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    School News - 2018-19

    Creative Media Student of the Year - Silver Award Winner

    Jul 2019 - Creative Media Student of the Year - Silver Award Winner

    QEGS Year 13 student Ben Bryan was recently awarded a Silver Award in the Pearson BTEC Creative Media Student of the Year 2019. This means, according to Pearson...

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    Observatory Public Event - Partial Eclipse

    Jul 2019 - Observatory Public Event - Partial Eclipse

    The QEGS Community Observatory is open to the public on Tuesday 16th July 2019 from 5.00 until 6.30pm. Come and see our fantastic facilities and celebrate 50 years since the moon landings. All welcome, bring your family and friends!

    Email observatory@qegs.email if you need more information.


    Jul 2019 - EntFest

    On Friday 28th June we took 33 students from years 8-10 to ‘EntFest’...

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    Open Evening

    Jul 2019 - Open Evening

    Join us for a friendly & informal open evening at which we welcome parents/carers & prospective students from Y5 & Y6 to visit our school & learn more about us.

    • Tuesday 24th September 2019
    • 5pm - 7pm
    • QEGS Main Hall

    Pop Up Uniform Shop

    Jul 2019 - Pop Up Uniform Shop

    Our uniform supplier will be in the school canteen on the following dates:

    • Fri 5th July 3.30 – 6pm – Primary School name A-K
    • Sat 6th July 10am – 3pm – Primary School name L-Z
    • Fri 19th July 3.30pm – 6pm – Ashbourne Primary students (surname A-K)
    • Sat 20th July 10am – 3pm – Ashbourne Primary students (surname L-Z)
    • Sat 3rd Aug 10am – 3pm – All Years & Sat 10th Aug 10am – 3pm – All Years

    More information available here.
    Note for Year 6 students starting in September 2019

    Jul 2019 - Note for Year 6 students starting in September 2019

    Apologies for any confusion caused...The start date is Wednesday 4th September 2019.



    Forty students and four staff have just returned from a fascinating trip to Ypres, Belgium.

    The visits were planned to see, first hand, the battle sites and memorials of World War 1.

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    Louise Rennison National Funny Award 2020

    Jun 2019 - Louise Rennison National Funny Award 2020

    Do you enjoy reading funny books? Maybe acting funny stuff out? Come and chat with the organisers of the Louise Rennison National Funny Award 2020 for young writers and get inspired!

    The event is FREE so come along to QEGS Library on Friday 5th July 2019 4pm – 5.45pm and join in the fun!

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    Humanities Day

    Jun 2019 - Humanities Day

    Primary school students were invited to QEGS to participate in Humanities Day. Students had the opportunity to explore various topics in Geography, History and Religious Studies, subjects which they are less familiar with at Primary School.

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    Community Day

    Jun 2019 - Community Day

    QEGS are hosting a Community Day on Friday 12th July, which combines our annual Race for Life with the Summer Fair


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    QEGS STEM Club Win at the Big Bang Fair

    Jun 2019 - QEGS STEM Club Win at the Big Bang Fair

    Congratulations to the QEGS STEM club!
    They won the 'Real Life Application Award' today at the Big Bang Fair. All your hard work paid off! You are #QEGSAmazing.

    Year 6 Maths Day

    Jun 2019 - Year 6 Maths Day

    Students from local primary schools attended our year 6 Maths day today which was very successful. It was great to see so many students taking part and to see this interest and talent in Maths.

    D-Day 75th Anniversary

    Jun 2019 - D-Day 75th Anniversary

    Representatives from QEGS attended the Ashbourne D-Day 75th Anniversary Service this morning. Thank you Josh (Y13) who played the Last Post and the National Anthem as an Act of Remembrance.



    Thanks to the generosity of Foundation Derbyshire – John Weston Fund all of the Year 6 students coming to our Transition Days will be able to choose a free book from QEGS Library to read over the Summer holiday.

    Have a look here for more details and a sneaky preview of all of the books in the selection.

