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An elegant school offering a broad education to bright, interesting girls. Older girls frequently smile and greet much younger ones, a sign of refreshing vertical friendships. This is not a school paralysed by hierarchy. Our guides said the thing about their school they were most proud of was the ‘community’. ‘Everyone knows each other and everyone is involved,’ they enthused. Parents of girls in years 7 and 8 are excited to report their daughters discovering... 

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What the school says...

Queen's College occupies four elegant and spacious houses in Harley Street. The College is academically selective, and great importance is placed on the development of the talents of each individual girl and on pastoral care. Results are impressive, and students go on to competitive degree courses (including Oxbridge).

Classes are small yet the curriculum is wide at both GCSE and A-level. Five modern languages are taught as well as Latin and Greek; the three separate sciences are available throughout. Provision for the creative arts is outstanding and good use is made of the cultural resources of central London. Sport takes place in Regent's Park and a wide variety of activities are on offer, with a full programme of fixtures in the traditional team games.

Queen's College is a unique institution. It has an exceptional history behind it and an ambitious, warm and distinctive approach to the education of young women in the 21st century.
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What the parents say...

The Queen's Ebacc result should be ignored. It looks mediocre at 42% but a lot of the best mathematicians do the IGCSE maths, so don't technically qualify as having passed the Ebacc even though they've done something harder! EDITOR NOTE We agree with the commentator - this is the case for very many independent schools. Things should improve over the coming years as the IGCSE is recognised. We do mention this caveat in our help notes.

Commented on 19th Nov 2011

The overview says that the number of pupils is 340 but under Data "the Number Of Pupils in School" was 516 in 2010. Presumably one of these is a data error. I suspect 340 is an error. Possibly it excludes A level students? Editor Note We smooth data over 3 years to iron out fluctuations - this may account for the apparent discrepancy. Please note 2010 refers to students in the 2009-10 year not the 2010 entry year. Please refer to the help notes.

Commented on 19th Nov 2011

Under "The percentage taking each GCSE subject", Queen's is listed as having no pupil taking any individual science. But Queen's describes itself as offering individual sciences and plainly someone would take one of them if this were so. Is this a data error? EDITOR NOTE It is likely that Queens College take the IGCSE, IGCSE results are not currently reported. This will change in the very near future as many IGCSEs have now been recognised as valid qualifications. The IGCSE is a demanding qualification and this recognition is long overdue. When we get the figures for the 2011 exams (released soon), we will start to include those IGCSE's that have been recognised.

Commented on 19th Nov 2011

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Since September 2017, Richard Tillett, previously senior deputy head at Harrogate Ladies' College. Degree in modern languages and history from Cambridge; taught history and politics at King Edward VI Grammar and was housemaster and history teacher at The Leys before joining Harrogate Ladies' in 2010 as head of sixth form. His wife, Dr Emma Longstaff, is a sociologist who now works in academic publishing, and they have a young daughter. Richard's primary academic interests are Russian history (he is a Russian speaker) and contemporary politics. Away from school life, he is an avid follower of football and cricket, and loves travel, good food and hill walking.

Academic matters

The trend is upwards and results get more impressive year on year. In 2017, 76 per cent A*-B grades at A level, with 50 per cent A*/A grades....

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Special Education Needs

Queen's College focuses on the development and needs of each individual. All new girls are screened to see if they have specific learning difficulties and when a pupil requires help, whether for basic study skills or essay technique at A Level, we provide up to half a term of sessions with our educational support specialist.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
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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