Principal’s welcome

A warm welcome to Queen Elizabeth’s Academy. We hope that this website will give you a flavour of who we are but the best way to find out is to come and visit – we welcome visitors anytime, no need to book, just pop in and ask for a tour!

At Queen Elizabeth’s we believe that all students are entitled to an academic, rigorous education with knowledge at its core. We promote a grammar style education for everyone.

Our dedicated and expert staff ensure that every day, every minute of every lesson counts. Our teaching staff are extremely high-quality subject specialists and they impart their knowledge with evidence based practice which ensures that students retain the knowledge they are taught. After all, if students don’t remember it, then many would argue it wasn’t learnt at all!

Our vision is that our students leave us with the knowledge, skills and confidence to be able to compete with their peers on a level playing field. We are determined not to let our students down by offering them anything less than students would receive at the best schools in the country – our students deserve just as rich an experience and we are determined that they shall have it. This also means that our expectations are extremely high for every student, and we know that high expectations are a key factor in improving student aspiration and, ultimately, student achievement.

We have a commitment to ensuring that all students have access to the best academic curriculum, but we also value greatly the opportunity for students to have access to the arts, sport, music and performance – we ensure that these experiences also have equal value on our curriculum.

We operate a warm:strict philosophy at Queen Elizabeth’s. We are unapologetically strict when it comes to expectations of ones self and others, but we also value highly our relationships between staff and students, ensuring that barriers to learning are removed and that students feel safe and a sense of belonging. We want them to feel love for their fellow peers and to feel loved by an academy that knows that they can achieve great things and will accept nothing less than their best efforts to get there.

If you have any questions, please email my PA at rfisher@queenelizabeths-ac.org.uk or pop in and see us!

Mrs Willmot
Academy Principal

Queen Elizabeth’s Academy