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At St. Margaret’s we are proud of our achievements as a school, from the success of our children both inside and outside of the classroom, to the range of activities and events we take part in and celebrate throughout the school year from Nursery to Year 6.

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    Ava and Orla, fundraising for St. Clare

    3rd May 2018

    Ava and Orla Brobyn wanted to do something to help raise money for St Clare Hospice based in Hastingwood, Essex, who have been doing so much to support their family since their father, Conor, was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour. The girls, both pupils at St. Margaret's, asked if they could sell items from the charity at school to raise funds. With the support

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    ISA Eastern Region U11 Netball

    1st February 2018

    Eleven girls from Year 5 & 6 travelled to the ISA Eastern Regional Junior Netball Competition at Alleyn Court School in Southend on Wednesday 31st January. The games were quick-fire and strongly contested but St. Margaret's managed to win all five of their preliminary matches to set up a semi-final match against the host school, Alleyn Court, which they won to send them through to

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    Work for Homework

    7th December 2017

    As part of our PSHEE syllabus we look at economic factors of modern life, teaching the children about money, the world of work and taxation in an age appropriate way. We decided to build upon this by asking all parents and children to undertake a Work for Homework initiative that would give the children the opportunity to discuss some of these key ideas in a real-world setting. 

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    Year 2 Trip to RAF Hendon

    2nd October 2017

      On Wednesday, Year 2 went to RAF Hendon (Luca P). It was a very long journey to get to RAF Hendon and the bus was very bumpy (Pandora). I sat next to Tia and we looked at the cars – they were so small. I called them mini cars! (Esme) We went in the massive building in RAF Hendon. It was magnificent! (Evie) The

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    New Nursery - Now Open!

    17th May 2017

    The new Nursery, which has been designed by Charles Tashima Architecture, London, will compliment the existing school buildings, the main part of which is a listed, 18th Century former Coach House and stable block. The new building will replace two smaller existing nursery rooms creating one large open plan classroom.  Careful planning and design means there will be a larger footprint and the purpose designed

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    Our Charity Day Tuesday 4th April, 2017 for Tusk

    29th March 2017

    In the Autumn Term every child in the school was given a chance to vote for the charity that we will support this year - an important opportunity for the children to experience democracy in action! After a very strong representation from all our our house captains, each putting forward a case as to why their chosen charity should receive our support, it was an

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    U10A New Hall Netball Tournament - Friday 10th March

    13th March 2017

    The New Hall Netball tournament is notorious for its high standards of Netball and today was no exception. St. Margaret's were drawn in Pool A and faced our first opponent, New Hall 'A' team. As always the first game is always a little scrappy. Both teams were still warming up [...]

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    St. Margaret's Art Exhibition 2017

    9th March 2017

    We know that the standard of art at St. Margaret's is pretty special - now here is your chance to come along and take a good look at some of the brilliant work. 3rd - 5th April in the Library and the Gallery - at either end of the school [...]

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    Safer Internet Day 2017

    13th February 2017

    On Friday 10th February we celebrated Safer Internet Day with an afternoon of assemblies and activities throughout the whole school, aimed at promoting safe, responsible and respectful behaviour online. Our ICT prefects delivered a whole- school assembly on E Safety and then we split into our forms to get involved [...]

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    Our Christmas gift in 2016

    14th December 2016

    Instead of giving the children a small gift this year, we have decided to put that money into something different that we thought the children would approve of. We are working with Ethiopiahope, to sponsor two children, a four year old girl, Tigust, and a four year old boy, Yohanas, [...]

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    Christmas Carols at Gosfield Hall

    7th December 2016

    Gosfield Hall Wedding Venue host a wonderful Christmas Lunch for the elderly in Gosfield village each year. This year 72 of our children were invited to sing for them after their meal. The children arrived early, and were treated to a fantastic ‘Hogwarts’ style lunch all seated at a very [...]

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    Our Charity for 2016-2017 is Tusk

    30th November 2016

    Drum roll please..... After an overwhelming vote in their favour, our charity of the year this year is Tusk.... Congratulations to Rolfe, our Green House, and their Captains, Muiris and Miya, for putting together such a strong case. Congratulations to all of the other houses for their brilliant research and [...]

