In 2019 pupils from St Margaret's School for Girls attained a 97% pass rate (A-C) at Higher level for S5 pupils, with 89% of grades at A or B level. Pupils in fourth year achieved a 95% pass rate (A-C) at National 5, with 85% of grades at A or B level. Exceptional results at Advanced Higher were demonstrated by the pass rate of 99% (A-C grade) and with 93% of grades awarded at A or B level.

A significant proportion of leavers will be taking up places at the prestigious Russell Group of universities including Cambridge, Edinburgh and Exeter.

Applications to St Margaret's School for Girls are accepted throughout the year.

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.


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.


Girls who do well in entrance examinations for entry into 6 and 7 Junior and 1 Senior, and whose families cannot afford the full fees, are eligible for bursaries of up to 100% of school fees. 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 they may be offered to other Senior year groups. Bursaries are assessed in January and February each year for entry the following August, and awards are means tested. More detailed information can be obtained from the Bursar.

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