Back To School

For more details on how we are beginning our safe, orderly and effective transition back to school from 1 June, please read our Back to School Guide.

Curriculum and Key stages

Our aim is for children who come to St. Margaret's Prep School to experience a curriculum that will develop confidence, independence and a lifelong love of learning.

Curriculum and Key stages

Our aim is for children who come to St. Margaret's Prep School to experience a curriculum that will develop confidence, independence and a lifelong love of learning.

At St. Margaret’s we give our children the best possible foundation for the future, helping them to fulfil their potential. Most importantly, we give them the confidence to achieve whatever they want in life.

The School is organised into four main areas; Nursery, Reception, Pre-Prep (key stage 1) and Prep (key stage 2).

The Nursery at St. Margaret’s is at the heart of our school, where children begin their educational journey with us from two years old. In the Nursery, children are introduced to basic educational practices through play-based activities which makes learning fun and engaging.

When they approach five years of age children move into Reception where class sizes are small, and subjects are more structured within the Early Years curriculum. After Reception, children move into our purpose built Pre-Prep classrooms (Years 1 and 2) where great emphasis is given to mastering basic number, reading and writing skills, as well as discovering History, Geography ICT and Science, largely through topic work.

The final destination on the St. Margaret’s educational journey is the Prep School (Years 3-6). In the Prep School, children continue the National Curriculum and the expectations of the independent curriculum to prepare them for senior school. Our children are prepared for entrance examinations, including the 11+.

The Nursery at St Margaret’s

Children join us from 2 years old and have the very best start in their education. The guiding principle at The Nursery at St. Margaret’s is that learning should be fun!

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Reception

Children move into Reception in the school year that they turn 5. Class sizes are small, with dedicated, enthusiastic, well qualified class teachers and teaching assistants.

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Pre-Prep

In Pre-Prep (Years 1 and 2), children's experience of all areas of the curriculum is stimulating and exciting. Children discover History, Geography and Science, largely through topic work and school trips.

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Prep

In the Prep School (Years 3 to 6), children continue their journey of learning in a rich and exciting way in line with the National Curriculum, developing both a knowledge and understanding of the world and of themselves.

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Learning Support

We are proud of our excellent Learning Support Department at St. Margaret's. We offer the support needed so that every child can get the most out of their education.

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The Arts

At St Margaret's we believe a rounded education should include a good arts education, introducing children to great literature, drama, the visual arts and music.

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Modern Foreign Languages

It has never been more important to learn a foreign language in a globalised word where our children will find themselves competing for jobs with multilingual applicants.

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Sport

Sport is both an integral and important aspect of life at St. Margaret's. Pupils are given a wide platform of opportunities in which to participate, perform, compete and excel.

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