Paved with gold – QE’s path to success recognised in new London schools scheme

Queen Elizabeth’s School has been appointed as an inaugural member of the London Schools’ Gold Club.

Mayor Boris Johnson announced QE’s inclusion in his 2013 list of secondary schools at the first London Education Conference at City Hall, which was attended by the Headmaster, Neil Enright.

The club is an annual scheme designed to celebrate and share exceptional practice in the capital’s primary and secondary schools. Gold Club members are schools adjudged to have delivered exceptional success for their pupils, especially the most disadvantaged. The selection criteria vary according to the context in which particular schools are operating.

QE is one of 26 secondary schools to be appointed Gold Club members. Mr Enright received the School’s membership from Dr Munira Mirza, Deputy Mayor for Education & Culture, who was one of the conference speakers, together with the Mayor, Education Secretary Michael Gove and other national and international figures from the worlds of education, business and government.

""“It is of course gratifying for the School to be recognised as a centre of excellence close to home among London schools, following the national accolades we have received in recent months,” said the Headmaster.

“The conference was also interesting, with stimulating debates and workshops on topics as diverse as social mobility in relation to access to leading UK universities and ‘Modern versus ancient languages’."