With its best academic results to date, a ranking in the top ten schools in the UK, a record number of leavers going to the most prestigious universities, including Oxbridge, and luxurious boarding and school facilities, you can see why Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate in the North of England has plenty of reasons to celebrate. In a report by the UK’S Independent Schools Inspectorate, Queen Ethelburga’s students were assessed to be “highly confident, articulate and mature young people, eager to learn, with highly developed spiritual, moral, social skills and exceptional cultural understanding.” In its 2016 academic results, Queen Ethelburga’s College recorded a 100% pass rate. 98% of its A-level grades were A* to B. More than 95% of its Sixth Formers went on to university or college, the majority attending Russell or the former 1994 Group, City or Oxbridge universities. The prestigious UK broadsheet newspaper, The Sunday Times, has ranked QE College at sixth in its ranking of more than 190 independent boarding schools in the United Kingdom, based on the percentage of A*/A grades. Set in more than 220 acres of beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate comprises of four schools: Chapter House, King’s Magna, the College and the Faculty. The Preparatory School, Chapter House, offers the youngest members of the Collegiate a wide and exciting curriculum, including not just the basics of literacy and numeracy, but languages, music, drama, science and sport. Moving on to the Middle School, King’s Magna, the curriculum broadens even more, with students gaining confidence through independent learning and additional responsibilities afforded them with age. The College offers older students a more traditional academic focused route through the school. This year students have received offers from universities like Oxford, Cambridge, University College London and Imperial College. Students in the Faculty follow a varied and bespoke programme of learning, allowing them to combine A-levels with more creative BTEC subjects. 89% of all BTECS taken at QE last year gained Distinction or Distinction * grades. But if the academic side of things sounds impressive, the facilities for students are amazing. The boarding bedrooms are some of the most luxurious in the independent school sector and the en-suite bedrooms boast plasma screen televisions with dvd players and gaming ports, direct dial telephones, air conditioning and sun blinds. The sports complex has a swimming pool with sauna, steam rooms and Jacuzzi. There is a massive triple-court sports hall which can accommodate multiple games at the same time. The new £1 million state-of-the-art fitness suite has just opened and can take up to 120 students exercising together, and our activities wing includes a martial arts and boxing suite, table tennis arena and dance studios. Approximately £100 million has been invested into the campus over the few years and with a new activity complex hosting a go-kart track and karaoke café, an Olympic Court and fantastic new boarding for older students, the investment never stops. Having recently celebrated its centenary, Queen Ethelburga’s looks set to enjoy another one hundred years as an impressive seat of learning.
AIMING HIGH: Queen Ethelburga’s offers a world class education at its extensive facilities set on a 220-acre North Yorkshire estate.