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5 Key Reasons to Enrol in St Margaret's Junior School

In the heart of Aberdeen’s city centre, St Margaret’s offers a unique educational experience tailored specifically for girls, from ages 3 to 18. We welcome pupils to St Margaret’s from all over the city and shire and accept applications throughout the year.

Five of the key reasons why you should consider enrolling your daughter in our exciting, nurturing and forward-thinking junior school:

1. Small Class Sizes:

At St Margaret’s, we prioritise individual attention and support. With small class sizes throughout the Junior School, your daughter will receive personalised guidance from dedicated teachers and classroom assistants. It is in this environment that a passion for learning is nurtured.

2 Junior girls in science class in the dedicated physics lab


2. An All-Girls’ Education:

An all-girls' education offers numerous benefits. Research shows that girls excel when they feel confident and supported and at St Margaret’s we focus on the needs of girls at their different developmental stages. There are no gender stereotypes around subject choice or careers and girls lead in all areas.

3. Specialist Teaching:

Our junior pupils benefit from specialist teachers in subjects such as French, PE, music, drama and art. From the earliest years, we cultivate a passion for learning through expert instruction. At St. Margaret’s, we prioritise physical activity through two weekly PE lessons and weekly games sessions including swimming, hockey, and athletics, fostering a love for sports. We also offer individual music lessons and ensemble opportunities to cultivate a deep appreciation for music. Outdoor learning experiences in local gardens and woods promote skill development and wellbeing.

Juniors at the annual Carol Service


4. A Caring Environment:

Kindness and compassion are at the heart of the school’s ethos. Through charitable activities and engagement with the local community, we nurture a sense of responsibility and empathy in our pupils. We believe in the power of collaboration between school and home. Parents are welcomed as partners in their daughters’ education, with opportunities to participate in and contribute to manifold school events and activities.

We also provide convenient before and after-school care services. With supervised activities and nutritious snacks, your daughter will thrive in a safe and nurturing environment. Our popular holiday club complements the term time care.

5. Extra-Curricular Activities:

Enrich your daughter's education with a wide choice of extra-curricular activities. From sports and music to arts, crafts and coding, our diverse offerings cater to every interest and talent.

7J Shakespeare Performance


At St Margaret’s, we are dedicated to empowering girls to reach their full potential. Join us in creating a supportive and inspiring environment where your daughter can flourish academically, socially, and personally.

For admissions inquiries, please call 01224 584466 or visit us during our Working Open Morning on Friday, 19th April 2024. We look forward to welcoming you to our wonderful school.

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