What has a St Margaret’s education meant to you?

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"Starting St Margaret's in 7 Junior has been fantastic for my daughter. She has really benefitted from the input of so many specialist teachers, and the academic rigour is preparing her very well for secondary school."

Parent of 7 Junior pupil


**Come along to our Working Open Morning on 24th of November 2017 between 9.30am and 12 noon.  Contact our team to book your place today.**

Choosing the right school is one of the most important decisions you will make. The best way to learn about St Margaret's and its unique ethos is to visit us in person. We make it our priority to ensure your family's admissions experience is welcoming and individualised, and our staff will assist you in making the process of entry to St Margaret's as easy as possible. Please do contact us to arrange a visit or simply to have a chat, so that you can find out more about what St Margaret's can offer your daughter.

Please contact our Head's PA, Ms Karen Schmitz on 01224 595188, or our Admissions Officer, Miss Naomi Shepherd on 01224 472814. Alternatively, you can email admissions@st-margaret.aberdeen.sch.uk

If you wish to receive a copy of The St Margaret's Information Pack, please fill in the form below.

Entrance Requirements

Entry at all levels is conditional on assessment, either formal or informal. Prospective parents and pupils are invited to visit the school for a tour, and girls from 2 Junior upwards are welcome to come in for a trial day with their current year group. Girls are admitted at all stages of their education, from nursery to 6th year. We also welcome boys aged 3-5 years in our nursery.

Nursery Funding Available

Funding Information for Nursery Parents 2017-2018

The Nursery at St Margaret’s is an Early Learning and Childcare Partner Provider with Aberdeen City Council entitling nursery children to funding for a maximum of 5 nursery sessions. At St Margaret’s we offer flexibility of sessions to suit individual family needs. Funding is paid directly from Aberdeen City Council to St Margaret’s School for Girls and will be detailed on your invoice.

Your child may start nursery in the school term after his/her third birthday. The Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc. Act 2000, defines the three school terms as follows:

Term 1 August to December

Term 2 January to March

Term 3 April to July

Children are entitled to an Early Learning and Childcare (EL&C) place in  their ante pre-school year for the following number of terms if their birthday falls within the following dates:

1 March 2014 to 31 August 2014

1 September 2014 to 31 December 2014

1 January 2015 to 28 February 2015

Further information can be found at:


Childcare vouchers can be used towards nursery and After School Care fees. 


Means-tested bursaries of up to 100% remission on fees are available to qualifying girls entering 6 and 7 Junior and I Senior. Assessment dates are in January and February. Means-tested bursaries of up to 50% remission on fees are also available for entry into V and VI Senior. Awards for all bursaries are allocated on the basis of the entrance examination performance and financial need. Please contact our Bursar, Mr Anthony Mountain, on 01224 588004 for further information.


Entry to St Margaret’s for all ages is by assessment or is based upon formal examination results and interview with the Head.

All children are required to be registered before attending a taster day at St Margaret’s School or before being assessed for a place. Please complete and return the registration form with the (non-returnable) registration fee of £50. Registration forms may be found in the prospectus pack or can be downloaded from the website.

We advise you to register as soon as you have decided upon St Margaret’s as a choice of school. Demand for spaces is high, and we operate a strict waiting list policy, according to date of registration. Please note that all girls for entry to our senior school must have a good command of written and spoken English. Please see our Admissions Policy for specific admissions information for each year group.

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St Margaret's School Prospectus


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