Queen Elizabeth School

In-Year Admissions

QES is a values led school with high expectations. Our prospectus highlights our Core Values which are central to our community. All students are admitted to QES without reference to ability or aptitude.

QES is responsible for handling our own In-Year, or outside the normal admissions round, applications.

In Year Admissions

All applications for in Year places should be addressed to the Head teacher’s PA Mrs Alison Bulman. The school will then apply the criteria below before deciding whether to offer a place:

  • looked-after children and previously looked-after children which extends to children who have been adopted or have become subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order;
  • the current number of pupils in the specific year group – please note, many of our year groups are full and currently have a waiting list;
  • pupils moving into the local area and it is no longer reasonable for them to travel to the current school;
  • the pastoral capacity in a specific year group as defined by the school’s leadership team.


Fair Access Protocol for the Placement of Vulnerable and Hard to Place Pupils

Queen Elizabeth School works closely with Cumbria Local Authority and follows the Fair Access Protocol outlined in appendix 2 of the Admissions Policy. Please note Fair Access Protocols will take precedent over any other in Year Admission.

Managed Moves

In certain circumstances, it may be appropriate to move a pupil to
another school to reduce the risk of the pupil being permanently
excluded. In such circumstances QES follows the appropriate
(Lancashire or SLF) managed move protocol and procedures
outlined in appendix 3 of the Admissions Policy.

Children who wish to transfer from another local school

For children who wish to transfer from another local school QES will follow the SLF procedures outlined in appendix 4 of the Admissions Policy.

For more information, please email admissions@qes.org.uk or call Alison Bulman, PA to the Headteacher on 015242 71275.


For information about areas such as transport, uniform, expectations please explore the Students and Parents sections of the website.