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Overview

Welcome to Queen Elizabeth’s School or QE, as it is often affectionately known.

At QE we care passionately about each student as a unique individual and do our utmost to ensure their wellbeing and happiness, as ultimately this breeds their success.

We are a successful school at the heart of our community. We understand the importance of excellent exam results and believe that education empowers by delivering secure knowledge, problem solving skills, deep understanding and the ability to think creatively.

We also believe that education is a holistic enterprise and therefore have a vibrant range of enriching activities, from the most fabulous theatre productions, art and music to sporting excellence and an extensive outdoor education programme.

Queen Elizabeth’s is a school with a rich and proud history stretching back over four hundred and sixty years, originally as a grammar school, then as a boarding grammar for boys and girls, and now as the only state boarding school in Devon. We are a large school with around fourteen hundred students, nearly two hundred of whom are in the Sixth Form. Despite our size, we are known for our friendly and approachable atmosphere. We have two separate sites, or campuses. The Barnfield campus, with its beautiful grounds and views right across the hills to Dartmoor, houses Years 7 and 8 away from the rest of the school and allows the younger students to thrive. The Western Road site houses Years 9, 10 and 11 and includes College House, which is our Sixth Form centre. Our boarding houses are also located here.

Rupert Poole

Rupert Poole

Principal

 

Vision & Ethos

Our vision is to empower our students through the education they receive and to create a community of confident and successful learners who are well prepared to act globally in a 21st Century world.

To deliver this vision we have an ethos that is driven by two fundamental beliefs. Firstly that education empowers people. It gives them the tools to thrive in a challenging and dynamic world. Secondly that we all need to develop a mindset that is based on the belief that the more we work at something the better we will get at it. We therefore have two principles - Education to Empower and Always Progressing. This is our core purpose and it guides us in everything we do.

Working for us

If you're searching for your next teaching post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers - send us your CV now via our School Talent Pool and say what sort of role you're looking for.

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