Queen's Gate School

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Queen's Gate School
Address

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SW7 5LE

Coordinates51°29′41″N 0°10′43″W / 51.4948°N 0.1786°W / 51.4948; -0.1786Coordinates: 51°29′41″N 0°10′43″W / 51.4948°N 0.1786°W / 51.4948; -0.1786
Information
TypeIndependent day school
Established1891 (1891)
Local authorityKensington and Chelsea
Department for Education URN100511 Tables
Chairman of GovernorsMr Michael Cumming
PrincipalMrs Rosalynd Kamaryc
GenderGirls
Age3 to 18
Enrolment529 as of February 2016
Website

Queen's Gate School is an independent day school for girls in Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London, England.

The Good Schools Guide described it as a "Charming popular school, with a mixed intake, which does jolly well by its girls."[1] It is one of a handful of independent girls' schools in the country that does not have a prescribed uniform but girls are expected to abide by a strict dress code.[2]

History[edit]

Queen's Gate School was founded in 1891 by Miss Eleanor Beatrice Wyatt (who later founded Heathfield School, Ascot) in her parents' home in nearby Stanhope Gardens. The following year, the School moved to 132 Queen's Gate, later expanding into the adjacent houses at 131 and 133. In May 2005, the school acquired 125/126 Queen's Gate and refurbished it as accommodation for Junior School pupils.[3]

It celebrated its 120th anniversary in 2011. A special service was held at the local parish church St Augustine's Church in Queen's Gate.[4]

Academics[edit]

It has a strong academic track record in examinations. In 2011, it placed in the top 100 independent schools nationally for the GCSEs.[5]

Notable former pupils[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile Archived 27 April 2009 at the Wayback Machine on Good Schools Guide
  2. ^ a b "Schools Guide 2012 - Queen's Gate". Tatler.
  3. ^ Mission Statement, History & Aims Archived 27 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Producing Great Girls, Queen's Gate School" (PDF) (233). Aspire Magazine. 2011. p. 2.
  5. ^ "GCSE results 2011: independent schools". telegraph.co.uk. 20 September 2011.
  6. ^ My brother got £12m, I didn't get a penny. But that's life at dailymail.co.uk/femail, accessed 1 November 2013

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