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, and is 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 and a new purpose built nursery allows space to explore, play and build friendships.

Class sizes are small, with dedicated, enthusiastic, well qualified class teachers and teaching assistants. St. Margaret’s is a non-selective school that has an excellent record of academic success with high numbers of pupils gaining 11+ places and scholarships to their chosen senior schools.

Most importantly, St. Margaret’s is a school where happy children make excellent progress.

Academic Results and Senior Schools

Senior schools in the area welcome our polite, well-prepared children, many of whom achieve scholarships.

The best Early Years Provision

Our dedicated, motivated nursery teachers ensure your child learns through sharing, caring and playing.

Exceptional Music Provision

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

St Margaret's Preparatory School