Forces Students at QE

Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate has a long standing relationship with the British Forces, welcoming students from Forces Military families for over 100 years.
As the preferred school for Forces families in the UK, we currently have over 300 Forces such 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 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. We strive to create the right learning and living environment in which every one of our students can thrive.
Supporting our Forces students
At QE we have an excellent pastoral team who run our THRIVE@QE programme, ensuring that our student’s mental health and resilience is a priority. The team are available for students at any time of day or night. There is a dedicated area in the school where THRIVE activities take place and students can go for help and support. We have two specialist Forces liaison officers, a keeping in touch club for our students and support clinics. In these sessions, staff help students to contact parents who may be deployed abroad, chat about issues that are important to them and anything else 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 are very happy to chat to our younger students 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.
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 £990 per term for 2020/21.

Termly Boarding Fees Academic Year 2020/21


Year Group General Public Pay CEA
You only pay Our Discount
is worth
Childcare Vouchers
save you Tax and NI worth
Net cost to you
Chapter House Junior School
Year 3 £10,680 £5,969 £990 £3,721 £311  
Year 4 £11,480 £5,969 £990 £4,521 £311  
Year 5 £11,480 £5,969 £990 £4,521 £311  
King's Magna Middle School
Year 6 £12,130 £5,969 £990 £5,171 £311  
Year 7 £12,130 £7,828 £990 £3,312 £311  
Year 8 £12,130 £7,828 £990 £3,312 £311  
Year 9 £12,130 £7,828 £990 £3,312 £311  
Queen Ethelburga's College & Faculty (Seniors)
Year 10 £12,725 £7,828 £990 £3,907 £311  
Year 11 £12,725 £7,828 £990 £3,907 - £990
Year 12 £13,345 £7,828 £990 £4,527 - £990
Year 13 £13,345 £7,828 £990 £4,527 - £990


Employer provided Childcare Vouchers and Government issued Tax Free Childcare Vouchers are accepted for qualifying activities such as After School Clubs, Music Lessons, etc. and any boarding element, for up to 15 years of age for Employer Childcare Vouchers and up to 11 years of age for Tax Free Childcare Vouchers.

To note: There are 3 terms per year.