Academic results

We congratulate the graduates of 2021 on their final academic results.

St Margaret’s has a proud history of academic excellence borne of the school’s commitment to leading teaching and learning programs, our students’ enthusiastic engagement with the school, and the supportive parent and alumni communities. Since its inception, the school has focused on the education of the ‘whole child’ and is immensely proud of the rich experience offered to students across all aspects of its academic, extracurricular and student wellbeing programs.

The St Margaret’s learning journey offers its diverse community of students a range of pathways to cater for their interests and aspirations, and their passions and strengths.

St Margaret’s is a non-selective school which consistently achieves above state and national averages across the key academic markers. The graduates of 2021 are no exception and have achieved outstanding academic results.

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The statistics below represent 85 of our 86 ATAR eligible students, with students having the option to withhold their results from the school.


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We wish our graduated Year 12 students all the best in their future studies and endeavours.

We thank and acknowledge our dedicated teachers for their stewardship of the learning journey of our seniors and also our parents and guardians who worked in partnership with us throughout their daughter’s schooling.


After a hiatus across Australia of NAPLAN testing in 2020 due to the global pandemic, St Margaret’s is able to update our NAPLAN results from 2019. Our results are very pleasing and we commend the efforts and dedication of our students and the staff and parents who support them.

Once again, across all measures (Writing, Reading, Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation, and Numeracy) and all tested year levels (Years 3, 5, 7 and 9), St Margaret’s results are well above state and national averages.

While we no longer have comparative data to report against, we believe our consistently good results would be commensurate with previous years, where we have ranked in the top 15 schools in Queensland across all categories (as we did from 2017 to 2019). 

St Margaret’s maintains a strong focus on literacy and numeracy as the foundation of all good learning and these results reflect the school’s commitment to ensuring all students have the best opportunities to develop these skills.

NAPLAN results are used both individually and collectively. Individually, they provide important insights to a child’s progress, strengths and areas requiring further development. Collectively, the results ensure we are meeting our commitment to developing strong foundational skills and are used to further inform curriculum programs and delivery throughout the school.

These results are but one measure among many that contribute to the well-rounded education St Margaret’s seeks to the provide to the wonderfully multi-faceted individuals we have the joy to teach.

NAPLAN 2021 DATA (PDF 115.2KB)


NAPLAN 2019*

St Margaret's 2019 NAPLAN results are most commendable and we acknowledge the wonderful efforts of our girls and those who support them – their teachers and parents. 

All of St Margaret's results across all years tested (Years 3, 5, 7 and 9) and in each category (i.e. Writing, Reading, Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation, and Numeracy) are once again well above state and national averages. As in 2017 and 2018, we once again ranked in the top 20 in Queensland across all four categories, which is testament to our agenda of continual improvement through the use of data-informed practice, evidence-based programs, together with our excellent teaching staff. Our Year 3s excelled and ranked number 1 in Queensland. 

Our strong results reflect both the quality teaching and learning opportunities provided at St Margaret's and the diligent work of our staff and students in maintaining a focus on literacy and numeracy, which we consider are the foundation skills for all other skills students will develop.

While NAPLAN is only one measure of the all-rounded education we seek to provide to our girls, the data provided through this testing tool is valuable in assisting the school to further refine our curriculum and be responsive to students' collective and individual needs. 

Download the 2019 NAPLAN Results Summary (PDF 111.7KB)

*No NAPLAN held in 2020