In 2021, St. Margaret’s celebrated its 75th anniversary. Here, we share stories, interviews and pictures as we caught up with former pupils and staff. This is where you can find out what they did after leaving St. Margaret’s and what they’re doing now.
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School Photos 1948 - 201817th August 2021
Alumni Q&A: Claire Smith, 1989-199110th June 2021
Alumni Q&A: Claire Smith 1989 – 1994 After Claire shared some lovely memories on the ‘Old Maggies’ Alumni Facebook group, including trips to France, we got in touch to find out about what she’s been up to since leaving St. Margaret’s. When were you at St. Margaret’s? 1989 to 1994 Where did you study afterwards? Hedingham School and then Colchester Sixth Form College. What jobs
Alumni Q&A: Dilesh Patel 1989-199327th May 2021
When were you at St. Margaret’s? 1989 - 1993 Where did you study afterwards? Felsted 1993-2002, then University. What do you do now? I work as a Senior Manager within a US Financial Services Bank Do you still live locally? Yes! I live in Colchester My most favourite memories are of the Sports Days. Dilesh's self portrait features
The Early Days13th May 2021
We found some old letters and flyers in the archives from the very early days of St. Margaret's! Letter from Mr Coulborn announcing his successor Mr Williams Letter from Mr Williams, 1988
Alumni memories: Rosalind Smith, 1950’s27th April 2021
We were delighted to hear from former pupil, Ros Meacock (then Smith) with some lovely memories of her time at St. Margaret’s in the early 50’s, including the ever popular Sports Day. Ros is pictured in the back row, second from the right. Imprinted on my memory in particular is the rest after lunch on the floor on mats but there was a girl called
Alumni Q&A: Lydia Turner 1991-199826th March 2021
Alumni Q&A: Lydia Turner 1991-1998 Lydia lives in the U.S. so when she joined the 'Old Maggies' Alumni Facebook group, she was able to reconnect with friends from her early school days. Lydia has lots of great memories from her time at St. Margaret's, including dissecting fish and making ginger beer! When were you at St. Margaret’s? 1991-1998 Where did you study afterwards? Colchester County
Staff Memories: Mrs O'Connor, 1998-2009 & 2013-201619th March 2021
Mrs Dianne O'Connor has been a familiar face at St. Margaret's over the years and she has lots of stories from her time as a teacher. It is lovely to hear her memories of the St Margaret's pupils, showing their fun and kind nature. When were you at St. Margaret’s? I started at St. Margaret's in Transition at the beginning of the Summer Term 1998.
Alumni Q&A: The Blackburne's 2000-201118th March 2021
Mrs Blackburne is our SENco and Year 6 Form tutor, but before she joined the teaching team here at St. Margaret's, she was a parent. Both her children, Imogen and Oscar, attended St. Margaret's and have gone on to study Masters degrees. We're delighted to hear about their successes and enjoy seeing them when they come back to visit. Imogen Blackburne When were you at
Staff Memories: Mrs Cant, 2000-200616th March 2021
Debbie Gould, previously Cant, shares her memories of her time teaching at St. Margaret's. The Cant Family 2000 "I was a teacher at St. Margaret’s from September 2000 to August 2006. I was lucky enough to be offered the experience of teaching in various year groups and taught in Year 6 for a few years before moving to Year 4 and
Alumni Q&A: Sophy Jones, 2003-20085th February 2021
We were delighted to welcome former St. Margaret’s pupil, Sophy Jones, back to school in January 2020 to hear about her fundraising challenge for Dig Deep, a charity which provides sanitation and clean water to schools in Kenya and about here studies in Zoology at the University of Sheffield. We asked Sophy about her time at St. Margaret’s. When were you at St Margaret’s? I
Timeline of Headteachers5th February 2021
St. Margaret's has been owned and led by lots of headteachers over 75 years since it was founded. 1946 – Mrs Lowe and Commander Lowe owned Gosfield Hall, applied for planning permission to convert the stables into residencies and a school. Opened the school for their two daughters, Margaret and Elizabeth, and 8 other pupils. 1961-1988 – Mr Colbourn bought the school from the Lowes.