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St Margaret's Preparatory School

St Margaret's Preparatory School

Gosfield Hall Park, Gosfield, Halstead, Essex, CO9 1SE

01787 472134


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St Margaret's Preparatory School
School type Coeducational Day
Founded 1946
Headmaster Mr. Callum Douglas
Co-ed Age Range 2-11
Day fees per annum £9,315 - £11,280 (excluding the nursery)
Average Class Size Max 18
Associations ISA
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St. Margaret's Prep School is a happy, co-ed, independent school for children aged 2 - 11.

Our lovely school, formerly the Coach House and Stable block for Gosfield Hall before becoming a school in 1946, is situated in 7 acres of beautiful parkland in the heart of rural North Essex, within easy reach of Halstead, Braintree, Sudbury, Colchester, Chelmsford, Felsted and Gt. Dunmow.

Parents who send their children to St Margaret’s know they can trust us to make education fun and stimulating, they know our reputation for developing exceptionally well-rounded pupils with a love of learning.

Our aim is to ensure that every child is engaged in their learning and given as many opportunities as possible for intellectual, physical and social growth. We do this within a structured, disciplined yet enjoyable, environment, where each child is helped to fulfil their potential, in class, in the arts, in music and on the sports field.

We believe in celebrating the achievements of every child, encouraging them to learn, recognising their strengths and supporting them as they try new things. From the moment a child enters St. Margaret's, they become part of our School family. Pupils are taught by specialist teachers in a broad range of lessons and extra-curricular subjects. Our Nursery children share the same specialist teachers for French, PE and Music as the rest of the school. This is reflected in the superb scholarship results we see year after year in Academia, Sport, Music and Art.

Music is a particular speciality of the school; with thirteen visiting peripatetic teachers supporting our own music teachers we offer lessons in a range of instruments from cello to harp, trumpet to drums and everything in between. With a vast array of ensembles and choirs every child is encouraged to join in. Over 80% of our Prep children have an individual lesson in at least one instrument.

St. Margaret's Early Years was awarded 'Outstanding' in all areas in our most recent Ofsted inspection, and the whole school was judged 'Excellent' by the Independent Schools Inspectorate with achievement for many found to be 'Exceptional'.

We are extremely proud of the range of activities we offer our pupils, with many extra-curricular before and after school clubs, directed by individuals qualified in that subject, and carefully designed with academic and social development of children fully in mind.

At St. Margaret's, each individual has the opportunity to develop their strengths and to discover new talents and interests. From the very youngest child, our pupils are polite and kind, and grow to develop into mature and independent individuals.

Our children are our greatest achievement, and we are very proud to be a part of their lives.

Every day's an Open Day - come and see for yourself why we’re so proud of our School.