St Margaret’s School

Combined School for Girls in Bushey, Hertfordshire

Founded in 1749, we are the oldest independent girl’s school in the UK. As well as day places for all ages, we offer a range of flexible boarding options for both UK and international pupils from the age of 11.

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“No girl leaves St Margaret’s without exceeding her true potential.”

 We are a school with a proven record of academic success in public examinations and our pupils move onto competitive courses at leading universities and institutions both here in the UK and around the world.


Our outward looking ethos aims to encourage a genuine enthusiasm for learning and an ability to independently explore subjects beyond the classroom. Our academic curriculum addresses a rapidly changing world filled with complex challenges as well as exciting new possibilities whilst our rich programme of co-curricular activities encourages girls to find their hidden talents.


Our beautiful 60 acre site boasts a combination of superbly resourced historic and modern buildings and we are easily accessible from central London, the Home Counties and 30 minutes from London’s international airports.


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Head Mrs Lara Péchard
School Type Combined co-education school
Junior Age Range 2 - 11
Senior Age Range 11 - 18
Academic GCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Total Students 650
Youngest Boarder 11
Int'l Students 35