Our ethos and culture are embedded within the aims and expectations noted below. Please view our prospectus to read more about our school.
We are proud of the reputation Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School has gained for maintaining high academic standards and for offering a wide range of educational opportunities, in and out of the classroom. We set out from the start to prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. The school therefore aims to provide a genuinely balanced education and to serve the needs of individual pupils, enabling them to discover and develop their full potential. We pay particular attention to the quality of personal relationships and to fostering a sense of community, developing close co-operation between school and parents. Queen Elizabeth’s is large enough to enjoy good facilities and to ensure that a wide range of cultural, sporting and creative activities are available to complement the academic side of the curriculum. It is not so large, however, that the pupils pass unnoticed or feel anonymous.
Whilst welcoming the best of modern teaching practices, our school seeks to preserve the virtues of a traditional academic education. Students are expected to develop organising skills and a positive attitude to study, in an environment which is conducive to hard work and achievement. They are also required to maintain high standards of behaviour, conducting themselves at all times in a manner that is consistent with the school’s reputation.
We believe that a disciplined and harmonious school is a happy one, and the freedom is only meaningful in the context of responsibility. An important part of our role is to provide support and guidance while still stimulating initiative. We encourage our students to “stand on their own feet”, leading them towards the mature self-discipline that is essential if they are to make the most of their abilities and talents.