A very warm welcome

Welcome to Our School

January 2024

Welcome and thank you for taking time to visit our website!

As the school’s Headteacher, I am delighted to be welcoming you.  By following the school Christian Vision our aim is for all of our school family to reach their potential together through Christ by following John 10:10 living and living splendidly by enhancing the learning progress and life experiences of all the children.

Through its distinctive Christian character and dedicated team at St Mary Magdalen’s School we have well-deserved reputation for the significant contribution that it makes to the personal and academic achievement of all our children.

As a Church of England school, we are committed to our strong Christian ethos and we are proud of the close links that we have with St Mary Magdalen’s Church, Accrington. We always work very well with and welcome enthusiastically into our school Father David and Father Jordan, who are always happy to talk to all.

We have an amazing board of governors who support our school in many ways, they are always approachable for everyone.

We have a team of highly committed and professional staff work who work hard to ensure that high standards are maintained whilst at the same time delivering stimulating and engaging lessons which inspire and enthuse our children.

We believe in challenging and supporting children through a curriculum that is written with our unique children in mind. We have a structured target setting process to enable us to support their progress as they develop new skills during their time at our school. We are constantly reviewing and updating our curriculum, and this will continue throughout 2023.24 (please see our current plans). This is to ensure that our curriculum supports our amazing and individual children We will post updates during the year. 

As Headteacher, I firmly believe that the success of our school and our children is very much dependent on a partnership between parents, carers, families, and the local community that is open and supportive. We operate an “open door” policy and parents, and visitors are always welcome. There will always be someone happy to listen and hear your views.

The children are at the heart of all we do here at St Mary Magdalen's, their needs are at the forefront of all our plans and at the heart of our school’s ethos. This was indeed backed up by our Ofsted report from October 2021 which gave us good in all areas and especially mentioned how the school goes the extra mile for its pupils.

Therefore, through the teaching of God’s word my belief is driven by Ephesians Ch 6 by embracing the armour of God, we prepare children for all challenges that lie before them enabling the learners to ‘live and live splendidly’ John 10:10 by Reaching our Potential Together in Christ.

Mrs Helen V Bird



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Devonshire Street, Accrington BB5 1DW

Mrs Helen V Bird | Headteacher

Mrs L Morgan | School Bursar

01254 232329



CE Primary School

'Reaching our potential Together in Christ'

We seek to help all of our learners to 'live and live splendidly' (John 10:10)

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