vegetables for their salads directly from the land. Exploring local markets and indulging in souvenir shopping added to the enriching experience.

    It was truly a pleasure to accompany such an exceptional group of students on this journey. I couldn't be prouder of each and every one of them.

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  • Art Inter-house Easter Egg Competition

    Published 15/03/24

    Ms Anderson kicked off the Easter celebrations at SMM by inviting students in secondary were to participate in an Interhouse Easter Egg design competition. The competition offered the chance to win some exciting prizes. We were delighted to have Reverend Dominic Hubbock visit us, who started the workshop with a prayer and provided students with some excellent inspiration by decorating his own egg.

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  • Royal Borough of Greenwich Literature Quiz 2024

    Published 08/03/24

    As part of the enrichment programme in the Library, students had an exciting opportunity to represent SMM among other schools in the Royal Borough of Greenwich Literature Quiz 2024, hosted by Royal Greenwich Trust School.

    The event was an opportunity for students to show off their literature knowledge, enjoy the teamwork and group activities while competing between schools.  

    Students also had a chance to meet Young Adult author Gita Ralleigh and were able to buy a signed copy of her book ‘The Destiny of Minou Moonshine’ – Gita also signed a copy of the book for our school Library.  Well done to Grace, Shien, Abida and Psalm who competed so well!

    The event was fun and very informative it boosted students’ love for reading and literature.

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  • Jack Petchey Workshops

    Published 05/03/24

    On January 18th, 60 Year 10 pupils took part in the Jack Petchey Workshop. This was an amazing opportunity for the students as they were able to work on key skills for public speaking. The students enjoyed their day as it also enabled them to speak about topics which they were extremely passionate about. Towards the end of the workshop, students were selected to represent St Mary Magdalene for the regional competitions which took place on 22nd February 2024.


    Students in Year 8 visited the Guildhall Art Gallery as part of the Jack Petchey Culturally Speaking Programme. This involved a guided tour of the gallery and an exploration of the stories, themes and issues behind various pieces of art. This was followed by a workshop where students took part in an oracy workshop to develop their public speaking skills by an expert trainer. Students wrote fantastic speeches on the issues they explored on their visit to the Guildhall Art Gallery on topics including colonialism, identity and love. Both events were highly enjoyable and all students represented our school excellently. They each received a certificate for this achievement.

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  • Apply here for 6th Form

    Published 18/01/24

    The applications for SMM6 are now open – please complete your application using this link:

    Please complete asap to avoid disappointment, as subject choices are on a first come/first serve basis where capacity fills up quickly. 

    Deadline for application- 29th February 2024

    Interviews to be held in March 2024

    ** Late applications may be accepted (interview will be held at a later date. You will be contacted directly)  

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    Published 11/12/23

    We have designed the Faith, Family and Fellowship Federation Newsletter to showcase some of the initiatives and work from across our schools’ communities.

    The Faith, Family and Fellowship Newsletter will be sent to all families across the Federation each term. 

    We hope you enjoy reading our good news and stories. 


    Faith, Family and Fellowship Federation Newsletters - 2023/2024

    February 2024 Issue

    December 2023 Issue

    October 2023 Issue

    September Issue - Results Special

    Faith, Family and Fellowship Federation Newsletters - 2022/2023 

    July 2023 Issue

    May 2023 Issue

    March 2023 Issue

    February 2023 Issue

    December 2022 Issue

    October 2022 Issue

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  • GCSE results-Press release

    Published 25/08/23


    GCSE results

    Our class of 2023 have been celebrating our wonderful results today. A huge congratulations to all of our students on their hard work and accomplishments, no matter what grade they are awarded; the excellent accomplishments of St Mary Magdalene students are testimony to their hard work, and the dedication and support of their teachers.

     Grades at 4 and 5 in English and Maths have significantly increased, crucial for future study, with 74% of our students achieving a grade 5 or above in English. The achievements of our students are significant given the level of disruption they have experience over the years and even within their final year of education in year 11. Our results match up favourably with those of the Local authority pre-pandemic. 

    A huge congratulations to our staff team. Not only through the daily timetabled lessons, but all the additional sessions they led before and after school, as well as weekend and half term sessions. I know our students are truly grateful and from a staff perspective, witnessing the joy in our students today, I can say that all the effort was truly worth it. 

    It was also pleasing to see a number of students also have met the grades they needed to meet their entry requirements for the next phase of their education.

