St Margaret’s is a Church of England primary school, open to children from 3 -11 years of age. A successful OFSTED inspection took place in July 2013 and inspectors described the school as ‘providing good education for its’ pupils’. A full copy of the Ofsted report is available to read on line.
The school is organised into 10 classes plus a nursery and there are three educational phases.
Foundation Stage - consists of Nursery and our two Reception classes and is where our youngest children begin their learning.
Key Stage 1 - this is our Infant department and is made up of Classes 2, 3 and 4.
Key Stage 2 - this is our Junior department and consists of Classes 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.
Children mainly work in their class groups and are taught by their own class teacher. For certain subjects, children may be grouped differently to take advantage of specialist teaching.
As pupils move through school there are opportunities for them to meet with new teachers, join in activities and familiarise themselves with their new classroom. There is a transition programme for children in Year 6 to help them prepare for going to their Secondary School.
At St Margaret’s we recognise that each child is unique, with his or her own distinctive set of talents, abilities and pace of learning. We value all of our pupils as individuals and show respect for their values, culture and religious beliefs.