    DofE Manager receives an invite to Buckingham Palace

    May 2019 - DofE Manager receives an invite to Buckingham Palace

    Miss G Wilband, our Duke of Edinburgh's Award Manager recently visited Buckingham Palace as a Special Regional Guest for her hard work and dedication to the DofE Award over the past 15+ years. Miss Wilband spent the morning at the Palace with other special invited guests and celebrities. Congratulations Miss Wilband and thank you for all of your hard work with DofE and providing our students with this great opportunity!

    Football County Cup Runners Up

    May 2019 - Football County Cup Runners Up

    Well done to the U15 and U16 football teams who were runners up in the 2018/19 County Cup. Both teams had the privilege to play in the final at Moor Farm Training Centre (DCFC Academy).

    Congratulations to everyone who played this season, we would also like to thank everyone who came to support either team.

    British Physics Olympiad Competitions

    May 2019 - British Physics Olympiad Competitions

    Angela (Y11) won a GOLD medal recently in the British Physics Olympiad Competition. Angela placed 11th in the UK out of 2,200 entrants.

    Other students who competed were awarded...

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    May 2019 - JOB OPPORTUNITY

    JOB VACANCY and EXCITING OPPORTUNITY - Teacher of Science & Teacher of Physics

    - Closing date - 17th May 2019 10am
    - Proposed Interview date - 22nd May 2019

    See qegs.link/jobs for further information.


    May 2019 - Football

    Year 8 County Cup Champions 2019!

    Winning 4-2, QEGS Vs John Port at South Normanton Athletic FC, well done lads. #QEGSAmazing

    Primary Arts Festival

    Apr 2019 - Primary Arts Festival

    What an incredible 3 shows we have put on!

    Well done and a huge congratulations to everyone who took part in our Primary Arts Festival this year!! You are all #QEGSAmazing


    Apr 2019 - Hockey

    3-1 Victory! Under 16 girls beat Anthony Gell at hockey, well done everyone!

    Operation Spitfire RM388

    Apr 2019 - Operation Spitfire RM388

    On April 2nd a cohort of our current Y11 Engineering students visited KMF metal fabrications and then Stoke Potteries museums, Hanley as the culmination of 10 months work on Operation Spitfire.

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    Jaguar Castle Bromwich Trip

    Apr 2019 - Jaguar Castle Bromwich Trip

    Staff from our Engineering department recently accompanied 40 students to Castle Bromwich on a trip which was built around experiencing how 'lean manufacturing' process is applied within a world leading manufacture in the auto industry.

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    Apr 2019 - Handball

    In a drive to promote and support Girls' Handball in Schools across the Midlands, QEGS have been fortunate to receive quality coaching from Pop Popovic, England Handball Association coach and receive a selection of coaching equipment.

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    Apr 2019 - Rugby

    U16 Rugby County Champions! Well done lads!

    House Leaders 2019

    Apr 2019 - House Leaders 2019

    Meet the new QEGS House Leaders.

    School Show

    Mar 2019 - School Show

    Another year, another show! Wow QEGS you really are #QEGSAmazing. So many talented students from the acting, dancing, singing and band showed how amazing they are in this year's production of Sister Act.

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    Challenge Wratislavia - Fencing

    Mar 2019 - Challenge Wratislavia - Fencing

    Congratulations to Sophie (Y10) who fenced at Challenge Wratislavia in Wroclaw, Poland recently and finished 28th out of 160 U15 female Epeeists. Well done Sophie, you are #QEGSAmazing

    Communication update

    Mar 2019 - Communication update

    We have made some great improvements this year to the way we communicate with parents, carers and students about attendance, behaviour and homework. Parents and students have been letting us know how useful and informative they are finding GO 4 Schools, and particularly the app.

    With all of these changes, we have updated our Home Academy Communication Overview. Please have a look and let us know if you have any questions or need to update any of your details with us.

