New & noteworthy

Putting their peers in the picture

18.01.2022

Academic enrichment | Debating & public speaking | House system

Putting their peers in the picture

All Year 7 boys took part in an inter-House photography competition with a difference – where what matters most is not the image, but what is said about it. Conceived...

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Workshop on Othello as QE prepares for inaugural Shakespeare festival

14.01.2022

Academic enrichment | Drama | English

Workshop on Othello as QE prepares for inaugural Shakespeare festival

QE is to hold what is believed to be the School’s first-ever Shakespeare festival this term – and senior boys got into practice in a professionally-led workshop on Othello. Boys...

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Top awards as QE robotics teams excel

05.01.2022

Academic enrichment | STEM

Top awards as QE robotics teams excel

QE’s roboteers begin 2022 in optimistic mood after strong performances on home territory at the largest UK robotics tournament since the 2020 VEX Nationals. Thirty-two junior teams, including six from...

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Strong masculinity: founder of Everyone’s Invited sets out her vision to QE boys

02.01.2022

Academic enrichment | Support & guidance

Strong masculinity: founder of Everyone’s Invited sets out her vision to QE boys

With tens of thousands of young people anonymously sharing testimonies of sexual harassment and abuse on the reporting platform, Everyone’s Invited, its founder, Soma Sara, found herself at the centre...

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Eyes on the prize: QE quizzes prove a hit

30.12.2021

Alumni | Charity | House system

Eyes on the prize: QE quizzes prove a hit

Two sixth-formers organised a quiz in aid of a charity named after an old boy of the School, as quizzes continue to prove popular throughout the Elizabethan community. Year 13’s...

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Bringing some Christmas charity cheer

24.12.2021

Charity

Bringing some Christmas charity cheer

Boys and staff rallied round to help Barnet people in need in the Christmas season with a triple charity effort. The annual QE collection for Chipping Barnet Foodbank – now...

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All the trimmings! A festive final week

21.12.2021

Music

All the trimmings! A festive final week

The Autumn Term ended in seasonal style, with the parish church echoing to the traditional sounds of the carol service and with the Christmas lunch proving more popular than ever....

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The magnificent dozen! QE’s leading pianists take to the keyboards to celebrate the arrival of new instruments

18.12.2021

Music

The magnificent dozen! QE’s leading pianists take to the keyboards to celebrate the arrival of new instruments

Twelve of the School’s best and most committed pianists took their places to celebrate the eagerly awaited delivery of pianos to the new Music School. With the Yamaha CF6 grand...

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Christmas Concert 2021: great to be back!

15.12.2021

Music

Christmas Concert 2021: great to be back!

No fewer than 13 different ensembles performed as the School’s musicians came together for QE’s first major in-person concert since December 2019. The Christmas Concert in the Shearly Hall featured...

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Big wins for the younger boys and an epic swansong for the First XV, as QE’s rugby players take on Habs at Saracens’ stadium

10.12.2021

Alumni | Alumni Events | Sport

Big wins for the younger boys and an epic swansong for the First XV, as QE’s rugby players take on Habs at Saracens’ stadium

QE’s First XV pulled on their navy and sky blue-hooped shirts for one last time as they took on rivals Habs at Saracens’ StoneX Stadium, 99 years after the fixture...

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Exploring the lingering legacy of Japan’s worst modern disaster

08.12.2021

Alumni | Arts | Geography

Exploring the lingering legacy of Japan’s worst modern disaster

Old Elizabethan Makoto Takahashi, a global expert on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant meltdown in Japan, gave a group of current sixth-formers a special invitation to an exhibition he...

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QE named Parent Power State Secondary School of the Year

03.12.2021

School performance

QE named Parent Power State Secondary School of the Year

Queen Elizabeth’s School was today named as the Sunday Times Parent Power State Secondary School of the Year 2022. The coveted national award encompasses academic accomplishment, but is distinct from...

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