Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Penrith
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Penrith.
Selective grammar school
|Headteacher||Mr Paul Buckland|
|DfE URN||136732 Tables|
|Ofsted||Reports Pre-academy reports|
|Houses||Blencow, Lowther, Tudor.|
|Colours||Blue and Silver.|
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
- Lawson Soulsby, Baron Soulsby of Swaffham Prior, Microbiologist
- Charlie Hunnam, British Actor
- Oliver Turvey, Racing Driver
- Will Addison, Rugby Player
- Sarah Hall, Novelist