Feedback Evening

Parents and students are invited to provide feedback regarding the proposed changes to the school day which will be considered and responded to fully at the end of the consultation period.  We plan to conclude the consultation with an open invite for parents to come and discuss their concerns with us on Monday 5th June at 6pm in the main hall at Magnus.

No decision has yet been made with regard to the proposed changes.  The senior leadership team at Magnus are open to suggestions and will share any possible resolutions on the evening.

A copy of the letter, with the outlined changes can be seen below.

Good Luck from Mr Peyton

Dear Year 11,

This week will you will begin one of the most important periods in your young lives. You have been preparing for this day since you first started school so many years ago. As with all the important events in life you will be challenged, it is in meeting this challenge head on that you will prove to yourself and to the world what amazing individuals you are.

Have courage in the face of fear, be confident in the face of doubt, and persevere when you want to give up. These are qualities you have within you and will serve you well in the future.

We have full confidence in the ability of each and every one of you to achieve great things over the next few weeks.

Leave this school with no regrets, give it everything you have!

Good luck

Mr Peyton and the staff of Magnus Academy

Sporting success at district competition

Yesterday, a number of our students took part in the Newark and Sherwood District Athletics competition at Joseph Whitaker School.

All those who placed first and second in the events qualified to represent our district at the county trials which take place next month.

Well done to everyone who represented us at the competition and congratulations to everyone below for qualifying for county trials!


Year 10
Tiyra Birkin – 1st Hurdles

Macee Williams – 2nd 100m and 1st Javelin

Wahidullah Maroufkhel – 2nd Javelin

Stephan Spinache – 1st Long Jump, 2nd Shot Putt and 1st 400m

Chloe Hudson – 2nd High Jump and 1st Long Jump

Will Taylor – 2nd 800m


Year 9

Lukas Mauricas – 1st Javelin and 2nd 100m

Abi Roberts – 2nd 200m

Michaela Sullivan – 1st Javelin

Chantelle Eaglestone – 1st Long Jump

Robert Meszaros – 2nd High Jump and 1st Discus

Primary students buzzing at Spelling Bee


This week, students from two local primary schools came to Magnus Academy to take part in our first ever Key Stage 2 Spelling Bee.

Four teams from Mount C of E Primary School and William Gladstone C of E Primary Academy competed against each other in solo and team competitions.

Mrs Johnson, our librarian, said: “I was amazed by the enthusiasm and commitment of the students who took part. All the contestants had worked really hard preparing for the event, not just memorising the words, but also learning roots, pronunciations and definitions. I hope that taking part will help them become better readers and writers.”

Kyian Banner and Kaylin Ainscough, both from Mount, went up against each other in our final head-to-head round, with Kyian winning and becoming our overall 2017 Spelling Bee champion. His team also achieved 100% and won the team competition as well!

Congratulations and thank you to everyone who took part in the Spelling Bee, we are looking forward to hosting the next one already!