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Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School Horncastle

Our School

Equality of opportunity, tolerance and respect are at the heart of Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School.

The school is also one of the founding members of the Horncastle Education Trust and shares its vision:

We believe that every student whatever their background has the right to flourish, to achieve and to succeed and everything undertaken by Horncastle Education Trust should have this ambition at its heart.

We are proud to be a high-performing, co-educational Academy which specialises in science and modern foreign languages and is rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. There are around 830 pupils, 200 of which are six formers, aged 11-19 years old.

Want to join our school? View our prospectus, learn more about our admissions procedure or visit our student pages.


The school offers a range of excellent facilities including 24 traditional teaching rooms, seven science laboratories, three IT suites and some smaller IT hubs, in addition to the well-stocked Jobson Library. There are two fully equipped workshops and two further technology areas to deliver electronics, resistant materials, product design and food & nutrition. We also have a dedicated room for our Learning Support Hub, which includes space for activities and IT provision. We have two art studios, a drama studio, music practice rooms and a media suite, as well as a generously proportioned main hall with stage. The main hall is adjacent to a decked courtyard with a food outlet and a beautiful walled garden.

In addition, the sixth form enjoy a dedicated centre for study, presentations, conferences and refreshment facilities along with an independent learning centre which is fully IT equipped.

Our HET Training Suite offers dedicated training facilities suitable for conferencing, presentations, group work and a breakout area.

Our school field is very generous, and we offer a wide range of sporting facilities, including football, cricket, rounders and hockey pitches, a range of track and field events are also held in the summer months.  We have netball, basketball, badminton and tennis courts, as well as a sports hall. The pavilion is also located on the field; it contains changing rooms, showers, toilets and a small kitchen area for catering and refreshments.

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There is a recycling box located in the school’s main entrance for jewellery (including damaged items), old and new UK and foreign currency, old gadgets like sat navs, game consoles and games, tablets, cameras, mobiles, iPods and laptops. There are also recycling stations throughout the school for students to recycle their stationery.