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Facilities

You'll never forget the first time you make your way up the QM drive. We have a continual commitment to investing in the facilities and fabric of our beautiful School so they can truly support the aspirations of our girls.

Set in 75 acres of rural parkland, yet only six miles from the centre of the historic City of York, Queen Margaret's gives girls space to flourish, space to form friendships and space to learn. At QM, boarding is arranged by year group, which helps the girls to bond. Year I girls settle into School life in a homely farmhouse environment in Red House, whereas Upper Sixth Formers have a real taste of independent living in The Cottages.

Our sporting facilities include an impressive indoor heated Swimming Pool which is located in the Sports Hall. The pool is 25m long by 13m wide, with a shallow end of 1m and reaching a depth of 2.5m. An outdoor pool is also available during Summer Term. Netball Courts, AstroTurf and Sport pitches create a fantastic all-weather outdoor sport facility for students. With two onsite sets of Tennis Courts within the grounds, girls can enjoy individual, pair or small group Tennis lessons. QM’s Sports Hall is a vast space, suitable for all manner of indoor sports and housing its own Cardio Suite. Squash courts are also available. QMFit is an outside fitness trail providing a full body workout with age-appropriate equipment - the aim being to encourage students to make the most of the School’s beautiful grounds, creating a healthy mind set along the way. The newly refurbished Queen Margaret's Riding School is also ideally positioned on campus.

The Centenary Building is home to The Chapman Theatre - a purpose-built theatre boasting an orchestra pit, lighting and sound box and balcony. Seating 250, the space is used for assemblies, productions, concerts, lectures, Drama lessons and more. There are two Dance/Drama studios, situated next to the Theatre. The Dance studio has a wall of mirrors behind which is an adjacent classroom for theory work. At the heart of The Centenary Building is St Margaret’s Chapel - a large balconied space which seats around 400 people. Featuring beautiful wooden beams, the Chapel is a wonderful multi-functional space used for services and concerts. Finally, The Wenlock Library is nestled in QM’s main historic building, Escrick Hall. This impressive space is full of character and is used for everything from registration on New Girls Day to special occasion lunches, dinners and drinks receptions for the QM Family.

Our light and airy Art studios can be found alongside our Textile and Food Technology rooms in the purpose built Art and Technology Centre. The Art and Technology Centre is also home to our computer suite.

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Set in 75 acres of rural parkland, yet only six miles from the centre of the historic City of York, this 17th Century, Grade II listed building is set within stunning grounds and surrounded by outstanding facilities.

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What a great place, I'd recommend it to anyone who'd like their child to attend. From a visitor's point of view there is nothing to improve, just keep up the great work you've done.

Halliwick Attendee, 2018

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