A message from the Principal, Mrs R M Kamaryc
Queen’s Gate Junior School is a small, friendly school where individuality is nurtured, where academic standards are high and where a broad based curriculum ensures a well-rounded education. Extra-curricular activities extend horizons and enrich the lives of all pupils. This all takes place within a strong pastoral care system and in light and spacious buildings. The school was established as a non–denominational Christian foundation, but we welcome children of all faiths and from a range of cultural backgrounds. Diversity, we believe, enhances the richness of our community.
We value our history and maintain a healthy respect for tradition, but at the same time we are committed to change where appropriate. In September 2007, we entered an exciting new period in our long history when we moved into our splendid new buildings at 125 and 126 Queen’s Gate, just a few yards down the road from the Senior School, whose site we shared for many years. The new buildings which have been beautifully restored boast spacious form rooms, three fully equipped laboratories, a state of the art ICT Room, a separate Art and DT studio and an elegant Assembly Hall. We also use some of the Senior School facilities, and our girls benefit from specialist subject teaching from Senior School staff. Senior girls often visit the Junior School to assist with activities, thus reinforcing the continuity of education from 4-18 available at Queen’s Gate.
We make full use of the excellent benefits of being a central London school; we are conveniently situated to take full advantage of the local museums of South Kensington and the concert venue of the Royal Albert Hall, as well as being just a stone’s throw from Hyde Park for recreational activities.
We have a lively and vibrant school, and we do hope that you will come and visit us to see, first hand, what makes Queen’s Gate such an individual school. We have Open Mornings in the Autumn and Spring Terms when girls from Years 5 and 6 will be delighted to show you around, but please feel free to make an individual appointment to visit at any time during the year. Our staff and I very much look forward to meeting you.
Mrs Rosalynd Kamaryc BA MSc PGCE
A message from Director of the Junior School, Mrs S Neale
For 125 years Queen’s Gate Junior School has been committed to providing a first-class education. We combine traditional values including respect and responsibility with a flexible and inspirational approach to learning in the 21st century. Situated in the heart of Kensington, we have access to many wonderful museums and are just a stone’s throw from Hyde Park.
We are a one form entry school which enables us to give individual attention to all girls in our care. From Reception through to Year 6 our aim is to provide a supportive learning environment with opportunities for each girl to develop the skills and knowledge which will enable her to become an independent, responsible and successful citizen. Queen’s Gate Junior School provides an environment where pupils can achieve their full potential, whether their talents are academic, creative or in the field of sport and we pride ourselves on encouraging
our children to become confident and enthusiastic members of the whole school community.
We are very lucky to have our own wonderful building, which includes three science laboratories, an art room and an ICT suite. We also are very fortunate to be able to use the facilities in our nearby Senior School. Our Junior School girls are also taught by many of the Senior School’s specialist subject teachers. Our strong links with our Senior School are complemented by the many Senior School girls who help with various activities.
These website pages can give you only a taster of life at Queen’s Gate, so we would encourage you to attend one of our three Open Mornings. You will be shown around the school by our best ambassadors, our happy, confident and articulate pupils. You will also have an opportunity to speak with current parents, and with the Principal and Director of the Junior School. In addition you are also most welcome to visit during a normal school day and see how we put our principles into action.
Mrs Sharie Neale BEd ARCM LT CL