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.
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.