"To be the best that I can with the gifts that I have"

Care is the most important element within our community; every member of the Collegiate, staff and student, is responsible for the pastoral care and happiness of the site.  

QE offers support and guidance to all students and parents to ensure that we are all working to support individual students needs and equipping them with the right skills, not only to be successful in education, but to excel in their chosen career and life in general. We are focused on developing our students’ skills and resilience, whilst nurturing their wellbeing. We have a dedicated team of trained staff on call 24 hours a day to offer support and guidance to all students within a specialist welfare area.

As well as our pastoral staff, we also have a team of students who are on hand to help around the school and in the boarding houses. Our Buddies and Peer Leaders show new students around, explain the school systems, introduce students to new people and help them to settle in. In the Sixth Form we have trained Peer Mentors, who offer a wide range of support to students and can offer mentoring on a one-to-one basis to help with academic progress, cultural understanding, or day to day routines.

Our dedicated THRIVE@QE programme offers all QE students a huge range of activities to support their positive mental health and wellbeing. This includes activities and support such as; gardening, building self-esteem, strategies to help with exam stress, adjusting to change, home sickness, staying safe online, mindfulness, meditation and support for our forces and international students.

Everything possible is done to prepare students for the many experiences they will encounter as they progress through their educational journey and onto life beyond QE. 


Useful Contacts

Parents and students can contact The Pastoral Team through the School Team email accounts:


There are also email accounts set up for the specialist areas of pastoral care which are listed below: