SAVE THE DATE - Saturday 26th June 2021 11.30am - 2.30pm
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School is celebrating 450 years of receiving its official charter from Elizabeth I on 25th June.
On 25th June 1571 QEGS received its official seal when Queen Elizabeth I granted a charter to establish a grammar school in Horncastle. This year, to commemorate the occasion, we are planning to hold two very special events. On the actual day itself we’re hoping to invite a special guest to unveil a piece of art created by current students and, all being well, on Saturday 26th June we hope to open our doors so that the wider community can celebrate with us.
Mrs Addis and Mrs Brown of the music department are hoping to form a band comprising past and present members of the school. This may be performed virtually or socially distanced depending on the restrictions in June.
Since the last celebration in 1971 our school has grown from 450 pupils to over 800 with the addition of two school buildings: The Writers Block and the Arts Faculty building. The swimming pool was replaced by the Technology Block in 1991.
Sadly no staff from 1971 are still working at QEGS, but we do have a number of current staff who have been with the school for over 25 years including Mrs Parsons, Mrs Cook, Mrs Hastings and Mrs Devereux who I’m sure many of you will fondly remember.
Following the government’s latest announcement about the roadmap as we emerge from lockdown, from Monday 8th March 2021 we look forward to welcoming back our students.
Information about rapid flow testing can be found here:
We continue to monitor the guidance issued by the government and adapt our plans accordingly.
If you wish to read the risk assessment undertaken, you can view the document here www.horncastleeducationtrust.org.
Transport will resume as usual with effect from Monday 8th March and all of the staff at QEGS are looking forward to welcoming our students back to school next week.
During the first week of the Christmas holidays our Year 7 choir took part in the Langton Church Drive-in Carol Service. Following all current Covid-19 guidelines, the choir performed on an outdoor stage whilst the audience sat in their cars listening and joining in the carol singing. The evening also included a performance by the flute choir comprising of QEGS staff and ex-QEGS students. It was a lovely evening - so warming to take part in a live music event at the end of a challenging year - and we are grateful to Mr Brewster and Langton Church for inviting us along.