Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School is a highly successful school, with an aspirational ethos, which delivers impressive levels of excellence to ensure continuing success for all students. Our aspiration is built on traditional values of hard work, personal courtesy and a smart appearance. The ethos of doing one’s best is key to success. All young people at our school are nurtured to develop every aspect of their personality, have genuine opportunities to reach their potential and are guided to enhance their intellectual, emotional, spiritual, creative and physical talents. Students are provided with opportunities to explore fully their personal ambitions as they prepare to move forward. The school culture supports this by providing an environment where they can grow and develop as individuals, particularly through the increasing responsibilities they take on through leadership as they progress through the school. It is important to foster an understanding and appreciation of cultures, beliefs and customs so that every individual feels valued, settled, supported and happy. Every facet of our school life is guided by these principles, reflecting our emphasis on excellence.
Believing in a school where everyone achieves, expectations are high and success for all is celebrated. Our school offers a broad, balanced and appropriate education, where emphasis is placed on academic achievement, high standards, personal progress and challenge. Students are encouraged to develop independence and to proactively take responsibility for aspects of their studies, including setting targets for improvement and carrying out research.
Positive relationships are promoted at all levels and result in high levels of attendance. The individual matters and pastoral support is a vital part of our school’s work. Beyond the school, we enjoy high levels of student participation in extra-curricular activities; these include overseas exchanges and visits of both a cultural or purely recreational nature. We compete successfully in sports and have a vibrant musical and artistic life. Students take an active part in raising money for charities and enjoy a varied enrichment programme which encompasses Science, Technology, Mathematics and outdoor activities including Duke of Edinburgh. We are an inclusive school and our aim must be to enable young people to contribute responsibly and productively as members of the community in which they live.
Dealing with the pressures of the modern workplace requires confidence and selfesteem, as much as specialist knowledge and skills. Students are inspired and coached to have high expectations and celebrate successes – their own and those of their peers. Whatever road they choose to follow, our students leave us confident in their ability to make a positive contribution to society. Their zest for life is catching! We want them to understand that there are no barriers; that with preparation, a degree of self-belief and a strong desire to achieve their dreams, they can go anywhere and do anything they choose.
We welcome prospective parents and students to visit our school and to experience first hand the positive environment and work ethos of our school.