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Featured OQs - Amelie Lloyd

Amelie Lloyd awarded a place at Mountview and stars in a new musical with the British Youth Music Theatre.


Arts, Music, OQs

Amelie Lloyd, OQ, will be starting in Mountview in September after taking a gap year to travel and teach children in South Korea. Recently, Amelie played the lead role in a new musical with the British Youth Music Theatre.

Amelie was a pupil at Queen’s College from 2019-2021. Amelie joined Queen’s after completing her GCSEs at Heathfield Secondary School. Amelie was awarded a performing arts scholarship as well as additional financial support through a bursary.

“I loved my time at Queen's. I was so nervous to start at a "private school", having being educated in the state system until then. However, it turned out to be one of the best decisions we ever made.”

Amelie was actively involved with the performing arts and performed in ‘Sister Act’ and ‘Daisy Pulls it Off.’ She enjoyed being encouraged to pursue her passions at Queen’s. Amelie said:

“The extra-curricular activities were so much fun, and gave us a fully rounded experience, allowing us time away from our studies to develop in other areas. My highlight has to be Sister Act in Year 12. I was thrown in the deep end with a lead role in my first term, and it really helped me land on my feet at the school. Thanks to Sister Act, I made friends right through the senior school, and established roots at Queen's that alternatively would've taken years to form.”

Amelie was also grateful for the unmatchable support Queen’s College gave her. Especially as her experience was sadly tainted by the coronavirus pandemic.

“The teachers' passion for their subjects was infectious, and their unwavering support throughout my A-Level courses was really beneficial, particularly throughout the Covid lockdowns. The subject departments were always open for advice, whether in person or through email, and the small teacher/student ratio was something I'd never experienced at my previous school.”

After completing her A Levels, Amelie took a gap year. She went travelling for 3 months to South Korea, working in an international school. During her gap year, she auditioned for drama school, was offered her first professional acting job, and recently played the lead in a new musical with British Youth Music Theatre. Amelie is going to Mountview in September, and is very excited to study acting full-time!

The support the Foundation gives to many pupils makes a real difference to their educational journey. Providing financial support is a vital part of their work and helps many pupils reach their full potential at Queen’s.


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