Queen Ethelburga's College

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Location: North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 14 - 19 years

About Queen Ethelburga's College

Queen Ethelburga’s College is a mixed, non-selective, Church of England all-through school with sixth form situated in Thorpe Underwood, York. It is an independent day and boarding school, with the majority of its pupils boarding. The Collegiate Foundation is the school’s proprietor. The school will provide 1,000 places for nursery, primary, secondary and sixth form students between the ages of 0-19, when fully subscribed.

The school first opened in 1991, taking over from and moving to the site of a school in Harrogate. The Faculty of Queen Ethelburga’s, which alongside the college forms Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate, was founded in 2006.


Kevin Oldershaw

Values and Vision

Students at Queen Ethelburga’s College are guided by the school’s continuing aims for success, resulting in motivated college students with high aspirations and an academic ability to succeed. A wide variety of students from different backgrounds and abilities make up the school roll, and an education that appreciates students’ abilities as individuals helps make the most of these differences. It is a school that never fails to challenge its students, while giving them the support needed to succeed.


“Principles and values are actively promoted which facilitate the personal development of pupils as responsible, tolerant, law-abiding citizens. Boarders’ views are actively encouraged and their opinions and concerns are appropriately considered by staff. Arrangements are made to safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils by means that pay due regard to current statutory guidance; good behaviour is promoted; bullying is prevented so far as reasonably practicable; health and safety requirements are made.”

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