Founded in 1894, Queen Anne’s is a school steeped in history and tradition and in 2019 celebrated its 125th anniversary, with a variety of exciting events.
Originally part of the Grey Coat Hospital Foundation that was founded in 1698 by eight merchants in Westminster, it is today part of the United Westminster Grey Coat Foundation. As part of this prestigious group of schools the students benefit from inter-foundation activities including an annual sports day, an art exhibition and a Model United Nations Conference.
The iconic red cloaks are worn by the students on special occasions including the biennial Westminster Abbey service. Other long-standing traditions such as students receiving special gingerbread for the journey home are still honoured today.
A Modern History of Queen Anne
The 2019 release of blockbuster film, The Favourite, has brought the history of Queen Anne to life. On Monday 14 January, former Headmistress Julia Harrington and Graduate Assistant Alice Whitehead, joined BBC Berkshire presenter Sarah Walker for a live radio interview to discuss Queen Anne’s School’s links to the famous monarch.