St Margaret's School for Girls

Aberdeen City, United Kingdom

Location: Aberdeen City, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age range: 3 - 18 years

About St Margaret's School for Girls

St Margaret's School for Girls is an all-through, independent girls' school in Aberdeen for students aged 3-18. Founded in 1846, St Margaret’s is the oldest all-through girls’ school in Scotland. It is an independent charitable trust that welcomes pupils of all denominations and faiths.


Anna Tomlinson

Values and vision

St Margaret's School for Girls believes that its single-sex setting helps to create a sympathetic but challenging learning environment. Teachers aim to offer their pupils a fully-rounded education through which each girl can realise her full potential. It endeavours to provide each student with sound academic knowledge, which is essential for entry to higher and further education, and to industry, business and the professions.

St Margaret's wants its pupils to become socially aware and prepared to cope with the challenges of a competitive world. Students are encouraged to show concern for those in the wider community within and beyond Aberdeen.

St Margaret’s is proud to have been named The Sunday Times Scottish Independent Secondary School of the Year 2020.

Good Schools Guide

“This is, we think, an outstanding school with a committed and inspirational head who quietly and firmly leads from the front. Single sex education doesn’t work for everyone, but the girls we saw were confident, unaffected and engaged. No preening, no hair flicking. Just happy, really.”

Good Schools Guide Review 2017

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Address: 17 Albyn Place, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB10 1RU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1224 584 466
What people say about us

We have been delighted with and grateful for the very fine education and high level of pastoral care our daughter receives at St Margaret's School for Girls, but our pride in that organisation has never been more keenly felt than now. The continued learning, support and kindness she enjoys through school at these very testing times have gone a long way to ensure not only her academic success but also her happiness and peace of mind. The way in which St Margaret's has conducted itself fiscally and its support for parents is to be applauded."

- Current Parent, June 2020
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