Room to play, compete and grow
St Margaret’s School is set in the beautiful serenity of over 60 acres of woodland. Our grounds provide a picturesque home for our community.
Our grounds are maintained throughout the year by our highly skilled groundsmen who ensure that the area is safe and in pristine condition. There is plenty of space for our grass and all weather pitches. We have a variety of playing spaces for our youngest children, our woodland trail and several ponds. Pupils enjoy walks around the grounds as well as sporting activities throughout the week.
One of the most popular outside spaces for our Senior School pupils is the orchard which sits opposite the Waterhouse building. Here nature thrives, it is a space where children like to seal friendships, eat their lunch or catch up with a teacher. It is a space that we use for receptions as audiences spill out of the events in the Grant Hall or Chapel. This year our Art exhibition will take place here accompanied by afternoon tea. Many of our parent-teacher catch-ups and staff gatherings take place in the orchard as it is much loved and central to our School.
Our outdoor education curriculum starts with the youngest pupils whether using the mud kitchens, the pirate ship, fairy gardens or walking the trails to spot a squirrel, woodpecker or paraquet; there is plenty of wildlife here which gives this well positioned school, just 20 minutes by train to London and inside the M25 a sense of being truly in the country. Our senior pupils use our site for bushcraft practice, Duke of Edinburgh Award preparation and induction campouts. Our boarders will have a game of 3 on 3 basketball between study and dinner. You have to see how our pupils use our site to really understand life here.
Meet Jodie: She’s Just Qualified for the British Powerlifting Championships
13th May 2022
Up until a year ago, Jodie, Year 12, had never even heard of powerlifting. She was introduced to it by her personal trainer, who noticed that she was unusually strong for her age. She has been powerlifting since April 2021 and now trains four times per week.Read Now
Introducing Nadine Sender, Head of Art and Design
21st April 2022
We are delighted to introduce Nadine Sender, St Margaret's Head of Art and Design.Read Now
U15 Hertfordshire County Cricket Championships Win
28th March 2022
A group of twelve talented Year 10 students at St Margaret’s are celebrating this week, having won the U15 County Cricket Championships for Hertfordshire.Read Now