Queen Ethelburga’s. A tradition of friendliness, excellence and care.

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'The Foundation achieves its aim to provide an excellent and challenging education.'


Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate Foundation

Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate Foundation has a very strong academic profile within the independent sector in the UK, but its ethos stems from its non-selective history and a commitment to working with students as individuals. Students enjoy a very high level of support, but are also offered a wide curriculum that allows each student to pursue cour

ses that will fulfil their career aspirations and allow them to achieve at a high level relative to their abilities.

The success of this approach has led to rapid expansion over recent years, but this has been achieved whilst continuing to improve results and reinforce the schools’ motto of ‘to be the best that I can with the gifts that I have.’

To achieve its aims, the Foundation is made up of four schools:

Chapter House for students up to the end of Year 5 provides a nurturing and family orientated atmosphere which engenders confidence and an enquiring mind in its pupils.

King’s Magna, the middle school, takes students from Years 6 – 9 and introduces a wide range of extra-curricular activities to complement its varied curriculum, opening out the students’ horizons and enabling them to explore their ambitions and interests.

Queen Ethelburga’s College takes students from Year 10 who have specifically academic objectives, and offers traditional GCSEs which are taken over one year.  In the sixth form students study A levels and have a timetabled enrichment programme. 

The Faculty of Queen Ethelburga’s offers a broader range of academic and creative courses and is available to students across the full ability range.  Students take GCSEs or BTECs over two years and at post 16 have a choice of academic A levels and vocational BTEC qualifications, as well as a timetabled enrichment programme.  If required, individual academic mentoring facilitates students to achieve highly in a wide range of areas.

According to their interests and expertise, staff members often teach across different schools within the Foundation and this makes for a stimulating working environment. Teamwork is encouraged so that everyone is able to make a contribution to whole school initiatives and there is an atmosphere of pro-activity and inclusiveness in our approach to policy making. Professional development has high priority and opportunities are found within the Foundation for staff who wish to build their career and gain promotion.

With its high academic standing, its diverse student body, including a wide international community, and its imaginative approach to the curriculum, Queen Ethelburga’s provides a fascinating and exciting environment in which to work. We are always keen to attract ambitious and able teachers who are keen to make a difference, and we would welcome interest expressed through our recruitment partner, Paula Read at Hays Education.

Steven Jandrell
Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate Foundation

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