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Sport plays a significant part in life at St Margaret’s. We believe that it is important to play to win, but additionally teamwork, losing with good grace, the development of self-esteem, social skills, healthy exercise, and ultimately having fun are all equally vital.

Teaching children to be ‘sporting’, not just those who are sporty, is one of our main aims.  We want every child to leave St Margaret’s having enjoyed their experience of many different games, whilst developing the sporting skills necessary to appreciate the value of ‘sport for life’.   We believe that attitude towards sport is as important as ability within sport.

We are fortunate to share a 25 acre site with St Mary’s, Calne. Consequently, our children benefit from a wide range of facilities not always available to children of a prep school age. These include a 25m indoor swimming pool which boasts 6 lanes and is used to host local, regional and national competitions. There are both on-site and off-site sports pitches, a well-equipped gym, 8 hard courts and 2 all-weather Astro pitches, one of which has a specification engineered to National League Hockey standards.


Swimming Line-Up

In order for our children to compete successfully, they need to be given a solid foundation and expert tuition. Children in Prep-Prep (3 to 7 years) receive specialist tuition in the major sports to build this foundation. 



The children in the Prep department (8-11 years) benefit from a full range of sporting opportunities and we work on their personal strengths to find the sport he or she does best.


GymnasticsHealth Related FitnessTennis
Swimming Swimming


GymnasticsHealth Related FitnessTennis
Swimming Swimming

St Mary’s Sports Centre

All our pupils automatically become members of the St Mary's Sports Centre and have access to the swimming pool and other facilities.  St Margaret's parents may also become members and can benefit from greatly reduced joining fees and membership discounts.

St Mary's Calne Sports Centre

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