The School

Welcome from the Headteacher

Welcome to the website of Queen Elizabeth's High School. QEHS is a school where children can grow and develop into successful young adults who are equipped with the knowledge, skills and qualifications to follow their dreams and aspirations. Qualifications are a key element of that success and our past results at both GCSE and A Level speak for themselves; we are regularly listed in The Times Top 200 Schools list. However, education is more than that, and here at QEHS we provide a safe environment in which young people can grow and learn who they are, what interests them and who they would like to be in the future.

Intellectual curiosity is encouraged, as is scholarship. Our House system encourages healthy competition as well as developing teamwork and leadership. It also forms the basis of our pastoral support. All students are allocated a House when they enter in Year 7 and remain in this House for the rest of their school career.

At QEHS we are proud of our heritage but are always looking forward, embracing changes which will benefit our students both now and in the future. This ethos is summarised in our motto, Tradition, Achievement, Opportunity which was created by a student a number of years ago.

QEHS is a local grammar school and we are pleased to have made the positive choice to remain with the Local Authority. This allows us to continue to work both within our immediate locality and also more widely across the Counties that surround us, providing high quality education and aspiration to the young people of Gainsborough and its surrounding villages and towns. Our over-subscription criteria mean that we prioritise local children.

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Our Aims and Values

Here at Queen Elizabeth’s High School, we are committed to working together as a school to ensure that each and every child enjoys and achieves in all of their endeavours. Learning is at the heart of our thinking as a community and we encourage students to grasp opportunities in order to broaden their knowledge, skills and understanding.

QEHS is a selective mixed Grammar School and, as such, provides education of the highest level for the top quartile of the ability range. In this school, students are encouraged to challenge themselves and actively seek opportunities to grow and develop. Wherever their individual gifts and talents lie, excellence is celebrated by the school community.

Relationships here are exceptional and all members of the community can expect to be treated fairly and with respect. QEHS is a community where all of the individuals within it are aiming towards excellence in everything that they do. Our students are a great credit to us and we find that when they leave here, they are well-balanced adults who are inspired to continue their learning beyond school and able to contribute positively to society. They remain intellectually curious and interested and interesting young people.