About the Collegiate
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
achieve this, 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.
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 QE special and its pupils so successful.
The schools that make up the Collegiate
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
££100m Invested In New Facilities
- £6m Upgrade to Girls and Boys Boarding
- £7m Undercroft - Refectory & Assembly Hall
- New 6th Form Library
- New Full Sized Swimming Pool
- £1m Science Laboratories
- £1m Day Centre
- New Changing Rooms
- New Classrooms
- £1m Medical Centre
- Laser Shooting Gallery
- £1m Upgrade to Junior School
- £1m Teaching Block
- New Common Rooms
- 100 New Boarding Apartments
- Drama-Music-Dance Centre
- 330 Seat Theatre
- £30m Sports Village
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.