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Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate Open Day

Chapter House and King’s Magna Open Day
16 November 2019
10.30am to 3.00pm

We warmly invite you to our very first Chapter House Preparatory School and King’s Magna Middle School Open Day on Saturday 16th November 2019.

Chapter House welcomes children from 3 months to 10 years (Year 5) and is the preparatory school of Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate.

Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) judged their Early Years provision as ‘Outstanding’ across all areas, praising the ‘excellent care and learning experiences that the setting provides’.

King’s Magna welcomes children aged 11 years (Year 6) to 13 years (Year 9) and is the middle school of Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate.

The Collegiate was hailed as being ‘Excellent’ across all schools, in both the quality of its pupils’ academic and other achievements and the quality of their personal development.

Open Days provide a unique opportunity to meet our outstanding teachers, speak to our current students and take a tour of our incredible campus facilities.

We look forward to sharing our approach to education with you and discussing how we can support your child’s aspirations; through the quality of teaching delivered, extensive extra-curricular opportunities offered, and strong pastoral care provided to students here at Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate.

To book your place call 01423 33 33 30 or email admissions@qe.org .

Sixth Form Open Evening
18 November 2019
5.30pm to 7.30pm

We warmly invite you to our very first Sixth Form Open Evening on Monday 18th November at 5.30pm – 7.30pm.

Throughout the evening there will be a chance to talk to academic members of staff, take part in subject specific tours, and meet some of our current sixth form students.

The Collegiate was hailed as being ‘Excellent’ across all schools, in both the quality of its pupils’ academic and other achievements and the quality of their personal development.

If you would like to book a place please call 01423 33 33 30 or email admissions@qe.org with details of the subject areas that you are most interested in discussing.

We look forward to sharing our approach to education with you and discussing how we can support your child’s aspirations; through the quality of teaching delivered, extensive extra-curricular opportunities offered, and strong pastoral care provided to students here at Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate.


Applying for a place – September 2020

Applying for a place for September 2020 – Reception or a Junior (Year 3)

Children due to attend full time in a reception class or transferring to a junior school will receive a letter with your catchment area school on and details of how to apply online.

It is important to apply as a number of schools will be full next September.

You are encouraged to include your catchment area school as one of your preferences even if this is not your first choice.

Information on the application process is released here on 30th September 2019.


Primary Admissions now open

Children due to attend full time in a reception class or transferring to a Junior school can now apply online.

It is important to apply as a number of schools will be full next September.

You are encouraged to include your catchment area school as one of your preferences even if this is not your first choice.

Apply Online 

Key Dates

Transfer to Secondary School – Apply now

Closing Date for applications is 31 October 2019

National Offer Date is 2 March 2020

Admission to a School Nursery – Apply now

Closing Date for applications is 31 October 2019

Decisions will be available on 15 November 2019

Starting full time in a Reception Class – Apply now

Closing Date for applications is 15 January 2020

National Offer Date is 16 April 2020

Transfer from Infant to Junior School – Apply now

Closing Date for applications is 15 January 2020

National Offer Date is 16 April 2020


School Open Days: Eight things to look for

Many Schools have open days. An open day is a chance to get a feel for the school, inspect the facilities and chat with pupils and staff. It is useful to visit more than one school, even if you think you have your heart set on one in particular, so that you can compare and contrast.

As a mum with children now in year 3 and 1 i’d say it’s crucial to understand exactly where you are sending your little one and have a plan of how to approach open days and choosing a school.

I found a handy guide on what to look out for!

  1. Quiz the hand-picked pupils who show you around
  2. Ask to go to the toilet – especially the ones that pupils use
  3. Bring your child to the open evening/day – gauge their reaction on whether this is an environment in which they’ll thrive.
  4. Listen to the head teacher’s speech. Leadership is everything in a school…if it is a good head, everything flows from their leadership.
  5. Ask tough questions. What strategies are in place to ensure the children learn and achieve well, what are their intervention strategies. Be specific.
  6. Take a good look at the teachers. Good leadership might be key, but it is the teachers who will have the most day to day impact on your child. Staff should look like a corporate body, welcoming and keen to talk about the school.
  7. Visit the school again – at home time. Going back when the pupils are leaving to go home gives you a good sense of the school as you can see the beahaviour of children.
  8. Write the deadline date on your calendar.

See the full article here