Basic Information & Location
Queen Margaret’s (QM) is the only all-girls full boarding school in the North of England. An independent school for independent girls, QM is situated in a stunning rural setting of 75 acres of parkland in Escrick, just six miles from York.
‘Filia Regis’ – Daughters of the King
QM girls achieve excellence inside and outside the classroom and are interesting, well-informed and confident members of the community. The School offers a full range of subjects at GCSE and A Level, where personalised timetables are created for every girl, and examination results are consistently excellent. 2020 results revealed that 61% of A Level students achieved A*-A grades and 86% of them got A*-B grades. At GCSE QM had impressive results with 63.53% of all entries achieving 9-7 grades while 99% of the students reached 9-4(pass rate) grades.
QM offers a One-Year GCSE Programme, providing a bespoke curriculum for girls in Year 11. The programme is tailor-made for each girl, enabling her to prepare for Sixth Form at QM, or to spend a year experiencing all the benefits of QM, whilst enhancing her qualifications.
Pastoral Care & Boarding
QM exists to provide a holistic education, underpinned by warm-hearted pastoral care, inspiring every girl to develop and flourish in a safe and happy boarding environment, empowering her to achieve her life, academic and career aspirations.
Every girl at QM has her own bed at School and is encouraged to stay over for House activities on Fridays and for other School events. The full boarding nature makes for busy weekends, with a myriad of opportunities to look forward to at the end of each week. Added to this are the regular award-winning Community Weekends which were recognised by the Boarding Schools’ Association in its Boarding Innovation Awards.
The school’s Stay in School for Leave Out programme (Exeat) combines the chance to visit some amazing cities, join fun and exciting trips to historic and cultural attractions and take part in a range of exhilarating outdoor and sporting activities. By balancing these activities with downtime for relaxation with friends that every pre-teen and teenager needs, girls are able to make the most of the wonderful setting and facilities of QM.
Extra-curricular & Personal Development
QM girls take advantage of the school’s vibrant and complementary programme of enrichment activities, work experience and volunteer work, to supplement their academic studies and broaden their interests with high levels of participation in Art, Dance, Drama, Music, Sport and many other clubs and societies.
QM prides itself as being a caring environment with particular concentration on the individual girl. The unique and nurturing environment of the individual tutoring system at QM means every girl gets the time and attention they need to thrive. The Tutor oversees a girl’s academic progress and wellbeing, monitors her workload and ensures she is reaching her targets whilst making sure she is making the most of all the opportunities on offer at the School.