Queen Elizabeth's Hospital

Bristol, City of, United Kingdom

Location: Bristol, City of, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 7 - 18 years

About Queen Elizabeth's Hospital

Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital is an independent school with 672 in the Senior School, of which 230 are in the Sixth Form.  This includes a growing number of girls following the school's move to post 16 co-education in 2017. The Junior School, which opened in 2007, occupies the same site and has 109 boys. The Headmaster is a member of the Headmasters’ Conference. Admission is by entrance examination and the school is heavily oversubscribed. Academic standards are high (each year QEH is ranked in the top 50 Independent Schools in the national league tables). 

There are excellent facilities for sport, music, art and drama. The school enjoys a large endowment income which is used to assist families with fees and which helps to ensure that the school is not only academically selective but also socially comprehensive. 

Situated in Clifton, close to the university and the city centre, the school has extensive games fields at Failand, some 4 miles away and completed a comprehensive £3 million redevelopment of facilities which opened in September 2019.  

In recent years much redevelopment has taken place and the school now has a purpose built theatre, a design and technology centre and excellent ICT facilities as well as a new £3.7 million Science and Art Building, opened in 2016. 

Since September 2017, the Sixth Form is co-educational, allowing girls to benefit from a QEH education.  An extension to the current Sixth Form Centre opened in September 2017 to support this development and further improvements opened in September 2018.

Further details about the school, exam results and development plans are available on: www.qehbristol.co.uk.

About Bristol

Bristol is an exciting and vibrant city, rich in history, culture and atmosphere. With two Universities, impressive Art Galleries, lively theatre and music, two football teams, a premiership rugby side and an international cricket venue, Bristol is an attractive and stimulating place in which to live.

Bristol has a range of places to live from the affluent and trendy Georgian terraces of Clifton, through traditional suburbia to modern estates. New staff have no difficulty finding affordable housing to rent or buy.

Bristol offers easy access to Devon and Cornwall and to London and the Midlands via the M4 and M5. It is well-served by the national rail network and has an international airport.

For those who enjoy fresh air, Bristol is close to the Cotswolds, the Mendips, the Quantocks and the coast.

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Address: Berkeley Place, Clifton, Bristol, North Somerset, BS8 1JX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 117 930 3040
What people say about us

The quality of the pupils’ achievement and learning is excellent.

- ISI Report, 2015

We were as one voice in agreeing QEH was the best decision we’d made for our children and unanimous that QEH had brought out something in our boys that’s hard to put in words.

- Current Parent

There is no doubt in my mind that were it not for QEH, and ALL the staff within it, he would not have achieved so much nor would he be the person he is today.

- Parent of former pupil, 2015 cohort

Relationships between pupils and staff, and amongst pupils, are characterised by humour, warmth and mutual respect.

- ISI Report, 2015

There is something in the way the boys gather round to support each other, the way the teachers know each and every boy’s talent, that is just remarkable.

- Current parent

This is a really welcoming school. All the teachers make me feel good about myself and the older boys are really nice as well.

- Current Year 8 pupil

You run a remarkable school with an ethic that is truly unique – it shines through in each and every boy.

- Parent of former pupil, 2016 cohort

He has been keen to point out that all the teachers make lessons interesting and want to ensure that every boy excels.

- Parent of current pupil

Thank you to you and your staff for helping them fulfil their academic potentials – we are thrilled with our boys’ results!

- Parent of former pupil, 2016 cohort

On my first day of Senior School it felt like I was let into a new family.

- Current Year 8 pupil

He could not be more well prepared, both academically and emotionally, for the next stage of his life. You are without doubt the best school in Bristol!

- Parent of former pupil, 2015 cohort

The excellent extra-curricular programme remains a particular strength of the school, adding an extra dimension to the learning experience of the pupils.

- ISI Report, 2015

The people are nice, the lessons are fun ….and the food is great!

- Year 7 Pupil, 2015

QEH fulfilled its role in turning out a well-rounded young man. Not simply one packed full of facts, but importantly one able to take his place in the world, where he has the ability to think for himself and turn those thoughts into effective actions.

- Parent of former pupil, 2016 cohort