The Koinonia Federation consists of two schools: St Mary Magdalene C of E All through school and Christ Church C of E Primary school. A hard Federation between the two schools was formed in September 2015, with one Governing body for the Federation, after a successful soft collaboration between the schools since March 2013. Since the start of the Koinonia Federation in 2015, we have rapidly expanded (in key stage and in pupil numbers).
The Koinonia leadership including governors, have pursued their vision to provide an outstanding education through the creation of this federation which is underpinned by Biblical principles. Through our sense of service to others and our pursuit to support every child to flourish we are now able, as a Federation of schools, to support a children right through their education – from the start of their journey to before they enter the world of work or university. We are well known in the Royal Borough of Greenwich and the Diocese for our inclusiveness and warm, personal Christian approach.
St Mary Magdalene is now one large school with two campuses which serve very different communities:
The first and founding school campus in Woolwich is a two-form entry primary school. The school building was completely rebuilt nearly eight years ago when the school expanded from one form entry to two form entry.
The second campus is on the Greenwich Peninsula and very recently relocated into a brand new superblock in November 2018 - it is Greenwich’s first all-through school building. This has come about through the call to bring back Church of England secondary provision to Greenwich. We are now the only school to provide Church of Education at a secondary phase for the local authority and feel privileged that we can deliver our vision not only to primary pupils but also to secondary pupils and beyond. The new all-through campus now has ten classes across EYFS, KS1 and KS2 which are part of a newly emerging community on the Peninsula. The six-form entry secondary phase (which was first opened in September 2016) has 720 students across Years 7, 8, 9 and 10. Our students come from our own Federation schools as well as other local Church of England primary schools and community primary schools. As we move forward with our Federation’s expansion we plan to open a sixth form in September 2021.