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Boothby expansion means we have space!

Last week, an article in the Derby Telegraph reported that due to housing growth in and around Ashbourne, Derbyshire County Council said that a new secondary school needs to be built in the town. You are all aware that we have recently completed, phase 1 of our expansion plans. The new Boothby block has 10 … Continue reading Boothby expansion means we have space!

Great Big Dance Off

On Monday the Dance department took 23 students to perform on the stage at the Alexndra Theatre in Birmingham. It was a wonderful day rehearsing with other schools across the Midlands where a group of Year 9 students had created their own routine during lunch times to perform at the event. A group of Year … Continue reading Great Big Dance Off

Alumni Music Concert

A huge thank you to everyone who supported the QEGS Music Department Alumni Fundraising concert on Friday 19th April 2024. This is the second such event we have run, and it was a joy and privilege to host QEGS Alumni, as past students came back to school to perform alongside current students. The concert was … Continue reading Alumni Music Concert

Artsmark Gold Award

QEGS has been awarded Gold status for the level of excellence of creative and cultural work being produced and their contribution to the wellbeing and personal development of our students. We have been recognised for the broad range of arts qualifications and other avenues we offer to extend students engagement in arts subjects which are … Continue reading Artsmark Gold Award

Derbyshire County Swimming Championships

Congratulations to our QEGS students who recently competed at the Derbyshire County Swimming Championships. The annual event, where the top swimmers from across the whole of Derbyshire compete, took place over 2 weekends. Elena A (Year 12), Connie H (Year 9), Daniel M (Year 8), Isabella M (Year 10), Jacob B (Year 7) and Jess … Continue reading Derbyshire County Swimming Championships


QEGS' Under 15 (Year 10) continue their outstanding record of achievements to finish the netball year as County Champions (again!). The team played 7 games back to back against Repton and Trent College to name a few, to win the Championships. Not only did they not lose a game, they won convincingly and were praised … Continue reading Netball

Weekly Bulletin #27

Read our latest Weekly Bulletin here: Weekly Bulletin #27 - April 19th 2024

Gladiators Easter Reward Event

What a fantastic, fun filled 3 days!!  We had 897 students invited to take part: a huge well done for all their efforts building up to this event.  Staff and students loved the inflatables, there were some very red faces by the end of each session!  A great way to finish the term.

Mr Garrity’s Afternoon Tea

Well done to the students nominated by their teachers for Afternoon Tea, great to see so many happy students being rewarded for hard work and great effort.

Ashbourne Primary Science Day

Mr Smith and four Y13 were invited to Ashbourne Primary on Friday 12th January to give a variety of half hour demonstrations to 3 different year groups of Y1, Y2 & Y3 to promote science and foster a love for learning science; as an exciting end to the afternoon on their Science day. The classes … Continue reading Ashbourne Primary Science Day

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