Queen Margaret’s School for Girls

Established in 1901, QM is an independent boarding and day school for girls aged 11-18. You will find us in glorious parkland six miles south of York, but we are much more than our surroundings, we are more than a school. Our girls engage enthusiastically in a range of activities - no airs and graces, no frills or make-up, just girls getting stuck in, and having fun.

“Our girls have found QM to be a wonderful home from home where they are constantly supported and encouraged by the staff and engaged by the many opportunities available.” Current Forces Parents

Our girls achieve academically (outstandingly so) - our pass rate at A Level in 2021 was 100% and 78% of all grades were A*-A. Similarly, the pass rate at GCSE in 2021 was 100% and 33% of all GCSE results were grade 9. Each girl has a dedicated Personal Tutor to oversee her academic progress and her general wellbeing.

Our girls come from a variety of backgrounds and they have homes in different corners of the world. Many girls board, not because they have to, but because they want to.


Staffed by dedicated teams, our boarding houses are a real home from home. Weekends are full of opportunity, from high-adrenaline adventures to relaxed pamper evenings, there is always plenty going on. Returning home for exeat weekends is not compulsory.


QM is easily accessible for overseas students - York Station is a 15-minute taxi journey away and is on the main railway line from London King’s Cross to Edinburgh. Leeds/Bradford and Manchester airports are around 60 and 90 minutes away respectively.

QM offers generous discounts on boarding fees to supplement the CEA.

QM is 10 minutes’ drive from York Garrison, less than an hour from Catterick Garrison and RAF Leeming, and 90 minutes from RAF Cranwell. London and Edinburgh are two hours away by train. Leeds Bradford International airport is 45 minutes away and Manchester International airport

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Enquire about: Queen Margaret’s School for Girls
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HeadMrs Sue Baillie
School TypeSenior school for girls
Senior Age Range11 - 18
AcademicGCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Snr Boarding Fees£11,560.00 per term
Sixth Form£11,560.00 per term
Forces DiscountQM offers generous discounts on boarding fees to supplement the CEA for children of personnel servin
Total Students215
Youngest Boarder11
Senior Boarders195
Int'l Students71
Closest Airport 1Leeds Bradford (53km)
Closest Airport 2Manchester (93km)
School AddressQueen Margaret's School for Girls
Escrick Park
North Yorkshire
YO19 6EU
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