The Senior School has existed since 1590 to provide an education for boys who, for centuries, were distinguished by their ‘blue coats’. QEH was established after Bristol merchant, John Carr, left provision for it in his Will of 1586 although the current building dates from 1847.
The School’s Charter was granted by Queen Elizabeth I for ‘the education of poor children and orphans’. Today this is emphasised by the high level of pastoral care in the School and by the use of endowment income to provide financial assistance for those of limited means.
The School was a boarding school until 1920 when day boys were first admitted, and in 1945 it became a two-form entry direct grant grammar school. The direct grant ended in 1975 when the School became independent. In 1984 Queen Elizabeth II agreed to become the School’s Patron. The quarter centenary celebrations in 1990 were highlighted by the visit of The Princess Royal and the opening of QEH Theatre.
TEAMS FINISH IN EVERY TEN TORS
RAISED FOR CHARITIES IN THE LAST 5 YEARS
CHORISTERS IN THE SCHOOL CHOIR
IN NATIONAL CHESS FINALS
DEVELOPMENT OF FAILAND SPORTS GROUND
A*-B AT A-LEVEL
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