Hello, my name is Natasha Latham and I am the current Head Girl at The Queen’s School.
I’d like to share my experience of being at Queen’s with you. I joined at the start of Year 12. As a child in a military family, I went to a number of different schools across the UK before moving to Cheshire in 2017.
My sister was already at Queen’s and whenever I visited I had always been struck by the friendliness of both the teachers and the pupils, and it just felt like a happy place to be, and one where I could concentrate on my studies as well as make new friends and thrive.
I study Biology, Chemistry, and Design and Technology for A-level. My learning feels personal, in small friendly groups where I am encouraged to ask questions and explore my subjects, and where I am able to cement my knowledge in a supportive environment.
I am hoping to study dentistry abroad and feel Queen’s has given me the confidence and support to pursue not only this demanding subject, but also the confidence to think boldly and consider studying overseas as a really wonderful opportunity.
The Sixth Form has supported my ethos of being a good citizen, allowing me to complete my Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, as well as a wide range of other activities and volunteering outside of academic study.
Queen’s has prepared me well for university, and the support from Head of Sixth Form and dedicated Careers staff has helped me through every stage of my university application process, developing interview skills and vocational online learning.
My leadership and personal development at Queen’s has been encouraged and supported by all at the school. I have led the Q-Mentor coordination, been a Form Captain and House Captain, before being elected by pupils and staff as Head Girl for 2023-24.
As Head Girl, I have aimed to be a role model for younger pupils, developed my public speaking skills at many school events throughout the year, and developed confidence in leading others and organising a range of events.
It has been a privilege to be a pupil at Queen’s and the skills and confidence I have gained, I know will stay with me for life. I’m just at the start of my professional journey, but know that nowhere could have prepared me better than Queen’s.
There is no better way to experience what Queen’s is really like than a taster day and I would encourage anyone considering the school to definitely take this opportunity. You will meet lots of us throughout the day, as well as get a feel for the lessons - there really is no better way to decide if the school is the place for you.
I hope to meet you soon.
Head Girl 2024