Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Penrith

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Queen Elizabeth Grammar School
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Penrith. Picture.jpg
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Penrith.
Motto Semper Eadem
(Always Constant)
Established 1564
Type Academy
Selective grammar school
Headteacher Mr Paul Buckland
Location Ullswater Road
CA11 7EG
54°39′33″N 2°45′29″W / 54.65912°N 2.75799°W / 54.65912; -2.75799Coordinates: 54°39′33″N 2°45′29″W / 54.65912°N 2.75799°W / 54.65912; -2.75799
DfE number 909/5401
DfE URN 136732 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Students 833
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses Blencow, Lowther, Tudor.
Colours Blue and Silver.
Website www.qegs.cumbria.sch.uk

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School (QEGS) is a coeducational selective grammar school in Penrith, Cumbria, England. The school currently has approximately 830 pupils.


It moved from its original premises in St Andrew's churchyard to its present site on Ullswater Road (A592), close to the railway station, in 1917. It is Cumbria's only grammar school.


The admission process is through an Eleven Plus style exam, which tests mathematics, verbal reasoning and non-verbal reasoning or spatial intelligence. The top 128 applicants are offered places at the school.

Notable former pupils[edit]