Established by Royal charter
In 1573 Queen Elizabeth I granted the charter, for "...the establishment of the Free Grammar School of Queen Elizabeth in Barnet, for the education, bringing up and instruction of boys”.
Confident, able & responsible
Our mission is to produce young men who are confident, able and responsible; prepared to lead happy and fulfilled adult lives and to make a positive contribution to others.
A world beyond the classroom
At QE we offer a wealth of opportunities beyond our academic curriculum, to enrich the experiences of our boys and to help them become fully rounded young men.
Boys benefit from a wide-ranging programme of bespoke support and guidance, forging strong relationships with staff and their peers to ensure their all-round wellbeing.
'A remarkable School'
'An exceptional and rounded education that even private schools struggle to compete with.' (The Good Schools Guide, 2016)
New & Noteworthy
Famous victories clear water polo teams’ path to national finals
QE’s water polo players are celebrating a successful end to a season which saw both the senior team and U15s storm through to their national finals. The U18s enjoyed convincing...
Academic enrichment | English | House system | Library & creative writing
Quiz brings out ruthless, competitive streak…and that’s just the teachers
Academic enrichment | Library & creative writing | STEM
On top of the world: School Captain’s “gentle yet captivating” feature wins him top national Science prize
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Geography | Trips
Picture this! Hard work and a hunt for shark teeth
Year 12 geographers on a field trip to Suffolk and Essex tested out in real life the theories they had learned in the classroom – while staying in a field...
Celebrating diligence, flair and true scholarship in all its diversity
A state school experience like no other
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The sound of success
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CANCELLED – Leavers’ Concert
CANCELLED – Yr 12 University Convention
Main Hall 10am-3pm/Shearly Hall 10am-1pm
Year 13 Review Evening (for those parents invited to attend)
Years 7 to 10 Spring Term Review reports available to parents via eQE