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Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School
QEGS Ashbourne Logo.png
Motto En bon espoyr
Established 1585
Type State; Voluntary controlled
Religion Christian
Headteacher Dr Roger Wilkes
Chair of governors Mr C. Lewer
Location The Green Road
Ashbourne
Derbyshire
DE6 1EP
England
Local authority Derbyshire
Students 1245
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses Cokayne, Boothby, Hull, Spalden
Publication QEGS Press
Website www.queenelizabeths.derbyshire.sch.uk

Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School (QEGS) is a comprehensive school for 11-18 year olds, situated in the town of Ashbourne, Derbyshire. In the academic year 2005-2006, there were 1337 pupils on roll.[1]

In 2002 and 2003, the QEGS 6th form were top of The Guardian and Independent A level performance tables.[citation needed] In December 2005, Ofsted marked the school as being "very good".[citation needed] In 2009 the school celebrates 100 years at the green road site.

History

The buildings from 2003
  • 1585 - The school was founded as a voluntary controlled school, in Church Street, Ashbourne. The building still exists today.
  • 1909 - The school relocated to its current site on The Green Road.
  • 1973 - QEGS took over the Ashbourne County Secondary School on Old Derby Road, but they both remained as two separate sites.
  • 2003 (February) - New building work was completed on the Green Road site, and the lower school pupils moved to this site.
  • 2005 (June) - QEGS became a specialist Technology College, and a new technology block was built with the funding received.

Current buildings

  • 'Old building' - this is the oldest part of the school, and is used for teaching maths and ICT. It also holds some smaller classrooms for SEN teaching.
  • 'Science corridor' - this runs adjacent to the old building. Chemistry and physics are taught here. It is connected to the main building by a corridor with the library off it. The drama studio and gym are also connected to the science corridor.
  • 'West wing' - holds the main SEN classroom and a Sixth form chemistry lab.
  • 'East wing' - contains a computer room, and several offices.
  • 'Teaching block' or 'New building' - this is the largest building of the school. Subjects taught here include modern foreign languages, geography, history, biology, English, religious studies, PSHE, textiles, systems and control technology and art.
  • 'Halls block' - this contains the canteen, main hall, sports hall, and the music department.
  • 'Old technology block' - this contains several technology workshops, as well as food technology areas.
  • 'New technology block' - built in 2005, this contains up-to-date technology classrooms and workshop.

Sixth form centre

There are two buildings at the sixth form centre, where sixth form studies are taught, such as psychology, sociology and economics. there will be an extention to the sixth form centre coming in 2010 for students in yrs 10 to 62

Uniform

QEGS have a strict uniform policy. If pupils do not wear their uniform correctly then they get their uniform card signed. Three signatures means a lunch time detention. Uniform consists of the following[2]:

Boys

  • Navy blue blazer
  • Black trousers
  • White or light blue shirt
  • School tie
  • Black shoes of plain style, worn with black or grey plain socks

Girls

Navy blue blazer Plain knee length black skirt Black tailored trousers – with side seams White or light blue shirt School tie Black shoes of plain style with low heels, worn with plain navy or black tights, or black or grey socks

Alumni

  • Gordon Bourne (1921-9) Obstetrician and author[3]
  • William Charles Langdon Browne CBE (1931-), Banker [4]
  • Captain Sir Robert Beaufin Irving OBE (1877-1954)[5]
  • Raymond Spencer Millard, (1920-97), Civil Engineer[6]
  • William Kenneth Ward, (1918-95), Under-Secretary, Department of Trade, [7]

Famous Pupils

  • The STIG
  • Gary Teale- Scottish Professional Footballer
  • Neil Cooper (Music Teacher)

External links

Taha Belgasmi (Pro Footballer)

References

  1. ^ "Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School Profile". Retrieved 2007-12-01. 
  2. ^ "Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School Uniform". Retrieved 2007-09-26. 
  3. ^ ‘Bourne, Gordon Lionel’, Who's Who 2009, A & C Black, 2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2008 accessed 18 Feb 2009
  4. ^ Brown, William Charles Langdon’, Who's Who 2009, A & C Black, 2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2008 accessed 18 Feb 2009
  5. ^ ‘Irving, Captain Sir Robert Beaufin’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 18 Feb 2009
  6. ^ Millard, Raymond Spencer’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 18 Feb 2009
  7. ^ ‘WARD, William Kenneth’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 18 Feb 2009