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To die for: Vihaan impresses with his “tender, powerful” Romeo speech as QE hosts Performing Shakespeare competition

21.06.2024

Academic enrichment | Drama | English

To die for: Vihaan impresses with his “tender, powerful” Romeo speech as QE hosts Performing Shakespeare competition

Having won QE’s internal round of the national Performing Shakespeare competition and made it through the London heats, Year 8’s Vihaan Pal then performed strongly in the regional final held...

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A fantastic fete, a “magnificent” Service of Thanksgiving – and even the weather chipped in to make Founder’s Day 2024 a great success

18.06.2024

Alumni | FQE | House system | Old Elizabethans' | Service

A fantastic fete, a “magnificent” Service of Thanksgiving – and even the weather chipped in to make Founder’s Day 2024 a great success

QE’s Founder’s Day 2024 brought a mix of tradition, entertainment, international food and sheer fun to Queen’s Road, with hundreds turning out for the afternoon fete. Before that, staff and...

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Hot topics and the Cold War: learning about racism and discrimination, past and present

13.06.2024

Support & guidance | Trips

Hot topics and the Cold War: learning about racism and discrimination, past and present

In a week bookended by a special assembly from an anti-racism expert and a cinema visit, QE’s Year 7 got to grips with topics including diversity and intersectionality. In between...

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Sublime! Sixth-former’s choral composition to be premiered in beautiful historic cathedral

11.06.2024

Academic enrichment | Music

Sublime! Sixth-former’s choral composition to be premiered in beautiful historic cathedral

A Sixth Form musician’s composition is to be performed at the world’s longest-running music festival, after he won a place on a highly regarded programme for young composers. Harrison Lee’s...

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From waste to space: stellar prize for national winner of competition focusing on Planet Earth

03.06.2024

Academic enrichment | STEM

From waste to space: stellar prize for national winner of competition focusing on Planet Earth

QE’s Paarth Aggarwal spent three days at a European Space Agency base in Italy after being named the UK winner in an international competition. Paarth, of Year 10, triumphed in...

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Flawless! Saran’s translation of German poem wins prize

29.05.2024

Academic enrichment | Languages

Flawless! Saran’s translation of German poem wins prize

A Year 7 QE boy has won the Greater London prize for German for his age group in a prestigious translation competition. Saran Anderson took the award for his translation...

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Target or trap? Economist tells sixth-formers why the Government’s 2% inflation goal is too low

23.05.2024

Academic enrichment | Economics | Lecture Programme

Target or trap? Economist tells sixth-formers why the Government’s 2% inflation goal is too low

Old Elizabethan academic and economist Sandeep Mazumder queried the Bank of England’s 2% inflation target and suggested it should be higher – not because it is too cautious, but paradoxically...

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Queen Elizabeth’s School and Atom Learning unite to break down barriers for disadvantaged children applying to grammar schools

17.05.2024

Outreach | Partnership

Queen Elizabeth’s School and Atom Learning unite to break down barriers for disadvantaged children applying to grammar schools

QE has teamed up with education technology specialists Atom Learning to support primary school children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Children aged 7–11 who are eligible for Pupil Premium will have free...

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Meeting a Nobel prizewinner

14.05.2024

Academic enrichment | Economics | Trips

Meeting a Nobel prizewinner

Year 12 economists seized the chance to meet Nobel laureate Claudia Goldin – only a short time after writing an essay about her work. Hers was one of three lectures...

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QE pair shine at prestigious conference on international affairs

10.05.2024

Academic enrichment | Debating & public speaking

QE pair shine at prestigious conference on international affairs

Two QE sixth-formers won Top Delegate awards at a Model United Nations conference held at the London School of Economics. Saim Khan and Chanakya Seetharam were part of a nine-strong...

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Peak performance in the Peak District: boys stretch themselves above and below ground, and on water, too

07.05.2024

Academic enrichment | Geography | Trips

Peak performance in the Peak District: boys stretch themselves above and below ground, and on water, too

Year 8 boys enjoyed the challenge of demanding new experiences out in the wilds on a trip to the Peak District. Thirty-five boys took part in activities including mountaineering, canoeing...

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Making QE history! Pupils sing evensong at King’s College Cambridge

03.05.2024

Music | Trips

Making QE history! Pupils sing evensong at King’s College Cambridge

QE’s Chamber Choir relished the opportunity to sing evensong at King’s College Chapel – one of the world’s most famous venues for church choral music. Singing alongside the King’s Voices...

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