St Margaret’s C of E Academy
Part of the Diocese of Chelmsford Vine Schools Trust
A warm welcome to you from St Margaret’s Church of England Academy. Part of the Vine Schools Academy Trust, we are a happy, thriving community of learners founded on a strong Christian ethos, based in Bowers Gifford. In fact, we are looking forward to celebrating a milestone anniversary soon, which is testimony to the strength of community we enjoy with our pupils, parents and carers, staff, church, trust, governors and wider community.
We are passionate about securing the best possible outcomes for our pupils and helping them to develop the life skills necessary to live happily, healthily and successfully; to flourish and shine. At the core of this child-centred provision is our vision which is based on Psalm 119:105 and made really practical through our Values of Love, Respect, Courage, Wisdom, Perseverance and Friendship.
Our school curriculum is broad, balanced, ambitious and fun. As with any community of life-long learners, we strive for continuous improvement and so we are excited about ongoing developments that equip our staff to deliver the best learning opportunities possible for our pupils. This has been validated over the years through our Ofsted and SIAMS inspections, the most recent of which, in May 2023, graded us as ‘Excellent’.
In all of this, we are so proud of our pupils. Meeting them will tell you so much more than you will learn from our website, though we have tried to make this as engaging and informative as possible. We encourage you to visit us to experience for yourself the authenticity of the vibrant, courageous and impactful community that we are.