Cumbria Grammar Schools

Queen Elizabeth Grammar School

Entrance Exam Dates:

Ofsted Report: Rated as outstanding before converting to an Academy.

Test Type: CEM


Founded in 1564.

The only grammar school in Cumbria and the North East.

In addition to encouraging academic achievement, we aim to promote and develop our students’ interests and talents, as well as their moral and spiritual growth, through a wide range of extracurricular opportunities. These include the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, an extensive variety of sporting fixtures, residential experiences, and numerous clubs and societies.

Theatre visits, drama workshops and musical performances are complemented by science, engineering, mathematics, business and enterprise activities, all of which help to enhance our students’ social development and cultural awareness. We also offer an extensive variety of trips to support curriculum learning, ranging from history, languages and geology, to destinations including France, Germany, Iceland, Venice and London.

A new suite of classrooms for the Modern Foreign Languages Department opened last year, for example, with the latest interactive facilities to aid student learning.

The musical drama productions and sporting achievements are particularly impressive and indicative of what our students can achieve beyond the curriculum.

GCSE Results

Don’t publicly publish there GCSE results like other schools but are featured in the local press.

‘Christina Boving Foster who achieved the remarkable tally of a clean sweep of 11 grade 9s and an A* for Further Mathematics.’