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Whether a full boarder, flexible boarder or day girl, every student is encouraged to take part in the many activities on offer which are designed to create a cohesive and fun environment for all.

Boarding At QM

Queen Margaret's is a small boarding school, set in 75 acres of breath-taking rural parkland and situated just six miles from York. We offer a flexible boarding structure with hours designed to fit busy family life.

Horizontal Boarding System At QM

Vertical boarding arrangements can restrict the number of friends a girl can make within their own year group, which is why the horizontal boarding system at QM makes a girls’ journey through the boarding school so special. Horizontal boarding helps our girls to bond as a year group, so supporting one another and developing lifelong friendships. Housestaff can better focus on and cater for the specific needs of an age group, after all the highs and lows of the girls in Year I in Red House are very different to those of the girls in their final year at QM in The Cottages. Year I settle into School life around the Aga in a homely ‘farmhouse’ environment, whereas Upper Sixth girls have a real taste of independent living to prepare them for life after School. This means the different expectations and rules for each age group can be effectively managed.

You Can Learn More About Our Boarding School Facilities Here

As well as being a full girls boarding school in Yorkshire, we also offer a flexible boarding structure with hours designed to fit busy family life.

What Is Flexible Boarding?

Parents are welcome to drop their daughter off from 07:30 and miss the rush hour traffic or make that early meeting. If the day runs away then girls can be collected as late as 19:30 or they can simply stay over - our flexible hours and boarding structure are designed to fit in with ever-evolving, busy and modern lifestyles. We know all too well what it's like to juggle the many demands on your time. Take a look at the plan of the day here.

Weekends At Our Boarding School In Yorkshire

Weekends are a busy affair and can include anything from high energy trips to the trampoline park to more relaxed visits to museums and stately homes. Our girl-led Community Weekends are a highlight in the calendar - packed full of exhilarating activities and experiences, making for a thriving boarding community for all to enjoy. Find out more here.

Accommodation For Boarding School Girls

Each Boarding House has its own special identity, creating a different experience and level of independence as you grow up and progress through the years. Find out more about our boarding school accommodation here.

Boarding Houses

QM is proud to be a Girls on Board School

We want to reduce any potential friendship issues by empowering girls with the skills to develop and maintain their own friendships. We encourage girls to settle their own disputes and be happy and confident in their own skin.

Girls on Board

QM is proud to be a Girls on Board School

We want to reduce any potential friendship issues by empowering girls with the skills to develop and maintain their own friendships. We encourage girls to settle their own disputes and be happy and confident in their own skin.

Girls on Board

Delicious Award-Winning Food

Girls enjoy well balanced, varied and, above all, delicious food that was recently named the ‘Best School Food in the UK’ in the Tatler Awards.

Food

Delicious Award-Winning Food

Girls enjoy well balanced, varied and, above all, delicious food that was recently named the ‘Best School Food in the UK’ in the Tatler Awards.

Food

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I was nervous at first but the fun activities soon helped me to make friends in my year group.

QM Boarder

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