Upper Collegiate Boarding

To become a member of our vibrant Sixth Form is an exciting transition. Many boys and girls – including international students – choose to join QE at this stage.  

QE offers a generous range of options in the Sixth Form, as well as preparing pupils for life at university and beyond. During these two years an increasingly adult approach is taken, both in the classroom and towards extra-curricular activities, encouraging students to be independent and prepare themselves for the challenges beyond QE.

Our Sixth Form students are role models and we expect them to demonstrate responsibility, both in their academic and personal lives.  We believe it is equally important that our students continue to broaden their horizons through outside interests, and to extend their ambitions so that they become the self-assured, articulate and motivated individuals for which QE is renowned. We support students in all areas of interest and work with them to explore their full potential.  

There are many opportunities for our Sixth Form students to lead and support out younger boarders. Whether this is through becoming a Prefect, doing duties to support staff, being a Peer Mentor, playing rounders with the juniors or helping younger students with their prep, our Sixth Form students contribute a huge amount to the Collegiate Community.

Boarding facilities in our Sixth Form (Years 12 and 13) reflect that our students are now independent adults, with the need for more private, personal and study space. Court Apartments meet this need with additional dedicated study space for each student, further office equipment and a lounge area for relaxation in each room.

Mr R Hay – Head of Boarding – Upper Collegiate & Fire Officer


Mr R Hay

Head of Boarding for Upper Collegiate & Fire Officer