New & noteworthy

Getting off to the right start: transition days help incoming pupils find their feet

13.06.2019

Support & guidance

Getting off to the right start: transition days help incoming pupils find their feet

Existing pupils and staff gave the incoming cohort of boys for September 2019 the warmest of welcomes as part of QE’s programme to facilitate the transition to senior school. The...

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Tourists’ triple triumphs in Dutch rugby festival

11.06.2019

Sport | tours

Tourists’ triple triumphs in Dutch rugby festival

Year 9 boys enjoyed a successful trip to Amsterdam for one of Europe’s largest youth rugby tournaments, where they took on club sides from the UK and the Netherlands alike....

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New QE Music School to go ahead after Government approves funding

07.06.2019

Music

New QE Music School to go ahead after Government approves funding

Work on a state-of-the-art new Music School will begin this summer, following Department for Education approval of QE’s funding application. The multi-million pound project can now be brought forward, enabling...

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Sixth-former’s video wins runner-up prize in national Economics competition

05.06.2019

Academic enrichment | Economics

Sixth-former’s video wins runner-up prize in national Economics competition

Year 12’s Karanvir Singh Kumar has been named as one of three runners-up in a national schools competition run by economists seeking to challenge conventional thinking in the discipline. His...

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Record participation in Eton Fives brings rewards at national finals

03.06.2019

Sport

Record participation in Eton Fives brings rewards at national finals

QE boys won three Plate competitions at the National Schools’ Eton Fives Championships, as the sport flourishes at Queen Elizabeth’s School. More than 40 boys have represented QE competitively this...

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Poster on the pros and cons of plastics takes top prize in Chemistry competition

30.05.2019

Academic enrichment | Chemistry | Lower School Science

Poster on the pros and cons of plastics takes top prize in Chemistry competition

Year 8 pupil Maxwell Johnson’s colourful and carefully researched poster about plastics won first prize in a Royal Society of Chemistry regional competition. Entrants in the under-13 competition run by...

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George the Poet’s game-changing approach sweeps the board at the British Podcast Awards

28.05.2019

Alumni

George the Poet’s game-changing approach sweeps the board at the British Podcast Awards

Old Elizabethan George Mpanga has achieved unprecedented success – including winning the main Podcast of the Year title – in the British Podcast Awards. George the Poet’s eight-part podcast, entitled...

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“The best day of my life”: QE at the VEX Robotics national and world finals – full report

24.05.2019

Academic enrichment | STEM | Technology

“The best day of my life”: QE at the VEX Robotics national and world finals – full report

Having swept all before them at the UK national VEX Robotics finals, a record four junior teams set off for the world championships in Kentucky, together with a newly formed...

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QE’s top chemists strike gold and silver in Olympiad

22.05.2019

Academic enrichment | Chemistry

QE’s top chemists strike gold and silver in Olympiad

A dozen final-year QE boys won medals in the 51st Chemistry Olympiad, with one, Kiran Aberdeen, selected to go through to the élite competition’s second round, hosted by Cambridge University....

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Queen Elizabeth’s School is best in country for places at top universities, according to new Government analysis

20.05.2019

School performance

Queen Elizabeth’s School is best in country for places at top universities, according to new Government analysis

Queen Elizabeth’s School consistently sends more pupils to Russell Group universities than any other school in the country, new Government figures reveal. The Department for Education analysed data showing how...

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Smoke and mirrors: boys see for themselves the truth behind the horrors of war

17.05.2019

History | Trips

Smoke and mirrors: boys see for themselves the truth behind the horrors of war

This year’s trip to key European battlefield sites contained a special addition – a detour to Versailles, where the eponymous treaty setting out reparations after the end of the First...

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Proud to be different: Paralympian urges hard work and kindness

14.05.2019

Lecture Programme | Sport | Support & guidance

Proud to be different: Paralympian urges hard work and kindness

Medal-winning Paralaympian Amy Marren inspired Year 7 boys when she visited to give a guest assembly – but also stressed the hard work, planning and discipline needed to combine her...

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