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Like all schools with history, it looks as if it struggles slightly with a hotchpotch of elderly buildings, but despite the squeeze for space has managed to build an impressive new science block (opened by the world-renowned astrophysicist Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell). ‘Really important that what we offer is an all-round education. Girls are good enough at putting themselves under that sort of pressure without us pushing them. We want them to pursue the things that they enjoy and that give them a sense of well-being...'

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What the school says...

Founded in 1846, St Margaret's provides an integrated education for girls from nursery to sixth form. Boys are accepted into nursery. It is a school small enough to care about the individual but large enough to provide a varied curriculum together with a wide choice of extra-curricular activities. With a long tradition of academic excellence, St Margaret's is a wonderful place for your daughter to spend her school days. ...Read more

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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.



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Since 2014, Anna Tomlinson MTheol from St Andrews, PGCE from St Martin's College Lancaster. Formerly deputy head at St George’s School for Girls. 'After university I had a scholarship to go to Princeton but had a car accident and didn't go. Took six months to recover and then took job in boarding house at St George’s. It was the beginning of a passion for teaching.' This says it all for us: clearly an extremely bright and committed head who believes firmly in the power of single sex education.

Head of juniors is Emma Cottingham.


Individual assessments for the nursery and junior school. Test for senior school and current school reports taken into account. In the sixth form, places are allocated on the basis of SQA examination results or their equivalent. Recent...

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Special Education Needs

St Margaret’s is fortunate in being able to offer continued assistance for girls from Junior classes right through to Senior school level. Services include: Identifying specific learning difficulties using recognised diagnostic assessments; consulting with staff and parents on the nature of different learning difficulties and liaising with outside agencies where appropriate: advising on strategies both in class and at home to help overcome problems; devising and delivering individual programmes of support for pupils; advising on accelerated learning strategies for more able pupils; advising on examination provision available for pupils with noted learning difficulties and supporting study skills. 09-09

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL) Y
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health Y
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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