Lower Collegiate Boarding

Miss T Holt – Head of Boarding – Lower Collegiate & DDSL

At the heart of boarding at QE, are three central characteristics; opportunity, individuality and a caring community. Being a boarder at QE gives students a wealth of opportunity; whether that is in academic studies, in the clubs that they choose, in the trips they attend or in the friends that they make.  We have a community here unlike any other, a unique blend of cultures and nationalities, where friendships are formed that last a lifetime. We have a strong foundation built on listening to the needs of others, engaging with life and all it has to offer, attending every commitment with enthusiasm, respecting each other and never giving up on attaining our goals.  Our top priority is that the students are happy, healthy and well cared for – allowing them to achieve their full potential academically, socially and physically. We are also careful to integrate our boarders with their day-student counterparts, ensuring that they feel part of the community from day one.

We create a second home for our students and emulate the boundaries and expectations that parents would want to implement. At the heart of boarding is the desire to help our students to develop the life skills they need to be the very best that that they can be and to prepare them for their undoubtedly successful futures. There are many opportunities for our students to lead and support each other. Whether this is through becoming a House Prefect, conducting regular duties to support staff, becoming buddies or peer mentors, participating in sports, our students contribute a huge amount to the Collegiate Community.