Schools and Young People

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If you are a school, nursery, or youth group based in the Queen's Cross & Harlaw community council area, please send information about your services to and we will add it here for local residents to find easily.


St Margaret's School for Girls

The only girls’ school in Aberdeen, St Margaret’s has around 370 pupils ranging in age from 3 to 18. Our school is large enough to offer flexibility and choice in terms of the curriculum and extra-curricular activities, but small enough to ensure that each girl is well known within a friendly and family atmosphere.

St Margaret’s staff are experts in teaching girls and are committed to supporting each girl to be all that she can be both inside and outside the classroom. At St Margaret’s we have specialised in girls’ education since 1846. We believe that a single-sex education offers girls the space in which their intellectual and physical identity can blossom and which is free from stereotype.

St Margaret’s is proud to have been named The Sunday Times Scottish Independent Secondary School of the Year 2020.

St Margaret's School for Girls,
15-17 Albyn Pl,
AB10 1RU

01224 584466

Harlaw Academy

Harlaw Academy is a six-year comprehensive secondary school situated some 200 metres from the junction of Union Street and Holburn Street in the centre of the city of Aberdeen. The Academy draws most of its pupils from its associated primary schools, namely, Broomhill, Ferryhill, Hanover Street and Kaimhill, although we have significant numbers from outside the zone. Although Harlaw Academy does not sit within its own catchment area, we have close links with its Associated Primary Schools and our local community.

Recent News

Well done to our Leos who ran a foodbank in school for their community. Thank you to all who donated. We received around thirty bags worth of supplies for struggling families. Leos also invited staff & pupils to wear festive clothes and make a financial donation if able to. They have raised over £400 (donations still coming in) and want to thank a very generous school community. The money will go to struggling families in our community.

Photo of children and staff from Harlaw with foodbank donations

Harlaw Academy
18-20 Albyn Place
AB10 1RG

01224 589251