At Queen’s Gate Junior School, we offer an outstanding variety of clubs and enrichment for our girls.
Clubs begin early in the morning, for those who wish to start the day invigorated, and might include street dance, cross-country or fitness.
Every lunchtime, we have a large number of clubs and enrichment opportunities such as debating, chess, karate, musical theatre and arts and crafts.
After school each day there are further enrichment opportunities such as football, ballet, coding, drama and cricket.
We have a thriving music department. Each girl takes part in a choir and girls in Years 3-5 are given their own stringed instruments so that they can take part in our strings orchestras. Peripatetic instrumental lessons are offered to all pupils, in a wide range of instruments, and we have termly concerts for parents.
With such alumnae as Anya Taylor Joy, Vanessa Redgrave and Tilda Swinton, it is no surprise that drama is important to us at Queen’s Gate School. Every girl in the Junior School performs in a major play each year as well as class assemblies. Our main play for Year 6 is performed at a London theatre and offers pupils the chance to learn dance choreography from a professional choreographer.
Queen’s Gate Junior School girls are excellent debaters. As well as having a thriving debating society at school, we host our own inter-schools’ debate each year and we have frequent fixtures against other schools around London.
Our Albertopolis Club is aimed at our most intellectually-curious pupils and is led by a range of staff from throughout the school who share their interests, talents and knowledge with the pupils while exploring topics which are not included in the main curriculum. Recent sessions have included post-War architecture, creating guitars and magic tricks.
Throughout the school year, our pupils are visited by experts who introduce them to new skills in workshops. These might include martial arts, first aid, poetry writing, philosophy and citizenship
Assemblies enable us to address topics ranging from identity and inclusion to world events to environmental concerns. Visiting speakers are frequent and include inspirational women, experts from museums, religious leaders and our own parents.