Queen's Gate School is an independent school for girls between the ages of 4 and 18 years. Our aim is to create a secure and happy environment in which the girls can realise their academic and personal potential and make full use of individual interests and talents. We encourage the development of self-discipline and create an atmosphere where freedom of thought and ideas can flourish.
Queen's Gate's 'Big Five' Dress Up Raises Funds For Local Charities
Inspired by the Run For Heroes 5km Challenge, Queen's Gate's Senior Head Girls organise a fundraising initiative for the whole School community: The ‘Big Five’ Dress Up Day!
27th May 2020 — Inspired by the Run For Heroes 5km Challenge, Queen's Gate's Senior Head Girls, Luna and Maria, organised a fundraising initiative for local charities which the whole School community could take part in: The ‘Big Five’ Dress Up Day! Pupils, staff and parents could choose from five different outfit themes and donate £5 (or more) to support five different local charities. Some creative outfits were put together from home, from stylish Audrey Hepburn get–ups and beach ensembles to one family's incredibly impressive effort at Star Wars!
We asked Luna to tell us a bit about the inspiration behind the 'Big Five' Dress Up: "We wanted to raise money for local charities which have been hit particularly hard by the virus, as well as boost enthusiasm during everyone’s Remote Learning experience…We are super proud to announce that The Big Five Initiative has raised £865.00 for Age UK Kensington & Chelsea, Kensington and Chelsea Foundation, Royal Trinity Hospice, NHS Charities Together and Kensington & Chelsea Food Bank (The Trussell Trust). We loved seeing everyone’s outfits and thank you again for all your support!"
Queen's Gate Keep In Touch With Their Age UK Friends!
Queen's Gate School pupils keep in touch with their Age UK Kensington and Chelsea friends by sending cards and video messages!
28th April 2020 — Age UK Kensington and Chelsea are a charity based in the same London borough as Queen's Gate School. They work to ensure that older people are supported by providing a wide range of services and activities to help tackle loneliness.
Queen's Gate's partnership with Age UK is long-standing and includes welcoming some of their members every Thursday during term time for lunch and sessions such as music, dance and art.
As their guests are not able to come into School at the moment and many of their home visits from volunteers have also had to stop due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is more important than ever to keep in touch! To stay in contact, a number of pupils have been sending their Age UK friends letters and postcards and a selection of Senior School staff and pupils also recorded a special video message to wish them well.
Queen's Gate were thrilled to hear back from their Age UK representative, who told them that the girls had ‘touched their hearts’ with their messages. Hopefully it will not be too long until they are all reunited!
Queen's Gate Raises A Glass To The NHS And New Term!
On Thursday 16 April at 8pm, Queen's Gate staff, parents and pupils joined together (from afar!) to herald the start of the Summer Term and to express their ongoing gratitude for the remarkable hard work and bravery of NHS and key workers.
20th April 2020 — On Thursday 16 April at 8pm, Queen's Gate staff, parents and pupils joined together (from afar!) to herald the start of the Summer Term and to express their ongoing gratitude for the remarkable hard work and bravery of NHS and key workers during the coronavirus pandemic. It was also a pleasure to see former Head Girl, Angelica (OG 2019), getting stuck in with the fun!
In true QG community spirit, they raised a glass and put their hands together and it was great to see so many smiling faces!
Fairy Gardens and Flower Shows: QG Pupils' Green Fingers Thrive For Thrive!
Queen's Gate pupils have been volunteering their time and skills to create magical fairy gardens at Thrive Battersea ready for their summer children’s programme.
15th July 2019 — Queen's Gate's mini horticulturalists have spent the Summer Term with very green fingers! Alongside their weekly Gardening Club activities which included a visit to Chelsea Flower Show to enhance their gardening knowledge, pupils have been taking part in a charity project in partnership with Thrive and Grow For Life. The two charities provide therapeutic gardening opportunities for those with learning difficulties or suffering with mental health difficulties, and the girls have been volunteering their time and skills to create magical fairy gardens at Thrive Battersea ready for their summer children’s programme.
Continuing their hard work outside, pupils hosted the annual Queen’s Gate Flower Show in the Senior School rooftop garden on Thursday 4 July, in aid of the two charities. The show was a colourful success, raising over £200 and it was wonderful to see what they have been cultivating!
QG delegates shone at The Merchant Taylors' School MUN meeting, winning Best Delegate Awards representing France.
13th February 2019 — 11 Queen’s Gate girls took part in The Merchant Taylors’ School MUN on Sunday 10 February, representing France and the Dominican Republic. Pupils sat on various committees including the Security Council, Finance, Human Rights, Health, Disarmament, and Environment, competing against more than 170 students from 15 schools.
Topics debated ranged from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, to the question of water security, the financial inclusion for women and the elimination of medical black markets, to name but a few. The QG delegations played a full part, proposing motions and amendments, making points of information and voting on the resolutions. The girls also took part in a global ‘crisis’ and were asked to respond to a topic that was unknown to them prior to the conference; the fictitious breaking news that Iran had invaded Israel and had used chemical weapons. The girls had to think on their feet and their debating skills were tested, always mindful that the role of the UN is to avoid war.
congratulations to LVI's Luna and UV's Diane-Sophie who each received the prestigious ‘Best Delegate’ award, both girls dealt exceptionally well with the pressures of representing France and displayed confidence and impressive maturity throughout.
Rockin' and Rollin' at the Queen's Gate Annual Age UK Tea Dance!
Friendship, tea and dancing were the order of the day at Queen's Gate's annual Age UK Tea Dance on Thursday 14 June!
15th June 2018 — Friendship, tea and dancing were the order of the day at the annual Age UK Tea Dance on Thursday 14 June at Queen's Gate School!
Residents from the local community, who enjoy Age UK lunches every Thursday during term time at the School, came together for an afternoon of musical performance, cake, tea and of course, dancing!
Senior School pupils kicked off the afternoon with some fabulous songs including The Beatles' classic, With A Little Help From My Friends and Emeli Sandé's, Read All About It.
Next up, Sixth Form prefects served a delicious assortment of homemade baked goods for guests to enjoy, along with plenty of tea before the dancing got into full swing to live musician, Jonathan Stevens. It was wonderful to see everyone having such a lovely time and even the staff and pupils joined in for a boogie!
Two hours flew by and once everyone was danced out, farewell was bid until next time.