The new decade has brought with it some exciting and historic changes for St Margaret’s School as they welcome the first boy pupils in over 200 years.
The Bushey school is going back to its’ roots as up until 1812, the school was co-educational meaning both boys and girls were taught together.
As well as welcoming new boys, the school has a new headteacher at the reins who shares the school’s excitement in the change.
Lara, who officially took up the role in January, said: “This is a wonderful time for St Margaret’s and there is a real buzz of excitement amongst the pupils and staff. The boys seem very at home and it feels very natural having them around both in the classroom and in the playground.
“The school has always prided itself on its strong and diverse culture and being able to offer a warm and rewarding, collaborative learning environment for boys and girls, is something we are very passionate about.”
The governing body for the school made the strategic decision back in the spring of 2019 to move to a co-educational setting, which resonates strongly with the schools’ traditional roots as well as more contemporary views linked to the future benefits of educating boys and girls together.
The boys have settled well into the new multi-gender environment and are now being educated in the Junior School at Key Stage 1 and also in the recently updated Pre-reception from the age of three years.
More boys are enrolled and set to join in Years’ 3 and 4 from September of this year as the school continues its staggered transitional journey.