Queen’s College is a co-educational boarding and day school for nearly 800 pupils aged 3–18 years. It truly is a School with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Headmaster, Chris Alcock summarises the nature of the School thus: ‘We are a warm and caring school community, committed to fulfilling the potential of each individual. We aim for excellence and high standards in all our activities. It’s very important to me that I still do some classroom teaching and I make it my business to know and support each and every pupil in the school.’
There are major road and rail connections to Heathrow (2 hours) and Bristol Airport (45 mins) from the College.
Pupils are entitled to board from 7 to 18 years old. A dedicated team of boarding houseparents ensures that pupils are well cared for in a home away from home and that parents always have someone to contact in case of any concerns. Moreover, the chaplain is available to any member of the Queen’s community who needs a sympathetic ear.
Genuine community spirit can be seen and heard at weekends in what is a strong house system. A lively programme of events and trips are always on offer.
A-level results are excellent, with over three quarters of students gaining A*, A or B grades. The majority of students are accepted by their first choice university, including Oxbridge. Sixth form students have the luxury of access to a new state-of-the-art Sixth Form centre which has been developed in recent years.Co-curricular pursuits
Queen’s is surrounded by the beautiful Exmoor and Dartmoor national parks, therefore it is not surprising that the College is a centre of excellence for outdoor pursuits. Students have countless opportunities to ride, canoe, dive, sail and mountain bike. National success in sports such as hockey, horse riding, athletics and swimming gives the College an extra dimension.
The creative and performing arts
Renowned for achieving excellent results in the creative and performing arts, several students each year secure places at Central Saint Martins – the Oxbridge of the arts. Other students have gone on to drama schools such as the Bristol Old Vic. Facilities for drama and dance are exceptional, while there is a wide variety of musical groups on offer within the College.