Curzon Street, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 0DF
Tel: 01249 857220, email: email@example.com, web: stmargaretsprep.org.uk
Age of pupils: 3–11 years
Number of pupils: 180
Day fees: Kindergarten – session/funding dependent Pre-Prep: £3,335–£3,735; Prep: £4,085–£4,545
Religious denomination: None
The curriculum: Children at St Margaret’s engage in a wide range of carefully planned, meaningful learning experiences designed to promote not only learning but personal growth and development. They are active participants in their learning journey, developing effective learning skills whilst deepening their knowledge of specific subjects and topics. The curriculum is delivered, in the main, by class teachers, all of whom are experts in the relevant ages. This is enhanced by specialist provision in Sport, Music, Computing, Art, Modern Foreign Languages and Latin. Teaching throughout the school is tailored to meet the needs of the individual child and children are encouraged to reflect and evaluate their own learning and with support identify their next steps.
Extra curricular activities: The school offers an extensive range of clubs. In addition to the core school clubs, such as sport, music, gardening, cookery, dance and art, children have the opportunity to participate in a varied and rich program of extra-curricular activities which is designed to ignite pupils’ curiosity and provide ample time for them to develop positive relationships with their peers. Each child will learn to grow into positive, responsible adults who can work and co-operate with others, whilst at the same time developing their knowledge and skills in order to achieve their true potential.
Pastoral care: Every effort is made to ensure that children flourish both in terms of their learning and personal growth. There is a commitment to providing a nurturing, safe and supportive environment with a firm sense of belonging and community. Communication between staff, children and parents is both flexible and open, leading to the best possible outcomes for growth and development.
Head: Mr Luke Bromwich
Outstanding characteristics: A school with real spirit and energy, which lives each day to the full and brings about a love of learning. Excitement and learning experiences are purposefully packed into every moment. The children are thoroughly prepared for entrance examinations to senior schools, and St Margaret’s has an impressive record of success in academic and specialist subject scholarships, as well as consistently gaining entry to first-choice schools.