St. Margaret’s Prep School, Essex

St. Margaret’s Private Prep School is set in the North Essex village of Gosfield, near the market town of Halstead, and is a co-educational independent primary and nursery school for children from ages two to 11.

The school is nestled in an idyllic rural location, yet we are conveniently close to the A120 with major roads links to Colchester, Chelmsford and Suffolk.

Seven acres of peaceful, listed parkland, with a separate outdoor area specifically for our EYFS children, allows space to explore, play and build friendships.

Class sizes are small, with dedicated, enthusiastic, well qualified class teachers and teaching assistants. French (and Spanish from Year 4), Music and PE are taught by specialist staff throughout the school. English and Maths are taught daily to build solid foundations, and science, topic work, computer science, art, a wide variety of extracurricular activities and trips add extra ‘fizz’ to the week and allow children to build confidence, instilling a lifelong love of learning.

But what makes St. Margaret’s so different, so special is the nurturing heart at our core. We are a family, with the kind of warm and caring approach your child has at home. Happy children love to learn and they love coming to our school!

Academic Results and Senior Schools

We are…CONFIDENT! Senior schools in the area welcome our polite, well-prepared children, many of whom achieve scholarships.

The best Early Years Provision

We are…FUN! Our dedicated, motivated nursery teachers ensure your child learns through sharing, caring and playing.

Exceptional Music Provision

We are…MUSICAL! We value music at our school, so your child will be encouraged to play and sing – many pupils go on to gain a music scholarship.

St Margaret's Preparatory School