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Queen Elizabeth Grammar School

Here you can read about the school's admission process, exam formats, follow a link to school website and view suggested 11+ Practice Books.

About the School

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School is a busy, happy and successful school with well motivated and conscientious pupils, a highly experienced and committed teaching staff, and outstanding parental support.

They have a very clear recognition between teachers and pupils that we are on the same side, they are working together. Queen Elizabeth Grammar School all share the same vision to do the 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 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. The school also has an extensive programme of educational visits.
‘Preparing our students to succeed in tomorrow’s world’ is their ethos statement. This is achieved in a happy, safe culture where students and staff work together towards shared goals. Academic outcomes at both GCSE and ‘A’ Level are excellent and are well above national averages every year.

Students also excel in sports and the arts, with a rich array of extra-curricular activities on offer to all year groups . The musical drama productions and sporting achievements are particularly impressive and indicative of what the students can achieve beyond the curriculum.

The dedicated and committed staff at QEGS bring out the best in every student. Students are presented with many opportunities and encouraged to be aspirational in everything they do. All staff work closely with parents to ensure that students get the right level of challenge and support to flourish. Additional support is always available through an excellent pastoral system, where necessary.

The school has been graded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted at our last inspection, but they are never complacent about this and are constantly striving to raise expectations and achievement, for all members of its community.

Tradition is important at QEGS and their ethos is infused with the traditional values of respect, honesty, responsibility and self-discipline. At the same time they are preparing students to excel in the 21st century with its many and varied challenges. Queen Elizabeth Grammar School makes effective use of the latest technology and are constantly developing its learning resources and pedagogy. A new suite of classrooms for the Modern Foreign Languages Department opened last year with the latest interactive facilities to aid student learning.

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School is a thriving community where every student is valued and every student succeeds.

Year 7 11+ Exam Content

Cumbria GL Version 11+ Exam with questions on 11+ Verbal Reasoning, 11+ Maths and 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning

How to prepare for the 11+ in 

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School

Parents will often search for 11+ books relevant to the Queen Elizabeth Grammar School so that they can help their child prepare  for the 11 plus test.

Practice in all aspects of 11+ Verbal Reasoning and 11+ Non-Verbal Reasoning is essential. Developing 11+ English and 11+ maths skills will give your child an advantage when sitting the actual 11+ exam.

Our 11+ Exam Book Shop will offer lots of suitable practice material.



School Type:-

Mixed Grammar

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Year 7 Places:-

Year 7 Admission details:-

Cumbria is only partly selective so competition for places is high. Often 4-6+ applicants for every place in Y7.

Exam Format

Cumbria GL Version 11+ Exam


Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Ullswater Road, Penrith CA11 7EG

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