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The Queen's School

The Queen's School

City Walls Road, Chester, CH1 2NN, Cheshire

01244 312078



The Queen's School
School type Girls' Day Preparatory, Senior & Sixth Form
Founded 1878
Headmistress Mrs Sue Wallace-Woodroffe
Girls Age Range 4-18 years
Number of pupils 450
Lower School £3,320 (Rec-Y2) - £3,640 (Y3-6) per term
Senior School £4,970 per term
Average Class Size 15
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:8
Associations GSA, ISA, ISC, SofH

The Queen's School is an outstanding independent day school for girls aged 4-18 located in the historic city of Chester. From day one, girls are taught that they will succeed, helping them to develop a growth mind set, the advantages of which include increased perseverance, positive wellbeing and self-regulation and reduced stress. Pupils are given self belief and the opportunities to explore and try new things. In particular Queen's girls are encouraged to:

  • Think independently
  • Collaborate confidently
  • Aspire globally

Providing outdoor learning opportunities is part of the fabric that makes up The Queen's School's curriculum, giving pupils the opportunity to reconnect with the outdoor world beyond the classroom, boosting environmental stewardship, academic learning and personal development. Forest activities and the Beach School programme at The Lower School help children develop many skills that are hard to teach in the classroom. They encourage children to be active, assess situations, take risks and make decisions, with lots of activities to develop both fine and gross motor skills.

The school fosters a global perspective by immersing the girls in experiences that develop a deep understanding and appreciation of other cultures. They want pupils to contribute successfully in the global community by developing the attitudes, knowledge, and skills needed to live and work in today's interconnected world, matched with global competence to participate as empathetic, engaged, and effective citizens of the world.

All of this takes place in a caring environment where no one gets lost or slips through the net. Being a smaller school dedicated to the education of girls, pupils are offered a level of pastoral and academic support that is second to none. Learning is enhanced through a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities and individually tailoring the approach to each child enables them to achieve outstanding academic results, whilst developing the skills and mind-set to thrive in a changing world.