St. Margaret’s Prep School provides an excellent all round education
We are extremely proud of our ability to help pupils move successfully to their chosen secondary schools, be they local state schools, selective grammar schools or some of the top independent senior schools in the region, and we have an enviable track record of Academic, Sport, Music and Art scholarships.
Underpinning the curriculum for all pupils is the principle of fulfilment.
Every child experiences a broad curriculum throughout the School. All classes study the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science. They also follow the foundation subjects of History, Geography, Music, Physical Education, DT & Art and IT.
French is studied from Nursery upwards with Spanish added in Year 5 and Latin in Year 6.
All children take Religious Studies in addition to daily worship at the beginning of each day.
Classes are well looked after by the Form Teacher and they have a Form Period and PSHE lesson (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) together where all sorts of issues and current affairs are discussed and dealt with. While pupils are entered for 11+ entrance and scholarship exams to Independent Senior Schools, the curriculum content is not dictated by the examination subject.
Sufficient time is given to those examinable subjects, but the non-examinable subjects are seen as equally important in the development of the whole child. The curriculum is encompassed in a 10 period day usually starting with a fifteen minute assembly. In addition, extra-curricular activities are catered for before school, during lunchtimes and after school.
In 2016/17 the 28 Year 6 pupils gained an astounding 29 scholarships, awards and 11+ places for Year 7 places at their chosen senior schools in September 2017.