Welcome to the Senior School

The senior school is a lively and creative learning community where global issues and the changing demands of the world beyond school are reflected in our continually evolving curriculum and programme of extra-curricular opportunities.

About our Senior School

As an all-through school, St Margaret’s is able to ensure an easy transition and progression from the junior school to the senior school. However, new girls entering at the first year of the senior department find that the process for them is also smooth. This is facilitated by an induction day during the third term of 7 Junior: new entrants meet with key members of staff and establish friendships with girls already in the school so that they feel part of the whole school community by the time they begin their secondary school career.

The academic programme followed in I and II Senior provides breadth, balance and enjoyment in a wide range of subjects and gives the girls a firm basis on which to build further study for SQA examinations.

In III Senior, girls select eight subjects for study at National 5 level from a wide range of choices. In V and VI Senior, subjects may be studied in greater depth at Higher and Advanced Higher, and we offer a number of subjects that can be taken in the final years at school without prior knowledge.

Our seniors are encouraged to work hard whilst enjoying everything else that life has to offer at St Margaret's; indeed, girls are motivated to participate in many and varied extra-curricular activities, events and trips which allow them to develop confidence and self-esteem as well as to make friendships across year groups.

Above all girls reap the benefits of being known and supported as individuals within a close-knit, yet outward-looking school community, where aspirations are high and values upheld.

At St Margaret’s we are proud of our outstanding academic achievements; but we are equally proud of our reputation for producing socially aware, independent and confident young women.


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