Welcome to Boarding at QE

Queen Ethelburga’s welcome students wishing to Board from Year 3 to Year 13.

Here at Queen Ethelburga’s, our approach is unique. We are very lucky having the facilities we do which help our committed and ambitious students make outstanding academic progress. The Boarding environment is crucial in supporting students' personal development and helping them to grow in all areas of their lives. At the heart of boarding at QE are three central characteristics; opportunity, individuality and a caring community.

Boarding Facilities

QE boarding is known for its modern facilities which support student development and provide a safe and productive environment to thrive.

All bedrooms are air-conditioned, provide ample room to study and include private en-suite bathrooms with a toilet and shower. Sixth form boarders also have cooking and washing facilities in their rooms to reflect their growing independence.

Healthy Lifestyles 

QE's life-long learning programme supports our boarding students with invaluable skills for future life and our dedicated boarding team understand that the soft skills they promote outside the classroom are every bit as valuable as the academic skills gained during the school day. Every boarder has access to a well-equipped common room where they can enjoy downtime and opportunities to get together and socialise as well as plenty of outdoor space.

Students are actively encouraged to maintain a healthy lifestyle and manage their own fitness. As well as benefiting from award-winning, healthy meals in our dedicated dining areas, student also have access to our fantastic sports facilities, which are supervised by trained gym staff, teachers and coaches. 

Pastoral Care

Dedicated pastoral areas on campus are accessible for students throughout the day and well into the evening and are supervised by qualified pastoral staff. Students can come and meet a Peer Mentor or Buddy, chat to staff and can get help with anything they might need. Boarders also have access to tutors during prep and homework time so that they can get academic assistance when they need it.

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Boarding Memberships and Validation

Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate is a member of the Boarding Schools Association (BSA), an organisation overseeing boarding schools in 37 countries. The BSA provides useful advice to parents when selecting a boarding school for their child. Please visit their website here

We have signed up to and adopted the BSA Covid Safe Charter to confirm our commitment to comply with all Government rules and regulations.

In 2020, Queen Ethelburga's received validation from QEGUK following an audit of our boarding provision.

The QEGUK logo denotes an educational establishment’s commitment to the highest standards of performance, covering all aspects of international student provision, through adherence to a robust, holistic quality assurance process, culminating in a rigorous audit, once every three years. More details can be found here.

QEGUK identified Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate as an outstanding example of quality practice with regard to excellence in international student provision.

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