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    School News - 2016-17

    FPTA Quiz Night

    Mar 2017 - FPTA Quiz Night

    The Friends, Parents & Teachers Association would like to thank everyone who took part in the Quiz Night held earlier this month who all helped raise £624.

    Thank you for your continuing support.

    Work Experience in Paris

    Mar 2017 - Work Experience in Paris

    Last week 7 A level French Students from QEGS spent a week working in French schools. Five Students worked in "Ecoles maternelles" (Nursery schools for children aged 2 to 6) whilst 2 Students worked in a "College" (Secondary School for pupils aged 11 to 15).

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    Mandarin Enrichment

    Mar 2017 - Mandarin Enrichment

    Photos of our Mandarin enrichment students making Mandarin Dumplings and Calligraphy Displays during enrichment sessions are available to view here.

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    Shrovetide Assemblies

    Feb 2017 - Shrovetide Assemblies

    Shrovetide assemblies have been held this week, players from both teams were invited to come and speak to all QEGS students about the historical game. Photos from the assembly are available to view here.

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    SSAT National Conference 2016

    Feb 2017 - SSAT National Conference 2016

    On Friday 2nd December students from our Journalism Team were accompanied by QEGS staff to the ICC Birmingham for this year’s SSAT National Conference ‘LEADING Making the Impossible Possible’.

    The students reported on several workshops. What leadership means to us...

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    GCSE, AS or A-Level Exam Certificates

    Feb 2017 - GCSE, AS or A-Level Exam Certificates

    Any students who sat GCSE, AS or A-Level exams at QEGS last year and haven’t collected your certificates you can collect them from Main Reception/Student Services - please collect them between 10am-4pm.

    QEGS finished runners up in the in the Kinder+ Sport EFL Girls Cup

    Jan 2017 - QEGS finished runners up in the in the Kinder+ Sport EFL Girls Cup

    QEGS did Derby County proud as they finished runners up in the in the Kinder+ Sport EFL Girls Cup last week.

    The event, staged on Thursday 12th January, saw ten Under 13 school teams from across the country...

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    QEGS Street Dance

    Jan 2017 - QEGS Street Dance

    The QEGS Street Dance Group performed fantastically last week at the 'Great Big Dance Off' and are through to the National Final in the summer!

    Congratulations and Good Luck!

    School Uniform - Trutex Meir

    Jan 2017 - School Uniform - Trutex Meir

    A mobile pop up shop and our uniform supplier will be at QEGS on Monday 27th Feb 3.30pm - 6.00pm in the Canteen

    Lorin LaFave Visit to QEGS

    Jan 2017 - Lorin LaFave Visit to QEGS

    We are pleased to announce that Lorin LaFave will be speaking at this year’s online safety evening for adults on March 21st 2017, from 6pm.

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    Annual General Meeting 2017

    Jan 2017 - Annual General Meeting 2017

    Our 2017 AGM will be held on Monday 30th January at 6:00pm in the Library.

    Year 9 Options

    Jan 2017 - Year 9 Options

    Year 9 students now need to consider and choose which courses and subjects they hope to pursue in Years 10 and 11 at QEGS. In order to aid this decision-making process, year 9 students and their parent(s)/carer(s) are invited to our Year 9 Options Fair on Wednesday 11th January 2017 at 5pm.

    Want to know more before the Options Fair click here.

    School Show 2017 - Thoroughly Modern Millie

    Jan 2017 - School Show 2017 - Thoroughly Modern Millie

    In New York City, 1922, flapper Millie Dillmount is determined to find work as a stenographer to a wealthy businessman and then marry him – a "thoroughly modern" goal. Millie befriends the sweet yet naive Miss Dorothy Brown as the latter checks into the Priscilla Hotel. When house mother Mrs. Meers learns Miss Dorothy is an orphan, she remarks, "Sad to be all alone in the world."

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    Speech Day 2016

    Jan 2017 - Speech Day 2016

    The annual Speech Day of Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School was held on Thursday 15th December. Photos from the evening are now available.

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    QEGS Ski Trip 2016

    Dec 2016 - QEGS Ski Trip 2016

    On Christmas Eve, 63 students and 8 members of staff from Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School returned after a week skiing in Alpe d’Huez. It was an incredible experience for all involved and the students were praised by the bus drivers, hotel staff and ski instructors for being polite, responsible and a lot of fun!

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    STEM Event

    Dec 2016 - STEM Event

    QEGS hosted a STEM Event on Friday 2nd December for 6 local primary schools, the event took place in our Main Hall and consisted of a variety of STEM based learning opportunities.

    The event was very successful, thanks to all involved, staff and students.

    SSAT National Conference 2016

    Dec 2016 - SSAT National Conference 2016

    On Friday 2nd December students from our Journalism Team were accompanied by QEGS staff to the ICC Birmingham for this year’s SSAT National Conference ‘LEADING Making the Impossible Possible’.

