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Why Choose

Queen Mary’s Independent School?

You will join a big family where we care deeply about you and your future.


Queen Mary’s size and ethos ensures we provide a truly individual education. This allows you to make your own story, from your learning and passions to whether you wish to make Queen Mary’s your second home with completely flexible boarding from staying one night per term to every night per term.

Academic Challenge

You will receive the very best tuition tailored to your needs within an environment which inspires excellence and a desire to achieve. We are proud of progress throughout the year groups and our excellent GCSE results. Former pupils have gone on to succeed in many areas and we currently have girls studying at Oxbridge and other top universities.

Excellence and Opportunities Everywhere

Whether you crave national success or wish to try a new opportunity, discover your passions from a host of activities on offer. Queen Mary’s pupils have received national awards in Music, Sport and Riding and get involved in everything from the Annual Charity Fashion Show to the UK Youth Parliament.

She Who Dares

At Queen Mary’s you are not just taught how to pass examinations. Going beyond the curriculum you will enjoy amazing adventures and experiences including Outdoor Education on the river, climbing wall and WOLF run within the school grounds alongside trips and study tours with Queen Mary’s Head of Adventure. You will be inspired to embrace challenges and become a well-rounded, resilient, independent thinker, comfortable in your own skin and ready to grasp any opportunity.

"There is a strong focus on high quality teaching and learning."

The Good Schools Guide

“Queen Mary’s School has handed me an amazing opportunity to be my best self."

Romilly, Senior Pupil

"Queen Mary's girls are all-rounders."

Tatler Schools Guide

The Queen Mary's Happy Family

You will be welcomed into what feels like a big happy family, living in a family home. Boarders and Day Girls, who can stay into the evening, create a friendly community. A Queen Mary’s education for girls from age 4 - 16 is very special. It encourages friendship across the year groups, earlier leadership opportunities for senior girls and opportunities for peer to peer learning proven to increase academic outcomes.

Respect and Understanding

The school’s welcoming Christian ethos and provision of single-sex education at the right time provides a culture where respect and understanding are built and no judgements are made.

Inspiring Setting

Our beautiful 40 acre setting, complete with the River Swale, lake, woods, fields and gardens, is a safe place where you can learn, play, explore, ride, have adventures and be inspired. The school is conveniently located, being only a few minutes from Ripon, Thirsk and the A1M with many minibus locations. 

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