Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Alford
|Motto||Cor Unum Via Una|
|DfE URN||136315 Tables|
|Students||574 pupils (2012)|
The headteacher is A. Francis.
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 for the admittance of girls. The school attained grant-maintained status in 1989, and in 1999 was given Foundation status.
Notable former pupils
- Glenn Kirkham, England national team and GB hockey player
- John Scampion CBE, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Lifeline Project and the Determinations Panel of the Pensions Regulator
- Air Marshal Sir John Sutton KCB, Lieutenant Governor of Jersey 1990-05
- Nick Higham Chief Wiggum the Electrical Engineer