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St Margaret's Prep is an independent day school for boys and girls aged 3-11 which was established in 1873.  We moved to our current premises in 1940 and have gradually grown to what we are today – a happy and vibrant school of 200 pupils with broadly equal numbers of boys and girls.

The school has been extended over the years to provide light and airy, purpose-built facilities including a Kindergarten for our 3-4 year olds, fourteen well-equipped classrooms, exciting outdoor learning areas, a languages room for our children to learn both modern and classical languages, music rooms and a soundproof studio, an art and design room, a high tech computing suite equipped with iMacs, a beautiful library, a school hall for assemblies, drama productions and music events and ‘Maggots’ after-school club; all facilitating opportunities for exploration of every kind!   

We share a 25 acre site with St Mary's, Calne and consequently our explorers are fortunate enough to benefit from a wide range of facilities not always available to prep school pupils.  These include a 25m indoor swimming pool, an all-weather surface Astroturf offering facilities for hockey, tennis, football and lacrosse, on-site and off-site sports pitches, a purpose-built chapel used for Services, concerts and a range of  celebrations, a dining hall with full-time catering staff, a theatre and a fully-staffed medical centre.

St Margaret's provides a happy and purposeful environment for all children to explore within a friendly, caring community.  Our main aim is for our pupils to be inspired, not be afraid to take risks and above all, have fun and enjoy learning.  Come and start your journey of exploration with us!


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We welcome visitors all year round. Please come and explore St Margaret's and find out what makes it such a special place where your child will flourish!