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Pupils regaled us with tales of outdoor adventures from bushcraft mornings to night walks in the Quantock Hills. Queen’s has an enviable reputation for its impressive co-curricular offering and this is often what stands it apart from competitors, but don’t underestimate the brilliant academic approach, class sizes are small and lessons are engaging and lively with a healthy, purposeful buzz. Music is a big deal and performing arts are seriously impressive, the standard of performance and directing from the director of theatre was staggering, with complicated choreography, moving sets, lots of…

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What the school says...

Queen's College Prep School is a happy, supportive environment in which children are encouraged to try new experiences and given the self confidence which enables them to reach their potential. Whether it be academics, art, sport, music or drama, each child can find at least one area in which to succeed. We aim to create a happy, caring atmosphere based on Christian values, and for the boarders especially, the school endeavours to provide a sympathetic background for a child's first venture away from home. We are well versed in settling pupils whose families have been posted abroad, and we welcome children from a range of educational backgrounds.

Our Curriculum is broad, and varied. It encompasses the National Curriculum, but we offer so much more: modern languages, art, sport, music and drama.

Our expectations are high; we hope that every pupil who leaves us to be promoted into Queens College Senior School will have reached appropriate academic goals, improved sporting, music or dramatic skills and developed a number of extra-curricular interests. Some will achieve very high standards; over half the academic, sport and music awards in the Senior School are held by ex-Junior pupils. Most importantly, they should all possess self-confidence and self-discipline to make the most of the opportunities which the Senior School will offer them.
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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2020, Henry Matthews, previously head of St Josephs’ School in Launceston. Brimming over with a contagious energy and enthusiasm for his school, a wonderfully warm and engaging head whose interaction with every pupil demonstrated his commitment to ensuring that this is a happy place, where children feel listened to, encouraged and supported.

State educated in Plymouth, he gained a BEd in physical education at Marjon University, mainly because he wanted to play sport but in so doing he discovered that he adored teaching. Cut his teeth at Mary Tavy School in Tavistock before moving on to St Joseph’s where he spent eight years overseeing and implementing a lot of change, particularly in the form of introducing one-to-one technology.

Drawn to the headship at Queen’s by...

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Special Education Needs


Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
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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