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  • Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (Penrith)
    Ullswater Road
    Penrith
    Cumbria
    CA11 7EG
  • Head: Mr Paul Buckland
  • T 01768 864621
  • F 01768 890923
  • E secretary@qegs.cumbria.sch.uk
  • W www.qegs.cumbria.sch.uk
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Cumbria
  • Pupils: 890; sixth formers: 245
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • 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
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 24th April 2009
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 8th March 2006
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Unapologetically academic school, with a traditional grammar school ethos where aiming high is taken for granted. Broad ability at entrance from a huge catchment, broader than most grammars. Huge sports hall complete with climbing wall, used every evening by community, and as the northern base of Badminton England. Cross-country is popular thanks to an enthusiastic member of staff whom parents describe as inspirational. ‘Everyone quickly knows everyone,’ according to parents...

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Geology at an English Grammar School (GCE AS level)

School associations

State grammar school

What The Good Schools Guide says

Headmaster

Since 2015, Mr Paul Buckland MA, PGCE, NPQH, previously deputy headteacher of North Halifax Grammar School.

A grammar school boy himself (he was educated at Eastbourne Grammar School) Mr. Buckland is married with three children and originally trained as an English and PE teacher before moving into more senior roles first in the English department and then in management.

He enjoys coaching (junior football and athletics), has been a governor of a primary school for a number of years and is also a keen gardener.

Academic matters

Unapologetically academic school, with a traditional grammar school ethos where aiming high is taken for granted. Broad ability at entrance from a huge catchment, broader than most grammars. The annual intake of 120 pupils usually represents over 50 per cent of the...

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Special Education Needs

Every effort is made to arrange support which best meets the special needs of individuals within the school. Our Deputy Headteacher(Pastoral)and Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) work closely together and liaise carefully with outside agencies to ensure appropriate referrals and provision. Our very experienced SENCo is also a Dyslexia Specialist Support Teacher who works with individuals and helps teachers throughout the school with appropriate strategies. Nov 09.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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