    Home/Academy Communication Overview

    GO 4 Schools

    Feb 2019 - GO 4 Schools

    Reports for Years 8-13 have been published in GO 4 Schools, with updated progress data for Y7.

    Don’t forget you can also view behaviour and attendance in GO 4 Schools, and homework from 25th Feb.

    Regional Netball

    Feb 2019 - Regional Netball

    QEGS U14 Netball team placed second in the County Tournament earning them a place in the Regional Tournament held this year, at the Leicester Netball Centre.

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    QEGS Press

    Jan 2019 - QEGS Press

    Issue 1, Sport Edition of QEGS Press (2018-19) is now available to read online.

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    Parent Governor Election

    Jan 2019 - Parent Governor Election

    We are pleased to announce that Mrs Sally Archer has been elected as the result of the parent governor election held this month. Thank you to all candidates who stood and to all parents who participated in the voting process.

    Further details of members of the governing body can be found here.

    Helen Baker, Chair of QEGS Local Governing Body

    Observatory Public Event

    Jan 2019 - Observatory Public Event

    The QEGS Community Observatory is open to the public on Wednesday 30th January from 6.30 until 8.00pm for an Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophotography. Come and see our fantastic new facilities and have a tour of the night sky.

    To book a place email observatory@qegs.email.

    GCSE, AS or A-Level Exam Certificates

    Jan 2019 - 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.

    Speech Day 2018

    Jan 2019 - Speech Day 2018

    The annual Speech Day of Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School was held on Thursday 20th December 2018.

    Photos from the evening are now available to purchase.

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    Shakespeare Productions

    Dec 2018 - Shakespeare Productions

    On Wednesday 'SayTwo' production company came into school and put on an abridged hour long performance of both Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet...

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    QEGS Darts Tournament

    Dec 2018 - QEGS Darts Tournament

    Congratulations to the winning team in the 2018 QEGS Darts Tournament final:

    Mr T Chow and Mr L Walker.

    Track and Field Athletics Badges

    Dec 2018 - Track and Field Athletics Badges

    Congratulations to the students receiving Track and Field Athletics Badges for outstanding performances at Athletics Meets in the summer term. Students had to score highly in one track and one field event to qualify for either a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum badge from the English Schools' Athletics Association.

    Celebrating and Explaining our Outcomes

    Dec 2018 - Celebrating and Explaining our Outcomes

    We are now well into the Autumn term , and look back at the summer results both as a celebration and an opportunity to improve, reflecting on our successes including the ones that ones that don’t always make the headlines in the local and national press. We are proud of the breadth of our curriculum, with no reduction in the creative arts subjects on offer at GCSE.

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    School Show 2019 - Sister Act!

    Dec 2018 - School Show 2019 - Sister Act!

    Sister Act is the feel-amazing musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier (played by Kira, Y13) witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in one place the cops are sure she won't be found: a convent!

    *** Allocated seating Book Now to avoid disappointment! ***

    2018 Christmas Music Concert

    Dec 2018 - 2018 Christmas Music Concert

    It's that time of year again at QEGS #OhNoItIsnt, #OhYesItIs!

    It's the Christmas Concert - Thu 6th Dec at 7:30pm, all welcome.

    Tickets £5 (Cons. £3), available on the door.

    England Fencing

    Dec 2018 - England Fencing

    Sophie (Y10) has been selected by England Fencing to fence internationally next March. Sophie was seeded 6th in England and has secured a place in Poland for the Challenge Wratislavia competition.

    Well done Sophie, a great achievement!

    Parent Governor Vacancy

    Nov 2018 - Parent Governor Vacancy

    The QEGS Local Governing Body is seeking to appoint one Parent Governor.

    Please send Applications Forms to Mrs C Bramwell, Clerk to QEGS Local Governing Body at bramwell@qegs.email by 12pm on Friday 7th December 2018. Thank you.

    Varsity Rugby

    Nov 2018 - Varsity Rugby

    George Tresidder an ex QEGS Student has been named part of the Oxford University Men's Blues team starting lineup due to play Varsity Rugby at the 137th Men’s Varsity Match on December 6th.

