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Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate

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Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate

Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate

Address: Thorpe Underwood Hall, Thorpe Underwood Estate, York, North Yorkshire YO26 9SS
Website: qe.org
Founded: 1912
Number of Pupils: 1400
Ages: Three months – 19
Head Teacher: Mr Steven Jandrell
Religious Affiliation: Non-denominational
Entrance Procedure: Interview, test, previous school report.
Contact: 01423 333330
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Please contact us to arrange a convenient time for an individual tour, or join us for our next open day on Saturday 2 May 2020.

The Curriculum

An excellent rated (ISI 2019) group of independent day and boarding schools, for boys and girls aged between three months and 19 years. Pupils are supported through four schools – Chapter House (three months to year 5), King’s Magna (year 6 to 9), The College and Faculty (both year 10 to 13) – to become resilient, confident and independent young adults who are well prepared for their future. We offer a rich variety of GCSEs, A-levels and BTECs and consistently rank in the top ten schools in the UK for exam performance, with leavers going to the most prestigious UK and international universities. The College was ranked number one performing independent secondary school in the north of England (Sunday Times Schools Guide 2020).

Games & The Arts

All QE students follow a sports programme designed to stimulate the values of fair play, honesty, determination and application, through a wide variety of pursuits. Our Performance Sports Programme is available for students from year 7. We have an outstanding and growing creative and performing arts provision, with a full scale professional theatre on site. Small class sizes and one-to-one support outside normal lessons enable us to nurture young talent and achieve excellent results.

Pastoral Care

Care is the most important element within the QE community; every member of the collegiate, staff and student, is responsible for the pastoral care and happiness of the site. Students across all years have access to our dedicated programme of activities and support – [email protected] – aimed at supporting their mental health and well-being.

Recent Scholarships

We offer academic, sport, music and drama scholarships in Years 7 to 13.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

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

Outstanding Characteristics

  •  Set in more than 220 acres of beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, between the spa town of Harrogate and the historical city of York, QE can be reached in under two hours from London by train.
  • A renowned extensive co-curricular programme of trips and enrichment activities for all students.
  • A dedicated Sports Village, with professional coaching and over 30 acres of professionally maintained sports pitches and elite level facilities.
  • State of the art boarding facilities, which support students development and provides a safe and productive environment for them to thrive.


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