The QE experience extends well beyond the generous boundaries of our Queen’s Road campus: there are regular enrichment opportunities both in the UK and overseas, giving boys the chance to explore the world, hear from expert speakers and contribute to local communities.

These opportunities span academic subjects and extra-curricular activities, too, and range from international sports tours to day trips to St Albans for boys studying Latin.

Our London location means we are well placed to take advantage of opportunities that only the capital can offer, whether that is tours of the Houses of Parliament, experiencing award-winning productions at The National Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe or in the West End, or conferences at venues such as the British Library. Even closer to home are the academic symposia held in partnership with leading academic girls’ schools in North London. We also look outwards to the open countryside, for hikes, orienteering or more adventurous pursuits!

There are international travel opportunities too. Our young linguists enjoy the chance to be immersed in the French language and culture at a Normandy chateau as early as Year 7, while older boys benefit from language exchanges with partner schools in France and Germany. Musicians have toured Paris and our robotics teams regularly qualify for the World Championships in Dallas, Texas.

QE sportsmen can develop their game by pitting themselves against new opponents – on Easter rugby tours to Holland or summer tours which have previously taken in Canada and Sri Lanka. And there is an annual opportunity for some to learn an entirely new sport on QE’s popular skiing trip.

Through our weekly voluntary service programme in the Sixth Form, boys contribute to their own communities, while learning a little more about how life is for others. Externsive partnerships in Barnet with promary schools, care homes, charities and the parish church help involve the boys in supporting the local area.

This selection is by no means exhaustive: in fact, there is always something going on, whether at home or abroad, providing boys with countless opportunities to get involved, broaden their knowledge and experience the wider world.