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A state school experience like no other

Our ancient heritage, meritocratic ethos, highly skilled staff and state of the art facilities together make Queen Elizabeth's a truly unique school, in which our very capable boys flourish.

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Building on Distinction

Our ambitious plan for 2021-25, which includes our 450th anniversary year, draws upon the best of our long heritage, whilst re-shaping our mission to meet the challenges and opportunities of the 2020s.

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At QE we provide a fully-rounded education. Our incredibly rich offer of activities, within and beyond the classroom, helps us to produce young men who are confident, able and responsible.

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The sound of success

The Friends’ Recital Hall and Music Rooms are now open! Funded through a combination of Government grant and donations to FQE, these state-of-the-art facilities bring our booming Music department into the heart of the campus.

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Our next act

The latest significant development project at Queen Elizabeth’s School has been the creation of the Robert Dudley Studio – a drama and lecture studio that are helping us strengthen the dramatic arts and oracy as part of the QE experience. It opened in the summer of 2024.

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Thriving from ancient roots: Queen Elizabeth's School, 1573–2023

In 1573, Elizabeth I granted a charter ‘for the establishment of the Free Grammar School of Queen Elizabeth in Barnet’. With 2023 thus marking the 450th anniversary of our School, a number of special celebrations took place.

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