Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate Places 1st and 3rd in The North for A Level Results
Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate (QE) in York are celebrating after QE College placed 2nd in The Sunday Times Parent Power 2023 national school league tables for A Level performance and 17th for overall academic performance; whilst QE College and QE Faculty placed 1st and 2nd in York and 1st and 3rd in the North for A Level performance in the same publication.
This means that QE College retains the title of The Sunday Times Top School in the North for Academic Performance for a third consecutive year along with its position as the top school in York for academic results, with QE Faculty also flying high and cementing its place as the premier northern independent school for students wishing to pursue a personalised curriculum to the highest possible standards.
Principal, Dan Machin, said of the result, “We are extremely proud of all of the achievements for our students in both our senior schools. Offering the choice of provision in QE Faculty and QE College provides students with the chance to excel in whichever route suits them best, and the results speak for themselves in justifying this approach over nearly 20 years since QE Faculty was originally established. To be placed as the top two schools in York for academic performance at A Level is incredible and shows a dedication to excellence by both students and staff.”
Head of QE College, Steven Turner, said of the result, “We are absolutely delighted that the College has been recognised as the Independent Secondary School of the Year in the North for Academic Performance for the third consecutive year. This prestigious award is a testament to the incredible hard work of our diverse and ambitious students, the dedication of our talented staff, and the support of our parent community. Within the College we not only foster a culture of academic excellence, but aim to promote happiness, positive health and an enriching all round student experience. This accolade reflects our commitment to shaping future leaders and building the skills required for lifelong learning. We are proud to be recognised for our outstanding academic achievements, as we strive to be world class in everything that we do.”
Head of QE Faculty, Lauren Blakeley, commented on their performance, ” I am very proud of what our students have achieved. To be placed 7th in the North of England for overall academic performance is a remarkable accomplishment and something for all students, parents and staff to be immensely proud of. We see the talent and ability of our students every day, but it is fantastic to see their efforts reflected in this accolade. In QE Faculty, we are lucky to have the flexibility to shape each students’ curriculum around their learning styles, interests and aspirations and I believe this has led to these fantastic results because often the most successful students are the happiest ones. I am confident that we will continue to build on this year’s success as Faculty students and staff continue to work together to improve.”
About Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate
QE is a co-educational independent boarding school for ages 3 months to 19 years based between York and Harrogate on a rural estate of over 220 acres. It is known locally and nationally for its state-of-the-art facilities, longstanding academic achievement and vast co-curricular options. It provides boarding for Years 3-13 and offers our day students an extensive bus service throughout Yorkshire covering areas including Leeds, Doncaster, Wakefield, Easingwold and Northallerton. QE has four schools onsite; Chapter House Prep School (Nursery to Year 5), King’s Magna Middle School (Years 6-9), QE College (Years 10-13) and QE Faculty (Years 10-13).
QE’s academically-focused, QE College, was ranked 2nd nationally in the Sunday Times Parent Power 2023 for A Level Performance and is a Times Top 20 School. It is the Top School in the North for Overall Academic Performance for a third year in a row. Meanwhile, QE Faculty is the 7th highest ranking northern school for academic performance (A Level, BTEC and GCSE) and offers a bespoke curriculum with options to suit all learning styles and abilities.
Open Days at Queen Ethelburga’s Collegiate
The whole QE community warmly invites you to one of our upcoming Whole School Open Mornings on our beautiful Thorpe Underwood Estate campus in North Yorkshire. Join us for a tour, sample educational activities, hear from students and staff, ask questions and gain an overall in-depth insight into our Excellent-rated (ISI) schools and our community.
After the tour, you will have additional time to talk to our academic and admissions staff in The Atrium, where you can also enjoy a light lunch.