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HISTORY OVERVIEW

Queen Anne’s, a Church of England School, is part of the Grey Coat Hospital Foundation, a registered charity which was founded in 1698 by eight merchants in Westminster.  In 1706 Queen Anne granted the Grey Coat Hospital Foundation a royal charter.  By 1874 Parliament had begun to recognise that girls deserved an education and the Grey Coat Hospital became a girls’ school.   The Grey Coat Hospital Foundation bought the present site in Caversham, and this became Queen Anne’s School on Ascension Day in 1894. Since that time Queen Anne’s has grown and prospered and become a well known and well-loved independent school.


The Grey Coat Hospital Foundation

Queen Anne’s retains its connection with Westminster in many ways. A special service is held every two years in Westminster Abbey for Queen Anne’s pupils, parents, alumni and associates. Sixth Form art students take part in the annual Foundation Schools’ art exhibition in the SW1 Gallery in Westminster and the girls regularly take part in joint Foundation events.  The school remains part of the Grey Coat Hospital Foundation and values its connection with the other four Foundation Schools.

Westminster City School – Westminster

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Grey Coat Hospital – WESTMINSTER

Church of England school and Specialist Language College offering a challenging educational experience for girls from 11 to 18, and for boys in the Sixth Form.

EMANUEL SCHOOL -WANDSWORTH

Co-educational independent day school for pupils aged 10-18 founded in 1594 by Lady Dacre.



SUTTON VALENCE SCHOOL – KENT

A co-educational independent day school for pupils aged 3 to 18, with boarding from 11 to 18.