Forces Students at QE

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

As the preferred school for military families in the UK, we currently have over 300 Forces students boarding with us.
We welcome boarders from Year 3 onwards and pride ourselves on our wrap-around specialist support for our Forces students and their families. We are CEA accredited and in recognition of our commitment to the British Forces, we offer a significant reduction in fees. This means our Forces parental contribution is only £1,185 per term for 2022/23.
We understand the importance of providing a secure and supportive home from home for students whose parents may need to travel or live abroad for work. So, we strive to create the right learning and living environment in which every one of our students can thrive. 

Supporting Our Forces Students

The Pastoral Care Team, who run the THRIVE@QE programme, ensure that student’s mental health and resilience is a priority. The team are available for students at any time. There is a dedicated area in the school where THRIVE@QE activities take place and students can go for help and support. Students receive help to contact parents who may be deployed abroad and have the opportunity to chat about issues that are important to them or discuss issues that they might need help and support with. We also run a Buddy system between students and have Peer Mentors in the Sixth Form, who have often previously experienced what younger students are going through and offer their support.

Boarding facilities at QE support easy and direct communication with student’s families, with direct phone lines in each room. In addition, we do not have specific "exeat" weekends and parents are able to let their children have any weekends away from school to enable their children to visit relatives or friends.


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