The Magna Carta School

The Magna Carta School has a long and proud tradition of educating students from our local community. We work collaboratively both with our sister school, The Bishop David Brown School, in Woking and with all of our feeder primary schools. As a founder member of Unity Schools Trust we seek to develop excellence through collaboration. In pursuit of this vision we aim to provide a culture and a curriculum which both: model the standards of excellence which enable us to all play a part in our wider society; to impart the knowledge which empowers us to become the best version of ourselves.

Our school’s motto is Learning shapes lives, a maxim which directs all that we do. Education is the greatest of privileges which offers growth, development and advancement on a level playing field. No matter where we begin, education plays a significant part in shaping where we will go and gives us the scaffolding that enables us to progress.

To facilitate high aspirations, progress, and achievement we have high expectations of behaviour, rooted in respect for one another. To work well we must all act with courtesy, co-operation, and common sense. We consider self-respect and consideration for others as valuable life behaviours and aim to create an environment where positive contributions to the school and local community by students and staff are noticed and celebrated.

We endeavour to create a community in which everyone is able to fulfil their aspirations in a nurturing and affirming environment.

Our Academy Council provides a strong voice for students to present their ideas and concerns and to develop the skills necessary to become advocates for positive change. We believe listening to, and reflecting upon, the experience of our whole school community is an important part of our continuous development journey.

Students who attend The Magna Carta School continue to make good progress in their learning and to achieve impressive GCSE results. They consistently and successfully progress on to further education and apprenticeships, and subsequently to universities (including Russell Group and Oxbridge) and the work place.

We are committed to creating a reflective educational environment and a school community where together we learn to know, to do, to be and to live together.

Michael del Río
Executive Principal