All of Queen Ethelburga’s students follow a sports programme with the values of fair play, honesty and determination at its heart. Our motto of ‘be the best that I can, with the gifts that I have’ is never more evident than through the work we do as TEAM QE.

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Physical Education

Performance Sports


Some thoughts from our TEAM QE alumni...

QE has been one of my best life experiences due to the number of opportunities that it offered me whilst studying there, alongside providing the foundations needed to progress further since leaving QE.

I thoroughly enjoyed my time here and, looking back to my hockey trial two years ago, can say without a doubt my decision to come to attend QE was one of the best I’ve made.

During my time at QE, I completed three A Levels in English, History and Geography as well as taking a full part in the Rugby sports elite programme. Whilst at QE, every effort was made to allow me to accommodate both my academic and sporting ambitions, without having to compromise either.

My two years at QE were two of the best years of my school career. I got the opportunity to have a taste of what it was like to train as a full-time athlete, while completing my A-levels in one of the best schools in the area. 

At the beginning of my QE experience I was very unsure of what to expect. It was very different to anything I was used to at the time, I lived away from home and started a new school, where I knew no one. However, the following two years were two of the best years of my life.

When I first arrived at QE, I found it very difficult to adjust to the new surroundings. However, once I settled myself in I didn't look back once, and the two years spent there turned out to be the best of my life.