Queen Elizabeth School
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Welcome to QES

Current Notices

Key information for parents and students

  • KS4 Options

    Information for Year 9 parents and students about the KS4 Options process.

  • Food Bank Donations - Years 8 - 11

    Request for Food Bank Donations from Years 8 - 11

  • Cumbria's Winter Holiday Activity Programme Launches

    Hundreds of different activities are on offer from more than 70 organisations through the school holidays.

  • Year 7 Subject Review

    Year 7 Subject Review is on Thursday 2 December 1.30pm - 6.30pm. Please click here to book your appointments.

Starting at QES

Information for parents and students joining QES in Year in September 2021

Welcome to QES

I’m delighted to welcome you to our website and I hope it manages to give you a flavour of the type of school we are. I’ve been lucky enough to work here for over twenty years and this is my fourth year as Headteacher. I know I am extremely privileged to be in this position, working for our community in continuing our long history of providing ‘Scholarship and Care’ for the children and young people in our area.

Cathy O'Neill

Headteacher

In 1591, 24 boys and one school master became the first incarnation of our school.  The then Queen gave the school her name, along with the mandate to provide those children “Scholarship and Care”.  Over 400 years later we have moved on in many ways, with each iteration reflecting its preoccupations, but we have never lost sight of the significance of providing ‘scholarship and care’, and now, in the 21st century, it remains the firm foundation of our school.

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