Fri Aug 22 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.

  • Results this year have broken all records and the school has improved on all measures. Most impressive are the Maths and English GCSE results. 75% of entries were at or above C grade in Maths and 75% at or above C in English both showing an improvement on our previous best results last year by 10% in maths and 14% in English. The percentage of students getting C or above in Maths and English has also risen to an amazing 66% - a rise of nearly 14% since last year. Both Maths and English results are well above last year’s national average figures for these measures. Many other subjects were above national averages and the number of A and A* grades has leapt impressively too. The percentage of the year group gaining 5 or more passes at C or above including English and Maths and the percentage of students on the SEN register who have been successful were also up impressively.

    Headteacher, Tony Wilmot, commented “These results provide further evidence of the sustained and continual improvement at this school. English results have now risen by 29% over the past 3 years and maths by 27% over the past 4 years. This has come about through some fantastic teaching and students really engaging in their learning. I am particularly pleased with our improvement over time of the progress students are making. There is no doubt that students are thriving and doing extremely well academically at this school on top, of course, of all the fantastic extra-curricular opportunities we offer including our global links”

  • NEWS FLASH! Blazer distribution postponed until Friday 29 August 10am-3pm. The Schoolwear Centre apologise for any inconvenience. They have the blazers but do not yet have the braid.

Contact Us

Location of the school

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

Tel: 01827 712477
Fax: 01827 715253