Queen's College is a co-educational boarding and day school for nearly 800 pupils aged 3-18 years. Everyone who visits Queen's College comments on the friendly and relaxed atmosphere. There's a real passion for learning, but pupils and staff enjoy one another's company. Exam results are excellent – some of the top in the South West. The school is launching the Queen's Highgrove Nursery in January 2016 which will accommodate children aged 0 - 3 years.
"We are a warm and caring school community, committed to fulfilling the potential of each individual. We aim for excellence and high standards in all our activities" said Headmaster Chris Alcock. "It's very important to me that I still do some classroom teaching and I make it my business to know and support each and every pupil in the school".
About the school
A Level success A Level results are excellent with 78% of students gaining A*, A or B grades and most students getting their first choice of university including Oxbridge candidates. In addition, Queen’s remains one of the top UK independent schools in terms of value added, aiming for a grade above what pupils would normally achieve at A Level by providing excellent teaching, small class sizes and true individual support.
The school is well known for fantastic results in the creative and performing arts. There is a wide variety of musical groups on offer in school and talented musicians are, in addition, encouraged to become members of external groups such as the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and to take part in international music tours.
Surrounded by the beautiful Exmoor and Dartmoor national parks it is not surprising that Queen’s is a centre of excellence for outdoor pursuits with opportunities for students to ride, canoe, dive, sail and mountain bike. Sport is strong too with national success in hockey, horse riding, athletics and swimming, the schools Hockey Academy has seen a number of national successes.
Pupils can board from 7-18 years old and a strong team of boarding houseparents means pupils are well cared for in a home away from home and that parents always have someone to contact if there are ever any worries or concerns.
There are major road and rail connections to Heathrow (2 hours) and Bristol Airport (45 mins). The school also has a strong spiritual foundation and welcomes pupils of all faiths. The chaplain is available to any member of the Queen’s community who needs a sympathetic ear or just a chat with a mug of coffee.