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Armed Forces

We realise that living as a member of a Forces family is a pretty challenging experience and not normally fully understood by those who do not have to do it. Civilians not involved with the Forces find it difficult to imagine a job where you can be moved at little or no notice, invalided out on quite minor medical grounds or sent into a war zone with little or no means of contacting your family. Forces partners have to keep the family and home together for extended periods of time while partners are on unaccompanied postings. Having your children in a school where this is fully appreciated can help tremendously. We have over 300 Forces families, so your children will not feel isolated. My door is open and my telephone available for any Forces parent needing a sympathetic understanding of his or her situation.

Friendly And Caring - You can be assured that our teaching staff, and particularly our boarding staff, understand the emotional needs of our children. A houseparent looking after children requires patience, experience, understanding, common sense and humour. From bedtime stories to games; from the need for some common sense to some firm persuasion that a bedroom needs tidying up; for understanding when things are not going well: these help children settle and enjoy being boarders. Our boarding children know that no other independent school gives them as many home comforts as we do.

Excellent Results - QE College is ranked by The Times and the Daily Telegraph, as the top independent school in the north and the 4th UK day and boarding school overall and QE Faculty is ranked the second most successful independent school in the north and the 5th UK day and boarding school overall - yet we are NOT selective. Our children have a very broad range of academic ability and still our academic results put us amongst the top schools who accept only the strongest academic children.

Why do children achieve these superb results? The answer lies in dedicated, professional teaching staff, a campus with a huge amount of new investment, an ethos in the school of common-sense, a no-nonsense approach to studying and a happy environment. We all realise your children have only one shot at a first class education. We think that it is possible to achieve this and for them to enjoy their time with us. Every single child, without exception, is capable of excelling in some way.

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Forces cut backs

Forces' cut backs have constantly been in the news, but, with the backing of our Charitable Foundation we have made our own cut back which will benefit Forces' families.

If you are entitled to claim the Forces' Boarding Schools Allowance - Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA) you will be pleased to know that our school is on the approved list. The allowance is for children who start in the school year in which they turn 8 years old, up to when they turn 18/19 years old. Children up to 18 years of age at school in the UK could also be entitled to three free return journeys a year to visit their parents serving on accompanied tours overseas. (Please note - you must claim before your child reaches year 12, as new awards are not given to years 12 and 13.)

Our Forces parental contribution is only £925 per term for 2017/18. Your Forces Award from our Charitable Foundation is worth, on average, around 30% of our normal UK Boarding Fees.

If you also use the MOD's Childcare Voucher Scheme, the termly contribution could fall to under £700 per term. This means we rank as one of the most competitively priced boarding schools in the UK for Forces' children.

If you want to register your child, please do so as soon as possible; there is a £295 registration fee which will be refunded in full if you do not get a CEA entitlement.

New Facilities

We've spent £100m on school facilities in recent years.

  • £6m up-grade to Boarding
  • £7m Undercroft - Refectory Area
  • Full sized swimming pool
  • £1m Science Laboratories
  • £1m Day Centre
  • 2m "Muggles" activity centre
  • New Classrooms
  • £1m Medical Centre
  • 30m Sports Village
  • New floodlit Astroturf sports pitches
  • £1m up-grade to Junior School
  • £1m Teaching Block
  • New Common Rooms
  • 330 seat Theatre

Any Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Steve Jandrell through our Contact Form

by e-mail info@qe.org

or telephone +44 (0) 1423 33 33 30

Fees 2017 - 2018

Termly Boarding Fees Academic Year 2017/18
Year Group General Public Pay Estimate of what CEA
will become
You only pay Our Discount
is worth
Childcare Vouchers
save you Tax and NI worth
Thus net cost to you
Chapter House Junior School
Year 3£ 9,972£5,719£925£3,328 £311£614
Year 4£10,731£5,719£925£4,069 £311£614
Year 5£10,713£5,719£925£4,069 £311£614
King's Magna Middle School
Year 6£11,326£5,719£925£4,682 £311£614
Year 7£11,326£7,245£925£3,156 £311£614
Year 8£11,326£7,245£925£3,156 £311£614
Year 9£11,326£7,245£925£3,156 £311£614
Queen Ethelburga's College & Faculty (Seniors)
Year 10£11,881£7,245£925£3,711 £311£614
Year 11£11,881£7,245£925£3,711 -£925
Year 12£12,460£7,245£925£4,290 -£925
Year 13£12,460£7,245£925£4,290 -£925
Childcare Vouchers accepted for qualifying activities such as After School Clubs, Music Lessons, etc. and any boarding element, for up to 15 years of age.
There are 3 terms per year.
You can also pay by credit or debit card.

Please note - Although our Schools are on the list that qualify for the Allowance, there is no guarantee you will receive CEA. If you register your child with us and do not get CEA entitlement, we will refund the £295 registration charge in full.

We offer the best boarding accommodation in Europe, our College is the UK's number 1 School in the North for academic results, a whole range of A-Levels & vocational options and with a new £30m Sports Centre, you really are onto a winner.

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