Queen Elizabeth Grammar School
Wakefield, United Kingdom
About Queen Elizabeth Grammar School
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School is a selective, independent, all-boys senior school in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. There are currently around 720 pupils aged 11-18. In recent years, the school’s original Victorian purpose-built premises have been added to significantly, with the development of several specialist facilities including a sixth-form centre.
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School was formed by Royal Charter in 1591 in the centre of Wakefield, moving to its present site in Northgate in 1854. The availability of bequests and grants enabled the school to attract pupils from a wide catchment area and a broad range of social backgrounds. This trend continues today through foundation awards, scholarships and bursaries. The school forms part of the Wakefield Grammar School Foundation group of schools. A single governing body has oversight of all the schools.
Values and vision
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School aims to nurture the growth of respect, responsibility, kindness and individuality in its students, helping each reach their intellectual potential within an inspirational and distinctly boy-centred learning environment. Students are given the opportunity to take risks through energetic and action-orientated activities, including daily sport for younger boys. Participation in a wide array of extra-curricular opportunities is encouraged to enable pupils to find their niche, and to develop self-confidence and personal skills such as leadership, teamwork and tenacity.
“Academic standards are excellent in all areas. Pupil are excellent learners, in both basic skills and in high level independent learning and thinking. They excel in many extra-curricular pursuits and in sporting, musical, artistic and drama activities within the school, locally and up to national level.”