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Queen Ethelburga's College

3rd place for A-level results among top UK schools in 2016
Address: York, North Yorkshire, YO26 9SS, UK
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Description Queen Ethelburga's College

  • Year of foundation of Queen Ethelburga's College: 1912
  • Location: Yorkshire
  • Age of students: 3-19 years , boarding schools - from 5 years
  • Type of education: joint
  • Number of students: 1150 (share of foreign students - 40%)
  • Programs: primary school, secondary school, (I) GCSE, A-level, BTEC, Pre-A-level
  • Accommodation: residence, boarding house
  • Tuition fees: from 13000 GBP per term with accommodation
  • Ranking: 2nd place in the ranking of senior private schools of joint A-level education in 2013

Queen Ethelburga's College is a private day and boarding school. It has four branches for children:

  • 3-10 years - Chapter House Preparatory School;
  • 11-14 years - King's Magna Middle School;
  • 14-19 years old - Queen Ethelburga's College.

Children under 3 years old are accepted in kindergarten at the school. All the buildings of the educational institution are located on the same territory with a common educational, entertainment town.

The Queen Ethelburga's College was named after Queen Ethelburga, who brought Christianity to the north of the country. Until 1991, the institution belonged to the corporation N. Woodard.

Heirs of famous monarchs got education in this educational institution, children of world-famous lawyers, politicians and diplomats also prefer studying here. The college is famous for high quality of educational programs.

The college is located in a quiet rural location in Yorkshire. The route connecting Edinburgh and London is located near 8 km. The school is only 25 minutes drive to Harrogate and York. These cities are among the most touristy in the UK. One is a paradise for romantics, the other preserves the richest legacy of English Gothic.

Also, there are transfers to the nearest airports: Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds-Bradford, Liverpool, and the train station, from where only 1.5 hours get to London. It is possible to get to school by personal transport (car, helicopter). On the territory there is parking, helipad.

The Queen's College is a cozy place for children to study and live. The College has its own garden, decorated with sculptural groups of Jeremy Gai, fountains, the Olympic courtyard, a playground, large lawns for rest. Near the school, students can observe deer, falcons, herons, owls, rabbits.

Programs and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Queen Ethelburga's College

Program name
04.09.2017 -23.08.2018
from 15 368 £ / term

A-level is a training program for admission to higher education institutions in Britain and the world. Certificate A-level exempts from additional examinations when enrolling in universities. The program usually provides two years of classes and is the benchmark of the country's schooling.

The A-level program is academically unified and practiced in most high schools and colleges in Britain. The main property of the program is not the quantity of objects, but the vastness and depth of knowledge. Intensive study of several disciplines allows the student to prepare for a profession in a university.

The first year of study provides for in-depth mastery of four compulsory subjects. In the second year, the number of priority disciplines is reduced to three. All the students of the A-level course have already chosen the future specialization and are purposefully preparing to receive it. Schools recommend that when choosing subjects not to take close by content and observe the academic balance.

The study of the four main disciplines of the program complements one elective. Foreign students for the International GCSE deposit choose English as a foreign language. The General Studies course is part of the program for general development. As an optional subject, you can choose any foreign language from the list offered by the school. At A-level, subjects such as chemistry, psychology, business basics, English and literature, mathematics, biology, history, physics, political science, art, geography, Spanish, French, German, law, economics, design and technology are handed over. For native speakers of Russian or Chinese languages, the A2 examinations for the native language are provided.

04.09.2017 -23.08.2018
from 12 196 £ / term

The training at the Preparatory School of the British National Program provides lessons for children 3 to 7 years of age. Development and education of young students occurs in the course of mobile games. The idea of ​​the world around us is formed through artistic images, puzzles, puzzles. The actions of the teacher at this age are aimed at stimulating the child's imagination and introducing basic disciplines into the basics. Skills of behavior in the team schoolchildren acquire in a game form. For 1 to 5 years of training in the Preparatory School, children receive initial information about the basics of mathematics, natural science (from three years), French (from age 5), English, reading. Much attention is paid to motor activity. Students are engaged in physical education, dancing and swimming. Teaching music and art introduces children to the world of beauty. Students also become confident users of computer technology.

Middle School provides for a more complex curriculum within the UK national curriculum and a transition from one teacher to several. During the 6th and 9th years of schooling, schoolchildren gradually get used to the fact that different subjects will be taught by individual specialists.

