St. Margaret’s Prep School provides your child with the best possible start to their educational journey.
We are extremely proud of our ability to help pupils move successfully to their chosen secondary schools, from the local state schools, selective grammar schools or some of the top independent senior schools in the region, and our outcomes are high, above national average, with an enviable track record of Academic, Sport, Music and Art scholarships and awards.
Underpinning the broad curriculum for all pupils is the principle of happiness and fulfilment.
Class sizes are small, with dedicated, enthusiastic, well qualified class teachers and teaching assistants. French, Music, Art and PE are taught by specialist teachers throughout the school. French is studied from Nursery upwards with Spanish added in Year 4 and Latin in Year 6.
All children take Religious Studies in addition to daily worship at the beginning of each day.
While pupils are entered for 11+ entrance and scholarship exams to Independent Senior Schools, the curriculum content is not dictated by the examination subject. Non-examinable subjects are seen as equally important in the development of the whole child. Extra-curricular activities such as exciting school trips, residential trips from Year 3, brilliant fund-raising events, school productions and a wide variety of before, after and lunch time school clubs allows the children to build confidence and instils a lifelong love of learning.
In 2017/18 the 25 Year 6 pupils gained an astounding 22 scholarships, awards and 11+ places for Year 7 places at their chosen senior schools in September 2018.