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Not tempted to push students into different subjects just to help the results tables – 'we have worked hard to improve our academic standards, but some of the results that give me most satisfaction are those achieved by boys who you might not have expected to shine so well at a particular subject'. Regularly places students on best drama courses. 'My son had never picked up a musical instrument until he went to QEGS - now his life seems to revolve around music,' said a parent. Tough to get in - expectations high...

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What the school says...

Entrance examinations consist of: 11: maths, English & reasoning tests followed by an interview. 12: Assessed on an individual basis. 16: Minimum of 5 GCSEs with grades A-B in subjects to be pursued. Past papers available upon request.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Art & Design (Fine Art) at an English Independent School (GCSE)

2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking PE / Sports Studies at an English Independent School (GCSE Full Course)

Other features

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2010, Mr David Craig MA MEd (40s). PGCE at Birmingham University and MEd in educational leadership with the Open University. Previous head of department posts at Edgbaston High, Birmingham and Wolverhampton Grammar School and deputy head at Merchant Taylors' School, Crosby. He aims 'to cement QEGS as one of the best boys' schools in the north of England.' His outside interests include cricket, rugby, choral music and Derby County FC. Married with two children.

However, refuses to meet the Guide or discuss reasons for his shyness.

Academic matters

High standards – 52 per cent of A levels at A*/A in 2016. At GCSE, 65 per cent at A*/A. IGCSE in maths, English and now sciences. 'Boys come here knowing that academic expectation is placed upon them.' Not tempted to push students into...

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Special Education Needs

The Learning Support Department at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School provides continuous support for pupils at both the Junior school and Senior school. The SENCO is a qualified teacher of Dyslexia. Provision includes work on: study skill/organisation, revision skills,a multisensory literacy programme, reading courses, diagnostic testing and exam concession reporting. It is a thriving department whose main aims are to raise self esteem and give the pupils the skills and strategies needed to take control of their own learning.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers Y
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Delicate Medical Problems [archived]
English as an additional language (EAL)
Epilepsy [archived]
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
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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