King's Magna

“For young people beginning their journey towards teenage years, King’s Magna offers a supportive and vibrant environment in which to grow. 

As they progress through the school, students are encouraged to become more independent, academically and socially, making sure that, by the time they move on to the College or the Faculty, they are fully equipped for GCSEs and the many challenges and opportunities beyond.”

Head of King’s Magna, Steven Turner

Welcoming Students from Year 6 to Year 9

King’s Magna shares many facilities with the senior schools, enabling a wide and varied programme of lunchtime and after school activities, whilst providing a secure environment in which students can grow in confidence. 

Class sizes are small to enable staff to devote maximum time and energy to ensuring that each student can make the most of their talents. Students enjoy the sense of being in a smaller school within QE; they have the chance to get to know each other and their teachers better, and flourish as a result.

From Year 6, pupils have specialist teaching for non-core subjects and from Year 7, students enjoy a broad-based programme of study by specialist teachers for all subjects. The introduction of a small number of option choices in Years 8 and 9 allows some specialisation in the curriculum and ensures a smooth transition to the College or the Faculty in Year 10. Our curriculum is reviewed each year to ensure that it provides a broad, balanced and relevant education; one that is both engaging and exciting for students.

Parents are provided with opportunities to talk and meet with teachers on a regular basis to discuss progress and aspirations. Assessment statements are provided to parents each half term, in addition to an end of year report.

The academic curriculum within King’s Magna is supported by an extensive activity programme designed to develop skills, creativity, cultural understanding, health and leadership. Outstanding co-curricular provision is central to the personal development of pupils within the school and they are able to contribute their voice to its running through membership of the School, Boarding and Food Councils. Pupils also promote the positive and supportive ethos of the school through roles such as Prefects, Ambassadors and Buddies.

Excellent care and pastoral provision within King’s Magna ensures that every student is treated as an individual and provided with personalised support to help them achieve and develop as successful members of the wider community. King’s Magna is a dynamic, happy and caring school where students enjoy their learning.

King's Magna: Rated Excellent by ISI

The latest ISI report awarded King's Magna the highest rating of 'excellent' along with the other three schools; Chapter House, Queen Ethelburga's College and Queen Ethelburga's Faculty. The glowing report stated that the quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent, as is their personal development.

"The school is highly successful in fulfilling its aim to promote the highest academic standards and to enable pupils to accomplish its mission statement, which is; 'to be the best that I can with the gifts that I have.'"

Independent Schools Inspectorate, February 2019

King's Magna News

King's Magna and Chapter House Sports Day Success for Eoforwic and Cantwara

Some wonderful teamwork and determination were on display at the CH and KM sports days this year. 

Queen Ethelburga's Celebrates Awards Double

Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate is celebrating after being shortlisted in two categories for the prestigious Independent Schools of the Year Awards 2019. 

Speech Day Celebrates QE Successes

Speech Day at Queen Ethelburga's is held on the final day of the academic year. It is a chance to reflect on and celebrate the sporting, artistic and academic achievements that students and staff have accomplished throughout the year.

Kings Magna Takes Part in Race to the Line and Fly to the Line Competitions

Both competitions are part of the initiative to engage students with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects in a more practical way, making these subjects more enjoyable for students. 

Sky Blue Theatre Visits QE

Sky Blue Theatre Company visited QE in March to give some insightful workshops on a variety of Shakespeare texts.