Queen's Gate School

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Template:Infobox UK school Queen's Gate School is an independent day school for girls in Queen's Gate, South Kensington, London, England.

The Good Schools Guide described it as a "Charming popular school, with a mixed intake, which does jolly well by its girls." It is one of a handful of independent girls' schools in the country that does not have a prescribed uniform but girls are expected to abide by a strict dress code.<ref name="tatler" />

History

Queen's Gate School was founded in 1891 by Miss Eleanor Beatrice Wyatt (who later founded Heathfield School, Ascot) in her parents' home in nearby Stanhope Gardens. The following year, the School moved to 132 Queen's Gate, later expanding into the adjacent houses at 131 and 133. In May 2005, the school acquired 125/126 Queen's Gate and refurbished it as accommodation for Junior School pupils.

It celebrated its 120th anniversary in 2011. A special service was held at the local parish church St Augustine's Church in Queen's Gate.

Academics

It has a strong academic track record in examinations. In 2011, it placed in the top 100 independent schools nationally for the GCSEs.

Notable former pupils

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  • Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
  • Harriet Cass, BBC Radio 4 newsreader
  • Susannah Constantine
  • Belinda Harris-Reid, knit-wear designer and promoter of hand-knitting
  • Lucinda Lambton, photographer and broadcaster
  • Nigella Lawson
  • Imogen Poots, actress
  • Vanessa Redgrave<ref name="tatler">Template:Citeweb</ref>
  • Jennifer Saunders, actress
  • Twinkle, singer
  • Trinny Woodall, fashion designer

References

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External links

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