Every child experiences a broad curriculum throughout the School. All classes study the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science. They also follow the foundation subjects of History, Geography, Music, Physical Education, DT & Art and IT. French is studied from Nursery upwards with Spanish added in Year 5 and Latin in Year 6.
All children take Religious Studies in addition to daily worship at the beginning of each day. Classes are well looked after by the Form Teacher and they have a Form Period and PSHE lesson (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) together where all sorts of issues and current affairs are discussed and dealt with. While pupils are entered for 11+ entrance and scholarship exams to Independent Senior Schools, the curriculum content is not dictated by the examination subject.
Sufficient time is given to those examinable subjects, but the non-examinable subjects are seen as equally important in the development of the whole child. The curriculum is encompassed in a 10 period day usually starting with a fifteen minute assembly. In addition, extra-curricular activities are catered for before school, during lunchtimes and after school.
In 2015/16 our 21 Year 6 pupils have gained 18 scholarships, awards and 11+ places to some of the top independent schools and selective grammar schools in the region.
St Margaret’s Preparatory School is an independent day school for children aged two to 11 aiming to ensure every child is engaged in their learning and given as many opportunities as possible for intellectual, physical and social growth.
Launched in 1946 and set in beautiful rural surroundings, the school places great emphasis on the development of the child as a whole person.
The stimulating, supportive atmosphere of St Margaret’s encourages confidence, enthusiasm for learning and consideration for others. A strong emphasis is placed on good manners and thoughtfulness, developing life skills of social confidence and making friends as well as the ability to learn, use information technology, solve problems and make sensible judgements.
The school is within seven acres of beautiful parkland in the heart of Gosfield and within easy reach of Braintree, Sudbury, Felstead, Great Dunmow, Colchester and Chelmsford.
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