Welcome to the QE Community

Amy Martin
Chair of the Collegiate Board

Queen Ethelburga’s Hill Standard is ‘To be the best that I can with the gifts that I have’. As an alumna of the school I continue to ensure that this remains at the centre of every decision we make. We are here to provide every child attending QE with a springboard to their individual successes, whichever pathway they choose.

Our staff work as one team – whether they are directly teaching or supporting students as part of the school and pastoral teams, or as part of our estates team making sure that the campus works as it should – to create the right learning and living environment in which every student can thrive.

Whether you are new to the QE community or are joining us for another great year - welcome! I hope that you have a wonderful year with us.

Jeff Smith 
Collegiate Principal

It is a privilege as Principal to extend a warm welcome to Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate, known locally, nationally and internationally for our academic excellence and impressive facilities. Most importantly, QE is a happy and exciting place to learn. The Collegiate is uniquely made up of four smaller schools, designed to maintain a nurturing family atmosphere and some individuality, each having their own Heads and staff teams. This allows our staff to know their students thoroughly and form outstanding student teacher relationships based on mutual respect and unwavering support.

We have established ourselves amongst the top schools worldwide, demonstrated by our outstanding academic results and impressive list of top university destinations. We know that the quality of the teacher in the classroom is the most critical component in achieving academic excellence, hence our investment in continuing professional development. We also understand the importance of developing the whole student by presenting opportunities to learn beyond the walls of the classroom through our extensive enrichment programmes that are designed to recognise and celebrate their individual skills and aspirations. We promote a culture of self-awareness which encourages and develops individual potential and personal qualities, such as leadership, critical thinking and responsibility.

The most important person in our Collegiate is the student; the most important asset is the teacher.

We believe in placing the student at the centre of their own learning and that learning is a life-long process. Together, as a learning community, we will continue to set and achieve the highest standards that are expected of us.