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Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet

For four hundred and fifty years, successive generations of boys have benefited from an education at Queen Elizabeth’s School. Today the School is a selective and state-maintained secondary Academy for 1300 boys, aged 11-18. We are located in High Barnet in North London and we are proud of the rich diversity within our community. Outcomes for our pupils are exceptional.

Our inspiring heritage is reflected in the School Chronicle, which is read annually on Founder’s Day and which records the Governors’ requirement that the education we provide should be as much in “good manners as in nurture for learning”. Similarly, our mission has long been “to produce young men who are confident, able and responsible”. We have re-defined what that means for the 2020s, gleaning the best from our historic traditions and from our experience as one of the country’s leading academic schools, and then combining that with the qualities which a new generation of Elizabethans will need to flourish in an inter-connected and fast-changing world.

About our school experience


Experiences can be tailored to the needs and interests of each candidate but typically a visit involves:

- observing lessons and different teaching styles
- observing enrichment activities
- interacting with pupils
- seeing how specific subjects are taught
- learning more about the teacher training process

Start and finish times
8:15am to 3:45pm - Flexible

We are happy to make individual arrangements to suit each candidate.

Dress code

Business dress

Teacher training

We offer School Direct placements working with a local consortium of schools. We also host PGCE placement students and other teachers have qualified with us via the assessment only route.

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must have a degree
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement availability

We are happy to offer school experience placements throughout the year by arrangement.

School experience type
In school


Queen's Road, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 4DQ
Map showing Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet

Yes - on site parking provided

There is on-site parking for all members of staff and visitors.

Disability and access details

We offer facilities and provide an inclusive environment for students, staff and school experience candidates with disability and access needs. We're happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

Access needs policy

Queen's Road, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 4DQ
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

  • Art and design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Classics
  • Design and technology
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Physics
  • Religious education