Queen Margaret's School

Queen Margaret’s is an independent school for independent girls. We are a school that encourages every girl to pursue her interests confidently; girls at Queen Margaret’s are recognised for their willingness to try everything that life has to offer them.

As a single-sex school, QM is ideally positioned to educate, inspire and nurture the girls of today, who will be the leaders of tomorrow. In our school, every girl has a voice. Curricula are tailored and timetables are personalised for each student and all are given opportunities to develop and excel. Our girls can captain the Debating team, choose to study Physics or be part of a Rugby team.

Our girls enjoy not only equal opportunity but every opportunity. All activities are open to them; they participate, influence and lead. There are no gender stereotypes here – indeed our latest results showed that Mathematics and Science are amongst our strongest subjects.

QM girls can work through the challenges of adolescence without fear of embarrassment or distraction. We work hard at counteracting negative body imagery and ideals of how girls and women are portrayed in the media. Educators in girls’ schools believe strongly in helping girls to accept and be comfortable with ‘who they are’.

Our girls also benefit immensely from our horizontal boarding system. At QM, boarding is arranged by year group, which helps the girls to bond and develop lifelong friendships. Housestaff can better focus on and cater for the specific needs of an age group, after all the highs and lows of the girls in Year I in Red House are very different to those of the girls in their final year at QM in The Cottages. Each Boarding House has its own special identity, and the accommodation and facilities are age appropriate. Year I settle into School life in a homely ‘farmhouse’ environment, whereas Upper Sixth Formers have a real taste of independent living. This means the different expectations and rules for each age group can be effectively managed.


School Details

Town:  Escrick - Yorkshire
Type/ Gender: Senior School 11-18 (Girls)
Sixth form (Girls)
Age Range: 11 -18 years
Age Range of Boarders: 11 -18 years
Number of Students: 302 
Number of Boarders: 208 
Year Founded: 1901 
 Programmes:  GCSE, IGCSE, A Levels
Registration fee:  
Full Boarding Fees per term:  £10,300
Setting:  Village
Campus Size:  75 acre
 Airports: Leeds Bradford – 58 km
Manchester – 145 km

If you would like to apply for the Queen Margaret's School in Yorkshire please contact us with the form or phone direct on +44 (0)2079 936 793.

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Source: York Boarding Schools Group, Queen Margaret's School