    Raz Hussain


    GCSE results

    School and college performance data 

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  • Art Exhibition

    Published 13/07/23

    We at St Mary Magdalene had a wonderful evening celebrating the end-of-year art exhibition of our talented year 11 and year 13 students. The celebration kicked off with a stunning violin performance by Cynthia (from 9SJS) and closing remarks from Ms Anderson, the Art Lead.

    The temporary gallery space was filled with an amazing turnout of attendees. Witnessing our students' artworks in a professional setting was an impressive and inspiring experience. It was also heart-warming to see our students discussing their pieces with guests.

    The exhibition was enjoyed by a diverse group of attendees, including students, parents, school governors, staff, and even primary school students who were visiting a secondary school for the first time. We would like to extend our gratitude to everyone who came to support the students' accomplishments. Once again, congratulations to our talented art students for their remarkable work!

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  • Poster competition

    Published 19/01/23

    In December, all students were invited to enter a competition, creating a poster on the theme ‘What makes me a St Mary Magdalene student?’. We received a lot of fantastic entries from across all seven year groups.

    The winner of the poster competition is Eniola in 11GAO, who will receive an R5 and a £50 gift voucher. There are also three runners up: Victoria in 10PTO, Malaiyah in 9JAN and Neriah in 8AGZ, who will each receive an R4 and a prize. Their posters are below. 

    There were many other fantastic entrants, the best of whom will receive R3s. A list of all the winners can be found below. Many of these posters will be displayed around school to celebrate our school’s values, and our students’ talents.


    Eniola, 11GAO


    Victoria, 10PTO


    Malaiyah, 9JAN


    Neriah, 8AGZ


    Full list of winners:

    Winner: R5 and prize

    Eniola Oladimeji, 11GAO

    Runners-up: R4 and prize

    Neriah Hilton-Kwebiiha, 8AGZ

    Malaiyah Monlouis, 9JAN

    Victoria Abdul, 10PTO

    Special commendation: R3

    Chisom Okoronkwo, 7MMA

    Esther Papini, 8KHS

    Charlotte de Jesus, 8AHN

    Glorian Adetayo-Eyesigha, 8AHN

    Rachel Olukan, 8DGO

    Daniella Gayon, 8AGZ

    Adebola Adbede, 9DLH

    Haley Henry, 11VNE

    Mount-Zion Obulor, 12ODA

    Isabel White, 13AON

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  • Kwame Alexander - Author Event

    Published 15/11/22

    As a part of the Library and reading enrichment program, we have hosted an event where pupils from SMM and other schools from Royal Baroque of Greenwich had a lifetime opportunity to meet a poet, educator, publisher, producer, a New York Times Bestselling author of 36 books Kwame Alexander. We were thrilled to have in our school an individual who engaged so well with pupils to show the importance of a resilient-oriented mindset and share such experience and valuable knowledge with our students. It empowered, motivated and inspired them.


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  • Exam Results 2022

    Published 21/10/22

    At St Mary Magdalene we strive to ensure our students will go out into the world happy, courageous, resilient and motivated and these results represent the realisation of this commitment. We are very proud of all our students who took exams last Summer.


    Our collective vision and ethos at the Koinonia Federation is to live as a family, grow in faith and be united in fellowship. We welcome the Department for Education’s decision against making over-simplistic comparisons with other local and national schools and its move to recognise the ‘uneven impact’ that Covid has had on schools. We are keen to highlight and celebrate the diversity of our school family; and this also means recognising the particular challenges our students faced during Covid, with nearly 60% coming from disadvantaged backgrounds.

    Overall, we are encouraged to see the progress our students are making and pleased to share some of our most notable successes with 60% of our students achieving grade 4 or above in English and maths and 60% Grade 5 or above in English. Some individual subjects also did particularly well, with Music and BTEC Sport both performing well above even their aspirational targets. We congratulate all of our students on their successes, including those with particularly fantastic results: indeed, 79 Grade 8s or above were achieved. 

    Progress 8


    Grade 5 or above in English


    Grade 5 or above in Maths


    Grade 5 or above in English and Maths


    Attainment 8 score


    EBacc average point score (APS)


    The students who achieved these results did so in challenging circumstances during a global pandemic and they should be commended for their displays of courage, resilience and motivation in the face of such extraordinary circumstances that have been unseen in a generation. We are delighted to have welcomed many of them back to our newly completed 6th Form and for the others starting new exciting adventures we wish them every success in the future.


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  • Open Events

    Published 07/09/22
    Open Mornings - Now Concluded

    9:15am to 10:30am on 05/10/2023

    9:15am to 10:30am on 12/10/2023

    Open Event - Now Concluded

    4:20pm to 6:30pm on 03/10/2023

    4:20pm to 6:30pm on 16/10/2023

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