New & noteworthy

‘And the light shineth in darkness’

24.12.2019

Music

‘And the light shineth in darkness’

Queen Elizabeth’s School’s Service of Nine Lessons and Carols embraced the best of Christmas tradition, while several fresh touches added still further to the festive atmosphere. This year, before the...

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QE teams triumphant as School hosts its first robotics tournament

21.12.2019

Academic enrichment | STEM | Technology

QE teams triumphant as School hosts its first robotics tournament

Queen Elizabeth’s School hosted its first-ever inter-school VEX IQ robotics event – and the QE teams took half the prizes awarded. One QE team took joint first place with a...

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Hark the Herald Angels Sing…and samba: old favourites and innovation, too, at the Christmas Concert

18.12.2019

Music

Hark the Herald Angels Sing…and samba: old favourites and innovation, too, at the Christmas Concert

QE’s new Samba Band brought some hot Latin rhythms to a bleak winter’s night in Barnet at the School’s Christmas Concert. The annual charity fund-raising event held in association with...

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Across-the-board success: from a booming club to a young star’s perfect tournament score

17.12.2019

Chess

Across-the-board success: from a booming club to a young star’s perfect tournament score

Pupil Joshua John won QE’s Years 8-11 Chess Tournament – even though he was competing against boys more than three years above him. Joshua, of Year 8, achieved the maximum...

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Voice of the pupils: Labour triumph in QE’s mock vote

14.12.2019

Academic enrichment | Politics

Voice of the pupils: Labour triumph in QE’s mock vote

A mock General Election at QE has yielded a result that is starkly different to this week’s national poll. With each of the School’s 56 forms deemed a constituency and...

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‘Professional, persuasive, incisive’: judges’ verdict on QE sixth-formers in New York legal competition

10.12.2019

Academic enrichment | Trips

‘Professional, persuasive, incisive’: judges’ verdict on QE sixth-formers in New York legal competition

Judges in the prestigious Empire Mock Trial competition held in New York praised a nine-strong QE team for their performance in courtroom battles against leading American and Chinese schools. Despite...

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Inspiration and insights at Careers Convention as boys develop the skills they need to reach their goals

06.12.2019

Alumni | Careers

Inspiration and insights at Careers Convention as boys develop the skills they need to reach their goals

There was standing room only in several of the expert talks delivered as part of the 2019 Year 11 Careers Convention. The convention – a major event in the QE...

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Helping the world’s largest online-only grocer sell to other supermarkets

04.12.2019

Alumni

Helping the world’s largest online-only grocer sell to other supermarkets

Ramesh Paripooranananthan’s rather dramatic career change following his solo trip to the Indian sub-continent is, he says, proof of the importance of networking widely and staying flexible in your attitudes....

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Sixth Form symposium: stimulating scholarship through debate

02.12.2019

Academic enrichment | Debating | Symposia

Sixth Form symposium: stimulating scholarship through debate

Tackling topics as diverse as privacy laws, genome-editing and social equality, 50 sixth-formers from QE and North London Collegiate School enjoyed ample opportunity to air and develop their views in...

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Whether it’s Schumann or Metallica, making music makes a difference!

29.11.2019

Music

Whether it’s Schumann or Metallica, making music makes a difference!

The School’s first large-scale concert of the academic year gave the junior ensembles the chance to showcase the repertoire they have been rehearsing since September. In her welcome to the...

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Top again! QE crowned country’s leading state school for second year

24.11.2019

School performance

Top again! QE crowned country’s leading state school for second year

Queen Elizabeth’s School has been named the State School of the Year for the second consecutive year in the Sunday Times’ Parent Power survey. QE leads both the London and...

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Modern setting for an ancient hatred in this year’s Shakespeare Schools Festival

22.11.2019

Drama

Modern setting for an ancient hatred in this year’s Shakespeare Schools Festival

QE’s actors tackled the challenging issues in one of Shakespeare’s most controversial plays head-on in their production of The Merchant of Venice. Shakespeare Schools Festival organisers at Finchley’s Art Depot...

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