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||538|
|Number of sixth formers||95|
|Number of Junior School||146|
|Number of Senior School||392|
|Senior School & Sixth Form||£21,600|
|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 the South Kensington 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, happy, yet stimulating environment in which each girl can realise their academic and personal 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.
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.
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. The girls are offered excellent careers advice to assist in their UCAS and US applications.
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, cross-country, biathlon and dance. Girls achieve much success, with some earning national and international status.
Co-curricular activities at Queen's Gate see girls taking part in Model United Nations meets throughout the year, become part of clubs including horticultural society, STEM club and Cosmetics club and experience trips around the UK and abroad to enhance their learning experience.
Music plays a large role in the School life, with concerts and mini recitals throughout the School year both in school and at local venues, and Drama productions across both schools see girls performing at venues including RADA and the Chelsea Theatre.
The Junior School is situated just a few yards down the road from the Senior School at 125 and 126 Queen's Gate. The beautifully restored buildings boast spacious form rooms, three fully equipped laboratories, a state-of-the-art STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) Room and an elegant Assembly Hall. Junior pupils also use 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 the School.
Admission is by test and interview in the Junior School. Entrance to the Senior School is by the London 11+ Consortium entrance examination. Applicants for the Sixth Form must achieve six GCSEs at Grade 7 or above with Grade 8 or 9 (or their equivalent) 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.