Alumni News Change your details Put us in touch with another old boy Visit Alumni website
Issue 1 | Summer 2011
Welcome to the first edition of Alumni News
An e-newsletter produced by Queen Elizabeth's School
for all our old boys. We trust you will enjoy reading
it and will also take the opportunity to visit the new
alumni section of our website.
Image of John Marincowitz

Vale: John Marincowitz, Headmaster

John Marincowitz, Headmaster at QE since 1999, retires at the end of this academic year. Under Dr Marincowitz's tenure, QE has further strengthened its reputation, achieving a fifth successive 'outstanding' rating from Ofsted and often topping national league tables for academic achievement.

Find out more

  Image of Neil Enright

Neil Enright appointed
as next Headmaster

The Governors of Queen Elizabeth's School have appointed Neil Enright, currently Deputy Headmaster at QE, to succeed John Marincowitz on his retirement at the end of this academic year. Mr Enright will therefore become the 40th Headmaster of the School in September 2011.

Find out more
  Queen Elizabeth's School for Boys

QE named top state school for entry to Oxbridge and UK's leading 30 universities

A higher proportion of pupils from QE go to Oxford or Cambridge than from any other state school in the country, a leading education foundation has reported. The Sutton Trust, in its recent report entitled Degrees of Success, also named QE as the country's top state school for sending pupils to the UK's 30 leading universities.

Find out more

mage of Tom Aggar

Paralympian Tom Aggar wins global award – again!

Tom Aggar
(1995-2002), a rowing gold medallist at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics, is targeting gold again for London 2012. Tom has already been named in the GB Rowing Team for the London Paralympics in 2012. In May this year, he continued his five-year unbeaten run by winning the adaptive men's single scull final by a considerable distance in Munich at the season's only world cup for adaptive racers.

Find out more
  Image of Jay Foreman

Comedian and musician Jay Foreman winning plaudits after building his career online

Jay Foreman
(1996-2003), a comedian and musician, is now enjoying a busy 2011 after winning Best Newcomer at the Tuborg Musical Comedy Awards 2009, taking third prize at the Musical Comedy Awards 2010 and being named Bedford New Comedian of the Year 2010.

Find out more
  Image of Lucian Grainge

French honour follows CBE for music industry mogul

Lucian Grainge
, who was at the School in the 1970s, was recently made an Officer of France's Order of Arts and Letters. This follows his CBE last year for services to the creative industries. The Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music Group, he received his latest award at a ceremony in California, where he is now based, from France's culture minister, Frédéric Mitterand.

Find out more

Image of QE Fete


The School would like to thank the old boys who assisted with the recent careers day for Year 9.

If you would like to get involved in similar events, or if you have news to share about yourself or other former pupils, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact

Find out more


  Image of Alex Halliday

Alex makes financial history as his company goes public

Former QE pupil Alex Halliday made his first forays into online business while still at the School – and now he has become, at 25, the youngest CEO of a company listed on London's Alternative Investment Market (AIM). Alex, who left QE after his A-levels in 2003, has created, which allows groups and organisations to create their own social networks and even makes it possible for them to make money from these networks.

Find out more
  Image of certificate collection

Making a powerful case: double success in national business competitions

Pupils from the School have won two prestigious national business competitions.

For the second consecutive year, a QE team took first prize in the Tune into Business competition run by the The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) in partnership with The b-Live Foundation, a careers and community site aimed at pupils at secondary schools.

Find out more

Image of Vasanth Sritharan

QE biologist is one of the best in the world

Vasanth Sritharan (2004-2011) has been placed in the global top 100 in the International Biology Olympiad (IBO). Vasanth was one of only four UK students selected for the international competition in Chinese Taipei, where he was placed 93rd and picked up a bronze medal.

Find out more
  Image of Ibrahim Faruqi, Shaun Kapur, Ian Leung and Ankit Mehta

Perfect score for engineers

Year 12 pupils Ibrahim Faruqi, Shaun Kapur, Ian Leung and Ankit Mehta were awarded maximum marks in their Engineering Education Scheme project. The boys' brief, set by Lovell Partnerships, was to design a solution to the problems of fire safety in the construction of timber-frame housing.

Find out more
  Image of QE crest


The OE Association Dinner
Friday 18th November, 2011

2011 Christmas Concert
Thursday 8th December, 2011
7.30pm in the Shearly Hall

QE Sevens,
Sunday 11th March, 2012

Founder's Day,
Saturday 16th June, 2012

For more information about any of these events, please
contact the Headmaster's Office

Through this e-newsletter and the new alumni section
of The Queen Elizabeth's School website, the School
is aiming to strengthen its links with former pupils.

If you wish to find out more about having an active role

in supporting the school as a past pupil, please contact:
Forward to a friend Give to the school
Queen Elizabeth's School
Queen's Road, Barnet,
Hertfordshire, EN5 4DQ

Tel: 020 8441 4646
Fax: 020 8440 7500

Copyright © July 2011