Boys' Education

Following the early years, we believe boys should be taught in single-sex classes to better provide for their needs within the classroom and beyond.

QEGS has a proud and distinguished history of educating boys since its foundation by Royal Charter in 1591. Boys can be rehearsing for a music concert one morning and playing in a rugby match that afternoon. We nurture inquisitive, energetic boys into competent young men. Our boys are polite, caring and focussed on success, be that academic progress, or sporting prowess. All the way, we support them in responding to new challenges, as they progress from the early years, to Sixth Form and beyond.

  • Boys are given the opportunity to take risks, through energetic and action orientated activities, including for everyday sport for younger boys
  • Boys respond best to teaching styles which fit their needs – active, well-paced practical learning with frequent brain breaks and opportunities for movement
  • Boys are active learners who need opportunities to make their own decisions and to take control of their learning
  • Boys benefit from a ‘firm but fair’ approach; a disciplined environment with clear structures, boundaries and ground rules, with the underlying acknowledgment that boys do occasionally get it wrong
  • Boys develop life-long friendships – a ‘band of brothers’, relishing the enjoyment of going through school together
  • Boys can be themselves in an all-boys environment, encouraged to find the ‘best version of themselves’ as a young man when they leave
  • Boys love competition and the sense that they have earned rewards, often allowing them to exceed expectations in all aspects of school life
  • Boys’ high level thinking and entrepreneurial skills are enhanced by taking them out of their comfort zone through creative and problem-solving activitie

Key Facts

  • Boys need discipline and to be challenged, thrilled or inspired, or their concentration quickly lapses
  • Opportunities to engage in sport, art, music and drama is a big part of QEGS life
  • The absence of a macho culture enables boys to grow up well-rounded

Key Facts

  • Boys thrive on competition which is encouraged in and out of the classroom
  • Boys need discipline and to be challenged, thrilled or inspired, or their concentration quickly lapses
  • A strong diet of sport is a big part of QEGS life, especially for younger boys
  • Absence of a macho culture or 'cool to be a fool' allows boys to grow up fully rounded