Year Group


£/Autumn Term

£/Spring Term

£/Summer Term

£/Monthly Instalment Plan (x10)

1 Junior






2 Junior






3 Junior






4 Junior






5, 6 & 7 Junior






I-VI Senior







A full term’s notice must be given, in writing, to the Head if it is intended to withdraw a child, or a full term’s fees in lieu of notice will be charged.

The school operates an instalment plan for the payment of fees over 10 months. There is a 2% charge for this.

Extras are charged for wraparound care, music lessons, buses to school, holiday club and activities where external costs are incurred. These are charged termly in arrears. See table below for further information.

Where 3 or more sisters are pupils at the same time a discount of 40% is applied to fees. Please note that the third child discount does not apply to Nursery.

Annual school fees include all SQA examination entry fees.

Termly fees are due on the following dates:

- Autumn Term 2 September 2022

- Spring term 20 January 2023

- Summer term 28 April 2023

Extras charges 2022-2023

Nursery Snack

Nursery only

£80/year charged annually in Autumn Term

Nursery Pre-school care

Nursery only

8-8.40am £6.50/day

Nursery funding

Nursery only

Through our partnership with Aberdeen City Council, nursery places are fully funded up to 1140 hours for all eligible children 3-5 years

Childcare vouchers

3-14 year olds

We accept childcare vouchers in payment for wraparound care and holiday club


1 Junior – VI Senior

Charged at £3.90/day termly in advance

Morning bus and taxi services

Junior and Senior school

Details available on request for both the Banchory and Inverurie routes

After School Care

Nursery and 1-6 Junior

Short session (3-4.15pm) £5.50/day

Long session (3-5.30pm) £11/day

Homework Club

7 Junior – II Senior

3.40-5.30pm Mon-Thu £4.50

3-5.30pm Friday £4.50

(Girls from III Senior upwards are welcome to use this club at no charge)

Music tuition

1 Junior – VI Senior

Music tuition is charged termly in arrears. The cost per lesson will vary. Further information is available from the school office.

Holiday Club

Nursery – 7 Junior

Holiday Club operates in the Summer, October and Easter holidays. Please contact school for information on costs and dates.


St Margaret’s School for Girls bursary funding for school fees

Bursary awards provide an excellent opportunity for girls in 6 Junior upwards to benefit from an education at St Margaret’s School for Girls.

A limited number of means-tested bursaries are available for up to 100% of school fees. For further information, parents should contact Mrs Mhairi Miller, Head of Finance and Operations, by email:

Frequently asked questions about bursaries

When can bursaries be awarded?

The main point at which bursaries are awarded is for entry to P6, P7 and S1, known as 6 Junior, 7 Junior and I Senior at St Margaret’s. Assuming there is no change in the family’s financial situation, awards will continue throughout the pupil’s education at St Margaret’s. There will be a re-assessment of financial need every 2 years.

Bursaries may also be awarded to applicants for places in V and VI senior, based on examination results (National 5, Higher or non-Scottish equivalents); and exceptionally, may be offered to other Senior year groups.

How are bursaries awarded?

Bursaries are awarded at the discretion of the Finance Committee and will be dependent on both the individual's academic performance and the level of family disposable income and therefore financial need. All applicants are required to complete a bursary application form which provides details of their income and capital.

Read more in our Bursary Policy here.

What is the deadline for applying for a bursary?

Bursaries are assessed in January/February each year for entry the following August although applications at other times of year will be considered if funds allow.

Bursary Application Deadline: Wednesday, 25th January 2023

How to apply?

To apply, please complete a registration form, returning it with a £50 registration fee, a passport-sized photo of your daughter and a copy of her latest school report. On receipt of these, Anne Bonandrini, our admissions officer, will be pleased to confirm your registration and provide you with further information about the assessment day which will take place in January or February 2023 (see further details below).

The £50 registration fee can be paid by cash, cheque or bank transfer. The bank account details are as follows: Royal Bank of Scotland, sort code: 831531, account no: 00269973 and you should use your daughter’s name as the reference.

When will the Assessment Days take place for applications for August 2023?

The Assessment days will take place as follows for applications for entry in August 2023:

I Senior Assessment Day - Saturday, 28th January 2023

6 and 7 Junior Assessment Day - Thursday 2nd February 2023

Please contact our Admissions Officer Anne Bonandrini, by email: for further information.

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