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Statutory Information

Every maintained school must publish specific information on its website to comply with the School Information (England) Regulations (2008), as amended by The School Information (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2012 and 2016 and other relevant legislation including the Equality Act 2010 and the Children and Families Act 2014.

Please find below the statutory information required by the Department for Education (DE) for all maintained schools.

You may find this information in other relevant sections, and these are signposted on this page.

About St Mary Magdalen's
Contact Details
Executive Headteacher: Sarah Clayton - Head of School: Mrs Gemma Nunes
St Mary Magdalen's Catholic Primary School & Nursery
Spring Street
Tel: 01273 327533
Fax: 01273 327259
For queries, or to arrange a visit, please email: office@stmarymags.brighton-hove.sch.uk
Designated Safeguarding Lead and Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo): Ms Zoe Rodway


Admission Arrangements

Please contact our school office: office@stmarymags.brighton-hove.sch.uk  or telephone on 01273 327533 to arrange a visit and guided tour of our school.

School Uniform

Uniform at St Mary’s is an important part of instilling pride and high expectations, protecting students and supporting effective teaching and learning.

Key Stage 2 Data

We are currently not required to publish our end of key stage 2 results for the academic year 2021-2022 on our website, as the Secretary of State will not be publishing this data for maintained schools. Please use the link to our performance measures published in the 2018-2019 academic year.

Performance Tables

The government have archived KS2 data from the 2018 to 2019 academic year because they recognise that the data from that year may no longer reflect current performance. The link will allow you to compare our school performance with similar schools at that time.

School Day Hours

We open the school gates at 8.40am and start the day with quiet reading in class. All children must be registered by 8.50am and ready to start the school day.

Reception and Key Stage 1

School Starts Morning Break Lunch Time Afternoon Break School Finishes
8:50am 10:30am - 10:45am 12 - 1pm 2:15pmam - 2:30pm 3:15pm

Key Stage 2

School Starts Morning Break Lunch Time School Finishes
8:50am 10:30am - 10:45am 12 - 1pm 3:15pm

Curriculum Aims

Our Curriculum Vision

Curriculum Overview

Our Whole School Curriculum Overview

Phonics Overview

our DfE validated phonics teaching programme, Rocket Phonics

Remote Education

What to expect from remote learning should there be national or local restrictions placed on school attendance. As well as our remote Learning Policy, the link will aid you in accessing our online learning platform; SeeSaw.

Subject Progression

Progression of Skills, Knowledge and Vocabulary documents.

GDPR -Privacy Notice

Our updated privacy notice and General Data Protection Regulations [GDPR] (25th May 2018) explains how we use information about children and parents/carers.

Behaviour Policy

Our behaviour policy includes sanctions and rewards, but is also based on the key Christian principle of forgiveness, the importance of apology and reparation, and the opportunity for a new start.

Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding children and young people is everyone’s responsibility. Everyone who comes into contact with children and families has a role to play. This policy sets out the steps we take to safeguarding everyone at our school.


The pupil premium grant is additional funding for publicly funded schools in England. It’s a school-level grant that gives schools extra resources to help them meet challenges, including those arising from deprivation.


PE and Sports Premium Funding allows us to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of the PE, physical activity and sport offered in addition to our core budgets. This report details how we used the PE and Sports fund in the previous year.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

We believe we are an inclusive school where every member of staff, and member of our governing board, strives to ensure that our children enjoy their learning and fulfill their potential. For children with SEND needs this may include additional support and provision.

Equalities Duty

The Equality Act 2010: advice for schools outlines our responsibility to equality. Please see the link below to our Equality Policy and Accessibility Plan to demonstrate our compliance to upholding equality for all. Please read our Equalities Policy to find out how we aim to ensure this.

Governors Information

Governors are responsible for the strategic direction of the school and for maintaining high educational standards. Our governors are volunteers who support the school in Achieving Ambitions.

Financial Information

From September 2020 all schools are required to publish how many people in our organisation earn over £100,000 and also a link to our page on the Government financial benchmarking service. We have no employees in our organisation who earn £100,000.

Charging and Remissions

This charging policy has been compiled in line with Department for Education (DfE) requirements and in accordance with s449-462 of the Education Act 1996 and guidance issued by the DfE dated November 2013. All education during school hours is free.

Mission Statement

Our school ethos and catholic values are incredibly important to us as they guide us on our journey to Achieving Ambitions. It is only by entering our school that you will see our Ethos, Values and Mission Statement in action.

Complaints Procedure

It is in everyone’s interest that concerns and complaints are resolved as quickly as possible. We welcome any feedback that helps us improve and all issues will be dealt with fairly and sensitively.


Contact Us

Should you require any further information, or paper copies of any policies or information displayed on our website, please contact the school office: office@stmarymags.brighton-hove.sch.uk

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