In the sixth year, besides the class teacher, the teachers of the French language, music, physical education, design and technology are engaged in schooling. The seventh year of study introduces the children to the subject teachers of English, mathematics and science. There is a division of students into groups, depending on their inclinations and level of talents. In 8-9 year all subjects are taught by different teachers. The secondary school provides for the study of mathematics, physics, chemistry, three foreign languages ​​(German, French, Spanish), biology, geography, information and communication technologies, history, design and technology, English. The lessons of music, art and drama are aimed at the formation of aesthetic taste, and sports games, physical education and personal development bring up a positive attitude towards a healthy lifestyle.

from 14 560 £ / term

After completing the first stage of secondary education in England, students receive a General Certificate of Secondary Education. The certificate of incomplete secondary education requires extensive knowledge at the level of 8-9 grades. To receive the GCSE, students from UK schools study for 1-2 years and take examinations in three compulsory subjects (the English language of the academic course, a foreign language, mathematics) and can choose 3 to 5 additional disciplines out of 70 offered by the school. Foreign students to continue their studies in Britain are renting a more flexible option - International GCSE.

The training of 14 to 16-year-olds includes classes in classrooms and laboratories, homework assignments and individual projects. Teachers practice work in groups and realize independent tasks. The basis of training is school activities. To monitor the progress, the results are used in the lessons and testing. Successful delivery of a national uniform exam allows you to receive a certificate of incomplete secondary education.

Mastering the compulsory GCSE subjects takes place at an accelerated pace. Pupils study in depth mathematics, natural science subjects, English, English literature, a foreign language, humanitarian subjects of choice. High motivation, excellent level of teachers and flexible curriculum allow to achieve the highest possible results.

The school provides a huge list of optional items for the GCSE. The basis is the subjects of natural sciences: biology, ecology, physics, chemistry, geography. In addition, you can also study business, economics, art and design, history, photography, design and technology, food and nutrition, music and physical education. Great attention is paid to teaching languages. The connoisseurs of Spanish and French, Russian and Turkish, Chinese, Portuguese, German and Arabic are preparing at the Foreign Languages ​​Department.

04.09.2017 -23.08.2018
from 15 368 £ / term

Standard one-year program for students from 15 years old without sufficient knowledge of English. Pre-A-level - preparatory program for foreigners before the A-level course. The main stress of the program is on learning English. It also provides for a thorough mastering of mathematics, natural sciences and art in preparation for the International GCSE. Especially the Pre-A-level course is suitable for foreign students who plan to continue to study under the BTEC training program. Usually the year of study begins in September, but accelerated training for two terms is also envisaged. The intensified course can begin in January.

Accommodation and food

Queen Ethelburga College has a steady reputation as a five-star hotel for students. Accommodation is offered in 5 boarding houses, 2 of which are for boys, 1 for girls and 2 for senior students. Rooms and common areas (kitchen, laundry, game rooms, TV rooms) are equipped with modern technology, the interior in them is designed as ergonomically as possible.

Full board meals are organized in the canteen for 500 seats. Balanced meals for school students are cooked by real masters of cooking, including Russian, Asian chefs.

Subjects and sport

Subjects list: Arabic language, art, biology, Bookkeeping, business, chemistry, Chinese, design, design, drama, Dramatic art, economics, English, English literature, French, geography, Information Technology, maths, Mechanical engineering, music, Natural science, physical Culture, physics, policy, Portuguese, psychology, right, statistics, theater, Turkish language, Veterinary science
Events list: archery, badminton, chess, cricket, dancing, fencing, football, hockey, netball, rugby, swimming, tennis, volleyball


  • According to the 2013 certification results, the college is the best among its class facilities in Northern England and the second one across England
  • One of the best high schools in England offers some of the most comfortable accommodation conditions 
  • The school is accredited by all authorized institutions, from ISC to QISAN
  • Accommodation facilities meet the hihest international requirements 
  • Queen Ethelburgas College proposes balanced, comprehensive curriculum

Equipment Queen Ethelburga's College

There is everything for successful studying and comfortable leisure in the school. It is equipped with multimedia equipment. There are centers of business education, design, foreign languages, music school, theater, library. Sports fans will enjoy a unique "Sports Village" - a complex that has no analogues in England. 

Term dates and fees

As for the structure of academic year, we will make following example: 2014-2015 academic year at Queen Ethelburga's College consisted of three trimesters: autumn, spring and summer. Autumn term began on September 1 - 4 and ended on December 11, 2014. From October 24 to November 2, schoolchildren went for autumn holidays.

The spring trimester started after New Year holidays - January 5. The holidays are scheduled from February 14 to February 22. The spring trimester ended on April 13, 2015.

The summer term covered studying from April 14 to June 20, 2015. At the end of May (22 - 31/05/2015) there are vacations.

Confirm the place at school will cost 2 thousand pounds sterling. 295 £ will be the registration fee. In addition, it is necessary to pay registration fees in a guardian agency, a semester deposit and for guardianship.

