Welcome from the Head of School

Mrs J. Bell

Mrs J. Bell

Head of School

I am proud to welcome you to The Magna Carta School. As Head of School, I lead a team of dedicated staff who are determined to make a difference to the lives and futures of young people through education. This commitment underpins our school’s vision: Learning shapes lives.

Young people only get one chance to benefit from a high-quality education, so choosing where to send your child to school is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. At The Magna Carta School we strive to provide a welcoming, challenging, secure and inclusive learning environment where all students and staff are respected, cared for, and feel that they belong.

We are committed to realising our vision that Learning Shapes Lives by creating a culture in which everyone aspires to achieve.

Our aim is to prepare our students for the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead, enabling each student to realise their full potential by embracing the values and skills necessary for long-term self-development and the development of our community and wider society. We encourage them to believe actively that they will play a part in shaping the present and future world and that their actions will determine their destiny.

To facilitate high aspirations, progress, and achievement we have high expectations of behaviour, rooted in respect for each other. To work well we must all act with courtesy, co-operation, and common sense. We consider self-respect and consideration for others as valuable life behaviours and aim to create an environment where positive contributions to the school and local community by students and staff are noticed and celebrated, and where behaviour that damages our community is consistently challenged and addressed.

This is a caring school and we give priority to meeting the individual aspirations and needs of each young person, nurturing them to be the best they can be.

Students who attend The Magna Carta School continue to make good progress in their learning and to achieve impressive GCSE results. They consistently and successfully progress on to further education and apprenticeships, and subsequently to universities (including Russell Group and Oxbridge) and the work place.

We are committed to creating a reflective educational environment and a school community where we learn to know, to do, to be and to live together.