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“My years at QM were a life-changing experience. Not only did I build lifelong friendships, I also found my passion – Music – under the wings of dedicated teachers.”
Jenny Lee, OMA Area Secretary
QM Family News
We were pleased to hear about the successful book signing of an OM which took place in Selby just last week.Hooves, muscles and sweat: the story of a pioneering Yorkshire equine physiotherapist was published by Katie Bloom (Skowronek 1972-1977) earlier this year and tells the story of Katie’s remark ...


From sporting prowess to musical accolades, Speech Day is the day when the achievements of all girls in School are celebrated with teachers, parents and other friends of QM. We were sad to say goodbye to our UVI Leavers, who donned their traditional red ribbons with pride for the occasion, bu ...
Queen Margaret’s was recently inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) and has been judged as “excellent” in all categories assessed. See the full report here. ...
As part of our ongoing Head Girls Archive Project, we are keen to get in touch with as many Head and Deputy Head girls as possible before this year's 70 year anniversary of QM moving to Escrick Park. Our archives are currently being organised by a very kind volunteer OM and we are slowly piecing tog ...
Thursday 14 March saw our girls bring the glamour of London Fashion Week to the streets of York, as the QM Family visited Fenwick for a night of sparkling champagne and exclusive shopping. After a catwalk show featuring models from Lower and Upper Sixth, celebrity make-up artist Martin Aitken g ...
We are delighted to launch The Annual Fund 2019, designed to further enhance the girls’ life and experiences at School. Three carefully selected projects have been chosen which will benefit the whole School, providing both intellectual stimulation and inspiration whilst also enriching the very impor ...
On Wednesday 30 January, Queen Margaret’s played host to the inaugural Independent Schools Nursing Conference. The brainchild of QM’s resident Senior Nurse, Helen Williams, the conference was created to respond to an emerging need to recognise health and well-being’s role in schools. ...
Did you know that Queen Margaret's School has long-lasting roots north of the Border? Not only is our namesake, St Margaret, a Scottish queen, but the School took up residence in Pitlochry for a number of years during the evacuation of the First World War. It will come as no surprise, then, that we ...


QM was absolutely delighted by the news that at its Annual General Meeting in October there was overwhelming support from the Old Margaretian Association (OMA) to fund the creation of a Quiet Garden in the very heart of the School grounds.The Quiet Garden will nurture spiritual and mental wellbein ...
Queen Margaret’s has been awarded Highly Commended Independent Girls’ School of the Year in the inaugural Independent School Parent Magazine Awards. The accolade was decided upon by a judging panel comprising leading figures from the sector in recognition of the depth, breadth and strength of the ov ...
The Board of Governors is delighted to announce that Sue Baillie has been appointed Head of Queen Margaret’s, York.

Sue began her twenty-seven year teaching career in the North at Barnard Castle School and has had an affinity with the region ever since. ...
A warm welcome to all who attended this year's Drinks Reception at The Balmoral in Edinburgh. Now a firm staple in the calendar, the evening is always a chance to catch up with old friends and network with new faces in the QM Family from one of the most iconic buildings in the city. ...
This year's 'Inspiring Lives' careers event built on last year's success, with nine speakers from the QM Family visiting QM to share their experience and advice with girls from Years IV - UVI.The afternoon began with an inspiring talk from our Keynote Speaker Charlotte Spence, one of the world's lea ...
On a hot Sunday in July, we gathered back at QM to mark our ‘nearly 40 year’ reunion. For those who had left in 1978 after O Levels it was, of course, 40 years but for a few of us who stayed on for Lower or Upper Sixth Form it was not quite that, but we weren't going to be bothered by technicalities ...
I hope that I can speak for all of us in saying that the friendships we made at Queen Margaret’s have been some of the closest and most enduring that we have made throughout our lives. Earlier this year, with the 20 year mark fast approaching, we thought that it was an opportunity to go ‘back to Sch ...
Twenty eight OMs celebrated 40 years (how did that happen – two score years!) since leaving QM at a special reunion tea held on 21 April 2018. The weather was perfect sunshine, and after the butterflies we all felt as we approached the front door, it was all excitement and squeals of delight at the ...
Thirty one OMs met at The Parsonage Hotel, Escrick (Lodge) for a lovely reunion on 30 September 2017. We enjoyed Prosecco with canapés, a delicious buffet lunch and lots of chatter and laughter which lasted well into the evening. ...
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