Queen Margaret’s is one of the top girls full boarding schools in England and offers international students a traditional British boarding experience with academic rigour in a supportive environment.
QM is a traditional English boarding school that is proud to welcome girls from across the world. As a full boarding school with most of our girls from the UK, our international girls are immersed in a thriving boarding community, that values diversity, whilst offering a unique opportunity to develop lifelong friendships and a global perspective for the future. Our talented, engaged girls from over 14 different nations enrich the life of QM.
The School’s home is an historic 75 acre country estate; a safe, enclosed environment with outstanding facilities. We are just minutes from the cultural and historic riches of York, winner of the Sunday Times 2018 ‘Best Place to Live in Britain’.
QM’s pastoral care is exemplary, with every girl having a dedicated personal tutor to support her learning and life at QM. Our boarding is arranged by year group, which helps the girls to bond and develop lifelong friendships. Accommodation and facilities are age appropriate. Year 7 (QM’s Year I) settle into QM life in a homely ‘farmhouse’ environment, whereas Year 13 (QM’s UVI) have a real taste of independent living in cottages with their friends.
QM is a busy place seven days a week, with a full programme of study and enrichment activities Monday to Saturday, complemented by exciting weekends. Seventy percent of our girls are boarders, and every day girl has her own bed and stays in School every Friday night, forging a strong sense of community.