Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Alford

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Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Alford
Motto Cor Unum Via Una
Established 1566
Type Grammar school;
Headteacher A. Francis
Founder F. Spanning
Location Station Road
LN13 9HY
Coordinates: 53°15′31″N 0°10′12″E / 53.2586°N 0.1699°E / 53.2586; 0.1699
DfE number 925/5401
DfE URN 136315 Tables
Staff 44 teaching
21 administrative
Students 574 pupils (2012)
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Website web.archive.org/web/20070706232548/http://www.qegs.co.uk:80/

Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Alford (QEGS) is a selective, co-educational, academy status Grammar School and Sixth Form in Alford, Lincolnshire, England. In 2010 the school held 547 pupils.

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."[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

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