Welcome to St Margaret's Church of England Junior School
We are a busy but friendly school, with lots going on. This website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing regular updated information for both parents and pupils.
We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find any information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school directly with any queries you may have.
Welcome to St Margaret’s Church of England Junior School. The staff and the governors of the school aim to serve our community by providing an excellent education for pupils of all abilities and backgrounds within the context of Christian belief and practice. We encourage an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith. We promote Christian values and spiritual development through the experience we offer to all our pupils. We aim to provide a secure and caring environment in which our pupils develop lively and enquiring minds, confidence and skills to develop independent learning and an environment that provides the moral and spiritual framework for them to understand the world in which they live.
We are one of the oldest and largest Church of England schools in Medway with approximately 350 boys and girls, aged 7 to 11 years old located in twelve classes. These classes are arranged on a year group basis with three classes in each year group.
We also have a large hall that is used for Acts of Worship and physical education. There is a separate dining room, which we share with St Margaret's Infant School. We have a refurbished well-stocked school library that can used for research purposes and lending. We are very lucky to possess two full class computer rooms, one with modern Microsoft Windows machines and the other with the latest Apple iMacs. These in turn are both linked to a network that includes computers in each classroom.
The main buildings occupy a single storey, with classrooms grouped around an attractive quadrangle. There is a Year 6 block, housed in an extension completed in 2003.
A second temporary block houses a fully equipped, indoor heated swimming pool. Future plans include converting a further room in this building to a junior fitness suite. The school provides wheelchair access to all areas.
The school is located in spacious grounds. These are well maintained and allow us to offer a wide range of outside activities.
St Margaret's is a caring school where all children are valued and encouraged to attain the very best they can. We encourage parents to take an active interest in their children’s education and to talk to the staff about anything that may concern them. Parents are encouraged to offer their services in many different ways, both in the classroom and around the school.
As a Church of England School we enjoy strong links with the parish and church of St Margaret's, Rainham. Clergy visit the school weekly to lead Acts of Worship and major festivals are celebrated in the parish church. The buildings and facilities are regularly used by community groups. We support a number of national and local charities through activities organise
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