On behalf of the children and staff, our Head Boy, Head Girl, and the Executive Team, we would like to extend a warm welcome to our school website.
St Margaret's School is a large two-form entry primary school in the heart of Orford village, created from the long-established Christian foundation of Orford parish church, St Margaret's and All Hallows'. As a result of a large new purpose-built school building we are pleased to accommodate all our children onto a single main school site but benefit from an additional training and evangelical SMILE Centre with specialist teaching facilities in music, DT & IT.
Our school strives to give our children the very best opportunities, informed through our school vision 'Care, Challenge and Celebrate with Christ' and delivered through our mission whereby we apply the biblical phrase from Deuteronomy 'Therefore, choose'. More details about this are on our vision and mission pages of this website.
With over 500 children on the school site and a talented staff team of over fifty hard-working staff, we aim to give our children the very best quality of curriculum, teaching, provision, and opportunity.
So what makes us stand out?
- our curriculum is exceptional, as supported by our curriculum awards
- our Christian ethos is extremely strong, as supported by our last inspection
- our school has a welcoming family feel, as visitors tell us regularly
As a result, overwhelmingly our parents tell us their children are very happy at school. We work hard to make the relationships between children's families and school as strong as it can be for our children. Involving families is key to children's education and this is further supported through our Parent Forum and our Friends Association.
We have an experienced Governing Body that, based on evaluation, support and challenges senior leaders for our school vision and aims are achieved and children flourish. We are grateful for the time and effort they consistently provide in this role.
The school has a maintained Nursery class, both for 15 hour and 30 hour provision, for children from their 3rd birthday. We also provide wrap around care: breakfast, after school and holiday club. It also works in collaboration with a 6 month+ Nursery on the SMILE site to support parental choice. We offer various enrichment after school activities.
I hope you find the information on this website useful whether you are a current parent looking for information or new parent looking for the right school for your child. The prospectus will give you a 'snapshot' of school life here at St Margaret's Church School as well as other helpful information.
The weekly newsletter, which can be emailed to you by joining our mailing list, is a good way to keep up to date with events in school and to find out what is coming up! CLICK HERE to subscribe. The curriculum leaflets within the Learning & Curriculum section provides information on what each class is learning and tips for helping at home.
Thank you for looking at our website! Please do not hesitate to contact school if you require any further information.
Mr Boyle (Head of School) & Mr Metcalfe (Executive Headteacher)