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Armed Forces

Armed Forces

We realise that living as a member of a Forces family can be challenging and the way of life is not always understood by those from civilian life. Forces partners often 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. Our door is always open and our staff at the end of a telephone for any Forces parent needing a sympathetic understanding of his or her situation.

Forces Community - Our aim is to provide support to all of our Forces families across the whole Collegiate, from the youngest boarders in Chapter House to those preparing to leave for higher education. We have two forces co-ordinators who are from a military background and they run drop in sessions for students to attend if they need support, want help with keeping in touch with home or want to meet other forces children from across the campus. We are also developing our forces communities in school, connecting students who may live near or on the same base, but may not know it. This eases their way during the holiday times as well as at school.

Friendly And Caring - You can be assured that our teaching staff, and particularly our boarding staff, understand the emotional needs of our children. Our houseparents apply patience, experience, understanding, common sense and humour as they deal with the daily routine of boarding life. They read bedtime stories and play games with younger students; they apply firm but friendly persuasion when a bedroom needs tidying up; they understand when things are not going well and all of these help children settle and enjoy being boarders. Our large boarding community enables all children to find a strong group of friends and they know that very few places are more comfortable than boarding at QE!

Excellent Results - QE takes students from a wide range of ability, but through having such a wide curriculum and variety of pathways, all students are able to achieve success. How do we achieve this? The answer lies in dedicated, professional teaching staff supported by committed house staff, a campus with a huge amount of investment to provide first class facilities, 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 chance 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 a number of ways.

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.

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.

Transport - We are close to Leeds/Bradford, Liverpool and Manchester airports. We are five minutes away from the A1M motorway. York main-line railway station is only a 20 minute drive from us. We do not have specific "exeat" weekends. Parents are able to let their children have any weekends away from school to enable their children to visit relatives or friends.

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.

Any Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Steven 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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