Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate Foundation
Thorpe Underwood Hall, Ouseburn, York, YO26 9SS, North Yorkshire
01423 33 33 33
Coeducational Day & Boarding
|Co-ed Age Range||3-19|
|Number of pupils||1,248|
|Average Class Size||18|
|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 2020 A level and BTEC examination results. University destinations include: Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol, Imperial College London, UCL (University College London), University of Sheffield and London School of Economics. We congratulate them as they reap the rewards of their hard work over many years.
QE is an Excellent rated Collegiate (ISI 2019), known locally, nationally, and internationally as a group of four schools that promotes the highest standards in all that it does. The Collegiate welcomes girls and boys from 3 months and supports them through four schools – Chapter House (3 months to Year 5), King’s Magna (Year 6 to 9), The College and The Faculty (both Year 10 to 13).
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.
Care is the most important element within the QE 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. Our dedicated THRIVE@QE programme offers all students a huge range of activities to support their positive mental health and wellbeing.
QE’s Hill Standard is 'To be the best that I can with the gifts that I have' providing every child with a springboard to their individual successes, whichever pathway they choose.