Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School (QEGS)
Blackburn with Darwen, United Kingdom
About Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School (QEGS)
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School is a co-educational, all-through free school in Blackburn for students aged 4-19.
The school is believed to have been founded in 1509. It survived the Reformation and in 1567 was granted a Royal Charter by Queen Elizabeth I. After 500 years of history, the school became a free school in September 2014.
Head - Claire Gammon
Values and vision
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, although it no longer charges fees, prides itself on retaining an independent school ethos, placing strong emphasis on high academic standards, exemplary behaviour and extra-curricular commitment.
The school’s curriculum is founded on high aspirations allied with academic breadth and challenge. It has a strong emphasis on oral communication and extends beyond the national curriculum in offering PSHEE and Citizenship. The introduction of French in Year 3, plus specialist-taught science and music and an extended programme of physical education, help to develop early habits of co-operation, application and aspiration.
Queen Elizabeth's also wishes to establish within students the habits of application, attendanc, and healthy living. It aims to support this through, among other things, regular monitoring of individual progress.