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About the Collegiate

Principal's Welcome

Our Hill Standard: To be the best that I can with the gifts that I have, lies at the heart of everything that we try to achieve at QE. Our belief is that there are many ways to be successful in life and our aim is to help each individual find the way that will work best for them. To attain this goal, we provide a wide-ranging and varied curriculum, supported by a vast array of extra-curricular activities, to enable each student to gain skills, knowledge and confidence that will take them forward to successful careers and happy lives.

Our academic performance speaks for itself, but it is achieved by determined and motivated students, supported by dedicated members of staff who have their interests at the centre of all that they do. This enables students to lay down very strong foundations to equip them to take advantage of the many opportunities that will present themselves in the years ahead.

We hope you find the information on this website useful, but if you wish to know more about QE and what makes it so special, please do not hesitate to contact us and arrange a visit at a time convenient to you.

Steven Jandrell


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. Visitors to QE often remark on the productive and cheerful atmosphere that pervades and the purposefulness of the pupils as they enjoy the considerable opportunities that the environment provides. We welcome you to come and see for yourself what makes our pupils so successful.

The schools that make up the Collegiate

  • The Queen's Kindergarten

    For 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 School

    For 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, King's Magna 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. At KS4 students study GCSE students study GCSE in the core subjects but can choose from a range of GCSEs abd BTECs along side these. In the sixth form, students can study A level, BTEC or a combination of both from a wide range on offer.

The expectation is that all students, irrespective of which senior school they choose will be equipped to move on to higher education - whether this is at university or within a specialised college.

Please have a look at more detailed information about the schools that make up the Collegiate by clicking on the individual schools and seeing what else they have to offer.

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As soon as you arrive with us you sense that, compared with other schools, here is somewhere special, friendly and pleasingly different. Our campus is exceptional.