Queenswood Boarding & Day School
Queenswood is a progressive Boarding and Day School for around 460 girls, aged between 11 and 18, where Boarders make up roughly half of the School. Situated in Hertfordshire on the outskirts of London, the School occupies a beautiful 120-acre site. An all-round education focuses on equipping the girls with all the life skills required of women in the 21st century. Within a caring and supportive framework, the girls enjoy a dynamic academic curriculum, supported by a diverse and exciting co-curricular programme.
It is a warm and friendly community where everybody knows each other. Girls thrive within a nurturing House structure tailored to meet their needs as they progress from the Lower School, through the Middle School, and on to the Sixth Form. Around half of the pupils are Boarders, who come not just from the UK, but a range of international locations. However, Day Girls are fully integrated into the Houses, accompanying Boarders to enjoy our huge range of facilities and activities.
Queenswood is proud to be an international community with an outward looking approach with overseas girls making up 23% of the pupils. We welcome girls of all faiths and none, and recognise and support an individual’s adherence to her own faith, but expect all girls to embrace the School’s broad spiritual ethos.
The girls are ambitious high achievers, winning places at top universities both at home and abroad prior to embarking upon a range of exciting careers. The school is, however, resolutely neither an academic hothouse nor overly selective. Individual talent also flourishes in sport and the creative and performing arts. As important as individual achievement is the development of a sense of responsibility for each other and the world in which they live. Queenswood girls are thoughtful young people with a secure set of values and self-confidence.
The beautiful Queenswood estate provides the perfect educational environment. Being just 25 minutes from central London, it also has the advantage of easy access to the cultural richness of the Capital. At the same time, its proximity to major international airports provides ease of travel for both our overseas girls and for those participating in the school’s foreign exchange and visit programmes.
A 15% discount on fees is available for members of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, the Metropolitan Police and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
We have a rigorous academic programme. Our dedicated Personalised Learning Centre tailors the curriculum to meet every girl’s individual needs. This bespoke learning support allows all out girls to achieve their ambitions, despite any obstacles or learning difficulties that may be in their way. Coupled with our quiet and contemplative campus, our girls can focus both on their studies and their passions.
In 1894, Queenswood School was established for the daughters of Methodist Ministers in Clapham Park, London. It moved to its current site in Hertfordshire in 1925.
A more detailed history, including archival video and photos, is available on our website.
Noteable Old Queenswoodians include:
- Professor Alison Richard – first female Vice Chancellor of Cambridge University in its history.
- Helen McCrory – actress
- Georgie Ainslie (née Thompson) Sky Sports F1 presenter
- Natalie Pinkham – TV and Radio presenter
- Jodie Williams – European and Commonwealth 200m silver medalist
- Naomi Cavaday – British Tennis former world number 231
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Queenswood Boarding & Day School