Where wellbeing prospers and academia thrives


Like most schools, we want our girls to be happy, rounded and confident. Like most schools we want our girls to do their very best academically. At St Margaret's, we work towards reaching these goals by engaging with each girl on a personal level, something you can do when you have small classes, low teacher turnover, and a culture of involvement. Every girl stands out at St Margaret's School.

Here it is not only the tallest, most athletic girls who represent the school at netball, or the most extrovert who get the speaking roles in plays. Everyone is valued, and we encourage and celebrate excellence and enthusiasm in equally high measure. Every girl is involved in the life and experiences that the school has to offer.

Our girls' exam results are excellent, with nearly 3 out of 4 GCSEs graded from 7 to 9.

“A good education can change anyone, but a good teacher can change everything.”
The school has been teaching girls since 1884. We rarely advertise, and most of our girls arrive here through word of mouth. If you haven't arrived here through a personal recommendation, you may wish to read an independent review of the school from the current Good Schools Guide or our 2022 Inspection Report. We are understandably pleased with both but, as any current parent will tell you, there is really no substitute for coming to see us in person. What should be immediately apparent to anyone visiting the school is this: small class sizes, a culture of learning, and an environment in which treating each other with respect and kindness is the norm, not an aim.
"The quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent."
ISI Inspection Report, June 2022
"Teachers’ encouragement empowers this achievement through enrichment activities which challenge pupils to develop skills beyond the classroom."
ISI Inspection Report, June 2022
“Pupils of all ages display excellent knowledge, skills and understanding across the curriculum and achieve highly in both academic and other areas.”
ISI Inspection Report, June 2022
"Cosy, nurturing, rounded and grounded education delivered in a happy family atmosphere."
The Good Schools Guide