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Queen Ethelburga's College

Thorpe Underwood Estate, York, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom YO26 9SS

Age Range & Fees

Age Range1 to 19
Annual Day Fees£8385 to £16455
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees£0 to £0
Annual Full Boarding Fees£32040 to £36390

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
370Full Board317

Number of Staff

Full-time: 133
Part-time: 54

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Grades A* - C or 9 – 5

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education

Jeff Smith

At Queen Ethelburga's we offer our students a vast array of opportunities, enabling them to pursue their particular interests and aspirations. We have a unique offering here at QE. We have four individual schools, with their own heads and staff teams, that are small enough to maintain a family atmosphere. This allows staff to know their students thoroughly and successfully guide them through each stage of their formative years.

Good education is about building strong and productive relationships between teachers and students, and amongst students themselves. Our results are testament to this approach, with both the College and Faculty established amongst the top schools in the country.

We are also here to support our students in developing into mature young adults. We wish them to be confident without being arrogant, friendly but not familiar, relaxed but not casual and have the courage to live by sound moral and social values.

We work to ensure that QE parents are kept informed and have the opportunity to be closely involved in the educational journey of their children. It is important to their success and happiness.

It has been hugely rewarding to help build this inclusive and busy community, based on high standards, mutual support and respect. I firmly believe it gives students the confidence to develop wider interests, decide what they enjoy and what fulfils them, and understand what will make them successful in the future.

We are very proud of what has been achieved at QE, particularly over recent years, and would invite you to come and see first-hand what makes QE so special.

Collegiate Principal,
Steven Jandrell
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    What we offer

    • Business studies
    • Design technology
    • Drama/Theatre
    • Economics
    • Engineering
    • ICT
    • Law
    • Painting/Sculpture
    • Photography
    • Psychology
    • Chinese
    • English as foreign/2nd language
    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
    • Archery
    • Athletics
    • Badminton
    • Basketball
    • Cricket
    • Fencing
    • Fitness training
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Hockey
    • Martial arts
    • Netball
    • Rounders
    • Rugby
    • Swimming
    • Table tennis
    • Tennis
    • Water sports
    • Adventure training
    • Ballet
    • Beavers/Cubs/Scouts
    • Cadets - CCF/ACF/ATC etc
    • Canoeing
    • Chess
    • Cycling
    • Dance
    • Drama productions
    • Duke of Edinburgh Award
    • Horse riding and management
    • Language club
    • Public speaking/Debating
    • Rainbows/Brownies/Guides
    • Rock climbing
    • Sailing
    • Young Enterprise
    • Band/Orchestra
    • Brass
    • Choir
    • Guitar
    • Keyboard
    • Percussion
    • Singing
    • Strings
    • Woodwind
    • After school club
    • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
    • Experience of expatriates' children
    • Experience of gifted children
    • Experience of international students
    • Experience of services' children
    • Particular diets
    • Rail/Airport services
    • School bus service
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegetarian
    • Hearing
    • Physical Disabilities
    • Dyslexia
    • MLD
    • Epilepsy
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    Method of Entry

    • Assessment
    • Entry test or exam
    • GCSE results
    • Interview
    • Registration
    • Report from previous school
    • Scholarship exam
    • This is a non-selective school

    Scholarships & Bursaries

    • Academic
    • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
    • Boarding
    • All-rounder
    • 6th Form

    Accreditations and Affliations:

    • BSA
    • ISA Independent
    • ISC
    • LAMDA

    Religious Affliations:

    • All denominations welcome
    • Church of England

    Teaching Languages:

    • English
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