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Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate Foundation

Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate Foundation

Thorpe Underwood Hall, Ouseburn, York, YO26 9SS, North Yorkshire

01423 33 33 30



Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate Foundation
School type Coeducational Day & Boarding
Founded 1912
Principal Steven Jandrell
Date Appointed September 2006
Co-ed Age Range 3-19
Number of pupils 1,545
Number of boys 808
Number of girls 737
Number of boarders 1,177
Number of sixth formers 605
Average Class Size 18
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:10
Associations BSA, ISCis, BHS, ISA

Students and staff at Queen Ethelburga's College and Faculty are celebrating another successful year, following the publishing of the 2018 A level and BTEC examination results. Students in the academically focused College achieved 96% A*-B at A level and 97% D*/D in the small number of BTECs taken to enrich the A level programmes (equivalent in university points to A* and A grades at A Level). The Faculty, which offers a wider range of academic, creative and vocational courses, achieved 91% A* - B at A level and 64% D*/D in BTECs. "This is a great achievement across the board and I am sure our students are as delighted with their efforts as we are." said Steven Jandrell, Collegiate Principal. As seen in national league tables, the A level results for both the College and the Faculty have been in the top 20 schools in the country over last few years.

QE also places great emphasis on our students growing into resilient, caring, compassionate and confident adults, who develop independence and initiative, and who can take responsibility for their own learning and futures. We provide opportunities for students to take part in a range of wider enrichment and extra-curricular activities to help them to gain skills in leadership, teamwork and collaboration, and decision making.

Students at QE have access to an impressive 150 sports and activities each week, including popular sports such as rugby, hockey, football, netball, cricket, swimming, basketball, rounders, tennis, dance, gymnastics, trampolining, climbing, athletics, badminton, and volleyball. Our team of sports staff cater for all abilities and encourage each student to make the most of all the fantastic opportunities on offer during their time here. We have a well-honed mix of physical education teachers and specialist sports coaches, many of whom are ex-professional sportspeople themselves. This means there really is no limit to the level our students can train to. Health and fitness is so central to school life for students that many continue with sport and exercise, either recreationally or as a route of study, that it continues to be a key part of their lives long after they have left us for the next step in their education or career.

What enables us to deliver all of this sporting activity so successfully of course is the outstanding range of high quality facilities on campus. We're pretty unique in that we have a dedicated Sports Village, completed in 2016, to which all students have access to inside and outside of formal school hours. The Village is home to a 25-metre swimming pool, triple court sports hall, 100 station fitness suite and free weights centre. Outside we have a four-lane synthetic cushioned running track and over 30 acres of both grass and artificial 3G pitches. We also have a number of specialist studios used for; martial arts, wrestling, dance, gymnastics, table tennis, cycling, archery, fencing and boxing.

In addition to all this, the students can make use of an eight-metre climbing wall at the campus activity centre, which also houses an assault course, BMX track and additional tennis courts.

There really is something for everyone and for all abilities.

All of Queen Ethelburga's students follow a sports programme with the values of fair play, honesty and determination at its heart. Our motto of 'be the best that I can, with the gifts that I have' is never more evident than through the work we do as TEAM QE.