|Queen Elizabeth`s Grammar School|
|West Park Road, BB2 6DF, UK Blackburn|
+44 (0)1254 686300
QEGS is one of the north-west's leading independent schools, offering a first-class education and excellent pastoral care to boys and girls aged 3 to 18.
Throughout Queen Elizabeth's, we offer a curriculum characterised by great breadth and depth. We begin by building strong foundations in Early Years and Junior School. This is then carried on through to GCSEs and to the AS and A2 studies in Sixth Form, meaning that pupils move on from QEGS well prepared for higher education and their future careers.
The Early Years Department offers the best possible start to boys and girls aged 3-6. It covers the whole of the Foundation Stage, plus Years 1 and 2.
Opened in 2002 in its own discrete area within the Junior School, Early Years at QEGS is a supportive environment, fully geared to encouraging the development of its pupils. Small class sizes, a broad and carefully designed curriculum, plus experienced teachers and support staff, all combine to ensure boys and girls receive individual attention as they learn and progress.
Literacy and numeracy are central to the curriculum, with a complementary programme of activities including art, dance, French, music, PE and swimming. This reflects the close tie between the academic, cultural and physical development of each child.
Mrs Kym Marshall and the Early Years team will be pleased to show parents their new Department and answer any questions. Admission involves a short assessment of the child, together with an interview with the child and his or her parent(s).
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar Junior School has its own distinct identity within the school campus, but is closely integrated with the Main School, so that boys and girls benefit from using facilities such as the Swimming Pool and Main Hall.
Pupils learn a broad range of subjects in a programme that goes far beyond the National Curriculum. The emphasis throughout is on building knowledge and confidence, while at the same time providing ample opportunities for boys and girls to develop their abilities and explore interests in a happy, purposeful environment.
The Junior School at QEGS provides a strong foundation for the future. Most pupils come for an assessment in early Spring for entry in September at age 7+ (Year 3), but places may be available at other ages depending on reports received and an assessment.
Miss Alison Wharmby, Head of Junior School, is pleased to meet parents wishing to visit the school: simply telephone Junior School Reception on 01254 686311 for an appointment.
Pupils aged 11-16 at Queen Elizabeth's are part of a tradition of excellence that stretches back nearly 500 years. The school continues to blend that tradition with the best elements of a modern, co-educational approach to learning.
With the benefit of fine facilities and small class sizes, supported by a strong pastoral system that helps all boys and girls, pupils tackle a broad and challenging curriculum. They also have a wealth of opportunities for extra-curricular activities enabling them to develop their individual interests and enthusiasms.
At QEGS, education is based on clear, Christian values though we also welcome and engage with those of other faiths and none. The programme of study includes religious, civic, personal and social education. Recreational activities are also a key feature. While many QEGS pupils have gone on to achieve sporting success at regional, national and international level, we also set great store by the contribution our pupils make to drama, music and other cultural pursuits.
Singleton House, the purpose built Sixth Form Centre at QEGS, is an ideal setting for students to prepare for the important transition from school to university.
Here they can study for the AS and A2 Level examinations that will be their passport to a university place (and in 2007 73% of QEGS students achieved a place on their first choice course at their first choice university). They can also make use of the well-resourced Careers Library and take advantage of practical and up to date careers advice from experienced staff.
Singleton House also offers the freedom and space for Sixth Formers to eat, relax and socialise with their peers. As one recent Sixth Former put it: 'I chose QEGS as a halfway house between school and university - and I'm glad I did'.
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