Clubs & extra curricular

By encouraging boys to engage in extra-curricular activities, we not only enrich them individually but also equip them to play a full part as valuable members of society.

Clubs & extra curricular

The list of activities available at Queen Elizabeth’s School is long and the range is broad, but they are nonetheless carefully chosen to ensure there are opportunities suitable for boys of differing temperaments, skills and abilities.

Our keenly fought house competitions provide challenges in disciplines ranging from public speaking to water polo, while fostering a spirit of camaraderie among classmates.

Boys of all ages can participate in rugby, cricket, athletics, swimming and water polo, with practices held more than once a week in many cases. Other sports such as tennis, Eton Fives, rowing and cross-country are also well catered for. Young musicians at QE can join ensembles appealing to all tastes, from Big Band to Indian music, and there are regular opportunities to perform at School concerts. Similarly, actors have ample opportunities to perform and develop their skills, whether in Drama Club or in the School’s excellent theatrical productions. There are lunchtime clinics for subjects across the curriculum, while other popular extra-curricular activities include chess club, Combined Cadet Force (CCF) and public speaking. The School arranges many trips and visits, from day trips such as a Year 12 Financial Mathematics visit to Canary Wharf to longer events such as the German exchange to Bielefeld or a skiing trip to the Spanish Pyrenees.


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17/11/2017 - The road less travelled: learning about alternative career routes

Sixth-formers heard from an Old Elizabethan who is building a highly successful career – yet did not go to university.


16/11/2017 - Naval reactors? Armistice Day anagrams round added to this year’s FQE Quiz Supper

The 2017 FQE Quiz Supper brought together parents, governors and staff past and present for an evening of fun, fundraising…and quite a lot head-scratching, too.


15/11/2017 - Loyal lives: QE pays tribute to its war dead, including Old Elizabethan awarded the Victoria Cross

Pupils and staff honoured those who lost their lives in conflict in remembrance events held both at the School and in the centre of Barnet.