||-||Headmaster||Duncan Baxter MA (Oxon)|
|Principal Deputy Head||Michael Hall BA (Liverpool), MA (Educ)|
|Second Deputy Head||Sarah Pownall BA (Manchester)|
|Location||Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom|
The Good Schools Guide described the school as "An academic school with a modern edge".
After the dissolution of the chantries in 1547, the chapel fell to the Crown and was deconsecrated. It, and by now its substantial related endowments, fell to a court favourite, Richard Taverner. He preserved the chapel so when in 1561 the bailiffs of Kingston petitioned Queen Elizabeth I for a royal grammar school, the building was still usable. So when Elizabeth granted the school a Royal Charter in 1561, this provided several endowments, including the chapel and the various lands and buildings then attached to it. Because the chapel had housed a school prior to its dissolution by Henry VIII, historians have said that it is probable Elizabeth was doing no more than giving life to something which her father had brought to an untimely end.
In 1926 the school accepted direct grant status, but has long since reverted to full independence as a day school for boys and girls between the ages of ten and nineteen and is represented on the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference. The school has remained true to its Grammar School heritage by offering a high proportion of academic and sporting scholarships as well fee assisted places.
It celebrated the four hundredth anniversary of its charter in 1961 with a visit from Queen Elizabeth II.
The school celebrated the opening of the newly finished Queen Elizabeth the Second building (a.k.a. the QEII Building) with a visit from Queen Elizabeth II in 200x, where she unveiled a plaque and met with a small class of students.
The school honours its rich history through the naming of its four houses after Queen Elizabeth (Queens house), William Walworth (Walworth house), Richard Taverner (Taverner house) and Edward Lovekyn (Lovekyn house). It also celebrates the school's founders once a year with a day of Commemoration in March.
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