QEH has announced that girls will be able to study for their A Levels at its sixth form from September 2017.

“Our recent 425th anniversary has inevitably provoked a period of reflection as well as future planning,” said David Smart, chair of governors. “QEH is consistently achieving high standards across all areas of school life: outstanding examination results, supportive pastoral care and a wide range of co-curricular activities. We have more boys attending the school than ever before and we are now pleased to be able to offer these opportunities at sixth form level to girls in Bristol.

Headmaster Stephen Holliday added: “As a school, we place great importance on preparing our students for the wider world, both at university and beyond – in which they will be working alongside members of the opposite sex. A co-educational sixth form, at an age when students of both sexes have developed the maturity to work well together, will ensure that all our students leave here well prepared for life beyond QEH.”

The 2017 co-educational sixth form is part of the long-term development plan for the school and will be supported by further investment into the sixth form facilities over the next 18 months. Current developments underway at the school include a new £3million science and art building due to open this summer, followed by the further expansion of music and technology facilities. A sixth form open evening will take place on 10 November – students interested in applying for September 2017 entry can email Carolyn Matthews (cmatthews@qehbristol.co.uk).

For more information, visit: www.qehbristol.co.uk