Queen Margaret’s, York

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 - academic, sport, extracurricular and social.


No airs and graces, no frills or make-up, just girls getting stuck in, and having fun. They achieve academically (outstandingly so), they come from a variety of backgrounds, and we are proud that we are continuing to make a QM education possible for an increasingly diverse range of girls.

“Queen Margaret’s has been ranked as the best all-girls school in North Yorkshire, with York being singled out for having perhaps the best education provision in the north of England” The Sunday Times School Guide 2021

Our boarding houses are a home from home. They are staffed by dedicated teams who understand the needs of the different age groups; whether that means gathering our Year I girls together for hot chocolate and cookies before bed or offering advice to our UVI who enjoy more independent living. Each girl has a dedicated Personal Tutor with whom she meets weekly to discuss her academic progress and her general wellbeing, to make sure she is happy and settled.

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. Communication with parents is made easy, wherever in the world they may be posted, and we are flexible about accommodating family visits to fit around leave. 

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 1 hour 20 minutes.

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Enquire about: Queen Margaret’s, York
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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£11,230.00 per term
Sixth Form£11,230.00 per term
Forces Discount20%
Total Students230
Youngest Boarder11
Senior Boarders107
Int'l Students80
Closest Airport 1Leeds Bradford (53km)
Closest Airport 2Manchester (93km)
School AddressQueen Margaret's
Escrick Park
North Yorkshire
YO19 6EU
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