Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Penrith

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Penrith
Vision & Values

This is a busy, happy and successful school with well motivated and conscientious pupils, a highly experienced and committed teaching staff, and outstanding parental support. We have a very clear recognition here between teachers and pupils that we are on the same side, we are working together. We all share the same vision to do our best to ensure that everyone achieves their full potential in the time they are in the school. Queen Elizabeth Grammar School is about taking the best aspects of the traditional grammar school ethos and blending them with the most useful elements of good practice in modern education.

The grammar school ethos is about offering an academic curriculum, encouraging our pupils to have high aspirations and working in a disciplined environment which has a high regard for the community, for honesty and mutual respect. There is considerable extra-curricular provision in sport and the performing and creative arts. We also have an extensive programme of educational visits.

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Penrith
Contact Details

School: Queen Elizabeth Grammar School


Ullswater Road
CA11 7EG


01768 864621



Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Penrith
Entrance Criteria

School: Queen Elizabeth Grammar School

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Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Penrith
School Extracurricular

Music at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School fosters a tradition of exceptional musical ability. Pupils of all backgrounds, having studied music prior to their education here or not, are encouraged and nurtured to develop their personal relationship with a wide variety of music. As part of the National Curriculum, pupils receive classroom Music lessons in years 7, 8 and 9. In these sessions, pupils utilise their creativity and imagination to unpick the vast theory and structures of music from many cultures and societies. After their options year, pupils can opt to take their musical talents onto GCSE and A Level standard. As you will see below, there are a variety of differing schemes of work with which Music is taught, covering a large range of styles, to give pupils a holistic experience of Music from all around the world. Pupils are encouraged to get involved with music-making in any form possible, having the opportunity to be involved with a large range of extra-curricular activities. The Carlisle Music festival has been a place where pupils in varying ensembles - Orchestra, Chamber Choir, School Choir, String Quartet - have had the opportunity to concentrate their musical ability in competing against other school's within the Cumbria district. For more information just click here

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Penrith
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