A Unique School Model That Really Delivers


Set in more than 220 acres of beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, Queen Ethelburga’s has provided students with a vibrant and supportive school community since 1912.

A co-educational independent school for boarding and day students, we welcome girls and boys from 3 months old to 18 years. Children are supported through our unique four school system - Chapter House (3 months to Year 5), King’s Magna (Year 6 to 9), and The College or Faculty (both Year 10 to 13) – to become resilient, confident and independent young adults who are well prepared for their future.

QE is a happy and exciting place to learn. The Collegiate’s four smaller schools are 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.


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