St Margaret’s Prep School News

St Margaret’s Shine at The FIRST LEGO League Challenge

The FIRST LEGO League Challenge is a major event in the calendar at St. Margaret’s Preparatory School. Every year a global STEM challenge is set for 9-16 year olds. It encourages teams of young people to have an interest in real-world themes and develop key skills for their future careers.


Maths – The Marmite of Subjects?

By Sarah Harlock, Year 3 Class Teacher & Maths Subject Coordinator

People are always surprised when I tell them that I have not always had a love for Maths. In fact, my passion for the subject has only really developed since becoming a teacher and delivering Maths lessons to the many fantastic classes that have come and gone through my door. 


Getting it Right for the Future

By Juliette Heal, Deputy Head Pastoral

Staff and pupils at St Margaret’s Prep are eagerly awaiting the completion of our new Early Years' classrooms and courtyard in September. The newly redefined space will add even more to the already well-established Early Years’ Department, ensuring that we can quickly settle our new Bluebird starters from the age of 2, creating a positive start to their journey at St Margaret’s.


St Margaret’s Opens its Doors to 2-Year-Olds

St Margaret’s Prep in Calne is expanding its Bluebird Nursery to welcome 2-year-olds.  From September 2021, following internal refurbishment and the development of a purpose-built Early Years outdoor courtyard, the school’s popular Kindergarten will become The Bluebird Nursery, providing a safe and stimulating environment for younger children to explore and develop. 


St Margaret’s Prep Win Top League Award

Pupils produced an innovative presentation to win a top award in the First LEGO League regional heats.  


Breadth vs. Depth: What’s the Best Way to Learn?

By Alex Hopkins, Deputy Head Academic

One of the ongoing debates in education revolves around the question of breadth versus depth when it comes to curriculum design.  Is it better to foster a deeper understanding in subjects (depth) or expose our pupils to a wide variety of concepts (breadth)?


The Science of Positive Psychology and Pupil Well-being

By Luke Bromwich, Headmaster

There has never been a more important time to bring children’s mental health to the forefront of our educational priorities.


Virtual Fitness Fun at St Margaret’s Prep in Calne

Head of Sport at St Margaret’s Prep in Calne, Dan Dury, is determined to keep everyone smiling through these extraordinary times by introducing themed, virtual fitness sessions for the school community.


Wiltshire Mind Charity Fundraiser

Pupils at a Calne school got into the festive spirit to raise money for charity by showing how well they know their teachers.


St Margaret’s Mini Eisteddfod

Talented pupils at a Calne school were able to enjoy their moment in the spotlight despite Wiltshire’s biggest music and drama festival becoming a casualty of Covid.


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