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Welcome to Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Penrith

In order to prepare our students to succeed in tomorrow's world we aim to provide a secure learning environment, a rigorous academic curriculum, high expectations, and best practice in teaching, learning and technology enhanced by wide-ranging extra-curricular opportunities and outstanding pastoral care.

About us

This is a busy, happy and successful school with well motivated and conscientious pupils, a highly experienced and committed teaching staff, and outstanding parental support. There is a very clear recognition here between teachers and pupils that we are on the same side, we are working together. There is a shared vision that all members of the school community are doing their best to ensure that all achieve their full potential in the time they are here.

The school believes in taking the best aspects of the traditional grammar school ethos and blending them with the most useful elements of good practice in modern education. The grammar school ethos is represented by high aspirations to achieve academically through a committed and conscientious work ethic, self-discipline and mutual respect. There is also a desire to keep the school small and friendly, where teachers and pupils know each other and can work together effectively. Best practice in modern education is about varied teaching styles and assessment for learning. It involves harnessing new technologies to enhance teaching and learning.

There is considerable extra-curricular provision in sport and the performing and creative arts. For example, in the autumn term alone each year there will be over one hundred separate sporting fixtures in rugby, football, netball and hockey with numerous theatre trips, drama workshops and performances by the various music ensembles in several concerts and school events. There are also many opportunities outside lesson time for pupils to participate in outdoor pursuits, art, design and technology, science and engineering as well as mathematics, business and enterprise activites.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Penrith directly.

Last updated date: 14 October 2015

Key information


  • A: Queen Elizabeth Grammar School
    • Address:
    • Ullswater Road
    • Penrith
    • CA11 7EG
    • Telephone number:
    • Main: 01768864621
    • Website:
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    • The school was founded by Royal Charter in 1564. It was formerly situated in the centre of Penrith near St. Andrew's Church, but moved to the new buildings on its present site in 1915. The main school was extended in 1937 and 1958. The Donald Fay Memorial Building consisting of four Technology rooms and two Information Technology rooms was completed by September 1995 and a new building providing six Science laboratories, four Mathematics rooms and another Technology room was opened in July 1998. In November 2001, the Peter Kremer Sports Hall and four English rooms were completed. Further building work in 2004, 2009 and 2014 has provided additional office space and four classrooms. The extensive playing fields are adjacent to the school.