Entry requirements and extra fees how to apply, what is required to enrol

Required documents, depending on the type of institution:

camp / language school
  • copy of 1 page
  • certificate of language proficiency (if any)
private school, boardinghouse
  • copy of the 1 Pages of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school report card with grades for the last 2-4 years (depending on the school)
  • school registration form
  • recommendation letters from Teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and a class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal
  • Testing for knowledge of mathematics, language, other subjects
  • Interview with a representative of the school (possibly in person or by Skype)
  • Literacy, awards, student personal achievements (if any)
  • motivation letter (not for all schools)
  • passport size photo (depending on the school from 1 to 12 pcs)
  • medical certificate of the general health of the child , Discharge of vaccinations
  • birth certificate of the schoolboy (s)
  • copy of the page 1 passport of the passport
  • certificate of language proficiency
  • school certificate for the bachelor, diploma of Higher education for the master
  • letters of recommendation from teachers of foreign languages, mathematics and the class teacher. Additionally, an educational institution may request a recommendation from the principal / dean
  • certificates, awards, personal achievements of the student (if any)
  • motivation letter / personal statement
  • interview with a representative of the institution


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Queen Ethelburga's College reviews

Hello, I would like to know what grades should be in order to enroll in an English school, and in order to receive a grant for education. When to apply
Tell me kind people, what is the English score for this school at the age of 15 for a girl?
Edgar, hello! At the age of 15, it is required to have English from level B2 and above. Please contact with all possible questions, we will be happy to help.
Hello, we are from Tajikistan. Can you please tell me you are providing services for the CIS countries. The son finishes 9th grade. We want to continue our studies in England to prepare for entering the University of England. Have looked on your site the college of Queen Ethelburga A-Level. You can find out by the details of how to enter and prices. Thank you
Nina, good afternoon. Thank you for contacting SMAPSE. That's right, we also help clients from other countries with entering boarding schools abroad. For more detailed advice on costs and receipts, please write to our general mail and our specialists will be happy to answer all your questions.
Yana I. - review about Queen Ethelburga's College

An excellent educational institution, we are pleased with our choice and can safely advise everyone.

A great school that will suit, perhaps, to everyone. Superprofessional teachers, very comfortable conditions for living (almost all foreigners live here on board, that is constantly on the territory), excellent classes and audiences, modern equipment and laboratories - well, everything possible for training. Knowingly they get their money: the diploma from Ethelburg is very highly valued in the universities of England, so we chose this school (we plan to enter London University of Economics and Political Science ). The child at the same time and prepare for exams, but this one-sided training on the USE, as in Russia, still not: all subjects are learning in the complex, the connections between different sciences are viewed, so that the training can be called balanced, integrated. Well, the level of extra-curricular activities is excellent: sports teams - almost at the level of professionals (and instructors, and training, and equipment with inventory), you want to engage in acting - here's a whole theater, you want to go to the scientific community - a huge library and everything you need .

Smapse Manager
Yana, hello! Thank you for your positive feedback, we are very pleased that the school of our partners you liked and went in all respects! If you need any help from our side, regarding the selection of educational programs abroad - please contact.
Good afternoon! Tell me, when are the deadlines for the submission to this school? We would like to file documents for the daughter. Now we are in the 8th form of the Russian school.
Manager of the SMAPS
Hello, Anton! To ensure a place in this school, documents should be submitted now. Initially, for a request to the school, it is necessary to provide a copy of the girl's passport and a card with school marks for the last 2 years.

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Anna, good afternoon! Thank you for the photos provided! Sincerely, SMAPS!
Hello, and what are the conditions for admission on the basis of class 11? Is there a possibility of admission, while the work will be sent out and the interview will pass through Skype? What confirmation of the level of language does your college require, is it enough to talk on Skype, or does the child need to come personally? What are the conditions of placement, if the child will be enrolled 17 in a couple of months after admission? And what is the length of study to enter the university?
Manager of the SMAPS
Hello Said! You can use the A-level or BTEC programs (depending on the training profile). The possibility of remote submission exists, for this you need to send a report card to with estimates for the last 2 years, a copy of your passport. Further our manager will contact you to fill out the registration form. Tests in English + on career guidance will need to be done online, they will take approximately 30 minutes each. Upon passing the tests, we will ask you to go to Skype for an interview with a representative of the admissions committee. Accommodation conditions - for 2 or 3 students, depending on the room and the time of booking the study. If you have any questions, please write to us or call the company's phones.
May I ask . If the baby comes in for a month in the summer. What entrance exam will be that it will include
Hello! If your child comes to the Queen Ethelburga College, then there are different programs that are conducted by different organizations. Depends on the type of program. As a rule, for enrolling in a suitable group according to the level, the child at the first lesson writes a test for 45 to 90 minutes for general knowledge of the English language.
Ekaterina Avilova

The Queen's College of Ethelburgs I chose to take the A-level course: I used to go to study and language summer courses abroad , so I already had something to compare with . The education system in England is not at all the same as in Russia, and it impresses me personally, that's why I planned to enter the British university.

The Queen's College of Ethelburg was pleasantly surprised, yet how! The incredible size and beauty of the campus, which seems to have everything at all! