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  • St Margaret's Preparatory School
    Gosfield Hall Park
    CO9 1SE
  • Head: Mrs Carolyn Moss
  • T 01787 472134
  • F 01787 478207
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Essex
  • Pupils: 202
  • Religion: None
  • Fees: £9,720 - £12,165 pa
  • Open days: Open Morning will be on Saturday 6 February 2021
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What the school says...

In June 2014, St. Margaret's was awarded 'Outstanding in All Areas' by Ofsted, in their Early Years Inspection. Ofsted said children at St. Margaret's 'benefit from a highly stimulating, well-planned and consistently dynamic approach to teaching and learning, delivered by experienced and dedicated staff'.

Following an inspection in June 2011, the Independent Schools Inspectorate adjudged
St. Margaret's to be Outstanding in all Areas.

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Special Education Needs

Our Special Educational Needs (SEN) Co-ordinator, Mrs Emma Blackburne, has been working at St Margaret’s for more than ten years. Within the school and SEN Department, our aim is for all children to achieve their personal best; for most children this can be achieved with our excellent class teaching. A small group of children, however, may need additional intervention. This may involve small group work or 1:1 lessons for a few terms to address an acute difficulty. For others, the issues may require longer-term support, and the department can ensure continuity between year groups for these children and liaise with secondary schools to ensure a smooth transfer into Year seven. We offer support and guidance to both our pupils and their parents. We are passionate about ensuring the children are happy and confident whilst they are at St. Margaret’s and that they move on to secondary schools with an excellent skill set.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyslexia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health Y
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty Y
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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