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|Type||Independent Preparatory School|
|Headmaster||Mr C E Moxon|
|Houses||Clarkson, Holmes, Peckover & Sparks|
Magdalene House a co-educational preparatory school in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire accepting students aged 5 to 11 (reception to year six). It is an integral part of Wisbech Grammar School with which it shares staff and facilities with. There were 177 pupils registered in 2008, of whom 23 were in Reception and the rest in Years 1 to 6.
The school was founded in September 1997 after the closure of St Audrey's Convent school in Wisbech. The Convent was a feeder school to the Grammar school, and the then Grammar School headmaster, Robert Repper decided to transfer most of the teaching staff from the Convent and open a Junior and Infant School, now known as Magdalene House. Since its foundation, it has doubled in size to over 165 pupils.
Children are admitted to the reception class at the beginning of the school year in which they reach the age of five. All children registering are invited to spend part of a day in school when they are assessed in a manner appropriate to their age. Candidates for entry are also welcomed at all other stages of the junior school age range. Year six pupils sit an entrance examination for the senior school in January. School fees are £2,620 per term.
- Independent Schools Council (2009). "Wisbech Grammar School: Report, 3rd to 6th November 2008". Independent Inspection Report (PDF). p. 1. Retrieved 8 November 2010.
- "Establishment: St Audrey's Convent". edubase.gov.uk. Retrieved 2 October 2010.[dead link]
- "Magdelene House history". Wisbech Grammar School. Retrieved 2 October 2010.[dead link]
- "School History". Retrieved 7 January 2016.
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