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    Sofia's super swim

    28th November 2016

    Sofia A, a current Year 6 pupil, recently participated in an astonishing swimming challenge for her swimming club. Sofia swims for Halstead Swimming Club, and they were all recently challenged to participate in a twelve hour, overnight, swim to raise funds for the club, and also for the East Anglian [...]

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    Let's talk about the weather!

    25th November 2016

    The weather In these dark and blustery days, the Reception classes have been learning about the weather. It’s something we take for granted that a child can identify what the day is like, is it hot or cold? But surprisingly this is a subject which can really get children thinking [...]

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    Cut Hedge Cross Country Trophy 2016

    25th November 2016

    Defending Champions St. Margaret’s faced some tough competition at this year’s Cut Hedge Trophy. First up it was the Girls to race, consisting of an A Team from Years 5/6 and a B Team from Years 3/4. Great running in the early part of the race saw Lauren MP, Sofia [...]

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    Forest School arrives at St. Margaret's!

    18th November 2016

    Working in partnership with Sue Harrison from Branching Out-Woods, the school is introducing Forest School for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 students from January 2017. The Forest School approach originated from Scandinavia where children spend most of their time in the outdoors and the learning is child-led; following the [...]

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    St. Margaret's Young Sailors

    17th October 2016

    Imogen P, aged 10, in Year 6 has been invited to join the National Sailing East Zone Optimist squad. This is an incredible achievement and is the culmination of 18 months of dedicated training and competing in all weathers and conditions all over the country. Imogen, and Year 6 classmate [...]

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    Scott - Top of the Essex Leaderboard!

    4th October 2016

      Scott, who is in Year 6, was selected to play for Essex just over a year ago. He has had success in both the 9 & Under and now in the 10 & Under categories. We are delighted to announce that he has just been presented with a medal [...]

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    National Championships at Hickstead

    29th September 2016

    The Sunshine Tour is a national equestrian competition for amateur riders. Qualifying competitions took place across all disciplines throughout the year, culminating in the National Championships, which are held at Hickstead - England’s most famous showground. Throughout 2016 Lauren, Isabelle, Helene and Sophia, some of the members of our Equestrian [...]

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    Our new chef, Kezie English

    14th September 2016

    Welcome to Kezie English who has joined the team at St. Margaret's as the new chef. Kezie has three young children, but prior to having a family she worked in London within contract catering at companies including RBS and Ernst & Young. Her claim to fame was working at Channel [...]

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    Essex Air Ambulance - Final total

    12th September 2016

      It has become a tradition that the children at St. Margaret's choose which is going to be the Charity that we support each year. The process starts with a house meeting run by the House Captains. Each of the four houses then elects a charity to support and presents that [...]

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    Outstanding results at the ISA Regional Athletics

    17th June 2016

    We are very proud of all the athletes who competed at Garon’s Park on Monday 10th June in the ISA Regional Athletics competition. We did extraordinarily well and won a new school record of 25 medals, with 8 children qualifying for the National Finals in Birmingham on 29th June!   [...]

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    Gemma's Farm visit to The Nursery at St. Margaret's

    8th June 2016

    Nursery and Transition are too little to take out on school visits so the next best thing is to bring the farm into school to see them! A picnic lunch in the orchard was a perfect ending to the ‘day out’. The Early Years play area was transformed into a [...]

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    St. Margaret's vs Felsted U11B 'Ashes' tournament

    27th May 2016

    Wednesday 25th May saw the deciding match in the Felsted vs St Margarets’ Under 11 B “Ashes”. The three match series has been a tradition for a number of years now with a magnificent trophy on offer and, having lost the first and won the second game, the title was [...]

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    Proud to be 'Essex Boys'

    23rd May 2016

    St. Margaret's are delighted to announce that we now have two of our Prep School boys who have been selected to represent Essex. Scott B (5M) has been competing for the Essex 10U Boys Tennis Squad since last summer and now Freddie K (also from 5M) has been selected for [...]

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    Stella's 'Ace' Story

    20th April 2016

    For the second year running one of the pupils from Yr. 6 at St. Margaret's has made it through the first round of the Chris Evans Breakfast Show's 500 Words Competition. Last year Isobel M-F, who was then in Year 5, made it through the first round, and this year [...]

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