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

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

Enjoying Picturesque Snow Scenes at Queen Ethelburga's College
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The snow has fallen over the collegiate campus with some pretty results. Head of Chapter House, Karen Kilkenny, has taken a few snapshots today.

Chapter House: Activities Roundup for January
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January has been a fun-filled month for Chapter House students with exciting activities including a project on climate change and a trip to Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

Year 5 Students Immerse Themselves in Anglo-Saxon Living at Murton Park
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Chapter House students enjoyed a fantastic role-playing style day learning and living the ways of the Anglo-Saxons.

A Very Musical Week for Chapter House Students
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This week, students across the years at Chapter House have been learning and experimenting with musical instruments.