On Wednesday 16th May, Queensmead School Windsor were honoured and privledged to be allowed on to the Long Walk to re-enact their own Royal procession that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will take on Saturday 19th May. To a crowd of onlookers and the world's international and domestic press, the Nursery and Reception students carried out their procession as the rest of the school waved their Union Jack flags and cheered them all on.
Afterwards, the Nursery and Reception students enjoyed their very own wedding breakfast of cucumber sandwiches, royal jelly and fruit. In addition to their wedding breakfast the students helped to decorate a three tiered wedding cake that the school's cooking club had baked. All in all, a wonderful morning with lots of happy memories created for all!
Come and join us for a warm welcome at our independent co-educational school, educating 2 to 18 year olds on Wednesday 23rd May from 9:30am to 11:30am. Parents will be given the opportunity to tour the school and meet with key members of staff. For those parents looking for school placements for September 2018, why not take advantage of our current uniform promotion enabling students who pay their joining fees by 31st May 2018, one free set of school uniform. To register your interest in attending, please contact our Registrar on email@example.com or telephone 01753 863779. We look forward to welcoming you to our small and caring school where students are given the opportunities to...be all that they can be.
Take advantage of Queensmead School Windsor’s uniform discount package. For every student who joins us in September 2018 and signs up and pays their joining fees by 31st May 2018, they will receive one set of school uniform free of charge. This would normally retail up to an average of £250 per student.* (* Depending on year of entry)
See promotional offer image for specific items. Contact our Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01753 863779.
From September 2018, all students will have the opportunity to earn a loyalty discount. For every year a student completes their education at our school from the start of an academic year to the end of that academic year e.g. September 2018 to July 2019, a 1% discount will be available off the student’s fees in the following academic year. For every completed academic year going forward, an additional 1% discount is added. The Queensmead loyalty scheme has been designed to allow students who stay with us right the way through to Year 11 to accrue a 10% discount off fees. *
Additional 5% for Sixth Form
For those students who continue to stay with us and complete their A levels in Years 12 and 13, there is an additional 5% discount available for their A level studies provided that students have accrued a minimum of 1% discount before they enter Year 12 (i.e. they will have been with us during the study of their GCSEs.) Therefore students have the potential ability to earn up to 15% off their school fees by continuing their education at Queensmead School Windsor. *
Sibling discounts are also available.* All subsequent siblings who join the school will be entitled to a discount of 5% if joining the Junior School and 10% if joining the Senior School. *
In addition to the Queensmead loyalty scheme, we are also offering parents a 10% discount on the following terms fees should they recommend someone to join the school, subject to the student joining the school and the joining student’s fees being paid. For every recommended person who registers and joins the school along with payment of their school fees, there is the opportunity for parents to receive 10% discount per recommendation off their following term’s fees.
In addition, join us in September 2018 and pay your joining fees by 31st May 2018 to receive one set of school uniform per child free of charge. Please see separate offer for further details.
*All discounts are subject to fees being paid on time. Failure to pay fees when they fall due will result in discounts being removed in relation to the outstanding fees.
Contact our Registrar at email@example.com or telephone 01753 863779 for further details.
Come and visit our small, caring co-educational independent school for students aged 2- 18 years on Wednesday 14th March from 15:30 -17:30. Explore the school and see for yourself the wonderful cross curricular learning that takes place within the school. Set in five acres of grounds within a few minutes walk from Windsor Castle, Queensmead School Windsor is the perfect setting to accommodate a blend of forward thinking and traditional values teaching in a secure and picturesque setting.
Uniform and discount promotions are available for students who sign up and pay their joining fees by 31st May 2018. Speak to our Registrar for further details and to reserve your space at our Open Afternoon event by either telephoning 01753 863779 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students from Years 5 and upwards who are looking at prospective schools for senior years education are invited to attend our Seniors Activities Taster Day on Wednesday 14th March from 09:30 - 15:00. Students will enjoy a variety of lessons encompassing, Team Building, Drama, Food Techonology, English, Art and Science across the day with snacks, lunch and an afternoon tea provided. To register your interest and to book your place, please contact our Registrar on 01753 863779 or email email@example.com.
Pop in to one of our free ‘Stay and Play’ Mother and Toddler sessions in our Nursery setting on selected Tuesdays - 9am to 10am.
Simply telephone to guarantee your free place on 01753 863779. These sessions are only suitable for children aged 18 months and upwards. (complimentary teas and coffees provided)
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Tuesday 20th March - Easter Egg hunt included too!
24th January 2018
Today marks the beginning of the transformation process of relaunching Brigidine School as Queensmead School Windsor. The independent, Catholic and high achieving school for all abilities, has decided to change its name and will be making the transition to the newly named Queensmead School Windsor over the coming weeks.
Brigidine School was established by the sisters of the Order of St Brigid, Brigidine Sisters, who set up the Brigidine Convent in 1948. The name of the school gradually evolved into Brigidine School, Windsor, which has been the name of the school for quite some time. With the Order withdrawing from operating schools across the world and not being directly involved in the school since 2004, the decision was made in 2016 to rename the school by the proprietor of the school, Mr Michael Fleming.
