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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
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  • A mainstream state school for boys aged from 11 to 18
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Barnet
  • Pupils: 1190
  • Religion: None
  • Open days: July
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Current Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 1st September 2008
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 9th January 2008
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Consistently top of the academic league tables, rivalling most schools, independent or state, in its exam results. Contrary to popular opinion, this school is not full of middle-class families. Ofsted noted it’s the national average in terms of deprivation, with quite a few boys in receipt of pupil premium. ‘We take great pride in the fact that the school is a complete meritocracy,’ says head.

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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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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Economics at an English Grammar School (GCSE)

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2011, Neil Enright MA (Oxon) MBA NPQH FRSA (30s). Educated at St John's College, Oxford, and has worked here since 2002, rising to become head of department (humanities – a geographer), head of year, deputy head. MBA in 2010 from the University of London Institute of Education, which focused on aspects of leadership, management and systems of effective learning.

Gives a knuckle-crunching handshake and oozes authority, but is cordial, jovial and empathetic. Pupils admit they sit or stand up that bit straighter when he’s around, ‘but more because we want to impress him than assuming we’ll be told off.’ Tellingly, one of the first things he did was put a huge glass window between his (more company boardroom than headmasterly) office and the corridor, with pupils encouraged to drop...

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