QEGS is a Free School which discovers and develops the potential of pupils from all abilities and backgrounds through a programme of academic challenge, leadership development and wider curricular life, within a culture of high aspiration, mutual respect and consistent expectations of behaviour, enabling them to become active learners and committed members of the community.
A tradition of excellence – open to all
The former Education Secretary Michael Gove, characterised the UK as having one of the most stratified and segregated education systems in the world, and set about an accelerated programme of reform to enhance international competitiveness, re-focus schools on building the essential knowledge, skills, character development and sense of communal responsibility which underpin a cohesive future society. In this, he has recognised the many strengths which the independent sector has in stimulating aspiration and attainment, in balancing the development of excellence academically with that of the whole person, and has actively exhorted ‘good' schools from across the sectors to grow.
At Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, one of the oldest grammar schools in Lancashire, we believe passionately that every child has the right to access excellence, and ensure that the pupils in our care, across the range of abilities, achieve the highest academic standards.
Our mission: through a phased programme of growth, to develop Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, as a 1200 strong, diverse 'all-through' co-educational 4-19 Free School, providing the highest standards of independent education to the local and wider community without charge, thus remaining true to our historical roots, whilst being forward looking in our practice, ensuring that we prepare all pupils to succeed in an increasingly competitive global market and to play their full part in the community.
2014 saw Queen Elizabeth’s gain the best A level results it has ever had. Last year we were very pleased to have outperformed all local and many other independent and maintained schools with 15% gaining A* grades at A level. This year that figure was 20%, which places us alongside some big names.
48% of our students managed to gain A*/A showing an increase of some 15% over last year’s figure. A* - B was 74%, the best previous performance ever on this measure being 66%. The pass rate this year was 99%.
GCSE A*/A figure did rise by 5% to 36% and the pass rate this year was 83%.