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Welcoming girls from over 16 different nations

Overseas Admissions

QM is proud to welcome girls from across the world. Our international girls are immersed in a thriving boarding community that values diversity, whilst offering a unique opportunity to gain new skills and develop lifelong friendships.

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, one of the UK’s best connected cities - London is less than two hours on the train, whilst the cities of Manchester and Leeds are a taxi ride away - which makes us a perfect choice for families seeking an authentic, British boarding experience for their daughter.

What makes QM stand out is the personal level of support offered to every student. On arrival, students are assessed for any additional learning needs, including an additional EAL (English as an Additional Language) assessment for all international students. Timetables also feature one-on-one meetings every week with a Tutor, who provides support with every facet of living and learning at QM.

As a result, we see excellent examination results achieved, both at A Level and GCSE. With small class sizes and tailored timetables, our teachers maximise every girl's academic potential, resulting in our leavers securing fantastic success at university. University destinations include Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, LSE, UCL, Durham, Bristol, Stern Business School (USA) and The Royal Drawing School (London) on a diverse range of courses such as Engineering, Art Foundation, Mathematics, History, Music Management, Medicine, Law and Business Management.

Beyond the classroom, our boarding is arranged by year group, which helps the girls to bond and develop lifelong friendships with peers within their age group. Accommodation and facilities are age appropriate, meaning that 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.

We accept applications for short term stays (a minimum of one term), as well as long term, and also offer a One Year GCSE course for girls entering Year 11 (QM’s Year V). You can read more in our Information & Admissions brochure below, or find details on our application process here.

We'd love to arrange a personal introduction to QM where you can get an insight into everything a QM education has to offer. We'll put a tailored virtual tour together for you so you can really get a feel for the place. Get in touch with our Admissions Team on 01904 727630 / admissions@queenmargarets.com.

How to Apply

QM offers international girls a traditional British boarding experience with academic rigour in a supportive environment.

How to Apply

One-Year GCSE Programme

The QM One-Year GCSE Programme is tailor-made for girls who join us in Year 11 (QM’s Year V). Click here to view the One-Year GCSE Programme information.

One-Year GCSE Programme

One-Year GCSE Programme

The QM One-Year GCSE Programme is tailor-made for girls who join us in Year 11 (QM’s Year V). Click here to view the One-Year GCSE Programme information.

One-Year GCSE Programme

Stay in School for Leave Out (Exeats)

Boarders are able to stay in School throughout the term, with the exception of half term holidays, with our option to ‘Stay in School for Leave Out (Exeat) weekends.

Stay in School for Leave Out (Exeats)

English as an Additional Language

If English is not a girl's first language, she will be assessed by our expert English as an Additional Language teachers on joining QM

English as an Additional Language

English as an Additional Language

If English is not a girl's first language, she will be assessed by our expert English as an Additional Language teachers on joining QM

English as an Additional Language

Boarding makes a particularly strong contribution to pupils' social development: they build strong supportive relationships with fellow boarders that sustain them during their time at School.

ISI Inspection Report (2019)

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