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From the Headmistress

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How do you measure an excellent education? Some would argue it’s by exam results and a smooth passage to the next school, but I firmly believe that the unquantifiable aspects are every bit as important a benchmark.

St Margaret’s is so much more than just a stepping-stone to academic success at 11+.

In joining our vibrant community your son or daughter will start a life-long journey of exploration. We will provide your child with endless opportunities to unearth talents, ignite interests, take risks, and experience failure as well as success. Along the way your son might discover a passion for music, or your daughter may become a gifted sportswoman…

Like you, we aspire for your child to be more than the sum of his or her academic achievement. That’s why we place just as much value on building self-confidence and self esteem, on encouraging self-assessment and personal organisation. These qualities are harder to measure, but they are the key to your child ultimately being the best he or she can be.  Please read some of the comments our leavers have made about their time at St Margaret's and what they learnt about themselves. 


"Pupils of all ages display very high levels of self-knowledge, self-esteem, self-confidence and resilience."

- ISI Inspection Report

I would really like to have the opportunity to find out more about your family and help you decide whether St Margaret’s is the right place for your child’s exciting journey of adventure and exploration.

I look forward to seeing you soon, but in the meantime, please take a look at my welcome video - I hope it conveys the passion I have to develop happy, confident, resilent and well-rounded children.


Mrs Karen E Cordon


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