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Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School Horncastle

Welcome to Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School and thank you for visiting our website.  I hope that your visit enables you to capture the essence of our vibrant and dynamic school community. As well as being extremely proud of the school’s long history, I am equally impressed with the range of activities our students get involved in. It is a privilege to lead this remarkable school; students who are friendly, ambitious and creative; staff who are dedicated, caring and talented. Our standards are high; we expect every member of the community to aspire to be the best they can be.

Mrs H. Payne, Head Teacher


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Curriculum Review - summary

We have been working through our Curriculum Review all year; thank you to everyone who has helped in that process. It has been very thorough and the Governing Body has now approved the recommendations that we made to them. We thought it would be useful to share with you a summary of what is going to be new for September.

small pdf icon The Curriculum Review - changes we are making in September.pdf


Secretary of State for Education Visit

On Thursday 19th May 2016 Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School and Banovallum School, Horncastle were honoured by a visit from Nicky Morgan, Secretary of State for Education. The Secretary of State had heard about the exciting and innovative partnership the two schools have formed through the Horncastle Umbrella Trust.

Nicky Morgan, Heather Payne & Victoria Atkins with students at QEGS Nicky Morgan with Helen Lascelles

Mrs Morgan was accompanied by our local MP Victoria Atkins.  On  arrival at QEGS they were welcomed by Heather Payne (Headteacher), Nicki Shore (Headteacher of Banovallum), David Bennett (Chair of governors), Kay Wingate (governor), Lucy Thompson (Head Girl) and Matthew Geldard (Head Boy). The Head Girl and Head Boy led a short tour visiting a Year 10 Maths lesson taught by Helen Lascelles (Head of Maths) and then moving onto the Arts Block and a Year 7 Music lesson taught by Veronica Addis (Head of Arts Faculty).  The Secretary of State made a point of talking to students at every opportunity. The final visit was to an Upper Sixth Economics / Business Studies lesson with Mark Cherry (Subject Leader) and Ged Forster (Head of Sixth Form and a governor at Banovallum School).  On route, the Secretary of State admired the artwork around the school as well as complimenting Katrine Burford-Bradshaw on the photographs she had taken as part of a visit to South Africa through Operation Wallacea.  Katrine was the school’s official photographer for Mrs Morgan’s visit.

Q & A from QEGS & Banovallum Student Councils to Nicky Morgan Q & A from QEGS & Banovallum Student Councils to Nicky Morgan

The Secretary of State then met with the Student Councils from both schools for a question and answer session. Mrs Morgan told students that every child should have the opportunity to go to an excellent school like the ones they attended. Students asked her and Victoria Atkins a range of questions from what it is like to work with David Cameron to their views on the EU Referendum and the new GCSEs.

The Secretary of State then departed to continue her visit at Banovallum School.