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The Queen's School
City Walls Road, CH1 2NN, UK Chester
Tel. 01244 312078, Fax: 01244 321507


Welcome !!!

Queen’s is one of the country’s leading independent day schools, offering an outstanding education to girls between the ages of four and eighteen. We are proud of our national reputation for academic excellence, but we also aim to offer our girls a huge range of opportunities for personal development beyond the classroom.

In these pages we hope to capture the essence of what makes our school so successful, together with the sense of dynamism which enables our girls to become confident, independent thinkers, ready to face the challenges of the world beyond.

Whether you already know The Queen’s School well or are keen to learn more about us, we hope that you enjoy visiting our web site and will find it helpful and informative.

History of the School

In 2003, the Queen's School celebrated the day, one hundred and twenty five years ago, when it first opened it doors to the young women of Chester and surrounding areas, as The Chester School for Girls.

Founded in 1878, the School would change its name within four years, when Queen Victoria issued a royal decree commanding that the School should "henceforth be known as The Queen's School". It is a source of great pride that The Queen's School remains the only school in this country granted the privilege of bearing this name.

The senior school today stands on the site of the Chester City Gaol and House of Correction. The School buildings were erected with the financial assistance of several leading Chester families, on land provided by the Duke of Westminster. The School's pupils achieved considerable distinction from the outset. Of the sixteen girls who joined The Queen's School on its opening day in 1878, 2 would go on to win places at Cambridge - the first of many in a long and honourable tradition. The School would subsequently provide Chester with its first female solicitor, its first lady mayor, the first woman to receive the freedom of the city and, most recently, the first woman president of the Freemen and Guilds in over 800 years.

The Queen's School today occupies a place as one of the country's top girls' schools. Its founders can feel well satisfied that their original vision has more than exceeded its promise.

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Visiting The Queen’s School

There are many occasions on which prospective students and their parents can visit the school, and they can be assured of a warm welcome. 

At Open Mornings for the senior and lower schools, visitors can tour the school, talk to staff and current students informally, look at the facilities and find out exactly what is on offer. 

A Sixth form Open Evening for girls who are already studying at the school and for prospective sixth formers is held in November.  This presents an opportunity to discuss subject choices and course structure and content.  Information on extra-curricular activities such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award and Young Enterprise Scheme is also available at this event.

Other possibilities exist for girls to become familiar with the school.  A fun Activities Day for girls from Year 5 takes place in July, and visitors can experience the Queen’s at Work Day in January.  “Taster” sessions can be arranged at any time in both the senior and lower schools, by contacting the Admissions Officer.


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