Queen Ethelburga's Collegiate Open Day
PUBLISHED: 16:06 16 February 2016 | UPDATED: 16:17 16 February 2016
You wouldn't buy a car without going for a test drive or even consider putting an offer in for a house before having two viewings, so spending some time at a potential school for your child is absolutely crucial to get the feel that it is the right place.
You wouldn’t buy a car without going for a test drive or even consider putting an offer in for a house before having two viewings, so spending some time at a potential school for your child is absolutely crucial to get the feel that it is the right place. Open Days are a great chance to see the school when all systems are go!
Queen Ethelburga’s is an independent, day and boarding school at Thorpe Underwood near York. It is set in a 220-acre estate and surrounded by simply beautiful North Yorkshire countryside its facilities really do have to be seen to be believed.
The Sports Village is a huge complex complete with a 125 state-of-the-art station fitness suite, which puts most public gyms to shame. There are dance studios, a boxing gym, martial arts room, cycle studio, indoor courts, a table tennis arena and an aqua centre which has infinity trainers, a pool, spectator areas, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzis.
No expense has been spared in providing pupils with a similar calibre of facilities in the classroom. A science complex provides the perfect area to pursue the subjects, Home Economics has its own cookery school, the Business Department is impressive with designated work areas and board rooms and there’s an extensive art and fashion department with a complete photographic studio and pottery kilns.
With both QE College and The Faculty of Queen Ethelburga’s named as the top two schools in the North of England, and both in the country’s top twenty, according to the Daily Telegraph’s Independent Schools’ League Table from A*/A A-Level and equivalent results in 2015, you can’t ignore the fact that QE now offers a world class education.
The majority of Year 13 leavers go on to some of the world’s most prestigious universities, including Oxford and Cambridge and those belonging to the Russell and former 1994 group. The ethos of assessing every student individually and finding out what he or she enjoys or is good at, gives pupils the basis and confidence to pursue subjects at which they are successful.
The Queen Ethelburga’s motto is “to be the best that I can with the gifts that I have” – with the next Open Day on Saturday March 12th – perhaps that’s a date for the diary to find out exactly how they achieve that. Call 01423 333330 for more information.