Admissions Enquiries: 01787 273 050

Facilities & Location

Pupils benefit from great facilities both on and off-site.

Located in a very rural area of north Essex, St. Margaret’s stands proudly in a beautiful parkland setting, bounded by woodland, fields and a private road. The school buildings, formally the coach house and stables of Gosfield Hall, are partly Grade 2 listed and are set in seven acres of grounds.

As well as two classrooms for each year group, St. Margaret’s pupils also enjoy access to a dedicated music room, a science lab, a computer suite, an art room, a sports hall and a well-stocked library. There are three music practice ‘pods’ where children have individual music lessons.

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St Margaret's Prep School


A picturesque setting to learn & explore

Our children love to be outdoors, and utilising our wonderful outside spaces. We have two netball courts and two playgrounds, an adventure playground, as well as an enclosed play area for our Early Years children and a pupil designed ‘quiet garden’, an outdoor classroom, and of course, plenty of space for Forest School.

For sports, we ensure the children benefit from a range of designated pitches and tracks that include football, rugby and hockey during the Autumn Term, and cricket, athletics and rounders for Summer.

Extra curricular activities

Beyond the school premises, our pupils enjoy access to a range of excellent sporting facilities. Gosfield Cricket Ground serves as our home ground for thrilling cricket matches, while the Braintree Hockey Club provides a dedicated space for our hockey team's competitive fixtures.

Additionally, our Year 3 pupils benefit from a weekly swimming lesson held at the Halstead Leisure Centre, equipped with a splendid 25-metre swimming pool.

St. Margaret’s is an amazing setting for both children and parents alike. I love the close community the school has.

 – Nursery Parent, St Margaret’s

Join us for a Personal Tour

We warmly welcome families throughout the year, offering tailored personal tours on a day that suits you, including school holidays.

Enjoy a guided tour of the school, arranged by a member of our friendly Admissions Team who can answer any questions you may have


Pupils benefit from our incredible location

Relocating to North Essex

If you are relocating to the local area, be rest assured that you will be very warmly welcomed into the St Margaret’s family and we will make sure the transition is as easy and smooth as possible.

You are welcome to come in for a private tour at any time, during the school day or school holidays and we can arrange a meeting with our Headteacher either in person or online.


Proud to be one of the leading independent primary schools in North Essex.

St Margaret's Prep School
Gosfield Hall Park

Tel: 01787 472134 - main office
Tel: 01787 273 050 - admissions


St Margaret's School

Enquiries :01787 273 050