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" To be the best that I can with the gifts that I have. "

Set in more than 220 acres of beautiful North Yorkshire countryside in a secure rural location, and under 2.5 hours from the capital by train, Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate welcomes girls and boys aged from 3 months and supports them through its four schools – Chapter House (3 months to Year 5), King’s Magna (Year 6 to 9), The College and The Faculty (both Year 10 to 13.)  This unique model made up of four smaller schools is designed to maintain a nurturing family atmosphere and sense of individuality, with each school having their own Heads and staff teams.

QE is rated excellent (ISI 2019) with a vibrant, supportive and diverse school community that places a great emphasis on growing the students into resilient, caring, compassionate and confident adults. With a school ethos of “To be the best that I can with the gifts that I have” underpinning everything at the collegiate, it strives to help every individual at the school excel both academically and in their extra-curriculars, of which QE offers over 100 options across a campus of outstanding facilities. Students are encouraged to enjoy a varied programme to help them grow into well-rounded, independent individuals who can take responsibility for their own learning and futures.

As Winner of the BSA Boarding Innovation Award 2022, the boarding facility prides itself on creating a ‘home from home’ where boarders from Year 3 onwards can thrive under the guidance of specialist care staff that are separate to the academic team.

Every student at QE has access to an excellent pastoral team who run the THRIVE@QE programme, ensuring that student mental health is a priority. The team is available for students at any time of day or night and there is a dedicated area in the school where THRIVE activities take place and students can go for help and support. The school runs a ‘buddy’ system between students and has Sixth Form Peer Mentors who are happy to offer support to younger students. The collegiate also offers a high-quality careers service, featuring both advisors and alumni to further aid each student’s transition through their formative years.


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