Forces Families

Forces Families

Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate has a long-standing relationship with the British Forces and has welcomed students from Forces families for over 100 years.

Forces families at Queen Ethelburga's

Queen Ethelburga’s can help support forces families who are eligible for the Continuity of Education Allowance.
Putting Children’s Wellbeing First

The Pastoral Care Team places the mental health and resilience of every student at the centre of everything they do. The team helps Forces students to contact parents who may be deployed abroad, and our Pastoral centre is always open to any student wanting support or simply a chat over a hot chocolate. 

Queen Ethelburga’s also runs a Peer Mentor scheme that links older Forces students with younger students who may need the support and advice of someone who has had a similar experience.

Why Choose QE For Your Child?

CEA Accredited

In recognition of our commitment to the British Forces, Queen Ethelburga’s offers families a significant reduction in fees. 

For those eligible for the Continuity of Education Allowance, the parental contribution is only £1,385 per term (2023/2024) 

Supportive Boarding Environment

Queen Ethelburga’s is home to over 300 boarding students from Forces families. Our Boarding Staff are committed to providing a secure and supportive home from home for students whose parents may need to travel or live abroad for work. 

Boarding facilities at QE support easy and direct communication with student’s families, with direct phone lines in each room. Children are allowed to visit their parents on any weekend and can choose to visit relatives or friends with their parent’s permission.

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