The school is located in a very rural area of north Essex, and is 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 parkland.
As well as two classrooms for each year group St. Margaret’s also has a Music room, a Science Lab, an ICT suite, an Art Room, a Sports Hall and a Library. There are three small music practice ‘pods’, two of which are soundproofed, where children have individual music lessons.
Outside in the seven acres of grounds are two netball courts and two playgrounds, an adventure playground as well as an enclosed play area for our Early Years children. The grounds are marked up and used for rounders, cricket and athletics in the summer, and for football, rugby and hockey in the winter. The grounds also give the children plenty of opportunity for learning outside the classroom.
We are developing an area by the woodland as a nature reserve which has been planned and designed by a committee of our Year 6 children.
Outside of school, children have access to Gosfield Cricket Club/Clubhouse which is used as our home ground for cricket matches, The Phoenix Hockey Club in Braintree which is used as our home ground for our hockey matches, and a 25 metre swimming pool at Halstead Leisure Centre where our Year 3 children have a weekly swimming lesson.