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Our Aims and Ethos

As one of the top private schools in Yorkshire, Queen Margaret’s 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.

Aims of the School

Queen Margaret’s is a forward-thinking school for girls who aspire to be leaders in every walk of life. QM girls take advantage of our vibrant and complementary programme of studies and activities. In doing so, they will:

  • Achieve excellence inside and outside the classroom

  • Develop an enthusiasm for independent thought, learning and research

  • Grow with emotional maturity, social awareness and respect for individuality and difference

  • Forge special friendships that will stay with them for the rest of their lives

  • Be interesting, well-informed, happy and confident members of the community.

Our Values

  • Commitment and Excellence

  • Honesty and Openness

  • Bravery and Resilience

  • Kindness, Respect and Tolerance

  • Friendship, Fairness and Fun.

Our Strategic Plan

We are delighted to share with you the approach to our journey to 2022, in the form of:
Queen Margaret’s Strategic Plan.

This document outlines our aims, values and vision, as well as the goals required to fulfil them. The Strategic Plan has been developed in order to equip our girls to succeed in the modern and changing world, whilst maintaining the core qualities of a Queen Margaret’s education.