Sat Aug 2 2014

Welcome to Queen Elizabeth School and Sports College

Welcome to the website of Queen Elizabeth School and Sports College. I hope as you read it you get a feel for our vibrant learning community and the student centred focus of all that we do.

These are very exciting times for our school as we prepare for the construction of a brand new building with state of the art facilities. We are the only Warwickshire school to appear on the Priority Schools Building Programme. Plans are well advanced to go to tender in early 2014.

On the back of our best ever exam results in the Summer of 2013 the school is really going places.

We are proud to serve the market town of Atherstone in North Warwickshire. Many of our students live in the town but a significant and growing number travel in from neighbouring villages. We are a relatively small school of around five hundred and fifty students which means we can offer a full curriculum whilst being small enough to know students as individuals.

Sport is important to us and is a strength of our school. We use sport to motivate and engage young people and also for developing leadership qualities in our students. Our work in this area is highly regarded nationally and the Sports Village is at the hub of sport in Atherstone.

We have strong links with schools in China, Romania, Slovakia and France with regular opportunities for students to visit these and other countries. Families regularly host our overseas visitors. We have just been re-awarded the prestigious Full International School Award by the British Council.

However at the heart of or school ethos is our relentless focus on learning through high quality teaching and support. All visitors comment on the calm and orderly environment and the excellent behaviour of our wonderful students.

Please contact me if you want to find out more about us. I will be happy to show you round.

Tony Wilmot, Headteacher

Forthcoming Staff Training Days 2013-14 (school closed to students)
 Friday 20 June 2014  

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Latest News

  • The conversion of Queen Elizabeth School and Sports College into The Queen Elizabeth Academy is firmly on track to happen for 1st September 2014. I am delighted that we will be joining the Erudition Schools Trust an incredibly forward looking trust who are already proving that our decision to go with this trust was undoubtedly the best decision the school has made in a very long time. Possibly ever. Click on "Read More" for further info.

  • School will close at 1.10pm on Friday 18th July 2014 and reopen for students at 8.45am on Tuesday 2 September 2014 as The Queen Elizabeth Academy. Wishing everyone a restful summer break. 

  • New blazers can be collected from the Lower School between 10am and 1pm on Thursday 21 August and from the Schoolwear Centre, Nuneaton, after that date. Please click on "Read More" to see important letter from Tony Wilmot to all parents/carers together with the new uniform details for September 2014.

Contact Us

Location of the school

Queen Elizabeth School
and Sports College
Witherley Road
CV9 1LZ.

Tel: 01827 712477
Fax: 01827 715253