New & noteworthy

“It’s the big day; it’s Founder’s Day!” – the QE community gathered online to celebrate an illustrious past and look forward to a bright future

19.06.2021

Charity | FQE

“It’s the big day; it’s Founder’s Day!” – the QE community gathered online to celebrate an illustrious past and look forward to a bright future

Queen Elizabeth’s School today celebrated Virtual Founder’s Day 2021 with an internet broadcast that featured a good measure of time-honoured tradition and a generous helping of innovation, all laced with...

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Let the playing commence!

18.06.2021

Academic enrichment | Arts | House system | Music

Let the playing commence!

Scores of the School’s young musicians battle it out today in a competitive Pianoathon Challenge being held to raise money to buy pianos for the new Music School. Each of...

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Our rich heritage open to all: proudly presenting QE Collections

17.06.2021

Academic enrichment | Alumni | Library & creative writing | Outreach

Our rich heritage open to all: proudly presenting QE Collections

Eighty-nine people joined a special Zoom event held to present QE Collections – Queen Elizabeth’s School’s new fully digitised online set of archives relating to the School and the Barnet...

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Cherishing our traditions: QE’s youngest pupils find out about Founder’s Day in special event

11.06.2021

Academic enrichment | Support & guidance

Cherishing our traditions: QE’s youngest pupils find out about Founder’s Day in special event

With pandemic restrictions forcing the School’s Founder’s Day activities to move online for the second consecutive year, QE’s Year 7 learned about the day’s rich history and traditions in a...

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From phantoms to whimsy – Rishi “beats QE’s poetic drum” in national competition

07.06.2021

Academic enrichment | English

From phantoms to whimsy – Rishi “beats QE’s poetic drum” in national competition

When the School put Rishi Watsalya forward for a national poetry recitation competition, he set out both to put smiles on the faces of his audience – and to send...

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Musical genius – or merely the right man, in the right place at the right time?

28.05.2021

Academic enrichment | Library & creative writing | Music

Musical genius – or merely the right man, in the right place at the right time?

The portentous ‘dun dun dun duuun’ opening notes of his 5th Symphony are recognised everywhere, but just what is it that accounts for the enduring popularity of Ludwig van Beethoven?...

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Running away with it: Pearce triumph in translation competition

26.05.2021

Academic enrichment | Languages

Running away with it: Pearce triumph in translation competition

QE’s youngest linguists put their newly acquired skills to the test in a high-speed House competition. Teams from QE’s six Houses competed to translate five sentences into French and then...

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Construction industry awards: could QE team clean up again with their dust-removing invention?

19.05.2021

Academic enrichment | STEM | Technology

Construction industry awards: could QE team clean up again with their dust-removing invention?

QE’s Year 12 Engineering Education Scheme team have been nominated for the Innovation prize in this year’s Constructing Excellence Awards after their design for a machine to reduce dust on...

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Well on the way: good progress in family’s fundraising efforts for Founder’s Day

12.05.2021

Charity | FQE

Well on the way: good progress in family’s fundraising efforts for Founder’s Day

Brothers Jaydon and Kiaron Lad and their mum, Anjuna, are well past the half-way mark in their quest to run and cycle 300km to raise funds for the Friends of...

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Vineeth wins competition with his video on the amazing, complex story of retroflexes – the sounds that bind together the Indian sub-continent

07.05.2021

Academic enrichment | Languages

Vineeth wins competition with his video on the amazing, complex story of retroflexes – the sounds that bind together the Indian sub-continent

Sixth-former Vineeth Rajan’s presentation on Indian linguistics has been announced as the winner in a national video essay competition run by the Cambridge Language Collective. The collective – a collaborative...

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At your service: Andrew’s human-centred approach to technology

04.05.2021

Alumni | Alumni Newsletter

At your service: Andrew’s human-centred approach to technology

Andrew Kettenis’ work as a digital experience consultant can be both diverse and sometimes high-profile: recent projects have included working on the UK’s vaccine roll-out and providing support for an...

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How Deshraam engineered himself a coveted gap-year industrial placement

29.04.2021

Careers | STEM | Technology

How Deshraam engineered himself a coveted gap-year industrial placement

Year in Industry placements are neither a common target for QE leavers nor are they easy to obtain – just 750 are offered nationwide annually – yet sixth-former Deshraam Ganeshamoorthy...

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