About the school
Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital is an independent school with 672 in the Senior School, of which 230 are in the Sixth Form. This includes a growing number of girls following the school’s move to post 16 co-education in 2017. The Junior School, which opened in 2007, occupies the same site and has 109 boys. The Headmaster is a member of the Headmasters’ Conference. Admission is by entrance examination and the school is heavily oversubscribed. Academic standards are high (each year QEH is ranked in the top 50 Independent Schools in the national league tables).
There are excellent facilities for sport, music, art and drama. The school enjoys a large endowment income which is used to assist families with fees and which helps to ensure that the school is not only academically selective but also socially comprehensive.
Situated in Clifton, close to the university and the city centre, the school has extensive games fields at Failand, some 4 miles away and completed a comprehensive £3 million redevelopment of facilities which opened in September 2019.
In recent years much redevelopment has taken place and the school now has a purpose built theatre, a design and technology centre and excellent ICT facilities as well as a new £3.7 million Science and Art Building, opened in 2016.
Since September 2017, the Sixth Form is co-educational, allowing girls to benefit from a QEH education. An extension to the current Sixth Form Centre opened in September 2017 to support this development and further improvements opened in September 2018.
Further details about the school, exam results and development plans are available on: www.qehbristol.co.uk.
Bristol is an exciting and vibrant city, rich in history, culture and atmosphere. With two Universities, impressive Art Galleries, lively theatre and music, two football teams, a premiership rugby side and an international cricket venue, Bristol is an attractive and stimulating place in which to live.
Bristol has a range of places to live from the affluent and trendy Georgian terraces of Clifton, through traditional suburbia to modern estates. New staff have no difficulty finding affordable housing to rent or buy.
Bristol offers easy access to Devon and Cornwall and to London and the Midlands via the M4 and M5. It is well-served by the national rail network and has an international airport.
For those who enjoy fresh air, Bristol is close to the Cotswolds, the Mendips, the Quantocks and the coast.