Recognised as one of the top girls' schools in the country

Chester’s only girls’ school is celebrating after being judged in the top five independent girls’ schools in the country for a recent award.

The Queen’s School was pipped to the top spot by Wimbledon High in London but was one of only four schools that were highly commended by the Independent School Parent Awards. They were The Queen's School, Bolton School for Girls, Alderley Edge School for Girls and Queen’s Margaret’s School for Girls.

The judges in the Best Girls' School category considered the student experience from 4-18 and how the girls are prepared for the real world. A spokesperson for the ISP Awards said they had been overwhelmed by the response to their inaugural awards and that this category had been extremely competitive.

The Queen’s School Headmistress Sue Wallace-Woodroffe said: “It will be no surprise to our current parents, staff and pupils that the work the school does in developing girls to embrace the challenges of the 21st century has been recognised in this way.

“Queen’s has always prioritised developing individuals both academically and personally so that they truly know their worth in the world and have the self-belief to make a difference in a meaningful way once they leave us for university or a job.

"I could not be happier that the judges were able to see this too and I would like to thank all the staff who work with both commitment and creativity to make it happen every day."