Why QEGS?

QEGS is a Free School which discovers and develops the potential of pupils and students from all abilities and backgrounds through a programme of academic challenge, leadership development and wider curricular life, within a culture of high aspiration, mutual respect and consistent expectations of behaviour, enabling them to become active learners and committed members of the community.

A tradition of excellence – open to all

The School’s ethos is one of high aspiration, mutual respect and consistent expectations of behaviour, which enable pupils to become active learners and committed members of the community. It is a community of learning and teaching which encourages all pupils to fulfil their potential. We seek to instil a desire to pursue excellence in all we undertake.

At Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, one of the oldest schools in Lancashire, we believe passionately that every child has a right to access excellence, and ensure that the pupils and students in our care, across the range of abilities, achieve the highest academic standards. We also believe that all children should have access to a wide range of extra-curricular activities, including competitive sports fixtures and inspirational creative experiences. At the centre of everything we do at Queen Elizabeth’s is the desire to install in every pupil and student, a lifelong love of learning and to give them the confidence to try new experiences.

The School’s mission is, through a phased programme of growth, to developing Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School, as a 1250 strong, diverse ‘all-through’ co-educational 4-19 Free School, providing the highest standards of independent education to the local and wider community without charge. The School will thus remain true to our historical roots, whilst being forward looking in our practice, ensuring that we prepare all pupils to succeed in an increasingly competitive global market and to play their full part in the community.

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“One of the oldest schools in Lancashire, we believe passionately that every child has the right to access excellence”