Chapter House Boarding

House Routine: A Typical Day in Boarding

6:50 am The children are woken up by staff and then get up and get dressed ready for breakfast. They make their own bed, tidy their rooms, clean teeth, wash faces and prepare everything for school. This includes sports kit, musical instruments and anything else they may need for the day.
7:30 am We all go to breakfast together, which is served in the Undercroft. Children sit with their house staff and, when everyone is finished, we walk over to school together.
4:00 pm  Prep is completed in school, where the boarding and academic staff are there to help children. They do a session of reading to staff, their set prep and then silent reading. If they have any difficulties, there are teachers on hand to help.
5:00 pm Supper is served in the Undercroft followed by returning to house to change out of school uniform, ready to attend their chosen evening activities.
5:30 pm This is free time for the children to play with their friends outside or in house, do activities and games or have some chill time.
7:00 pm Time for phone calls from home or 10 minutes Face Timing, showering and getting things ready for the next day. We also have our snack then where students can have milk and toast and it’s chocolate spread on Friday and Saturday! Please make sure your child is aware of phone call times from home so they can be in their rooms ready for the phone call.
8:00 pm

In this time, children go to their own rooms to settle in for bedtime. Teeth are brushed and uniform is checked for the following day. Lights out is at 8.15pm for younger students to 8:30 pm for older students. On weekends, lights out is 8:45pm for younger students and 9:00pm for older students.


Chapter House has leadership initiatives such as our boarding council members, prefect programme and duty positions around house.

Uniform Shop

Boarding staff are happy to liaise with the uniform shop in order to get the best fitting uniform for your child. We will take measurements in house and place orders with parental consent. Please be aware boarding staff will not place any orders without prior agreement from parents and we require direct contact from you in regards to this. If you would like to contact the shop to arrange appointments or with any uniform questions, their email address is:

Contact Information

Boarding Staff
Senior House Tutor: Mrs Day
House Tutors:  Miss Moore, Mr Harmon, Miss De Barras

Contact Details
Office phone number:  (+44) 01423 334311
Chapter House mobile: (+44) 07599 276655

Postal Address for Students
Pupil’s Name
Chapter House Boarder
Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate
Thorpe Underwood Hall
YO26 9SS

Chapter House News

Queen Ethelburga’s Judged ‘Excellent’ by Schools Inspectorate
Leona Marshall

Celebrations are underway at Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate (QE) this week after the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) awarded the Collegiate the top grading of ‘Excellent’ across all schools and areas, praising the pupils’ outstanding academic achievements and personal development. 

Chapter House Early Years Judged ‘Outstanding’ by Schools Inspectorate
Leona Marshall

Staff and children at Chapter House school are celebrating this week after the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) judged their Early Years provision as ‘Outstanding’ across all areas, praising the 'excellent care and learning experiences that the setting provides’.

Chapter House and King's Magna Qualify for Nationals in 'Fly to the Line' Glider Competition
Marketing Team

Students form Queen Ethelburga's have been participating in season 1 of the 'Fly to the Line Glider Challenge for UK primary school children and are through to the national heats.

QE Hosts Local Netball Tournament
Marketing Team

This afternoon, we welcomed Year 5 and Year 6 students from three local schools to participate in a friendly netball tournament.

Chapter House Students Qualify for ISA Cross Country National Finals
Marketing Team

Today, our pupils from Chapter House competed in the ISA Cross Country area races.