Queen's Gate School
133 Queen's Gate, London, SW7 5LE
020 7589 3587
|Principal||Mrs R M Kamaryc|
|Date Appointed||January 2006|
|Girls Age Range||4-18|
|Number of pupils||542|
|Number of sixth formers||97|
|Number of Junior School||145|
|Number of Senior School||397|
|Average Class Size||23|
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Queen's Gate School is an independent day school for girls between the ages of 4 and 18 years. Established in 1891, the school is an Educational Trust situated in five large Victorian Houses within easy walking distance of Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, and many of the main London museums.
The School offers an education for life in a challenging environment where sound values and individuality are nurtured within a supportive atmosphere. Our aim is to create a secure and happy environment in which the girls can realise their academic potential and make full use of individual interests and talents. We encourage the development of self-discipline and create an atmosphere where freedom of thought and ideas can flourish.
Girls follow as wide a curriculum as possible and generally take GCSEs in ten subjects that must include English, Mathematics, a science and a modern language. A full range of A level subjects is offered. In the Lower Sixth girls normally take four subjects, reducing to three in the Upper Sixth.
Sport is highly valued at Queen’s Gate with two compulsory sessions for all girls each week. We have many sports available at other times during the school day including netball, athletics, basketball, hockey, fencing, swimming, rowing, horse riding, cross-country, biathlon and dance.
The Principal, Mrs Rosalynd Kamaryc, has been in post since 2006 and has built on the existing strengths of the school, whilst enabling girls to enjoy new opportunities in and out of the classroom.
In September 2007, the School entered an exciting new period in our long history when the Junior School moved into splendid new buildings at 125 and 126 Queen's Gate, just a few yards down the road from the Senior School. The new buildings, beautifully restored, boast spacious form rooms, three fully equipped laboratories, a state of the art ICT Room, a separate Art and DT studio and an elegant Assembly Hall. Junior pupils also use some of the Senior School facilities and benefit from specialist subject teaching from Senior School staff. Senior girls often visit the Junior School to assist with activities, thus reinforcing the continuity of education from 4-18 available at Queen's Gate.
Admission is by test and interview in the Junior School. Entrance to the Senior School is by the North London Independent Girls' Schools' Consortium entrance examination at 11+, and the school's own entrance examinations to other years in the Senior School. Applicants for the Sixth Form must achieve six GCSEs at Grade 8 or above with Grade 8 or 9 required in those subjects they wish to pursue at A level.
In addition to the Open Events that are run by the Senior and Junior Schools throughout the year, parents are always welcome to make a private visit to see the schools at work. Appointments can be made by contacting the Registrar on 0207 594 4982 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.