Queen Elizabeth School

Cumbria, United Kingdom

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

About Queen Elizabeth School

About Queen Elizabeth School  

Queen Elizabeth School (QES), Kirkby Lonsdale, is an 11-18 co-ed, non-denominational, all ability school with a sister school, QEStudio, with its own brand new building.   We serve a large, prosperous and beautiful area of South Lakeland, North Yorkshire and North Lancashire. Although a rural school, we are only 6 miles from the M6 and well connected to main line train stations, which helps explain the outward-looking vibrancy of Kirkby Lonsdale.

Queen Elizabeth School dates back to 1591 when we were granted our charter to provide ‘Scholarship and Care’, a promise we continue to deliver well into the 21st century. Considered an ‘outstanding’ school by Ofsted in all areas, our enduring motivation though, is to make limitless progress beyond that benchmark. 

In September 2017 QES developed as the Lunesdale Learning Trust to incorporate a new Free School, the QEStudio providing high quality professional, technical and vocational learning to 300 14-18 year-olds. This is an innovative and exciting aspect of our provision in Key Stage 4 and 5 it is proving to be extremely popular with pupils and parents.

Headteacher, QES               Principal, QEStudio

Cathy O'Neill                           Alison Wilkinson

Values and vision

Most significantly the Trust is founded on core values which underpin and inform the life of the schools and promote our sense of community.  These include the focus on encouraging global citizenship, remembering that life is about more than material things, looking out for others, and thinking of others who are less fortunate.  

Ofsted report

"This outstanding school fully lives up to its ancient motto of ‘Scholarship and Care’. The excellence that the school achieves results from the equal emphasis given to each of these aspects of its work. Parents and students are overwhelming in their praise of the school and many count themselves fortunate to be a part of it. Pressure for places is high because of the school’s excellent reputation in the locality and further afield."

View Queen Elizabeth School's latest Ofsted report

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Address: Kirkby Lonsdale, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA6 2HJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1524 271275