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Queen Elizabeth`s Grammar School
Abbey Place, ME13 7BQ, UK Faversham
+44 (0)1795 533132

Welcome to Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School!

Welcome to the Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School Website. Queen Elizabeth's is a Co-educational Grammar School situated in the heart of Faversham, Kent. The school is a Mathematics and Computing Specialist School providing a broad and balanced curriculum with a view to developing the skills, talents and potential of the whole person.

Whether you are a prospective or current student, a parent or a visitor, you will find plenty of useful information, news and details of future events at the school. If you are new to Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School Faversham, why not start by reading the Headteacher’s message.

Should you require any further information about the school or the website then please contact us at:

About QEGS
Then and Now...

At Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School we are proud to continue a tradition of grammar school education in Faversham which goes back to the middle ages, in fact, to 1576. At the same time, we recognise that one of our primary aims is to prepare our students for the modern world and technologies beyond school.


We are especially concerned to ensure that:
  • all members of our school communitiy aim to develop a realistic sense of ambition and achievement with a willingness to accept the importance of values
  • each student develops the confidence to take command of his or her own future and to be a self-managing, reflective and responsible member of society.

To assist in achieving these aims we will do our best to:
  • stimulate the development of every member of the school by providing a positive atmosphere in which all are encouraged to extend and develop their knowledge, interests, skills and imagination, and to enjoy their work.
  • develop an approach to teaching and learning which will enable each student to respond to a rapidly changing society.
  • enable every member of the school to see himself or herself as part of the local, national and international community, by encouraging active involvement and a climate of respect.
  • establish a trusting relationship between school and home.
  • encourage and develop a positive attitude towards the environment, both of the school itself and within the wider community.


Our curriculum provides balance between different areas of experience; breadth of experience; depth to challenge the ability of the students and relevance to the world in which our students live. All students from Year 7 to 11 study English Language and English Literature, Mathematics and double Science, together with French or German (starting with the second language in Year 8), Physical Education, PSHE & Citizenship, and Religious Education. In Years 7 to 9 they additionally study Geography, History, Art, Music, Information and Communication Technology and Design Technology, with Drama in Year 7 and 8. In Years 10 and 11 they choose to specialise in these subjects or further options, giving a total of nine or more GCSE's.

"There is a positive ethos for  learning which promotes high  standards of achievement"


| Art & Design | Business Studies | Citizenship | English | General Studies | Geography | History |

| ICT | Mathematics | Media Studies | Modern Foreign Languages | Music | PE |

| PSHE | Psychology and Sociology  | RE | ScienceTechnology |


We place great value on extra-curricular activities and encourage all students to participate whenever possible. There are a variety of sports' clubs including football, rugby, hockey, netball, cricket and swimming with practices or matches after school nearly every day. There is at least one ski-trip every year, open to all years, and many of our students represent the school at district, county or even national level in their chosen sport. Other outdoor activities include an activity week in Cornwall for all members of Year 8.

Tuition in musical instruments is given by peripatetic specialists and we work closely with our local primary school in order to promote larger student involvement in music with high standards of achievement. There is an annual drama production, with past successes being Bugsy Malone, Grease and Oliver.

"The provision of extra-curricular  activities was found to be both good in range and quality and better than found in most schools".

We encourage all students to be involved in charity events which occur throughout the year, with the largest being Charity Week organised anually by Year 12.

Whenever possible, students are taken to places of interest and educational value, both in this country and abroad. Our German exchange partnership with Albertus Magnus Gymnasium in Cologne is the longest established one in the country, having started in 1952, and all students are given the opportunity to participate in this and / or our French exchange to Hazebrouck. All members of Year 7 take part in a day trip to France every summer. Year 9 visit Ypres which leaves them with lasting memories of the horrors of war and the sacrifices made in our recent history.

Year 7 visit a bakery in France


1.  Admission to the September Year 7 entry

Criteria for Admission

Only children who attain the required standard in the selection tests adopted by the Local Education Authority for a place in a selective school will be eligible to be considered for admission to the school. Arrangements for the selection procedure are published annually by the Authority.

Numbers admitted

The Published Admission Number (PAN) for the school is 124.


If the number of preferences for the school is more than the number of places available, places will be allocated to eligible children in the following priority order:

  1. Children in Local Authority Care.
  2. Current Family Association – a brother or sister in the school at the time of entry. In this context brother or sister means a natural brother or sister including adopted siblings, stepbrother or sister, foster brother or sister, those who live as brother or sister in the same house.
  3. Children living in, or attending primary schools in, Faversham and the surrounding villages. (ME13 postcode area).
  4. Children who for reasons of health or physical impairment require them to attend a particular school. The child’s health reasons must be strong and the evidence must be supported in writing by a medical practitioner. The child’s physical impairment must be such that it requires him/her to attend the school because its buildings do not inhibit the child’s mobility. Parental health or physical impairment is not a criterion.
  5. Proximity of the child’s home to the school with those living nearest, by straight line distance, being accorded the higher priority.

Applications for Admission

Applications for admission should be made via the Local Education Authority. The school will be pleased to answer any enquiries about this.

All applications will be considered by the Governors’ Admissions Committee which will apply the criteria set out above in the event of the school being over-subscribed.


Appeals should be addressed to the Clerk to the Governing Body at the school and should take the form of a letter briefly setting out the grounds for the appeal. The Clerk will acknowledge receipt of the appeal and will initiate arrangements for the hearing of the appeal by an Independent Appeal Panel. Parents have the right to be present at the hearing.

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