Meet our Head Teacher

I am delighted to welcome you to our school website. St Mary Magdalen’s is a very special community where family, parish and school come together to nurture all of our children. We pride ourselves on our deep knowledge of each child and we are privileged to teach enthusiastic, conscientious and compassionate pupils. We recognise that they, their families and their circumstances are different and we have a long history of working together to ensure outstanding outcomes for everyone.

As a Catholic School, our Christian values underpin all that we do and we seek always to nurture the beliefs, attitudes and behaviours that enable our children to become responsible global citizens with a life-long love of learning, equipping them for our ever-changing world.

Our excellent results speak for themselves, as does our presence on the Sunday Times Top 250 Schools’ List, but to us school is much more than this. Our pupils’ outstanding achievements, not only in English in Maths but also in the Arts, Languages and Sports, reflect the broad, bespoke curriculum we are building as a school. This curriculum aims to challenge and inspire, encouraging children to strive to do their best and to recognise that mistakes are opportunities for learning and growth.

As a small school within a faith community, we offer you and your children the warmth and welcome of a village school whilst also providing the diversity and excellence that you would expect in the heart of London. Our unique sense of community and the unwavering dedication of our pupils, parents and staff have never been more evident than during the challenges of the past academic year. As always, we came together (even if it was in a virtual sense) and we managed to have some fun along the way.

I hope you will enjoy the video our staff created to remind us that although we were not together physically, we are always united in spirit. Whilst we are currently unable to offer tours of the school, I am sure it will give you a flavour of the warmth and laughter you will always find at St Mary Magdalen’s.

Our incredible pupils and staff are hard at work exploring innovative and entertaining ways for you to find out more about our very special school. In the meantime, I hope you will find the website useful and please feel free to contact the school office if you have any questions.

Mrs Catherine Hughes MA (Cantab), PGCE
Head Teacher