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Queen Anne’s School, Caversham

By Coby F

2 years ago


Address: Henley Road, Caversham, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 6DX
Website: qas.org.uk
Founded: 1894
Number of Pupils: 430
Ages: 11-18
Fees: (termly) day £8,962; flexi-boarding £13,759 – £14,510; full boarding £14,983, international boarding £15,941
Head Teacher: Ms Elaine Purves BA PGCE
Religious Affiliation: Church of England, accepting girls of no or all faith/s.
Entrance Procedure: Assessment day and Common Entrance
Contact: Admissions; 01189 187 300
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Open Mornings – Friday 1 March 2024 and Saturday 11 May 2024. Group and private tours also available via qas.org.uk

The Curriculum

Queen Anne’s is known for its outstanding ‘value added’ including 0.7 grades better at GCSE. A broad, balanced curriculum with exceptional Music, Performing Arts, English and PE provision.  Exciting range of traditional and new subjects in Sixth Form, ranging from Psychology and Sociology to Dance, and Music Technology. EPQ is taken in addition to A-levels. Outstanding careers and university guidance.

Games & The Arts

Sports such as lacrosse, netball, tennis, dance, and swimming feature highly both in academic and co-curricular PE, with football, badminton, and cricket recent growing additions. Students often make regional and national teams in lacrosse and receive sport scholarships at prestigious overseas universities The thriving dance company often have workshops with industry professionals and an abundance of performance opportunities. The Music department tour abroad annually and many students achieve ABRSM and Trinity diplomas.

Pastoral Care

Queen Anne’s School offers outstanding pastoral care which is showcased through its community-minded spirit. The school boasts a seamlessly integrated day and boarding community, with homely boarding houses that offer ample space for studying and relaxation. A strong network of teachers, tutors, heads of year, and house parents collaborates to support the students’ well-being and development.

University Places

UK and overseas including Oxbridge, Russell Group Universities, Princeton and Berklee.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

Elaine Purves joined Queen Anne’s in January 2022; she has brought a wealth of experience along with a passion for student wellbeing and excellence in all areas. Ms Purves believes in providing an environment where girls can thrive academically and holistically to provide a brilliant launchpad for life.

Outstanding Characteristics

Tradition meets modernity in all aspects of learning here, while honouring the importance of writing and dexterity, Queen Anne’s embraces innovation such as Artificial Intelligence in learning and the use of digital devices. The school’s pioneering education prepares girls for the challenges of the modern world; inspiring girls to explore their individuality, free from gender stereotypes.