Queen Margaret’s

About Queen Margaret’s

Queen Margaret's

Queen Margaret’s is an independent school for independent girls. It is a school that encourages every girl to pursue her interests with confidence; girls at Queen Margaret’s are recognised for their willingness to try everything that life has to offer them. By offering personalised timetables, every girl is able to take advantage of the many and varied opportunities on offer alongside her unique set of lessons.

Boarding at Queen Margaret’s

As the only all-girls’ full boarding school in the North of England, 70% of the girls are Full Boarders while Day Boarders have beds within the School and are encouraged to stay over every Friday evening to take advantage of House activities. The full boarding nature of the School encourages busy weekends with a myriad of activities, trips, fixtures and events to look forward to at the end of each week.

For a school of its size, Queen Margaret’s provides an immense variety of activities, clubs and societies and other Enrichment opportunities while never sacrificing the individual education tailored to the needs of the individual girl. As one parent recently noted, QM ‘benefits from being led and run as if it were a large school but has all benefits and familiarities you would expect of a small school.’



Type of School Girls
School Address Queen Margaret's, Escrick Park, Escrick, York YO19 6EU
Number of Pupils 221
Number of Boarders 221
International Boarders 87
Age Range 11-18
Religious Tradition Anglican
Distance from Airports

Leeds Bradford Airport – 57km (40 minutes by car); Manchester Airport – 134km (1 hour 15 minutes by car)

Distance from London

2 hours by direct train

Educational Programmes

GCSE, A Level

Co-Curricular Programmes

Queen Margaret’s offers a rich programme of Enrichment opportunities which supplements students’ academic studies and broadens their perspectives. QM is proud of its reputation as a first class sporting School in many sports including Hockey, Netball, Lacrosse, Tennis, Badminton, Squash, Riding, Cross Country, Athletics and Swimming. QM is also uniquely placed to provide specialist tuition to girls who wish to pursue the creative arts at the highest level – Music, Dance, Drama and Art play a central role at the School.

Sixth Form qualifications available include the QM Diploma, Diploma in Dance Instruction, Leiths Basic Certificate in Food and Wine, Higher Sports Leaders and National Pool Lifeguard Qualification.