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The next Sixth Form Open Evening will be held on Tuesday 26 September between 5.30pm and 9pm 

Main School Open Day will be held on Saturday 7 October between 9.30am and 1.30pm

There is no need to book a place - just arrive on the day and allow enough time to look around!



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    GCSE Results Day successes

    Today we celebrate many successes.     Due to the new more rigorous examination in English and Maths it is not appropriate to compare this year’s results with previous academic years but some most notable achievements were:• A*-C % was over 85% in Art, Biology, Chemistry, Latin, Music, Physics, Religious Studies, and Statistics with many of these...


The impressive and well-stocked Library in Queen's Wing offers pupils at Queen Elizabeth's convenient access to a wide range of reference and reading material.  

It provides a tranquil haven from the bustle of everyday activity and houses a stock of over 26,000 items including online resources - comprising of traditional books, e-books, daily newspapers, magazines, academic journals, audiobooks and other much needed reading material. We wish to encompass all areas of information use and retrieval, including electronic, whilst at the same time maintaining the tradition of the printed word; very much the best of both worlds. QEGS Library uses the Dewey Decimal system.

The Library also offers access to the internet for pupils wishing to expand their research. The Library is open from 8.30 until 16:45, which includes the after school Homework Club. Pupils are encouraged to use the Library before school and at lunchtime for extra help in selecting co-curricular reading.

The Library catalogue can be accessed across the school and beyond, including from home via an internet connection, click here to access Eclipse.net. The free app imls for Eclipse.net is also available to download to mobile and tablet devices. This access allows pupils to add book reviews, check their own Library accounts and make reservations.

The Library has an essential role to play in supporting pupils' learning and their development as independent learners. Information Literacy is taught by the Librarian to all Year 7, 8 & 9 students during timetabled Library lessons. Other departments are encouraged to book the Library for research - the Library is used extensively throughout the day. The Library also strives to develop a love of reading, reading for pleasure - to this end we use Accelerated Reader as our reading programme which covers both fiction and non-fiction titles.  The Librarian also teaches research skills to all EPQ students in Year 12. 

An induction period is set aside for Year 12 where all students are introduced to the Library and its resources. All pupils in Year 12 & 13 are strongly encouraged to use the Library during their free periods and are also encouraged to read for pleasure. The Library holds an excellent stock of Classics/Literature and other reading material suitable for AS/A Level studies. Many of our resources have been recommended by Heads of Departments which encourages students to read widely around their chosen studied subjects.

Authors and speakers are regularly invited into school to help generate a real sense of excitement of literature and learning. The Library celebrates key events, such as National Storytelling Week, Book Week, World Book Day, Carnegie Medal Book Award and National Poetry Day. There are also many Library clubs to join including the Carnegie Club, our popular Bookmark Club for those who love to create and craft, and our old time favourite, Telling Tales (storytelling sessions). The Library is particularly popular during lunch and break times.

A team of Year 8 pupils follow the Pupil Librarian Training Programme (endorsed by the School Library Association) and assist the Librarian daily at lunchtimes. A Pupil Librarian of the year award is presented annually at Prize Giving.

We are indeed extremely proud of our issues for 2015/16 which stand at 10,585 – a truly remarkable figure.

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A former private school, QEGS is now a 4-19 co-educational free school. This is a state-funded independent school so, while we
no longer charge fees, we retain
an independent-school ethos,
placing strong emphasis on high
academic standards, exemplary
behaviour and extra-curricular
commitment. This combination,
as we know from our 500 years
of experience, is a guarantee of
success, as our results show
year after year.

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