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QM wins 'Small Independent School of the Year'

Queen Margaret's has won a coveted national award at the Independent School of the Year Awards 2023.

At an awards ceremony in London this week, Queen Margaret’s School for Girls was named ‘Small Independent School of the Year’, beating off both local and national competition.

The Independent Schools of the Year Awards are the sector’s leading awards programme and receive hundreds of nominations from the best schools across the UK. Despite strong representation from other schools in York, Queen Margaret’s was the only North Yorkshire school to win an award.

The school won thanks to our personal tutoring system for each student, the opening of our brand-new Sixth Form study centre, our bespoke boarding arrangements and because we recently achieved a gold mental health accreditation.

Head, Sue Baillie, said “We are delighted to win this award as it recognises the truly unique nature of QM and the transformational impact it has on our students. In our small school we have been able to build a very special community spirit which underpins our success. We know our students well, we care about their welfare, and we support their ambitions. They never get lost in the crowd.”

QM Girls celebrate our award win this week.
The QM girls celebrate our award win this week.

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