Our Virtual Open Evening 2020

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Welcome to Magna Academy's Virtual Open Evening. It is such a shame that Covid-19, among all its other impacts, has denied Magna and other secondary schools the chance for you to come and spend time with us.

In better circumstances, we would have loved to welcome you in person to our academy site and to have our wonderful students accompany you as Tour Guides for the evening. In the past, our staff teams across all departments have been able to run taster exercises for visitors, giving them a flavour of what life at Magna is like. These tasters include fun competitions with the potential to win a prize in our grand draw.

However, we are determined to make the best of the situation and have assembled a series of videos that we hope you and your child will enjoy. We hope that the Virtual Open Evening gives you the insights you need when making this important choice for your child's education. And, please, remember to have a pen and paper handy just in case questions come to mind that are not answered in the presentations.

Your Virtual Open Evening Experience

Once you've watched the videos, please pop any outstanding questions to us using this link and we will get back to you with answers as quickly as possible.

There are two ways you can engage with the Open Evening, as follows:

  1. The Full Playlist
    If you would like to enjoy the entire video experience from end-to-end, we have set up a Youtube playlist that will play all 21 videos back-to-back. You can access that playlist by clicking here:
    Magna Academy Virtual Open Evening Playlist
  2. Individual Videos
    To follow the Virtual Open Evening around the academy, click on the coloured icons below and watch all the videos. They will each open in a new window, which will ensure the Open Evening page stays available to you.

And, if you want to, please take a look around and explore our website too. It has lots of information about the academy.

Take a Virtual Tour

We have added a Virtual Tour of the Magna campus to give you a sense of the look and feel of the building and our community life. Watch the video by clicking the image below:

Read our new 2020-2021 Prospectus

Just click on the document to open it:

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Your chance to win an Amazon Fire 7 tablet

Sadly, Covid-19 restrictions mean that we cannot open up the academy and run the games and competitions we would normally share with you on a normal Open Evening. But we are not going to let the virus take away all the fun.

We have devised a Six Question Multiple Choice Quiz, based on the Open Evening videos, that is open for you to take part in. All entries will go into our Grand Draw on 3 November and the first answer drawn out with six correct answers will win a fantastic Amazon Fire 7 tablet!

To enter the Quiz, please just click on the Fire 7 tablet image below:



Thank you for taking an interest in Magna. Fingers crossed that you very much like what you've seen here and that we can look forward to seeing you in Year 7 next September.


Your Host



Ms Ullah, 

Welcome and Introduction

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Mrs Poet,
Director of English


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Mr Higgins,
Assistant Principal


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Maths Demonstration:
What fun! Mr Stoddart and his two lovely student
assistants take us through a spot of Maths work.

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Mr Woodland,
Teacher of Science


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Mr Ginger,
Head of Physical Education & Competition


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Mrs Orchard,
Assistant Principal
and her team

The Phoenix Centre
and Pastoral Support

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Miss Stannard,
Head of


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Mr Selway,
Head of Geography


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Mr Davidson, Teacher of Technology

Design Technology

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Miss Bennett, Head of


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Miss Carmichael,
ATL Co-ordinator

Applied Transdisciplinary
Learning (ATL)

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Mrs Harding, Head of

Modern Foreign
Languages (MFL)

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Mr Buller, Assistant Principal

Personal Development

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Miss Monro,
Head of Art &


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Mrs Halls,
Head of Business


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Mrs Giles,
Head of Music


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Mrs Stafford,
Assistant Principal


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Mr Kelly,
Head of Media


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Mr Davidson, Teacher of Technology

Food Technology

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Ms Ullah, Principal


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