Address: Shepherd’s Way, Brookmans Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 6NS
Founded: 1894
Number of Pupils: Around 490 pupils
Fees: £8,120 to £13,950 depending on year group and boarding status
Ages: 11-18 years
Head Teacher: Mrs Jo Cameron
Religious Affiliation: Christian with a Methodist foundation
Entrance Procedure: Pupils may register for a place by completing the online registration form and paying the appropriate registration fee by 1 October in the year preceding entry. Pupils will be invited to attend an assessment day at Queenswood where they will sit entrance examinations and have an individual interview. The assessment days will take place in November of the year preceding entry.
Email: Miss Caroline Noone, Head of UK Admissions, [email protected]
School Visits: To book a place at one of our open events or to organise an individual visit, please book your place here or contact the Admissions Office at [email protected]

The Curriculum

We offer a broad and balanced curriculum, where science and maths are as popular as humanities, languages and the arts. We are immensely proud of the academic value we add: girls achieve at least one grade higher per subject at GCSE than they would at an average independent school.

Games & The Arts

We are enormously proud of our long and distinguished sporting heritage at Queenswood. Everyone is encouraged to participate, whatever their expertise. Girls can choose from a huge range of sports and go on to compete in their chosen field at school, county and national levels.

There is an insatiable appetite for performance at Queenswood, and we are proud to showcase the girls’ talents in our superb theatre facilities. In addition to public performances of our superb practical exam work, there are whole school plays, an annual dance extravaganza, and an inter-House Performing Arts competition.

Pastoral Care

The Good Schools Guides states that, according to parents, our pastoral care is ‘phenomenal’. They also say that Queenswood parents rave about the ‘proactive approach to mental health’. The Guide also highlights our mentoring programme and the fact that the girls ‘go above and beyond to help one another’. This is all supported by our fantastic pastoral staff, like our dedicated boarding assistants and our resident full-time counsellor.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

‘This is a dynamic learning community where the girls’ interests, happiness, and wellbeing are the first consideration at all time. Our girls are at the heart of everything we do, and we know that they feel valued and enriched by the experiences they share here.’ – Mrs Jo Cameron

Outstanding Characteristics

For more than 125 years, Queenswood has delivered a truly progressive education in the most idyllic of environments. The school community is large enough that we are able to offer outstanding opportunities, yet small enough that girls like your daughter are known personally to teaching and support staff alike. Their individuality, unique potential and special qualities are nurtured and realised.

Queenswood is a community where girls achieve outstanding results, both in and beyond the classroom. The opportunities for growth and development for boarders and day girls are extensive, exciting and fun.

Most importantly, Queenswood girls are happy – and happy girls are successful girls.