About Us

Choosing the right independent preparatory school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will ever have to make.

At St. Margaret’s Prep School, we value every student, parent and member of staff as a part of our family. Our school has a family environment as we believe this is the best way to help all children feel like a valued member of the school community.

Each member of our staff, from our Headmaster Callum Douglas to our caring Lunchtime Assistants, all staff are wholly dedicated to ensuring that every child at St Margaret’s Prep flourishes, with each child valued and treated as an individual in a warm and nurturing environment. It’s because of this dedication that children from Nursery, all the way through to Prep School enjoy coming to school; and for us, this is really important.

If you’d like to know more about St. Margaret’s Prep School and how we do things here, then why not request a prospectus or arrange a visit to our school today.

Headmaster’s Welcome

It is my pleasure to welcome you to St. Margaret’s Prep School in Gosfield, Essex.

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History and Ethos

St. Margaret's Prep School was founded in 1946 and is set in beautiful, rural surroundings on the Essex/Suffolk border in Gosfield, Essex.

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Academic Quality and Results

We are extremely proud of our ability to help pupils move successfully to their chosen secondary schools.

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Inspection Reports

St. Margaret’s is a non-selective school and we are proud of our established reputation for high academic standards.

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Senior School Destinations

Our children move onto a wide selection of excellent independent senior schools and selective grammar schools in the area.

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Latest News

Class Assemblies, inter school matches, music productions; there is always something happening at St. Margaret’s!

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Working at St Margaret’s

If you are interested in joining our team, please visit this page for information about all our teaching and non-teaching roles.

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School Policy Documents

All School policies and staff lists are available from the school office or to download from this page.

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Our Staff

Our dedicated and passionate team of teachers and staff work together to provide a happy, safe and inspiring environment for all our pupils.

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Cognita Schools

Cognita is a global leader in independent education, committed to seeing children achieve their full potential.

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Outside St Margarets nursery, pre prep and prep school


Once you’ve been a pupil of St. Margaret’s you will always remain part of our family....”Welcome to The Old Maggies”.

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