Queens’ School was formed in September 1969 by the amalgamation of Bushey Grammar School and Alexandra School on a 52 acre site on both sides of Aldenham Road. In September 1985, Grange Park School became part of Queens’. The School was awarded grant-maintained status on 1st April 1993 and became a foundation school in September 1999. In 2007, Queens’ was designated a High Performing School and in 2008 became Specialist Sports and Science College. We have over 1650 students with a specialist staff of 110 teachers, together with many support staff including the school accountant, secretaries and administrative assistants, a qualified librarian, a school Nurse, a team of technicians, with specialists in science and technology, an estates manager, caretakers, cleaning and catering staff.
- Queens’ School is committed to developing the full potential of all students in academic, sporting and all other respects. To this end learning is the most important purpose in the school and the school undertakes to provide a caring, safe and challenging environment for learning, which incorporates the use of new technology.
- The staff and governors of Queens’ School recognise the vitally important role of good health and exercise in the development of academic and vocational potential. They are therefore totally committed to the Healthy Schools programme and a comprehensive programme of out of hours activities, with PE and sport at its heart.
- The governors and senior leadership have a fundamental commitment to school improvement through staff development as demonstrated by our status as an Investor in People organisation. They also strongly believe that good practice developed through the School Development Programme, led by the P.E. and Science departments, will be cascaded across the wider school community.
- Queens’ School believes very strongly in the need to build good citizenship and is therefore committed to developing the ethos of volunteering and the building of collaborative working and leadership skills across the entire school community of staff and students. PE and sport provide a particularly appropriate vehicle for the development of team working and leadership skills.
- The school’s commitment to life long learning means that it will further develop its already strong links with further and higher education, sports clubs and other organisations.
- Queens’ also recognises the vital role that it has to play, as a Specialist Sports College in the development of community well being of the wider local community. This includes a community education role in respect of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and the provision of opportunities for the whole community, particularly the vulnerable and disadvantaged.