Entry to Queen Ethelburga’s

Entry to Queen Ethelburga’s

We take great care over every application made to Queen Ethelburga’s and do our best to make the process as easy and straightforward as possible.

You can begin your application at any point of the year, and you will be kept in close contact with the Admissions Team and key senior staff. 

Happy senior school pupils hugging at Queen Ethelburga's

Begin your application at any point of the year for any of our schools.
Planning A Visit?

We’d love to take you on a personal tour around campus to show you our amazing facilities and boarding houses.

If you decide to visit, you can also meet one of our senior academic staff who can explain the different courses and subjects available.

Overview Of The Collegiate’s Four Schools

Chapter House (3 months to Year 5)

Children can join Chapter House at any point of the year during Kindergarten and Nursery. At the age of 4, children will move to Reception in September and new starters are expected to join the school at the beginning of the academic year. 

In Year 5, students are prepared for transition into King’s Magna.

King’s Magna (Year 6 to Year 9)

Pupils attend King's Magna when they reach Year 6. Pupils are welcome to apply to join any of the King’s Magna year groups, with the expectation they join the school at the beginning of the academic year.

In Year 9, students are prepared for transition into the College or the Faculty. Queen Ethelburga’s offers a unique choice of two different senior school pathways for students in Years 10 to 12.

The Faculty (Year 10 to Year 13)
Students may join the Faculty at the beginning of Year 10 or Year 12. They follow a personalised pathway of academic, creative, or vocational courses designed to progress them towards higher education or employment.
The College (Year 10 to Year 13)

Students may join the College at the beginning of Year 10, Year 11, or Year 12. They follow a traditional academic route towards higher education, through GCSE and A Level courses. 

To be offered a place at The College, you must have a score of 60 or above in the Mathematics, Non-Verbal and Spatial percentile sections of the CAT4. 

If you are applying for Year 12, you must achieve a grade 7 or higher in the nearest equivalent subject at GCSE. 
Or, if you are applying for the 1-year GCSE programme, you must achieve a grade 6 or higher in the nearest equivalent subject at GCSE.

For more information on the available options please see the table below:

Age (Sept-Aug) Year Group Key Stage School
3 Months - 2 Years Kindergarten EYFS Chapter House
3 - 4 Years Nursery EYFS Chapter House
4 - 5 Years Reception EYFS Chapter House
5 - 6 Years Year 1 KS1 Chapter House
6 - 7 Years Year 2 KS1 Chapter House
7 - 8 Years Year 3 KS2 Chapter House
8 - 9 Years Year 4 KS2 Chapter House
9 - 10 Years Year 5 KS2 Chapter House
10 - 11 Years Year 6 KS2 King's Magna
11 - 12 Years Year 7 KS3 King's Magna
12 - 13 Years Year 8 KS3 King's Magna
13 - 14 Years Year 9 KS3 King's Magna
14 - 15 Years Year 10 KS4 College / Faculty
15 - 16 Years Year 11 KS4 College / Faculty
16 - 17 Years Year 12 KS5 College / Faculty
17 - 18 Years Year 13 KS5 College / Faculty