Queen's College London,伦敦女王中学(伦敦女王学院) 43–49 Harley Street, London W1G 8BT
Tel: 020 7291 7070 Fax: 020 7291 7077
• GIRLS, 11–18, Day
• Pupils 380, Upper sixth 49
• Termly fees £3710
• Enquiries/application to the Admissions Secretary
What it’s like
Founded in 1848, it was the pioneer college for the higher education of women
and the first institution to provide both a sound academic education and proper
qualifications for women. Queen Victoria herself was interested in its
foundation and contributed personally to funds. The main buildings date from
1762 and consist of three handsome Georgian houses. There have been many
additions and improvements over the years and there are excellent modern
facilities, particularly for science and IT, music, art and drama. There is a
staff:pupil ratio of about 1:10 and examination results are good. Great emphasis
is placed on careers. Music, drama and art are all strongly supported. There is
a standard range of games and sports available (easy access to playing fields in
nearby Regent’s Park).
Pupils & entrance
Pupils: Age range 11–18; 380 day girls.
Entrance: Main entry ages 11, 13, 14 and 16. London Consortium entrance
exam and interview; for sixth-form entry, 6 GCSEs at least grade C (grade B in
sixth-form subjects). No special skills or religious requirements. State school
entry, 20% intake at 11. Feeder schools include its own prep (Queen’s College
Preparatory School) and other local prep schools.
Scholarships, bursaries & extras 15 pa academic scholarships at 16, 1
art at 11; value up to 33% of fees. 2–3 music bursaries (free music tuition).
Parents expected to buy textbooks.
Head & staff
Principal: Miss M M Connell, in post from 1999. Educated at St Mary’s
College, Leeds, and Oxford University (Physics). Previously Head of More House
School, Deputy Headmistress of Bromley High, and taught at North London
Collegiate and Headington School. Governor of Holy Trinity College and Bromley.
Teaching staff: 36 full time, 13 part time.
GCSE: In 2003, 56 pupils in upper fifth: 98% gained grade C or above in
5+ subjects. Average GCSE score 58 (56 over 5 years).
A-levels: 35 in upper sixth. Average final point score achieved by upper
sixth formers 324.
University & college entrance 86% of 2003 leavers went on to degree
courses (3% after a gap year). 42% took courses in science, medicine and
engineering, 38% in arts and humanities, 20% in vocational subjects. Others went
on to art foundation courses.
Curriculum GCSE, AS and A-levels. 25 subjects offered (including
classical Greek, history of art, computing, theatre studies; GCSE Japanese).
Languages: French (from age 11), German, Italian, Russian and Spanish
offered to GCSE, AS and A-level. Regular exchanges (France).
ICT: 120 networked computers.
Music: Over 10% of pupils learn a musical instrument in school (others
learn outside school); instrumental exams may be taken. Musical groups include
various chamber ensembles, orchestra and choir.
Drama: Some pupils involved in school productions. Occasionally pupils
accepted for drama colleges.
Art & design: On average 27 take GCSE; 10 A-level. Regular entrants to
Sport & activities
Sport: Netball, hockey, rounders, tennis, gymnastics, fencing, swimming
Activities: Clubs include computers, debating society, gym, dance.
Uniform: No school uniform.
Houses & prefects: No houses. Prefects, head girl – elected by staff,
Principal and pupils.
Religion: Anglican tradition with many religions included. Separate
Social: Regular trips abroad. Meals self-service. School bookshop and art
shop. No tobacco or alcohol allowed.
Alumni association is run by Ms A Twisk, Old Queen’s Society, c/o the