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St Margaret’s School in Bushey, Hertfordshire, is an independent day and boarding school for pupils aged 3 to 18. Founded in 1749, it is one of the oldest independent schools in the UK. As well as day places for all ages, there are a range of flexible boarding options available for both UK and international pupils from the age of 11.

St Margaret's enjoys a rural setting with 60 acres of private grounds which features a range of sports facilities (including its own Sports Centre with a 25m swimming pool, gymnasium and dance studio), woodland and historically-significant Grade II Listed buildings with modern facilities. The School is within easy reach of London and all major UK transport links. Extensive private coach services are offered to pupils across four main routes in the Hertfordshire and North London areas.

Pupils achieve excellent academic results at St Margaret's and more than 80% of leavers go on to attend their first choice destination, which are typically Russell Group universities.

There is no typical St Margaret’s pupil; all are valued individually by our qualified and committed staff. However, they are all dedicated young people who strive to succeed in all that they do and are passionate about topics facing them today. The quality of care at St Margaret’s School enables pupils to grow in an atmosphere of tolerance and understanding and leave equipped with the confidence, aptitude and skills they need for life and for work.
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