Beyond the Classroom

Extra Curricular Activities

Our aim is to develop rounded human beings through a broad and challenging range of educational experiences. So, while we place due emphasis on the academic aspects of school life, the education on offer at QEGS extends far beyond the classroom.

We offer a full programme of during and after-school clubs, societies and activities and both pupils and students are encouraged to join in. Along with the many academic related activities, there are plenty of non-sporting pastimes and pursuits, including music, the Duke of Edinburgh Award, Art Club, Debating Society, Electronics Club and the Chess Club. For sporting enthusiasts, activities range from netball to golf, and from tennis to rugby. Please click here for the full list


Our school has a long-standing and deserved reputation for the quality of its sports provision and for playing sport both competitively and fairly. In an independent review, QEGS is recognised as a Quality Mark with Distinction’ school acknowledged for providing outstanding School Sport, Physical Education & Physical Activity (SSPEPA) opportunities for pupils & students by the subject’s professional body, the Association for Physical Education. In the most recent September 2019 Ofsted Report, the quality of sporting provision was judged outstanding within the ‘Personal Development’ category.

QEGS pupils and students benefit from excellent sports facilities and the school’s Playing Fields at Lammack are a hive of activity and sporting encouragement most Saturday mornings.  The dedication of QEGS staff in encouraging a love of sport and then developing individual talents and team ethics is second to none.

This translates into high standards of performance on the playing field, court, course or pool and a recognition of the role sport has to play, alongside academic achievement, in helping boys and girls appreciate a healthy lifestyle in an environment of healthy competition.

 Staff in charge of teams:
1st XI Dr M E Butler
U15 Mr M D Hindle
U14 Mr A Brierley
U13 Dr M E Butler
U12 Dr M E Butler

1st XI Mr AH Brierley
2nd X1 Mr MD Hindle
U15 Mr M D Hindle
U14 Mr CA Marsden
U13 Mr KD Cunningham
U12 Mr MD Goodall

Seniors Miss SJ McCreadie
U15 Miss SJ McCreadie & Miss AG Bamber
U14 Miss RJ Greenhalgh
U13 Miss SJ McCreadie
U12 Miss RJ Greenhalgh

Athletics (girls): Miss S J McCreadie & Miss RJ Greenhagh
Athletics (boys): Mr M D Hindle & Mr AH Brierley

Badminton: Mr J D Ranson & Mrs PB Wild

Duke of Edinburgh: Mr D Moriarty Eames

Golf: Mr M Goodall

Rounders: Miss S J McCreadie & Miss RJ Greenhagh

Table Tennis: Mr AH Brierley

Tennis: Mr BN Burton

Cross Country: Dr ME Butler & Miss SJ McCreadie

Swimming: Dr ME Butler

The Arts

Art is located in Hartley House where pupils and students are encouraged to work in a variety of materials. The GCSE and A level work is displayed throughout the school and pupils and students benefit from trips abroad to study famous works.

Design Technology allows pupils and students to develop artistic flair within the product design course where the addition of the latest computer technology can aid this process.

The Music Department offers pupils and students of all standards the opportunity to participate in a diverse range of ensembles which perform in numerous concerts, theatre productions and events throughout the year. Many pupils and students have individual instrumental lessons which enables them to perform in a variety of genres both in and out of school.
• Jazz Band rehearses once a week after school and performs at School concerts and other events.
• School Choir rehearses one lunchtime a week. The choir performs at the Carol Service, Founder’s Day and the main School concert. Pupils of all ages are welcome to join.
• Saxophone Group – COMING SOON

Although Drama is not an examined subject, it plays an important part in school life. Pupils and students are encouraged to take part in the main school musical as well as plays and they also have the opportunity to study drama further through ‘Little Voices’ drama school, who use our facilities.