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Our guides were extremely excited to show us the pet chickens they had incubated themselves. One mum told us: ‘My daughter’s experience is so broad here, but in a real practical sense. They do everything.’ School has introduced the Pre-U in art after teachers became frustrated with the subjectivity of examiners at A level. We saw some breathtaking artwork in the bright, airy studios in the school eaves. Elegant campus within the city walls for girls who aspire both academically and personally. Those who might struggle with the high expectations may be happier elsewhere...

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With some of the best results across Cheshire, Wirral and North Wales, top grades in all areas of our ISI inspection, excellent facilities, great sports results and a diverse and stimulating mix of extracurricular activities, we are rightly proud of all that The Queen's School does. But don't take our word for it... find out what the pupils themselves think at one of our Open Events. Discover how single-sex education really works for girls and why girls leave us happy, confident and ready to take on the world... ...Read more

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Since September 2018, Sue Wallace-Woodroffe, previously head of Princess Helena College in Hertfordshire. Degree from Edinburgh in biological sciences and genetics, then studied genetics at Cambridge and a masters in educational leadership and management at UCL. She has previously taught at Eltham College and been deputy head of Sedbergh School. She is a Cambridge double blue in athletics, ran for Britain and for Scotland and has represented her county in swimming and cross-country. She is married with two sons.

Head of lower school since September 2018, Iona Carmody MSc, previously head of pre-prep at the Prebendal School in Sussex.

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One form entry with maximum 20 per class in infants, rising to 22 in juniors. Gentle, fluid setting from year 3 in maths and English, then more formal setting from year 5....

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