Queen's School Enugu was founded on October 4, 1954 by the defunct Government of Eastern Nigeria. Its first Principal, Mrs Evelyn Doris Mather who was a seasoned administrator/educator and a rare combination of strict discipline and sweet motherliness. It was the only Girl's Government Secondary School in the Eastern Nigeria. As a result, it had the best things among which are all graduate teaching staff, large insfrastuctural facilities, dormitory blocks, administrative blocks, classrooms, well equiped science laboratories, a school library, school hall, home economics block and a very good catering services.
The school started with a student population of thirty, who were all borders. In those early years of its existence when admission into the school was gained only through a very competitive examination and an interview, the school attracted a high concentration of brains. As a result, excellence persisted as a tradition throughout the pre-civil war years. Queen's School, Enugu distinguished itself in sports both at the regional and international levels. It amintained a hundred percent tradition at the West African School Examinations Certificate. It excelled in dance and drama, especially during the Regional Festival of Arts.
The second Principal was Mrs. Kirik Patrick whose tenure lasted from 1957 - 1967. Her benevolence and motherliness earned her the nickname "Mater" (Latin for "Mother"). She continued the tradition of excellence, elegance and unity.
Queen's School, Enugu was closed during the Nigerian Civil War from 1967 - 1970. After the civil war, Queen's School tradition of excellence was maintained by its post-war principals. Right from its inception, Queen's School has remained a veritable agent of national integration. The student population was drawn from all over the country. The composition of the student body therefore lent itself easily to national integration. Queen's School culture of tolerance and cooperation symbolised in the school motto: LABORARE UNO ANIMO - working with one mind, is a guiding principle for unity among the staff and students. The creation of states will definitely not confine the student population to the school's geographical area. Queen's School Enugu is indeed one of the pioneers of "Unity School".
In its more than 60 years of existence, Queen's School Enugu has turned out sets of high achievers in various fields of learning including Architecture, Engineering, Accountancy, Banking and Finance, Computer Science, Medicine, Agriculture and Education. Queen's School instills in its students a remarkable sense of dignity and self-confidence in whatever they are doing.
Queen's School's achievements over the years are too many to be enumerated here. Queen's School, Enugu is treasured by its Old Girls' Association, the Parent-Teacher Association, Friends of the School, the Staff, Students and the State Government who collectively contributes towards making it a centre of excellence for women education. Queen's School will continue to maintain academic excellence, exemplary sportsmanship, academic and moral discipline, a culture of tolerance, cooperation and universality.