Queen Margaret’s School, York

Established in 1901, QM is an independent boarding and day school for girls aged 11-18.

You will find us in glorious parkland about six miles south of York. But we are much more than our surroundings, we are more than a school:

We’re a home from home.
A family of learning and belonging.
In a truly inspirational setting.

We are somewhere each and every girl can thrive.
Where they’ll be happy and healthy.
Grow their knowledge, skills and confidence.
And make friends for life.

Somewhere that’s the bedrock for success.
Opens up opportunities and possibilities.
Inspires them to forge their own future.
And gets them ready for life, whatever their calling.

We nurture girls to fulfil their ambitions.
To realise their potential.
To become the best women they can be.
And give them an amazing start in life.

Girls do so much better in single-sex education and here we see our pupils engaging enthusiastically in a range of activities – academic, sport, extracurricular and social. No airs and graces, no frills or make-up, just girls getting stuck in, and having fun while they do it. They achieve academically (outstandingly so), they come from a variety of backgrounds and, with an increasing emphasis on the support available we are proud that we are continuing to make a QM education possible for an increasingly diverse range of girls. Our girls have homes in York, Ripon, Thirsk, Newcastle upon Tyne, Inverness, Hong Kong, Madrid, Frankfurt and Bangkok and many board, not because they have to, but because they want to.

The girls are the focus of life at QM and are at the heart of everything we do. It’s this focus and an individualistic approach that allows our girls to carve their own path, and flourish as formidable, independent women.

Essentials

  • Head Sue Baillie
  • Sue Baillie
  • Age range 11 - 18
  • Day / Boarding
    • Day
    • Full Boarding
    • Weekly Boarding
    • Flexi Boarding
  • Religious affiliation Anglican
  • Exams
  • 14+ GCSE, IGCSE
  • 16+ A Level, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
  • Other exams One Year GCSE Programme
  • Fees (per term) September 2021 - July 2022
  • Senior School
    • Day: £6,690
    • Full Boarding (UK): £11,560
    • Full Boarding (Non-UK/EEA): £13,300
  • Sixth Form
    • Day: £6,690
    • Full Boarding (UK): £11,560
    • Full Boarding (Non-UK/EEA): £13,300
  • Find out more about fees >
  • Exams
    • Exams
    • 14+ GCSE, IGCSE
    • 16+ A Level, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
    • Other exams One Year GCSE Programme
  • Fees (per term)
    • Fees (per term) September 2021 - July 2022
    • Senior School
      • Day: £6,690
      • Full Boarding (UK): £11,560
      • Full Boarding (Non-UK/EEA): £13,300
    • Sixth Form
      • Day: £6,690
      • Full Boarding (UK): £11,560
      • Full Boarding (Non-UK/EEA): £13,300
    • Find out more about fees >

Bursaries & Scholarships

The Queen Margaret’s Scholarship programme is designed to identify strengths, nurture commitment and resilience, provide excitement and challenge, and to celebrate success. The School offers Academic, Art, Choral, Dance, Drama, Music and Sport Scholarships, and more information about the benefits of being a Scholar at QM and expectations of Scholars can be found on the website.

Furthermore, QM’s aim is to encourage applications from applicants with as diverse a range of backgrounds as possible. The School is committed to widening access by enabling girls, who would not otherwise be able, to join QM, and to allow students to remain in the event of an unforeseen change in a family’s financial circumstances. This can take the form of either assisted (partial remission) or transformational (significant or full remission) bursaries. QM does not, however, offer bursaries or fee remissions to international students. QM welcomes applications for bursaries from any family based in the UK who might, under ordinary circumstances, not consider the School for their daughter for financial reasons. Bursarial funds are limited and applications are, therefore, reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Applications for bursaries should be made no later than 30 November for admission the following September. Further information about means-tested bursaries is available from the QM Admissions Team (admissions@queenmargarets.com). All applications are treated in the strictest of confidence.

QM offers very generous discounts on boarding fees to supplement the CEA for children of personnel serving in the Armed Forces. The School also offers a discount of 5% off the core fees of your eldest daughter when sisters are attending Queen Margaret’s together, up to a maximum of 15% discount per family when three or more sisters are in School.

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Scholarships & Bursaries offered
  • Academic scholarships
  • Art scholarships
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • HM Forces discounts
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils
  • Music scholarships
  • Sibling discounts
  • Sixth Form scholarships
  • Sport scholarships

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Queen Margaret's - A warm welcome from Head, Sue Baillie
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