Space Design Competition

On Saturday a group of 11 year-12 physics students attended a regional event of the UK space design competition at York University. The UK Space Design Competition, part of a larger international competition, is a science, engineering and business challenge designed as a simulation of life in industry. Teams are given a list of requirements for a space settlement and

Mathematics Olympiad

Congratulations to the sixth form students who achieved outstanding results in the Girls’ Maths Olympiad. Lara B and Imogen W (Y12) achieved a merit and a distinction, respectively. Alice Di (Y13) also achieved a distinction and Anna-Maria K a merit. This is an incredible achievement with the students completing a 2.5 hour long, challenging assessment and only the highest 25%

Basketball Success!

Y11 boys recently represented the school basketball team at a competition at St Cuthbert’s. They were excellent in conduct, attitude, and game play with everyone contributing in some way to a successful team performance. The team played three consecutive fixtures due to the late arrival of another team but still managed to win all their games and qualified for the

Y9 History

In year 9 history lessons this month students have been reflecting on remembrance and what it means to them today. Many students have researched members of their family and the local community to remember as part of our remembrance display. At QEHS, we have been reflecting on the courage and selflessness shown by all of those in the armed forces

Movember Appeal

Four members of QEHS staff are raising money for the ‘Movember appeal’ to support research and action into men’s mental and general health issues. They are growing moustaches and other facial hair for the month.  Mr Manns, Mr Elrington, Mr Cornish and Mr Pym would be delighted if you donated £1 to their good cause. You can do this via

The Big Ambition

The Big Ambition survey is open to children and young people across England, and parents and carers can fill out the survey on behalf of children.The aim is to know what children enjoy about their schools, communities, family life, and the wider world. I also want to find out what young people would like policymakers and Government to focus on

Duke of Edinburgh Award Celebration

On Tuesday 21 November the school celebrated the remarkable achievements of this year’s Duke of Edinburgh cohort. The group did presentations of their experience that celebrated the nature and heritage of their expedition. Advice ranged from wearing waterproofs to avoiding cows. The overwhelming emotion from the students was pride and joy at what they have achieved and their experience of

Annual Green Team V Debate Club Debate

This week saw the annual debate between the debate club and the green club. The motion was: This House would fine people for not recycling. The speeches on both sides were excellent with some insightful comments in the floor debate. The audience felt that the time had come for harsher action to stop climate change and the motion was carried

Sad News

We are very sad to report that Neil Morrison, former Federation Headteacher across QEHS and HMS, passed away on Wednesday morning. It was unexpected and has come as a real shock. As well as being a thoroughly nice person, Neil was an excellent leader of the schools, having previously been deputy headteacher and headteacher of QE. He was also headteacher

Children in Need

QE High School raised over £150 for Children in Need. The staff netball match drew in the crowds at lunchtime with a victory for Mr Pym’s pink team. It was a joyful lunchtime event and a worthwhile cause. If families would still like to donate, there is a donations page on School Gateway.