Why Queen’s?

Why Queen’s?

Our answer is that the children are happy, this is invariably the parents’ priority. Queen’s is a child-centred school with a strong family atmosphere and excellent pastoral care which encourages confidence and awareness of others.

Pupils feel comfortable talking to staff and specialist assistance is readily available when required. We really do encourage you to visit us and feel the special atmosphere that prevails.

We cater for the needs and talents of individual pupils and help them to fulfil their potential and exceed their expectations. We work closely in partnership with parents and keep regular contact.

At Queen’s College we provide students with a well-rounded education for life. Our moto ‘non scholae sed vitae discimus’ – ‘we educate not just for school but for life’ is as relevant today as it was when the school was founded in 1843.

High quality learning and teaching are the core of our academic success. The teaching is innovative, creative and inspires intellectual curiosity. The needs of each individual can be catered for in small classes and every pupil is made to feel nurtured and special.

As you walk around the school and look into classrooms we are sure you will quickly be aware of how passionate teachers are about their subject.

The super-curriculum promotes independent learning and enables boys and girls to study beyond the constraints of exam specifications. Our timetable allows for daily co-curricular activities which we strongly believe is key to a well-balanced education.

The physical education of pupils is of great importance and a wide range of sporting opportunities are available including the major team games. Our competitive regular fixtures against other schools allow pupils to learn to win graciously and cope with the disappointment of losing. They also have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of individual sports, outdoor pursuits and the Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Our school has a strong reputation for the visual and performing arts including drama, dance and music. In all co-curricular activities pupils have the opportunity to develop their inter-personal skills including team work and leadership – invaluable in the competitive outside world.

Of extreme significance is the pupils’ spiritual development. Queen’s is proud of its Christian Methodist foundation. During their time at Queen’s pupils will have the opportunity to get to know and understand themselves and we hope when they leave they will want to go out into the world to make a difference.

We hope having browsed this website you will feel inspired to visit Queen’s and we look forward to welcoming you.