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Queen Elizabeths School, Barnet

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What says..

‘If anything, we downplay exam results - given the ability, the focus needs to be on creating a fun, stimulating environment,’ says head. School goes well beyond the syllabus in every subject, stimulating these bright young minds, all backed up with the support of personal tutors, coaching, mentoring and clinics if required, although ... A rugby school through and through, with everyone expected to get stuck in from the off. Fixtures list includes all major independent schools in the region

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  • Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet
    Queen's Road
    EN5 4DQ
  • Head: Mr Neil Enright
  • T 020 8441 4646
  • F 020 8440 7500
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • Queen Elizabeth's School is a state school for boys aged from 11 to 18 in Hertfordshire. Interested in reading more? Read our honest, unbiased Queen Elizabeth's School review.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Barnet
  • Pupils: 1,295; sixth formers: 339
  • Religion: None
  • Open days: First Thursday in July
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 17th May 2022
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Queen Elizabeth's is a selective, non fee-paying grammar school for boys with Academy status. Entry to the School is by entrance examination only (factors such as geographical proximity, siblings at the School, interviews or references etc. play no part in the selection process). The Entrance Examination is held in September of the final year of primary School. 180 places a year are available for boys to enter in Year 7. The mission of Queen Elizabeth's is to produce young men who are 'confident, able and responsible', irrespective of their background. ...Read more

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Since 2011, Neil Enright MA (Oxon) MBA NPQH FRSA. Previously deputy head, having first joined the school in 2002, rising seamlessly through the ranks. Educated at St John's College, Oxford (a geographer); MBA in 2010 from the University of London Institute of Education.

‘When my son recently got into trouble and was threatened with being sent to the head, he said, “Please do because he will listen to us and is fair”,’ a parent told us – and that seems to be the measure of this empathetic, even-handed head whose breezy demeanour must help put these quite serious (well, the ones we met) boys at ease. And though it is hard to believe these biddable boys could be wayward, a parent recounted ‘a recent incident for which there was of course a punishment, but no marking...

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