Pupils return to school

Staff at QEH were delighted today to welcome all students back through the iconic blue doors for the first time in over 150 days.

While things may look slightly different at the school, with a new one-way system and hand sanitising points throughout the site, there has been much at QEH today that is familiar and reassuring for all.

As well as welcoming our returning students, we also welcomed our new Year 7 pupils, who posed for the traditional first day photo on the school steps, alongside their Head of Year, Miss Lydia Mantle, and their form tutors. Our new Year 13 prefect team were delighted to finally be able to truly spring into action, helping greet the pupils and providing a warm QEH welcome, albeit from a safe social distance!

The co-educational Sixth Form also welcomed over thirty new students to Year 12 and the Sixth Form Team will be helping them to settle in during their first few weeks.

Extensive planning has taken place over the summer holiday to ensure that students and staff can return to school safely, and that QEH can continue to deliver the first class education and pastoral care for which the school is so well known.