Buller Avenue, Preston, Lancashire PR1 9QQ

01772 742351

St Mary Magdalen's Catholic Primary School

Nurturing hearts and minds


As a parent, there are many ways that you can support your child with their learning.  Talk to them about their learning, their day and their friends - just show an interest in their school life.

On the following class pages (select the appropriate class from the tab above), we try to give taste of life in each class. Ask your child about the photographs - and those found on the School Jotter App.


We hold a number of parent events throughout the year so that children can see their parent/carer in school and be proud of their school and work.

In September there will be a 'Meet the Teacher' event when your child will have the opportunity to show you around their new classroom and for you to speak to their new teaching staff.

In October there will be a Parents' Evening - with the opportunity to speak more personally about your child and how they have settled.

In January you will receive a letter from the teaching staff detailing their learning and timetable for the term (also available on the class pages)

In February there will be a Parents' Evening - a longer slot than in October with the opportunity to look at books and discuss social and academic attainment and progress. We know these in-depth discussions can be difficiult to recall afterwards, so a short written report will also be handed out on the night.

In July, you will receive your child's annual written report - a detailed summary of their attainment and progress both socially anad academically over the course of the academic year. 

There are also many other occasions to be actively involved - through Class assemblies, nativities, carol concerts, walking breakfasts, craft, reading and phonics workshops, collective worships and performances for dance, music and class.

Please do not wait if you are worried about a situation or your child, just let the School Office know and the appropriate member of staff will be in touch with you as soon as they can. 


No child sails through school without encountering some challenges. Please do talk to your child's class teacher if you have any concerns.

If your child continues to have difficulties in certain areas the class teacher will consult with Mrs Briscoe (our Special needs and disability co-ordinator or SENDCO). She will then work with the class teacher and yourselves to support your child in the best possible way.  There is a full page category on SEND under the key information tab.

Of course some children have periods of sadness, of struggling with friendships and expressing their emotions clearly.  We will work with your child and with you to ensure a successful navigation through the bumpy bits.

Working together is key and please do worry about your child alone.  Come in and discuss any concerns and we will work together to overcome any problems.


To visit an individual class page, please choose the class from the menu above.