New & noteworthy

Poetry, puzzles, castles, eco products…and a truly dastardly crime: it’s the QE 2022 Primary Challenge!

08.08.2022

Economics | English | Geography | History | Lower School Science | Maths | Outreach

Poetry, puzzles, castles, eco products…and a truly dastardly crime: it’s the QE 2022 Primary Challenge!

QE expanded its series of popular challenges for local primary school children this year, adding a humanities day to the programme. The events, which are part of QE’s partnerships work...

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“Supporting music in our community”: QE plays pioneering partnership role in Barnet festival

04.08.2022

Arts | Charity | Music | Outreach

“Supporting music in our community”: QE plays pioneering partnership role in Barnet festival

QE played a central role in the High Barnet Chamber Music Festival, with the School’s new Friends’ Recital Hall serving as the main venue and its own musicians performing in...

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Harrisons’ have it! “Impressive” turn-around transforms last year’s backmarker into the 2021–2022 winning House

01.08.2022

Charity | Drama | House system | Sport

Harrisons’ have it! “Impressive” turn-around transforms last year’s backmarker into the 2021–2022 winning House

Harrisons’ triumphed in the 2021–2022 Eric Shearly House Cup, reaping the rewards of a year of consistently strong performance. It was a striking reversal of the 2020–2021 results, when Harrisons’...

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On top of the world: QE at global robotics championships

29.07.2022

Academic enrichment | STEM | Technology

On top of the world: QE at global robotics championships

QE had the joint-highest number of teams of any school or organisation at the huge 2022 Vex Robotics World Championships in Dallas, where the 48-strong contingent picked up a string...

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Everyone’s a winner: alumni helping QE boys hit the heights

22.07.2022

Academic enrichment | Alumni | Careers | Lower School Science | STEM

Everyone’s a winner: alumni helping QE boys hit the heights

Old Elizabethans helped 50 boys battle it out in a Galactic Challenge at the School that saw all three teams secure multi-billion pound contracts for an imagined settlement in space....

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Junior Awards: welcome return of QE’s celebration of younger boys’ successes

21.07.2022

Academic enrichment | School performance

Junior Awards: welcome return of QE’s celebration of younger boys’ successes

For the first time since 2019, prize-winners, parents, VIP guests and staff assembled for a full Junior Awards Ceremony – complete with tea and cakes on the lawn afterwards. After...

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QE’s actors feel the heat in a dramatic triumph – and with great American accents, too!

19.07.2022

Drama

QE’s actors feel the heat in a dramatic triumph – and with great American accents, too!

This year’s School Play, originally set on the hottest July day in the USA in 1954 and staged at QE in one of the hottest UK Julys on record, proved...

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World-beater! Paarth’s ingenuity impresses in Microsoft AI competition

14.07.2022

Academic enrichment | STEM | Technology

World-beater! Paarth’s ingenuity impresses in Microsoft AI competition

Paarth Aggarwal is among just ten global winners of the Microsoft Imagine Junior Cup after dazzling judges with his AI-powered application to reduce food waste. The competition, which challenged participants...

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QE quality shines through as boys succeed against the odds in debating competition

12.07.2022

Academic enrichment | Debating & public speaking

QE quality shines through as boys succeed against the odds in debating competition

Three QE teams all won two of their three debates in a competition against other leading schools, even though they had had no time to practise – and members of...

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Bidding farewell to the Class of 2022: QE’s first Valediction ceremony

09.07.2022

Alumni | School performance

Bidding farewell to the Class of 2022: QE’s first Valediction ceremony

This year’s leavers may have missed out on a few things because of the pandemic, but they enjoyed one opportunity not open to their predecessors: their own Valediction ceremony. With...

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Linguists shine in national competition

07.07.2022

Academic enrichment | Languages

Linguists shine in national competition

QE linguists have won national and regional honours in a literary translation competition run from The Queen’s College, Oxford, that attracted thousands of entries nationwide. Year 7 pupil Jonas Dawit...

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Learning the art of international diplomacy

05.07.2022

Academic enrichment | Debating & public speaking

Learning the art of international diplomacy

Fifteen QE sixth-formers successfully got to grips with how countries as diverse as the USA and Pakistan view the world in a Model United Nations conference. The QE Year 12...

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