SMC: Our identity

Our School is very proud to be part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nottingham, to be involved with two of our local Parishes, and to be a member of the Pax Christi Catholic Academy Trust.


Opened in 1970, St. Margaret's serves the young people of the Bestwood Park area of North Nottingham. We are a one form entry Primary and Nursery School with a roll of around 228 pupils.

We are fortunate to be a part of two of our local Catholic Parishes; Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Bulwell, and The Good Shepherd Church, Arnold.


Father John and Father Philipp Ziomec, our two Parish Priests, often come in to school to celebrate Mass with us, and any Parents/Carers are always welcome to join in our celebrations.

Our School also joins our Parish Communities for Saturday evening Masses, providing Readers and Gift-bearers, on a scheduled basis to both parishes.


We enjoy a close relationship with our Parishes, and work closely together to provide Sacramental Preparation for our pupils before their First Reconciliation and First Communion.