St Margaret's Preparatory School

Curzon Street
SN11 0DF
01249 857220
3 - 11
Other Independent
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Independent preparatory schools do not have to follow the National Curriculum or submit test results to the Department for Education so there is no individual school performance data or star rating.

Visit the school's website to learn more about their unique curriculum, policies on testing and common leaver destinations (a good indicator of pupil progress). See our About page for information on Choosing A Prep School.

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School Description

An independent day preparatory school for boys and girls age 3-11. The children share the excellent facilities of St Mary's, Calne, including sports pitches, gymnasium, 25m indoor swimming pool, theatre, Chapel and dining hall. The school has a specialist languages room, a dedicated ICT suite and Music Room. There is an After-School Club which provides wrap-around care until 6.00pm each evening.

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News & events from St Margaret's Preparatory School

Last update: 16 October 2017


Staff and pupils at St Margaret's are celebrating their latest inspection report after inspectors declared its education standards excellent.

The Independent Schools Inspectorate, the Ofsted equivalent for independent schools, graded the school excellent for the quality of both the children’s academic and other achievements, as well as the quality of their personal development.

Headmistress Karen Cordon (pictured below with pupils) said: ‘I am absolutely thrilled that St Margaret’s has been graded ‘excellent’ across the board.  We could not be more pleased with the way the inspection team captured the ethos of the school and in particular the essence and the spirit of the children.

Read our latest report >>


Come and explore what children love about St Margaret's at one of our Open Mornings.

We hold Open Mornings twice a year in March and October.  The Mornings are for prospective families interested in learning more about St Margaret's and offer an opportunity to see the school on a normal working day, to meet current pupils and to talk to both teachers and other interested parents.

March Open Day news coming soon. 

Individual Tours
If you are not able to come to our Open Morning, individual visits can also be arranged during term time. To make an appointment, please click on the link below or contact:

Mrs Simone Hughes, Marketing & Admissions Manager
01249 857379
[email protected]

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The right environment
Your child will learn in a safe, nurturing environment. 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. 

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. 

Zest and vitality
Your child will join a school with real spirit and energy, which lives each day to the full. 

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.

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Pupils as young as three at St Margaret's Prep have shown they understand the importance of children’s rights as laid down in a United Nations Convention.

Every pupil has spent the past 18 months taking part in a project overseen by UNICEF.  Now the school has been rewarded by gaining Rights Respecting School Level 1 status after assessors visited to talk to children, staff, governors and parents.

St Margaret’s Rights Respecting School Co-ordinator Jo Perkins said: “We are very pleased to have received this status. It is something we have been working towards for almost two academic years. All pupils from Kindergarten to Year 6 have been involved and have learnt in an age appropriate way about how different circumstances can affect children’s lives around the world.  We have worked closely with the children to ensure that they know and understand their key rights and are able to access them within school and their own lives. They have been very enthusiastic to learn more and we hope the values will stay with them throughout their lives.”

Each classroom has its own Class Charter that children sign up to that reminds them about every child’s right to be safe and respected.  The school has also held fundraising events to support children living in poverty.  In May it raised £509 from a cake sale and by filling jars with coins.

Headmistress Karen Cordon said: “The assessors especially praised the contributions made by the children and felt that the ‘Respecting Rights’ ethos permeates throughout the school.  This is something which we have collectively worked towards and the outcome we were keen to achieve.”

The articles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child lay down what governments must do so that children are healthy, can learn at school, receive protection, have their views listened to and are treated fairly regardless of their race or religion or whatever type of family they come from.

Every pupil was given a ‘Pocket Book of Children’s Rights’ supported by UNICEF UK and families were asked to discuss them at home in order to support the school initiative.

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This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.

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