St Margaret’s School (Hampstead)

St Margaret’s is an independent school for girls between the ages of 4 and 16. There are 170 girls and 25 teachers in the St Margaret’s family.

Like most schools, we want our girls to be happy, rounded and confident. Like most schools we want our girls to do their very best academically. We work towards reaching these goals by engaging with each girl on a personal level, something you can do when you have small classes, low teacher turnover, and a culture of involvement. Every girl stands out at St Margaret’s School.

‘170 girls and every one outstanding.’

Here it is not only the tallest, most athletic girls who represent the school at netball, or the most extrovert who get the speaking roles in plays. Everyone is valued, and we encourage and celebrate excellence and enthusiasm in equally high measure. Every girl is involved in the life and experiences that the school has to offer.

Our girls’ exam results are excellent, with on average about 2 out of every 3 GCSEs taken graded A* or A.

The school has become expert at teaching girls since 1884. As we rarely advertise, almost all our girls come here through word of mouth. If you haven’t arrived here through a personal recommendation, you may wish to read an independent review of the school from the current Good Schools Guide or our Inspection Reports. We are understandably pleased with both but, as any current parent will tell you, there is really no substitute for coming to see us in person. What should be immediately apparent to anyone visiting the school is this: small class sizes, a culture of learning, and an environment in which treating each other with respect and kindness is the norm, not an aim.


  • Head Mark Webster
  • Mark Webster
  • Age range 4 - 16
  • Day / Boarding Day
  • Religious affiliation None
  • Exams
  • 14+ GCSE

Bursaries & Scholarships

Financial Assistance
St Margaret’s girls come from a variety of backgrounds. In order to enable more girls to benefit from our education, we offer a Bursary Programme whereby the school pays up to 100% of a girl’s fees.

Entry Requirements
Girls applying for a Bursary place go through the same assessment process as any other prospective pupil and from Year 7 onwards admission is based on a standard entrance test (English and Maths again). They are not required to achieve any more than the minimum entry criteria.

Bursaries are normally awarded to Years 7 and above, but if there are no suitable applications these may be offered to applicants in lower years.

Financial Assessment
The amount of Bursary assistance varies according to the financial situation of her parent/parents. Those on a low income may be eligible for the school to pay all of a girl’s fees. The judgement is based on income and assets, so you will be required to show an independent evaluator items like bank statements or, where appropriate, payslips. You may also be visited at home. All information is kept confidential.

What to do next
If you would like to visit the school we would be happy to show you around or invite you to our next Open Session. To apply for a Bursary please email the Bursar at:

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Scholarships & Bursaries offered
  • Bursaries for new entrants
  • Hardship awards for existing pupils
  • Lump-sum payment discounts


Disclaimer: Data is provided by the school, the GSA is not responsible for inaccuracies.

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