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UK Admissions

A QM education is an exciting, challenging and enriching experience. Alongside an excellent academic foundation, we recognise the importance of a broad enrichment provision in developing a well-balanced and confident individual.

Choosing your daughter’s secondary education is a pivotal step towards shaping her future. At Queen Margaret’s, we focus upon growing the holistic potential within every student. Not only do our girls exceed their academic expectations, they are empowered to discover and nurture their individual talents - be it horse riding, music production or drama. You can read more about living and learning at QM here.

This page will give you a feel for life at QM and an insight into what UK Admissions for Queen Margaret's looks like, you can also read more in our Information & Admissions brochure here.

Visit Queen Margaret's

Of course, the best way to experience our School is to book a visit, either as part of an Open Day or at a time to suit you.

Tailored Support

We are proud of being a small school; our tailored class sizes foster a tight-knit and supportive community, where girls are known by name in their lessons, on the hockey pitch and even in the dining hall. The Good Schools Guide says "QM is small but perfectly formed and has everything you could wish for, unless you crave anonymity and getting lost in the crowd."(read The Good Schools Guide Review here). Our girls never get lost in the crowd.

We work closely with our students to identify their individual ambitions and interests, and weekly one-on-one Personal Tutor sessions make sure that girls are on the right track from Year I through to UVI.

The support each girl needs is inevitably varied and variable. Some girls will look for academic support through our very well respected PASS (Progress, Achievement and Student Support) Department. Others will need emotional support through the services of our professionally staffed Health and Wellbeing Centre and some will simply need that open door, time and willingness to listen when things feel a little tough. We have the support structures in place to get each girl ready for life, whatever her calling. With 24 GCSE subjects and 29 A Level subjects on offer, a personalised timetable is created for every student.

How to Apply

You can find more information here on how to apply, or simply get in touch for a chat with a member of our Admissions Team at 01904 727630 /

Applying to Queen Margaret's - Each Step:

1. Registration

The first step of the registration process is to complete our Registration Form. Once our Admissions Team has received this form and your registration fee they will keep in close contact and answer any questions along the way. You can learn more about the registration process and download our Registration Form here.

2. Taster Visits

Where possible, a Taster Visit will be arranged to give a sample of life at Queen Margaret's. For more information on Taster Visits please contact our Admissions Team.

3. Entrance Assessments

Our general assessment day for Years I - III is usually held in the January prior to September entry. Girls will be invited to School for a single day of examinations and interviews. Girls are tested in English and Mathematics, have a one-to-one interview with a member of staff and complete a dyslexia screening test.

4. Scholarships

Academic, Art, Choral, Dance, Drama, Music and Sport Scholarships at QM aim to recognise outstanding promise and may be awarded to external and internal candidates. Interviews, examinations and auditions usually take place when a student completes their entrance assessments, you can learn more about Scholarships at Queen Margaret's here.

The process for international students varies slightly. Click here to learn about our international admissions process.

How to Apply

Find all the information you need to begin your QM journey, from registration to your first day.

How to Apply


Whether you're looking for day, flexi or full boarding, we offer a broad range of options which are suited to modern, busy family life and can change throughout the course of the year as you require.


Visiting and Open Days

The best way to get a glimpse of what it's like to be part of the QM Family is to safely enjoy a personal visit and see our home in the beautiful Escrick Park Estate for yourself.

Visiting and Open Days

Scholarships and Bursaries

We support all students in their individual gifts and talents, and endeavour to help each girl discover her passion and realise her potential.

Scholarships and Bursaries

Sixth Form at QM

Sixth Form at QM is special. Girls are encouraged to participate, influence and lead, transitioning them into confident young women. Find out more about Sixth Form from our Head and hear from the girls about their own Sixth Form journey.

Pupils’ knowledge, skills and understanding across all areas of learning are excellent. Teachers have high expectations and strong subject knowledge, and they use this expertise effectively to help pupils improve their work.

ISI Inspection Report (2019)

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