St Mary Magdalen’s Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School, Seaham – – Telephone 01915813055

This data comes from EduBase, the Department for Education’s register of schools.

URN: 114236
Local authority (code): 840
Local authority (name): Durham
Establishment number: 3301
Establishment name: St Mary Magdalen’s Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School, Seaham
Street: Dene House Road
Town: Seaham
County: County Durham
Postcode: SR7 7BJ
Type of establishment: Voluntary Aided School
Statutory highest age: 11
Statutory lowest age: 5
Boarders: No Boarders
Sixth form: Does not have a sixth form
Phase of education: Primary
Gender: Mixed
Religious character: Roman Catholic
Religious ethos: Does not apply
Admissions policy: Not applicable
Website address:
Telephone number: 01915813055
Headteacher: Mr Lee J Duncan
Establishment status: Open
Reason establishment opened: Not applicable
Opening date:
Parliamentary Constituency (code): E14000677
Parliamentary Constituency (name): Easington
Region: North East

The school year begins in September and is divided into three or six terms, each between 7 and 13 weeks. Schools closed two weeks in December (for Christmas) and fifteen days at Easter (March or April). The school year ends in July and vacations are for six weeks.

Primary education is to eleven years and is divided into two key stages, including 2 (pupils aged 6 and 7 years) and 4 years (pupils aged 7 to 11 years), called Primary. They are constantly evaluated, however, when the school year ends of a stage must pass an examination in specific areas: the 7 years of English and mathematics and 11 years in addition to those two, have a third on science.

In addition to these three subjects are taught language, design and technology, information technology, history, geography, art, music, physical and religious education. These are taught by the class teachers.

Secondary education is done once the key stage 2 (ie, at age 11) and runs until the 16 years. It is also mandatory. Key stage 3 is divided into three courses: year 7, year 8 and year 9 are taught: English, math, design, music, communication, technology, geography, foreign language, physical education and citizenship. According to the school they can also provide: sexual education and religion, according to the parents’ decision.

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