P621 173Background


Magdalen College School, situated on the border of Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire. We are an Academy Trust co-educational comprehensive school serving the 11-19 age range.

St John's Site

The ancient links with Magdalen College, Oxford are preserved. The oldest buildings at the St. John's site date from mediaeval times.

Waynflete Site

In 1973, Magdalen College School, now on two sites, was established by Northamptonshire and Magdalen College, Oxford working closely to merge the town's existing secondary and grammar schools.


It is very important that in a large school each student feels part of smaller groups within the school.  Here the key figure is the Form Tutor who has daily contact with his/her students at Registration time and who:

  • Gets to know individuals well
  • Can help deal with any problem
  • Maintains close links with home
  • Monitors overall progress both academic and social

P621 146The work of the Form Tutors in individual year groups is co-ordinated by the respective Leader of Learning. Many activities, such as assemblies, take place within year groups.

Parents may request that students are withdrawn from assemblies by parents on the ground of religious belief.  The right of withdrawl applies equally to religious education classes.

By keeping to the home school agreement, we will fulfil the school aim, which is:

"At Magdalen we strive to be a caring school where the quality of learning of each student is our priority."