Head Teacher's Welcome
Welcome to the Queenswood School website: I hope these pages give you a flavour of what a vibrant school this is.


As Head Teacher I have a passionate enthusiasm to drive forward my vision for the school: that Queenswood School provides not only an outstanding education for the children in our care but that we also help equip them to take up a useful place in society as confident, caring, thoughtful, thinking people - these children are society's future. I joined the school in 1987, eventually becoming Headteacher and proprietor of this wonderful family school of which I am extremely proud and honoured to lead.

As an independent school, we deliberately choose to keep our class sizes small so that our pupils receive the individual attention to suit their needs, together with exemplary pastoral care: where every child is known and valued. We nurture high aspirations for our children so that they may reach their full potential, not only academically, but also as successful and fulfilled people who contribute to society. Our curriculum is exciting and relevant - engaging each child on their own individual journey to become effective and confident learners, prepared for adult life in the 21st century. Our team of highly committed and well-qualified staff work closely in partnership with parents to ensure an open, honest and collaborative approach based on trust and commitment to provide the best we possibly can for each and every child in our care.
I am truly proud of the comments made by the inspector during our 2019 Ofsted inspection; I hope you take time to read the report in full, there is a link on this website. The highlights of the report are:
  • Pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, their behaviour and the provision for pupils' welfare, health and safety are outstanding.
  • Due to an outstanding curriculum and good teaching, pupils make good progress. The school's data show pupils attaining highly across all the core subjects in each year group.
  • The school operates as a particularly inclusive community; pupils say that no-one feels left out. Pupils are encouraged to develop strong friendships. Pupils say their school is like a family.
  • The headteacher sets high expectations for everyone and leads by example. As a result, pupils are treated warmly, respectfully and fairly by all staff members and in return, pupils respond by being polite, courteous and very well-mannered.

I would like to invite you to visit Queenswood School to meet the staff and the children so that you can see for yourself what an outstanding school this is. You can either contact me to arrange an appointment or we have a number of Open Days throughout the year, you are welcome to join us.

I look forward to meeting you.

Julie Tanner
Head Teacher
Our Philosophy

Our aim is to nurture our children by means of a balanced education within a quiet, caring and secure environment so that they are able to reach their full potential both academically and as people. Every child is an individual and developing the "whole person" is at the very centre of our values.

Our History

The school was founded in 1937 as Wakefield Tutorial School with a site in Crofton, Wakefield. The school expanded to include sites in Pontefract and also opened a preparatory school in Morley in 1958. Sadly the other schools closed, but in April 2009, we moved to our present site and renamed ourselves Queenswood School. We now enjoy life in our 'new' home, sited a conservation area in Morley town centre. We have a lovely garden area, a single storey building, plenty of outdoor play area and enjoy use of the local church hall for additional space for performances and sporting activities.