Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Ashbourne
Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School (QEGS) is a comprehensive school for 11-18 year olds, situated in the town of Ashbourne, Derbyshire. In the academic year 2009-2010, there were 1396 pupils on roll.
Both the main school and 6th form are often within the top 25 in league tables, and in October 2008, Ofsted marked the school as "good" or "outstanding" in all sections. In 2009 the school celebrated 100 years at the Green Road site.
- 1585 - QEGS was founded as a voluntary controlled school in Church Street, Ashbourne by Thomas Carter of the Middle Temple. Although Sir Thomas Cokayne, High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 1530, did help fund the school, he is frequently incorrectly credited as the main founder. The original building still exists today.
- 1909 - The school relocated to its current site on The Green Road.
- 1973 - QEGS took over the Ashbourne County Secondary School on Old Derby Road, but they both remained as two separate sites.
- 2003 (February) - New building work was completed on the Green Road site, and the lower school pupils moved to this site.
- 2005 (June) - QEGS became a specialist Technology College, and a new technology block was built with the funding received.
Will Macdonald-lowe went here.
- 'Old building' - this is the oldest part of the school, and is used for teaching maths and ICT. It also holds some smaller classrooms for SEN teaching.
- 'Science corridor' - this runs adjacent to the old building. Chemistry and physics are taught here. It is connected to the main building by a corridor with the library off it. The drama studio and gym are also connected to the science corridor.
- 'West wing' - holds the main SEN classroom and a Sixth form chemistry lab.
- 'East wing' - contains a computer room, and several offices.
- 'Teaching block' or 'New building' - this is the largest building of the school. Subjects taught here include modern foreign languages, geography, history, biology, English, religious studies, PSHE, textiles, systems and control technology and art.
- 'Halls block' - this contains the canteen, main hall, sports hall, and the music department.
- 'Old technology block' - this contains several technology workshops, as well as food technology areas.
- 'New technology block' - built in 2005, this contains up-to-date technology classrooms and workshop.
Sixth form centre
There are two buildings at the sixth form centre, where sixth form studies are taught, such as psychology, sociology and economics. An extension to the sixth form centre has now been added which is now open to staff and pupils, including a new information technology suite. However, water damage has caused disaster, destroying some carpets and making some people angry. This is as interesting as it gets at qegs.
- Gordon Bourne (1921-9) Obstetrician and author
- William Charles Langdon Browne CBE (1931-), Banker 
- Captain Sir Robert Beaufin Irving OBE (1877–1954)
- Raymond Spencer Millard, (1920–97), Civil Engineer
- William Kenneth Ward, (1918–95), Under-Secretary, Department of Trade
- Neil Cooper, (1973-), drummer for Therapy?. Currently a drum teacher at QEGS.
- Jody Kitching, (1978-present), renowned hedge fund manager and winner of the International Amsterdam Open Karting Grand Prix 2011
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