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education
"Education is what is left after
the facts have been forgotten"
B. F. Skinner
When thinking about your child’s education there are a If you would like to visit St Margaret’s, the school is
number of issues that can arise. One of the most obvious holding an Open Morning at 9.30am on Friday 12th
is, if your finances allow, should you go private or stick March - please call 01249 857220 to register or go to
with state education? Another, if you do choose the www.stmargaretsprep.org.uk for more details.
independent path, is how to pick between schoole when so
many are available? Beyond this, extra-curricular activities, As a secondary education choice, there are few in the area
possibly extra tuition, and that’s before you even get down that can compete with dauntsey’s. A Co-Ed day and
to the practical things like where to get school stationery boarding school that can take pupils from 11-18,
and uniforms! Here is a little guide that could help… Dauntsey’s prides itself on its broad approach to education,
and can help your child excel whether their interest lies in
st Margaret’s Preparatory school (main image) educates sport, drama, music, academia or all of the above!
children from 3 to 11 years and shares a site with St
Mary’s, Calne. Children benefit from excellent facilities Providing excellent facilities within a beautiful countryside
including sports pitches, gymnasium, 25m indoor swimming setting, Dauntsey’s can help give your son or daughter the
pool, purpose built theatre, Chapel and dining hall. all-round education you are looking for. So much so that
The Good Schools Guide 2009 called the school ‘fab’!
Mrs Karen Cordon, Headmistress said: “We pride They are holding an Open Day on Saturday 8th May. To
ourselves on our high standard of pastoral care and organise a tour before then, or simply to find out more
children are encouraged to develop their talents and full about the school, please contact the registrar on 01380
potential, as well as learning the value of hard work and 814500 or visit their website, www.dauntseys.org.
how to accept discipline.” Pupils from St Margaret’s go on
to a variety of high quality senior schools including One to one tuition can be a rewarding experience. Perhaps
Dauntsey’s, King Edward’s and the Royal High School in mainstream education has been interrupted, you need to
Bath and St Mary’s, Calne. re-take an exam, find a mentor, regain enthusiasm or boost
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