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    Queen Margaret’s Judged “Excellent” in Inspection

    Queen Margaret’s was recently inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) and has been judged as “excellent” in all categories assessed. See the full report here. The report confirms how QM is fulfilling its aim of girls achieving excellence both inside and outside of the classroom. Having observed lessons during their time at the School, inspectors agreed that “pupils develop outstanding study skills”.

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    Junior Science Challenge

    It was a spellbinding day for pupils from eight schools who visited QM for our Harry Potter themed Junior Science Challenge. St Olave’s, Westville House, Terrington Hall, Bubwith Community Primary, Belmont Grosvenor, Archbishop of York Junior, Mowden Hall and Brackenfield Schools all brought teams to compete in our fun annual event. The teams were tasked

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    The Perfect Cup of Coffee for Lower Sixth

    The LVI Economists and Business students visited coffee manufacturers Lincoln & York Ltd for the day. We were split into two groups and had two sessions, one about coffee itself and how to taste and grade it. The other involved a tour around the factory and a talk on how the beans are roasted and

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    Prestigious Police Apprenticeship for Lucy

    Our warmest congratulations to Lucy Ibbetson, UVI, who has been successful in obtaining a very prestigious Higher Level Apprenticeship with Northamptonshire Police. Lucy is the first QM girl to have secured the Apprenticeship and was also offered no less than five university degree course places. Lucy tells us; “I first heard about the course when looking online

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    STEM: Jobs for the Girls

    A group of 12 Year III girls recently went to RAF Leeming for the STEM: Jobs for the Girls conference. The conference was aimed at girls across Yorkshire to challenge accepted STEM gender stereotypes and to try and encourage a future in STEM based jobs such as engineering. It was a really interesting day which consisted

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    Potions, Ice and Fire for Junior Scientists

    Pupils from eight local primary and prep schools joined us on Monday for an exciting day of experiments in our annual Junior Science Challenge. The pupils formed 14 teams to work their way through a series of challenges, helped by our LVI Chemists and Biologists, which started with ‘Potions’, where they had to carry out a

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    Physics Olympics

    Last week, four Year II girls, along with Head of Physics, Mr Grainger, set off to St Peter’s School to compete in a Physics Olympics event. Sydney Elwers (Year II) tells us about their challenging day: “Isobel Yorke, Allegra Riley-Smith, Eleanor Hutchinson and myself formed a team to take part in the Physics Olympics. When

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    Election Insight

    As soon as the snap election was announced, we began campaigning and leafleting, and then applied to the electoral commission to observe the count for York Outer and York Central. On the day of the election, straight after our Politics AS examination, which seemed very fitting, we headed off to York armed with energy drinks for what

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    Business is Sweet

    Last Tuesday, nine Lower Sixth Form Business students, Mrs Nadin, and Mrs Rhodes visited Pecan Deluxe in Sherburn in Elmet. Pecan Deluxe is a successful family owned business currently operating in West Yorkshire, Thailand and Texas.  In the next few years, they are hoping to expand into the South American market. We were greeted by Graham,

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    LVI Geography Fieldwork

    Last weekend saw the LVI Geographers depart for Stratford to undertake work for their Independent Investigations. The girls spent Friday evening taking in the surroundings of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and reminding themselves of how different the area had been before the widespread regeneration project. The accommodation built for the athletes has now been