‘What makes Queen’s College special?’ is the question we are asked most frequently by visiting parents. Our answer is that the children are happy which is invariably the parents’ priority. Queen’s is a child-centred family school with excellent pastoral care which develops confidence and awareness of others. Pupils feel comfortable talking to staff and specialist assistance is readily available when required. We really do encourage you to visit us and feel the special atmosphere that prevails.
We cater for the needs and talents of individual pupils and help them to fulfil their potential and exceed their expectations. We work closely in partnership with parents and keep regular contact.
Queen’s provides an education for life; our school motto ‘non scholae sed vitae discimus’ – ‘we educate not just for school but for life’ is as relevant today as it was when the school was founded in 1843. Academic results are clearly important but are only part of the all-round education we provide. High quality learning and teaching are the core of our academic success. The teaching is innovative, creative and inspires intellectual curiosity. The needs of each individual can be catered for in small classes and every pupil is made to feel special. As you walk around the school and look into classrooms we are sure you will quickly be aware of how passionate teachers are about their subject.
The super-curriculum promotes independent learning and enables boys and girls to study beyond the constraints of exam specifications. The physical education of pupils is also important; a wide range of opportunities is available including the major team games. We are competitive in our regular fixtures against other schools; pupils learn to win graciously and to cope with the disappointment of losing. They also have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of individual sports, outdoor pursuits and D of E.
The school has a strong reputation for the visual and performing arts including drama, dance and music. Pupils have the opportunity to develop their inter-personal skills including team work and leadership - so important in the competitive outside world. Of extreme significance is their spiritual development; Queen’s is proud of its Christian Methodist foundation. During their time at Queen’s pupils will have the opportunity to get to know and understand themselves and we hope when they leave they will want to go out into the world to make a difference. Community service is undertaken locally, nationally and, through our World Action in Methodist Schools scheme, internationally in The Gambia. We are closely involved with educational projects with our partner school, Brikama Methodist Academy, and with medical projects including the Queen’s College Nourishment Centre in Marakissa.
We hope having browsed this website you will feel inspired to visit Queen’s. We will not consider our job done until your son or daughter is in full time employment and we look forward to welcoming you.
Dr Lorraine Earps was appointed Head Teacher of Queen's College in July 2016.
Dr Earps had been Deputy Head for the previous three years and was our Acting Head for the 2016 Summer Term. Married with a 12-year-old son, she joined Queen’s from Withington Girls’ School where she was Director of Studies. Prior to that, she was Head of Chemistry at Stockport Grammar School.
Dr Earps, who was brought up in St Helens, studied Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Southampton before obtaining a Doctorate in Protein Chemistry and then teaching in the state sector for six years.