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International Boarding School

Welcome to Queen Margaret's, UK

Queen Margaret's is a small boarding school for girls, based near York, UK. Winner in the Student Wellbeing category of the Independent Schools of The Year Awards 2021, we offer a true home from home.

Academic excellence.

A nurturing home from home.

A modern British education.

Queen Margaret's is a small boarding school in the UK, just six miles south of the historic City of York.

We are located on a stunning countryside estate, yet just a short distance from major travel routes. We're a two-hour direct train ride from London, and just an hour's drive from Manchester airport. This means we are easy to reach and can offer girls a safe home from home.

We help girls aged 11-18 to nurture their talents, explore their passions, and achieve excellence. We do this with our exceptional modern British education, personalised learning, extensive enrichment activities, and stunning facilities - all in a caring and supportive community.

We welcome girls from all around the world. As winner of the UK Independent School of the Year for Student Wellbeing*, we are experts in caring for students, nurturing their talents, and helping them find their voice. With under 300 students, our girls get the personalised attention they deserve.

Our school is the starting point for a bright future, and we have a track record of top academic results and prestigious university destinations. The Queen Margaret's experience lets girls flourish into confident young women who are independent, happy and successful.

Find out more

Here you can find out more about our overseas admissions process. This includes details about what it's like for an international student and what you'll need to apply.

You can also book a visit - whether that's a virtual online visit or a visit in person.

Register your interest by sending a message to or call 01904 727630and we'll send you some key information about our school.

*Winner in the Student Wellbeing category of the Independent Schools of The Year Awards 2021.

Overseas Admissions

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

Find out more about international admissions