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  • Queen Elizabeth's Girls' School
    High Street
    EN5 5RR
  • Head: Mrs Violet Walker
  • T 020 8449 2984
  • F 020 8441 2322
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  • A state school for girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Barnet
  • Pupils: 1,200; sixth formers: 150
  • Religion: Non-denominational
  • Open days: Contact school office for details.
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 1
    • 1 Full inspection 22nd April 2016
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Requires improvement on 28th March 2014
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

The outside space is a pleasant surprise –  beautiful grounds adorned with smart benches and a few small Japanese-style feature bridges. ‘It’s lovely in the summer for picnics’, one pupil told us. Hard to believe we were only a stone’s throw from Barnet High Street. Very much a community comprehensive, ‘we have students whose grandmothers came to this school’, with a relaxed atmosphere and confident, articulate girls, used to speaking up in public. One parent told us: ‘You get pupils who come from massive houses in Hadley Wood, and those that come from the local council estate...


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What the school says...

We are a high achieving comprehensive school serving the local community. There is a broad socio-economic and cultural mix in the school which the girls enjoy and are very proud of. There is a real sense of community within the school. Girls have positive aspirations and there is a strong ethos of both learning and wider personal development. The quality of teaching and learning and of relationships are hallmarks of the school. ...Read more

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Mathematics at an English Comprehensive School (ELQ Band C)

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2015, Mrs Violet Walker, previously deputy head at Northholt High. Psychology degree from UCL and masters in education from Brunel; she is an advanced skills maths teacher and a specialist leader in education.

Academic matters

‘A love of learning is our priority,’ says the school, but the recent Ofsted report criticised the school for failing the students on pupil premium who are not making good progress. Contrary to this report however, the school’s GCSE English results are considerably above the national average, as well as above average for girls. All the more impressive when one takes into account that nearly a quarter of the pupils comes from homes where English is not a first language.

The school generally produces commendable results. In 2016, 63 per cent A*-B and 32 per cent A*/A...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
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
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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