The Friends of Queen Elizabeth's assist new parents in ensuring their sons are happy and quickly become fully integrated members of the QE community. Parents are automatically members of FQE and all are encouraged to get involved. FQE events help develop friendships between boys and also among QE families. Another role of the Friends is to raise funds to support the School's development. In recent years, FQE have enabled substantial investment into the construction of the Shearly Hall, Martin Swimming Pool and new Music rooms, as well as upgrading the Heard Sixth Form Building and providing enhanced computer facilities.