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St Margaret's Preparatory School, Calne, Wiltshire



School Details
School Crest
Curzon Street,
Calne,
Wiltshire,
United Kingdom,
SN11 0DF

Tel: +44 1249 857220
Fax: +44 1249 857227

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Founded:1873

Headmaster:
Mr Luke Bromwich

Marketing & Admissions Manager:
Mrs Simone Hughes


Accreditations and affiliations:
SATIPS, IAPS, ISC, NAHT
Religious affiliation:
Church of England
Teaching languages:
English
Age Range & Fees
Age
Range
3 - 11
Annual
Day Fees
£10,005
to
£13,635
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
NA
 
NA
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
NA
 
NA
Number of Pupils
School Boy
Boys
School Girl
Girls
90
Day
110
0
Full board
0
0
Weekly
0
90
Total
110
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
32
24
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:


Bursary exam, Assessment, Report from previous school, Registration, This is a non-selective school, Interview, Taster days
 

Scholarships & Bursaries:


Means tested bursaries, Armed forces discounts or bursaries, Academic

What we offer


  • Critical thinking
  • Drama/Theatre
  • ICT
  • Journalism
  • Photography
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin
  • Latin
  • French
  • Rugby
  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming
  • Lacrosse
  • Cricket
  • Cross-country
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Athletics
  • Tennis
  • Martial arts
  • Table tennis
  • Basketball
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Touch rugby
  • Fitness training
  • Fencing
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Horticulture
  • Drama productions
  • Ballet
  • Dance
  • Language club
  • Chess
  • Yoga
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • After school club
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Vegetarian
  • Autistic Spectrum of Difficulties
  • Hearing Impairment (HI)
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
  • Aspergers Syndrome
  • Epilepsy
 
 
 

School Video



Head PhotoWelcome to St Margaret's Preparatory School and this very special community which sits within the heart of Wiltshire. We are proud to offer an exceptional education for boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 11. Our leafy and expansive campus with its incomparable facilities, shared with St Mary's Calne, has a unique energy and provides a stimulating environment for our pupils to immerse themselves within.

Throughout our history, St Margaret's has become known for not only academic excellence, but also a nurturing, intimate school where pupils thoroughly enjoy their learning, achieve to their highest potential and feel safe and secure. We offer a broad curriculum which embraces creativity, the arts and sport and prepares our pupils to succeed at 11+.

While we pride ourselves on the academic success of our pupils, our philosophy is underpinned by the belief that children thrive when they are happy, stimulated and equipped with the skills they need to succeed. Our curriculum continues to evolve to meet the needs of our ever-changing world so to provide pupils with the life skills and attributes they must acquire to flourish both in the classroom and beyond.

The right environment
Your child will learn in a safe, nurturing environment and spend each day in modern, stimulating and purpose-built teaching spaces. 30 acres of campus and offsite facilities mean there's space to explore, learn, play, let off steam, relax, think and grow.

Facilities and opportunities to develop potential
Wherever your child's strengths and interests lie, we have the facilities to support them. Learning spaces are contemporary, vibrant and well-equipped; these have been purpose-built in the last 10 years. These include dedicated specialist teaching rooms; a 25m indoor swimming pool; sports pitches; all-weather Astroturf; Chapel; dining hall; theatre and an outstanding Library and Computer Suite where interactive learning takes place. Additionally, outdoor space is plentiful and children enjoy time spent in the school garden; wildlife area, courtyard classroom or one of the many play areas.

A tailored learning programme
Teaching throughout the school is tailored to meet the needs of the individual child. Children are encouraged to reflect and evaluate their own learning and with support identify their next steps. Specialist teachers offer a wide range of experiences and as a result, our teaching delivers truly personalised learning for each child. An extensive range of mobile technology enhances learning across the curriculum.

Zest and vitality
Your child will join a school with real spirit and energy, which lives each day to the full. We purposefully pack excitement and learning experiences into every moment. Our staff are passionate about teaching and lessons are fun, vibrant and engaging. The children's love of learning is infectious and we hope it'll rub off on you too!

Foundations for life
Of course you want your children to be happy, alongside giving them the best possible start in life. St Margaret's is a place where friendships and special memories are created and where a love of learning is established. Your children will understand that success requires hard work, personal responsibility, respect and consideration for others. These qualities will remain with them, equipping him or her for future challenges and providing an edge in years to come.

It is a privilege to lead such a vibrant and happy school and I am excited for its future. I wholeheartedly welcome you to visit us in person for a taste of life at St Margaret's!

St Margaret's is an independent day preparatory school for boys and girls aged 3-11 based in Calne, Wiltshire.
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