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Magdalen College School

Cowley Place
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX4 1DZ

T: +44 (0)1865 242191

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ISC ID: 51782


Head

Miss Helen Pike (Master)

Boys - age range:

Day: 7 to 18

Girls - age range:

Day: 16 to 18

Size

924 pupils

Magdalen College School case studies (47)

Multilingualism Concert

Partners

  • Magdalen College School
  • Various Local Primary Schools
  • Performing arts and music
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Film Clubs

Partners

  • Magdalen College School
  • Various Local Secondary Schools
  • Art and design
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Teacher Development

Partners

  • Magdalen College School
  • Various Local State Schools
  • Academic
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Debating Matters

Partners

  • Magdalen College School
  • Various Local State Schools
  • Academic
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Model UN

Partners

  • Magdalen College School
  • Local Secondary Schools
  • Academic
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Reading Support

Partners

  • Magdalen College School
  • Various Local Primary Schools
  • Academic
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Language Plays

Partners

  • Magdalen College School
  • Various Local State Schools
  • Performing arts and music
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Impact of partnership work done in 2020 (ISC annual Census 2019)

  • 49 state schools involved
  • 500+ state school pupils involved
  • 1500 staff hours given

Impact Statement

Academic
A Primary School Maths Challenge Afternoon for local maintained primaries; MCS teachers support maintained school sixth formers with the development of problem solving skills and exam revision, in collaboration with MEI and the Further Maths Support programme; a teacher from MCS supported the teaching of AS/A2 Latin at a local maintained secondary school; a Readathon event to promote paired reading with ca 100 maintained school primary children; MCS sixth formers run weekly Latin, French and Spanish clubs in local primary schools; hosting German and French plays each year for schools; a four day Gifted and Talented Summer School for children from local primary schools, with teaching by MCS staff and Sixth Form pupils, ca 30 pupils involved each year; a Primary Liaison Day with sessions in Languages, Science, Sport and Music for ca 250 pupils from local primary schools; lectures, speaker events and performances run by departments are open to pupils from local schools; a Model United Nations conference attended by 25 Schools; hosting the regional round of the Debating Matters Competition; participation in the Waynflete Studies programme by pupils from Magdalen College School in Brackley; a Professional Degree Courses Conference for local maintained schools, offering sessions in Law, Engineering, Computing, Psychology and Architecture; an open day for aspiring medics for 8-10 local maintained schools, offering insight into medical careers; university interview practice for local maintained school pupils; hosting the Oxford German Network, an Oxford University initiative, which supports German in all schools in Oxfordshire; hosting a team challenge for local maths teachers, offering networking and CPD, with the Further Maths Support Programme.

Creative Arts
The Arts Festival, offering plays, concerts and speaker events open to the whole community, as well as specific workshops and events targeted at pupils from local primary and secondary schools (over 3,000 children from 40 schools participated in the Festival's participation programme in 2017-18); weekly film clubs delivered by L6th pupils at primary schools; sixth form artists produce art work designed specifically for local hospital settings; sixth form pupils led concerts in primary schools and the community; hosting author events for local primary schools.

Sport
A coaching day to encourage rugby talent from six local primary schools; outreach coaching in schools and clubs; a coaching day to encourage hockey talent from local primary schools in association with Oxford Hawks; MCS hosts the MCC hub, for U13-U15 players, as part of a nationwide project; MCS hosts a cricket festival for county U15 boys’ teams, as well as hosting home games for the Oxfordshire team; a day of sporting activities for the most able pupils in sport from local primaries.

Community Service
Every pupil who takes part in DofE engages in some form of volunteering; activities have included: charity shop work, raising money for charity, and conservation work. L6th pupils host a weekly afternoon tea event for elderly people in the local community; L6th pupils visit care homes on a weekly basis as part of the CSO programme; a jazz evening featuring MCS Jazz Band to support a charity which works with young people at risk of social exclusion; L4th form pupils take part in a sponsored walk, raising money for a charity nominated by their House; a Charities Co-ordinator leads on fund-raising projects across the school; over £15,000 was raised in 2017-18.

Scholarships

Academic Scholarships and Exhibitions are awarded on entry to the Senior School or, internally, in recognition of a pupil’s merit and potential.

Music, Art and Sport Scholarships are available at 13+ and 16+ by application to internal and external candidates
Drama Scholarships are available at 16+ by application to internal and external candidates

All-Rounder Awards are made to a number of pupils of high academic ability who are likely also to make a substantial contribution to the wider life of the school.

Governors’ Presentation Awards are made to a pupil on entering the school in recognition of talent and potential which might develop into the eventual award of a Scholarship or Exhibition.

 

Bursaries

Bursaries are awarded to pupils whose parents or guardians would not otherwise be able to pay all or part of our fees. Bursary awards of up to 100% of the tuition fees are available. 

  • Academic scholarships
  • All Rounder awards
  • Art scholarships
  • Choral scholarships
  • Drama scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Sport scholarships
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils

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