Queen Ethelburga's College, York


Queen Ethelburga's College, York

Founded in 1912, Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate is a day and boarding school with 1500 pupils aged from 5 years to 18 years and from over 40 different countries. Set in 120 acres of beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, the campus has some of the most impressive study, boarding and leisure facilities in the independent school sector.

Last year, QE celebrated its best ever A-Level results. Queen Ethelburga’s College was ranked the top day and boarding school in the North of England, according to the Daily Telegraph 2014 League Table for percentage A*/A A levels and equivalent qualifications. It scored 82% which ranked it top in the North and the second UK day and boarding school overall.

The Faculty of Queen Ethelburga’s, the Collegiate’s other Sixth Form school, scored 78% with its percentage of A*/A A levels and equivalent qualifications in the Daily Telegraph table, placing it second in the North and fourth in the list of UK day and boarding schools.

Younger pupils study from the age of three years in Chapter House Preparatory School, starting with the Early Year Foundation Stage and child-led and adult led activities to foster their skills in reading, language and number work. By the time the children progress through Key Stage 1 and into Key Stage 2 they will be competent readers, with good verbal and writing skills and excellent number and data handling.

King’s Magna Middle School takes pupils from age 10 years to 14 years. Here the transition is made from classbased teaching to specialist teaching, so that by Years 8 and 9, all subjects will be taught by specialist teachers. The curriculum is based on the National Curriculum, but extends beyond this with a comprehensive programme of sports and creative activities.

By Year 11 students will choose to attend the College, which offers a more traditional academic route of learning with GCSEs and A levels, or the Faculty, which offers GCSEs and A levels but also more vocational BTEC subjects such as performing arts, fashion or sports science.