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Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital (also known as QEH) is an independent school for boys in Clifton, Bristol, England founded in 1586. Stephen Holliday has served as Headmaster since 2000, having succeeded Dr Richard Gliddon. The Queen is the School’s patron, although QEH is named after its original patron Queen Elizabeth I.

Known traditionally as “The City School”, Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital was founded by the will of affluent merchant John Carr in 1586, gaining its first Royal Charter in 1590. It is now Bristol’s only boys’ school.

The school began as a boarding school, accepting ‘day boys’ for the first time in the early 1920s. Boarders continued to wear the traditional blue coat uniform on a daily basis until the 1980s. After that, it was only worn on special occasions. Following a steady decline in numbers QEH stopped accepting new boarders in 2004, and boarding closed completely in July 2008.


QEH aims to provide a first-class education. We seek to help all pupils develop their academic potential to the full and to provide opportunities for them to explore and extend their other abilities across a range of activities.

QEH Senior School has an entrance examination in January for students entering at Year 7 and Year 9 levels, boys take papers in Maths, English, Verbal Reasoning and Non Verbal Reasoning. These papers are used to select those eligible for John Carr academic scholarships.


Junior (7-10):£9282
Senior (11-18):£13986


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Get here

QEH Bristol – BS8 1JX
By road: Follow signs to Clifton, where you will find QEH.

QEH is easily accessible from both the M4 and M5 motorways.

By train: Railway stations are at Bristol Parkway (not marked) or Temple Meads.

From Temple Meads it is possible to catch the No. 8 or No. 9 bus to Clifton Triangle (about 20 minutes) from the stop at the approach ramp to the station. Alternatively, it is possible to take the No. 1 bus from outside ‘The Reckless Engineer’ public house across the road from the station entrance.

Additional Info

牛津剑桥大学录取率 Oxbridge rateN/A
城市 City Bristol
邮编 Postcode BS8 1JX
最低年龄 Start Age7
最高年龄 End Age18
宗教信仰 ReligionNone
ISI教育质量报告 ISI Integrated/Education quality report