Welcome to Queen Mary's Grammar School


Queen Mary's Grammar School was founded in 1554 by Mary Tudor. We have been shaped by our past and are proud of our traditions, but we are also confident of an exciting future as we help to shape the educational landscape. Queen Mary's is an academically selective school. It is our aim to support pupils to achieve their full academic potential. We value the life of the mind and want to pass on a love of learning.

QMGS Headmaster and Sixth form prefects


Outside the classroom, we offer a range of life-enriching opportunities: time at our Field Centre in Wales; membership of our thriving Combined Cadet Force; individual and team sports; foreign exchanges and travel; participation in music, drama and many other activities. We believe that achievement and enjoyment go hand in hand. We equip our pupils to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world. Most choose to go on to Higher Education. Through partnership between School, pupil and parents, we aim for the examination success that will open doors to the very best institutions and international employers. We are rated as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted and it is our mission to attain excellence in all that we do.



Our House system celebrates the four pillars of school life at Queen Mary’s: an academic purpose, an international outlook, an enterprising spirit and a generous approach. All these are brought together by the sense of community that marks us out. We enjoy our social, cultural and ethnic diversity and recognise our many privileges. We are keen to share what we have – experience, expertise, enthusiasm – both with those who live on our doorstep and those from further afield. To do so is very much in the spirit of our motto quas dederis solas semper habebis opes: it is what you give that you will keep as eternal riches.


Thank you for engaging with this website. It presents you with a wealth of information, but a School is far more than a sum of all the facts about it. The truth is that we want to set our pupils on a course to live life to the full. That’s what we are really about here at Queen Mary’s. Find out more here.


Timothy Swain


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