Welcome to Queen Elizabeth Grammar School

QEGS is one of the top independent boys’ schools in the country and has been educating boys for over 400 years. Now, we aim to combine the best of a traditional approach with an openness to innovation to be a down-to-earth school which prepares boys to take their place in the modern world.

Dr Richard Brookes MChem, Head

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A place where boys can grow

At QEGS, we understand young boys and we are well equipped to meet their developmental needs at each stage of their education.

Ages 7 - 11

Junior Boys

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Ages 11 - 16

Senior Boys

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Ages 16 - 18

Sixth Form

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Our School

Woven into QEGS’ unique DNA are the twin strands of academic excellence and extra-curricular opportunity. Our school offers a boy-friendly environment where every day is an adventure.

A place where boys belong

The badge, the camaraderie, the feeling of pride in the tie that lasts a lifetime and binds everyone together, the sense of endeavour that drives every achievement, all emanate from the values we live and breathe every day; Care, Contribute, Aspire. But what we value above all else, is seeing everyone enjoy the journey. Our aim is to provide an education that is precisely tailored to every boy’s individual needs, hopes and aspirations, and a myriad opportunities to make each journey a richly rewarding one.

Taste the Experience
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Our boys have both been incredibly privileged to have had the best school experience and for both of our boys to have had such happy times where they have thrived, and made lifelong friends, then these years have really been priceless.
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You'll like the way we OPEN MINDS and DOORS ...

Contact us to arrange a personal visit to QEGS:

  • – a personal tour around our school
  • – discover our QED and #MadeInQEGS Mentoring programs
  • – a Q&A after the tour to answer any questions you have about our school, culture, and alumni

A warm welcome awaits.

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Upcoming Events

There’s always so much going on at QEGS – no two days are ever the same. From weekly inspirational conversations on #MadeInQEGS TV, musical performances to drama productions, careers advice to trips and visits.

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Saturday 12 October `24

Open Morning 2024

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A place where boys achieve

Every day, our alumni achieve on their own terms, in their own way, in dynamic roles all over the world. While their stories are all very different, they share common traits and values which set them apart; they were Made In QEGS.

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Will Cooper

Class of 2009
Will Cooper is a Newcastle University graduate and the Managing Director of one of the UK's biggest underwear brands.
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Nick & Tom Watkins

Class of 2004
Old Savilians Tom and Nick Watkins are two brothers from Yorkshire and are the mighty founders of an innovative pea milk brand.
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Dhrupad Karwa

Class of 2010
Dhrupad Karwa is the 29-year-old Co-Founder and CEO of HaikuJAM, a creative social networking start up.
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Matthew Ogg

Class of 2005
From circumnavigating the world to heading up EU-UK trade negotiations, Matthew has enjoyed an exciting and varied career since leaving QEGS.
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Closer Than You Think

We are set in the historic centre of Wakefield, a 5 minute walk from Wakefield Westgate train station and located 10 minutes off the M1.

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Doncaster (direct) – 17 minutes
Leeds (direct) – 10 minutes
Huddersfield (via Mirfield) – 35 minutes

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Latest News

Keep up to date with all the latest news and updates from across our Junior and Senior sections.

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