    The students reported on several workshops. The full report will be published soon.  #SSATNC16

    The Royal Aeronautical Society Go For Gold Challenge

    Nov 2016 - The Royal Aeronautical Society Go For Gold Challenge

    Year 11 student Josh wins a silver medal and £500 at the Royal Aeronautical Societies 150th anniversary 'Go for Gold' competition event.

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    The under 13s girls football team win the EFL Cup

    Nov 2016 - The under 13s girls football team win the EFL Cup

    The A team finished top of their group winning all games, winning in the quarter final, then the semi final, and worked so hard for a 4-2 win in the final against a very tough West Park Side.

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    Looking for an exciting and rewarding career in teaching?

    Nov 2016 - Looking for an exciting and rewarding career in teaching?

    There are 3 School Direct opportunities available at QEGS for September 2017 in Maths, Physics and English.

    You could receive a bursary of up to £25,000.

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    BBC Children in Need

    Nov 2016 - BBC Children in Need

    QEGS students and staff raised £2,944.67 for BBC Children in Need on Friday 18th November 2016.

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    Year 9 become county champions at Netball

    Nov 2016 - Year 9 become county champions at Netball

    For the first time ever QEGS has won a county title in Netball.

    Congratulations - Beth (Captain), Molly (player of the tournament), Evie, Megan, Nikki, Grace, Tia, Jess, Ellie, Chloe and their Manager Miss Clayton.

    Under 13 Table Tennis team become county champions

    Nov 2016 - Under 13 Table Tennis team become county champions

    The under 13 table tennis team won the Dales School Sports Partnership for the first time.

    Congratulations - Lawrence (Y7), Matt (Y7), Alfie (Y8) and Jonny (Y9)

    QEGS Goes Digital!

    Nov 2016 - QEGS Goes Digital!

    We are delighted to announce a new course for students entering our sixth form in September 2017. In response to growing demand from the Creative Digital Media sector, we are developing our course in Creative Digital Media. @QEGS_Media

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    Less than 2 weeks to go until the Year 11 mocks

    Nov 2016 - Less than 2 weeks to go until the Year 11 mocks

    All year 11 students will be sitting school examinations over a two-week period, from 17th to 30th November 2016.

    These examinations are good practice for the upcoming GCSE examinations they will be sitting in summer 2017...

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    QEGS YEAR 7 STUDENTS GET THE 'BOOKBUZZ'

    Nov 2016 - QEGS YEAR 7 STUDENTS GET THE 'BOOKBUZZ'

    QEGS Library is giving every child in Year 7 a free book.

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    Progress Reports - Introducing QEGS Portal

    Oct 2016 - Progress Reports - Introducing QEGS Portal

    QEGS portal is our new online platform allowing parents and carers to access their child’s progress reports.

    To activate your account simply visit www.qegs.link/portal, click on the ‘Forgotten Password’ link, enter the email address we have stored for you and you will then receive an email allowing you to set a password.

    A guide to reporting is available on our Assessment and Reporting page.

    QEGS Community Observatory

    Oct 2016 - QEGS Community Observatory

    Construction is underway on the QEGS Community Observatory, which will be opening this winter.

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    Coffee Morning (14/10/2016 9.30 - 11.00am)

    Oct 2016 - Coffee Morning (14/10/2016 9.30 - 11.00am)

    The first coffee morning of this academic year will be held on Friday 14th October at 9.30am.
    The focus for the morning will be:

    • Expectations with regard to subjects’ marking and feedback
    • The reporting of student progress to parents
    Staff, including Mr Harding (Assistant Headteacher) and Mr Tuck (Creative Technologist) will be available to inform parents with regard to the two areas outlined above.

    HMI Inspection – 20th September 2016

    Oct 2016 - HMI Inspection – 20th September 2016

    "Behaviour around the large school site is exemplary", "Students’ behaviour in lessons is excellent"
    Ofsted - Nov 2014

    "Leaders and managers have taken effective action to maintain the high standards of behaviour identified at the school’s previous inspection"
    Her Majesty’s Inspector (HMI) - Sept 2016

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    Baseline Science Assessment

    Sep 2016 - Baseline Science Assessment

    Year 7 students will be sitting a baseline science assessment on 3rd October. The assessment will be based on Key Stage 2 Science.

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    REMINDER - Staggered Start 2016-17

    Sep 2016 - REMINDER - Staggered Start 2016-17

    Details of the staggered start for September 2016 are detailed below:

    • 5th September 2016 - INSET school closed to students
    • 6th September 2016 - Year 7, 10 and 12 students only
    • 7th September 2016 - All year groups in school

    Term dates for the 2016-17 academic year can be found here.

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