Mr Fleming commented, “The decision to change the school’s name was as a result of many people being under the false impression that the school was still owned and run by the Order. In discussion with the members of the Order and on balance, it was felt the change of name was the correct way forward which was agreed upon by all parties. The name “Queensmead” derives from the name of the main building of the school which was originally commissioned by Queen Victoria as a royal household for her youngest son Prince Leopold. It therefore seemed fitting to embrace the building’s heritage and its association with the Royal family by renaming the school Queensmead School Windsor.”
“As the newly named school includes the Queen's title, we have gone through the lengthy legalities and official process of seeking approval through the Royal Names section at the Cabinet Office. In seeking approval for the use of the name Queensmead, a connection to the royal household had to be demonstrated. We are honoured and excited to finally introduce Queensmead School Windsor to the educational market and we have many long-term plans in place that will continue to build upon the former Brigidine values and ethos of the school that has continued to educate happy, confident and motivated students over the past 70 years.”
When questioned about the focus and direction of the newly named school, Simon Larter, Head of Education, stated, “Our drive and focus has always been centred around the enrichment of each student's learning journey. As Queensmead School Windsor, we will continue to offer all students the opportunities and experiences of quality teaching in a happy and safe environment in order to optimise both personal and educational outcomes whilst still embracing the Catholic ethos that the school has thrived on.”
Shortly before Christmas, the school announced its planning application had been approved and that permission had been granted for change of use of the third floor and part of the second floor rooms in the Queensmead main school building The approved planning will enable the building of new and modern student accommodation with associated bathrooms and common rooms for any senior students wishing to board.
In addition to planning permission being granted, Queensmead School Windsor are also delighted to announce that they will be offering a complete co-educational setting for all students from 2 to 18 years of age from September 2018, as approved by the Department for Education (DfE).
Dawn Fleming, Head of Business Affairs, commented, “We are regularly asked by current and prospective parents whether we have plans in place to extend our educational offering to boys beyond the current age limited of 11. We are very pleased that the DfE have granted this and that we are now able to do so as Queensmead School Windsor. We look forward to welcoming all students who will benefit from the specialist and dedicated teaching staff and facilities from 2 to 18 years of age at our school.”
As with all rebrands, it is envisaged a number of pieces of the transition process will be rolled out over the coming weeks and months as the Queensmead School Windsor name gains greater exposure and presence in the market.
Set in five acres of grounds on the edge of the Royal Mile and in walking distance of the Queen’s official residence, Windsor Castle, it only seems befitting that the school should embrace its royal heritage roots as it steps forward into 2018.
After many months of waiting for approval of a planning application, Queensmead School Windsor is pleased and excited to reveal that permission has been granted for change of use of part first and second floor rooms in its Queensmead main school building. The approved planning will enable the building of new and modern student accommodation with associated bathrooms and common rooms.
It is envisaged that once renovations have been completed, senior girls will be able to board at the school, giving local and international students alike, the opportunity to experience living away from home with a degree of responsibility and independence. The renovations will also see a number of age appropriate common rooms being built; giving students defined areas to study in outside of the classroom setting alongside comfortable areas to socialise in with their peers.
Joint heads, Simon Larter – Head of Education and Dawn Fleming – Head of Business Affairs, both commented, “We are delighted to be able to share our news with the wider community. The approved planning application enables us to really drive forward with our plans and future direction for the school, as we will be able to offer our students a complete educational service with boarding facilities. All students should have the opportunities and experiences of quality teaching in a happy and safe environment. Some students will want to further extend their educational experience by boarding away from home in preparation for their next life step, be it going to university or working away from home. Our commitment to enable this can be seen by the huge investments we are planning to make," commented Mr Larter.
Renovation works are expected to commence in 2018, paving the way for future planned investments. With an eye firmly focused on the future, the good news arrives as an early Christmas present to the school.
‘Queensmead School Windsor is celebrating the most successful GCSE results’ days in the last five years. When the results were published today, 76.5% of all grades were A* to B. In addition, many of the school’s academic departments are celebrating the girls’ A and A* grade performances. At least two thirds of all grades in Mathematics, Science, Religious Studies, French, History and Music were either A* or A. Two girls gained 15 A* and A grades between them and one girl achieved full marks, gaining a Grade 9 in English Literature. “This is a very impressive performance for an academically non-selective school. We are delighted with how hard our students have worked”, commented the Joint Heads, Dawn Fleming and Simon Larter earlier today’.
The students and staff of Queensmead School Windsor are celebrating their best A-Level results for the last 5 years. The percentage of A* and A grades exceeded the national average by 2.7% and over half the grades were at B or above. There were straight A grade performances in Biology, Chemistry, German and Mathematics. One student secured A grades in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics and another student was one of only 800 students nationally to gain a grade A in German. All students secured places at their first choice Higher Education institutions.
"This is a momentous day because it reflects how hard the girls have worked and how skilfully they have been guided by the teaching staff. This is a remarkable achievement for a non-selective school that has a wide ability range. We are really proud of the girls,” commented Simon Larter, the Head of Education.