Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate

Combined Co-education School in York, North Yorkshire

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. Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate comprises four schools with international boarding from 6 years old through to 19 years old, each with its unique qualities. There are strong academic standards across the Collegiate and students are encouraged to have high expectations for their achievements and career prospects. There is a wide curriculum available enabling students to pursue their individual interests and aspirations across a range of fields.


The boarding accommodation at QE is probably the finest in Europe and 6th Form students have apartment style accommodation, comprising of a kitchen/lounge area with plasma TV’s, music centre, safe, iron and ironing board, microwave, dishwasher and fridge. All apartments on the campus are en-suite and are designed for 3 students.


QE is also proud of its excellent sports facilities with a large Sports Hall, 25 metre indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, Fitness Centre, grass and AstroTurf sport pitches and tennis courts. Students can participate in a variety of sports including football, rugby, basketball, cricket, hockey, tennis, athletics, swimming and gymnastics, plus others.


Our Collegiate motto which is known as the Hill Standard, “To be the best that I can with the gifts that I have” lies at the heart of everything that we try to achieve at QE. Our belief is that there are many ways to be successful in life and our aim is to help each individual find the way that will work best for them.

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“To be the best that I can with the gifts that I have.”
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Head Mr Daniel Machin
School Type Combined co-education school
Junior Age Range 5 - 14
Senior Age Range 14 - 19
Academic GCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Vocational Yes
Total Students 1300
Youngest Boarder 7
Int'l Students 506