Our History & Location

Queen's College is a remarkable school with an extraordinary history. Founded in 1848, a Royal Charter from Queen Victoria in 1853 recognised the school as the pioneer of women's education. For the very first time in Great Britain, we gave young women the opportunity to gain academic qualifications. Today, we continue this forward-thinking tradition and our patron is Her Majesty the Queen.

While Portland Place looks grand from the outside, it is warm, friendly and busy inside - and deceptively spacious. Classrooms are very well equipped and specialist facilities are constantly being enhanced. In 2017 we added a science and technology hub and a new Dance Studio, along with substantial further investments in IT.

Our girls enjoy easy access to a large, green outside space in the private garden at the end of Portland Place and spend time outside every day.

As part of our commitment to sustainability and the reduction of our carbon footprint, we encourage as many pupils as possible to scooter, walk or take public transport to school. We have also created a purpose-built scooter park for the girls to use.