Queen Elizabeth's School is a 13-18 mixed comprehensive, Academy school with an excellent local reputation for high quality teaching and learning and an innovative and forward looking approach to education. This reputation was reinforced by OFSTED in September 2017 and it continues to grow as we succeed in raising achievement still further; results have risen consistently over time and we expect to see further improvement over the next few years. There is a strong commitment to comprehensive education and a focus on creating an environment that supports continual school improvement and the attainment of all students. Although the Specialist Schools Programme has more or less ceased under the Government, we are very proud of the positive ethos we developed as a Specialist Sports College and have sought to retain this drive. The complete rebuilding of the school into one of the best educational facilities in the entire country was completed in 2011 and we genuinely believe it is highly unlikely you will find better anywhere.
About our students
We currently have about 1560 students on roll, with a large sixth form of over 400 students. The school is regularly over-subscribed. Our catchment area is very large and covers a mixture of rural and urban areas. Our intake is relatively favoured, with approximately 3% of students having an entitlement to free school meals, but it has a genuinely comprehensive range of students. Most of our students come from four main feeder middle schools (Allenbourn in Wimborne, Cranborne, Emmanuel in Verwood and St Michaels in Colehill). QE, the four middle schools and fifteen first schools constitute the Queen Elizabeth’s pyramid. Increasingly though, our popularity also means that students join us from further afield.
Student leadership and student voice is one of the key components of our school’s success. We have a superb Student Leadership Team, led by our Head Boy and Head Girl, and an excellent School Council, highly successful leadership programmes and ‘Change Teams’, which are becoming a significant feature in subject area improvement.