Queen Elizabeth's High School

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Location: Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About Queen Elizabeth's High School

First established in 1589, Queen Elizabeth’s High School is a grammar school located in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. The school has existed in its current guise as a co-educational grammar school since 1983, when the two single-sex schools merged into a single institution. A state grammar school, Queen Elizabeth’s is academically selective in its admissions but charges no fees for tuition. With around 1200 pupils on roll in a co-educational setting aged 11-18, the school is noticeably larger than most secondary schools, around 150 of these residing in the school sixth form. Queen Elizabeth’s has seen extensive modernisation and development over the years, with the most recent building grants taking place in 2013. 


Mr David Allsop

Values and Vision

Admission into Queen Elizabeth’s High School is highly competitive, with rigorous academic standards being set throughout the school. A wide range of different subjects are made available to study, with considerable investment having taken place in recent years, with the school taking particular pride in its music and performing arts departments. A number of engaging extra-curricular activities are also available at the school, such as competitive sports, after-school clubs and field trips. 


• Cycle to work scheme 

• Childcare vouchers 

• Employee privilege for student places at the school 

• Long service awards 

• Contributory pension scheme 

• Medical and Well Being Support scheme 

• Free tea, coffee, sugar, milk


“Senior leaders, led strongly by the headteacher, have created a culture of high expectations for all pupils within a supportive environment. Staff listen to pupils, cater for their individual needs and support them in their well-being. The headteacher’s vision, that the school should serve the needs of the local community, ensures that pupils are encouraged to achieve high grades, while also developing their appreciation of their school and the local community.”

The full report into Queen Elizabeth’s High School can be found here.

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Address: Morton Terrace, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 2ST, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1427 612354