    Player Profile - George Tresidder

    Congratulations George, a great achievement!

    House Matches Update

    Nov 2018 - House Matches Update

    Scores on the doors for house matches - Boothby have sneaked into the lead with Hull on their tails!

    • BOOTHBY - 240
    • HULL - 235
    • COKAYNE - 205
    • SPALDEN - 205

    Netball News

    Nov 2018 - Netball News

    Fab afternoon in the 'Sisters n Sport' National Cup, winning 45-15 Vs Thomas Telford School.

    Well done everyone!

    House Cross Country

    Nov 2018 - House Cross Country

    Some of our winners from the girls House Cross Country this week. We are very proud to have some awesome runners!

    - Y7: 1st: Mae | 2nd: Imogen | 3rd: Annie
    - Y8: 1st: Ella | 2nd: Daisy | 3rd: Amber
    - Y9: 1st: Jess | 2nd:Amy | 3rd :Arabella

    House Netball

    Nov 2018 - House Netball

    Year 9 Netball house matches today.

    Well done to all involved!

    Player of the Match Medals

    Nov 2018 - Player of the Match Medals

    Player of the match medals have arrived!

    One will be awarded per house match event to the student who shines for effort, teamwork, determination or talent!

    Good Luck!

    House Badminton

    Nov 2018 - House Badminton

    First house matches of the year - Y10 badminton singles!

    Well done everyone!

    Remembrance Art Installation

    Nov 2018 - Remembrance Art Installation

    An amazing Art Installation from our Art department for Remembrance 2018.

    Thank you to all involved for their efforts!

    QEGS Raise £1235.94 for 'BBC Children in Need'

    Nov 2018 - QEGS Raise £1235.94 for 'BBC Children in Need'

    This year at QEGS we have raised an amazing £1235.94 for Children in Need!

    Our aim every year is to raise as much as possible and yet again students and staff have risen to the challenge...

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    GO 4 Schools

    Nov 2018 - GO 4 Schools

    Parents and carers can now access our new system to view attendance, behaviour, assessment and reporting data, with reports live for Years 8-13.
    To access GO 4 Schools go to www.go4schools.com and click on the ‘Parents’ icon in the top right hand corner

    We hope this system improves our communication with you and information you have about your child, but please let us know if you have any queries or spot any issues.

    QEGS FPTA Wine Tasting Evening 2018

    Nov 2018 - QEGS FPTA Wine Tasting Evening 2018

    The QEGS FPTA are running a 'Wine Tasting Evening' at 7.30pm on 23rd November 2018 in the Main Hall at QEGS, all welcome (over 18's only). Tickets £12.50 each or £60 for a table of 6

    Tickets available here.

    BTEC Drama

    Oct 2018 - BTEC Drama

    Our BTEC Drama students have been working with Westwood College, Leek and Fourth Monkey Actor training company recently.

    Thank you to everyone who took part in the Workshops.

    KS3 English - Miss Rule

    Oct 2018 - KS3 English - Miss Rule

    Miss Rule would like to congratulate her KS3 classes 7YI, 8XR, 8YU, 9YS & 9XJ on an excellent job in their homework tasks. From cakes to dioramas, to quizzes to GoPro film trailers! The effort and enthusiasm has been phenomenal.

    Well done to all!! Treats when you get back!

    Restart A Heart

    Oct 2018 - Restart A Heart

    CPR training for over 100 QEGS students! Thank you Lee from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service for delivering the #RestartAHeartDay training!

    A massive thank you & well done to everyone involved.

    School Canteen Achieves a 5 Star Award

    Sep 2018 - School Canteen Achieves a 5 Star Award

    Every business in the Derbyshire Dales area that serves food in a large enough capacity is subject to unannounced food hygiene inspections.

    The School Canteen has recently been inspected and has achieved a rating of 'very good' and a score of five out of five - the highest score available.

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