Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Alford
|Motto||Cor Unum Via Una|
|Headteacher||Miss A. Francis|
|DfE URN||136315 Tables|
|Students||547 (June 2010)|
The headteacher is Miss A. Francis, the First Deputy Headteacher is, from September 2008, Miss B. Allen and the Second Deputy Headteacher is Mr J. Lyon.
The school motto is Cor Unum Via Una which translates as "One heart, one way," and is also the title of the school song. The school was first established in 1566 with the donation of £50 from an Alford merchant. In 1576 a charter was granted by Queen Elizabeth I for the Education, Instruction and bringing up of children and Youth for ever to continue. In 1959, a new block was added to the school in preparation of girls being admitted. The school attained grant-maintained status in 1989, and in 1999 moved to Foundation status.
The school recently (2004) achieved business and enterprise status. This gave the school the funds to build a new ICT and Business/Maths suite. This new suite is complete with interactive whiteboards, projectors, 48 computers and video conferencing facilities. The new suite was completed in 2006 after a six month overrun on the building project. The new suite adds another ICT room to the school's existing three. Additionally, in February 2007 the Schools Intranet was upgraded with the pupils being able to access their own computerised documents (H: drive) and the shared documents (I: drive) from home. The school was judged 'Outstanding' in the Ofsted inspection of March 2007.
The school frequently achieves a high pass rate at Year 11; in most years 97% or more pupils gain 5 or more C's or above at GCSE, in 2007 and 2013 the percentage of pupils gaining 5 A* - C grades reached 100%.
QEGS offer their pupils an array of subjects. The availability of the subjects varies with some age limits applying to such lessons as Sociology and Psychology for example which are offered only in Sixth Form.
Notable former pupils
- Glenn Kirkham, England national team and GB hockey player
- John Scampion CBE, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Lifeline Project and Chairman of the Determinations Panel of the Pensions Regulator
- Air Marshal Sir John Sutton KCB, Lieutenant Governor of Jersey 1990-5
- pupils on roll
- "Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School Performance Tables". DFES. May 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-20.