Queen Ethelburga´s Collegiate

Why Choose QE?

Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate comprises four schools and a kindergarten, each with its unique qualities, but all sharing a common purpose of providing students with a first class education and the opportunity to work towards higher education and a successful career. There are strong academic standards across the Foundation and students are encouraged to have high expectations for their achievement and career prospects. There is a very wide curriculum available, which enables students to pursue their individual interests and aspirations across a range of fields, alongside a vast array of extra-curricular opportunities which enable students to widen their experience and gain both skills and confidence.

Boarding accommodation is the best in the whole of the UK and Europe - no-one else even comes close.

Every boarding bedroom is provided with a direct-dial phone and voice mail, timer controlled plasma 32 inch TV / DVD complete with Sony Play Station, mini-kitchen with fridge, a hair dryer, iron and board, wash hand basin, heated towel rail and fan.

All bedrooms are air-conditioned and have their own individual private en-suite bathroom with toilet and shower. Sixth form students share top of the range apartments -3 seat leather settee, 55 inch LED TV and their own washer / dryer, printer / scanner / copier and Tassimo Coffee Machine.

They understand and are responsive to the need for their school to be a happy and co-operative environment, in order to meet high academic aims. Campus provides a wonderful base on which pupils can build a thriving and fulfilling school life. All staff have a great deal of experience and common sense, providing the warm and supportive atmosphere which has meant more and more pupils choose to live on campus.


 

The schools that make up the Collegiate


The Queen's KindergartenFor young children from 3 months to 3 years of age, the Kindergarten provides a nurturing environment where babies and toddlers can begin to systematically investigate the world around them.

Chapter House Junior SchoolFor boys and girls from 3 to 10 years of age, Chapter House lays the foundations of a good education with a strong emphasis on core subjects and a stimulating, wider curriculum to excite the interests of young learners.

King's Magna Middle School. For students from 10 to 14, the Middle School seeks to maintain the joy of learning by providing a wide and interesting curriculum pursued with a high level of focus, whilst also introducing a comprehensive range of activities and leadership opportunities.

Queen Ethelburga's College. For students from 14 to 19, the College follows a traditional curriculum of GCSEs and A Levels for students who are looking for pace and academic rigour, and who have high aspirations for university, either in the UK or abroad.

The Faculty of Queen Ethelburga's. For students from 14 to 19 the Faculty offers a wider curriculum, including academic, creative and vocational options, for those who are looking for a more individual approach to course selection and a supportive environment in which to learn. Unlike most schools we do not believe that a vocational qualification is 'second class'; indeed, we are proud to say that our best performing student in 2015 gained 5 Distinction* (the equivalent of 5 A* at A-level) and is now going on to study Nursing at university.


In 2016

Students in QE’s College, which follows a more traditional, academic curriculum, returned 87% of A level grades at A* or A and 98% of grades at A*to B. An impressive 78 of the 128 students achieved 3 or more A* or A grades at A level. Last year’s rankings saw the College named the top school in the North of England and the second placed co-educational day and boarding school in England based on A level results. 


Faculty pupils, who can take more vocational BTECs alongside A-Levels, celebrated  84% of A level grades at A* or A and 96% of grades at A*to B. 91% of BTECs taken in the Faculty were awarded a Distinction * or Distinction grade – the equivalent of A* and A grades at A-Level in UCAS points. The Faculty was ranked as the second placed school co-educational day and boarding school in the North of England based on A level results.

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