We believe a rounded education should include a good Arts education, introducing children to great literature, drama, the visual arts and music.
Pupils are encouraged to take part in all areas of the Arts. Music is central to the culture of the school with class music lessons with specialist teachers from Nursery, and individual lessons for children from Year 1 with one of our 13 visiting peripatetic teachers. Currently 90% of Year 3 – 6 pupils learn at least one instrument.
Children also take part in regular class assemblies where they perform to the whole school and parents, nativity plays as well as the school production, which features every child in school on Speech Day. Pupils produce a variety of works of art using a wide range of medium in our dedicated Art Room.
We regard participation and success in the Arts as important as academic achievement, where every child’s creativity and performance is valued by staff, parents and pupils alike.
Music is a vital part of life at St. Margaret’s. From Nursery to Year 6, children throughout the school have music lessons in the school’s Music Room with our specialist Music Teachers. 90% of Year 3-6 pupils learn at least one instrument.
An average of four music scholarships are applied for and accepted at various senior schools each year.Find out more
Art/Design & Technology
From the earliest years in The Nursery at St. Margaret’s through to Year 6 our children are encouraged to express their creativity in all kinds of media, from traditional paint and pencil through to collage, junk modelling and even fruit and vegetables!
We are very proud of our many Art and DT scholarships every year and hope our pupils go on to develop rich, creative futures.Find out more
Drama plays a large role in the life of St. Margaret’s. Plays are performed regularly by each class or year group in assemblies. Every year group will present at least one assembly every term to which parents and grandparents are invited to watch.
In recent years our Y6 pupils have gained a number of drama and performing arts scholarships to a range of secondary schools and have gone on to be members of the National Youth Theatre and the National Youth Music Theatre.Find out more