Welcome to Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Penrith
This is a busy, happy and successful school with well motivated and conscientious pupils, a highly experienced and committed teaching staff, and outstanding parental support. We have a very clear recognition here between teachers and pupils that we are on the same side, we are working together. We all share the same vision to do our best to ensure that everyone achieves their full potential in the time they are in the school. Queen Elizabeth Grammar School is about taking the best aspects of the traditional grammar school ethos and blending them with the most useful elements of good practice in modern education.
The grammar school ethos is about offering an academic curriculum, encouraging our pupils to have high aspirations and working in a disciplined environment which has a high regard for the community, for honesty and mutual respect. There is also a desire here to keep the school small and friendly so teachers and pupils know each other and can work together effectively. Best practice in modern education is about varied teaching styles, understanding of different learning styles, and assessment for learning rather than assessment of learning. It is about harnessing new technologies to enhance and advance teaching and learning. There is considerable extra-curricular provision in sport and the performing and creative arts. For example, in the autumn term alone each year there will be over one hundred separate sporting fixtures in football, rugby, netball and hockey; numerous theatre trips and drama workshops and performances by the choir and music ensembles in concerts and school events. There are also many opportunities outside lesson time for pupils to participate in art, design, photography and technology, as well as maths, business and enterprise.
Year 12 in Cambridge Chemistry Challenge
Fifteen students from QEGS attended the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge towards the end of the summer term. This competition aims to stretch and challenge students interested…
Congratulations on Exam Success
QEGS students in Year 11, Year 12 and Year 13 are celebrating their successes following the publication of results over the last week. A Level…
QEGS students perform at the Royal Albert Hall
I had the huge privilege of being present at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 3 August to see the War Horse Prom which featured…
Orienteering Success for QEGS Pair
The Cumbria Schools Orienteering Championships were held at Mawbray Dunes near Silloth on 28th June. Two QEGS students excelled in their respective age groups as…
QEGS Students Remember
Students from Queen Elizabeth Grammar School took part in the ‘Penrith Remembers’ event at the weekend. Students from the school planted commemorative crosses in memory…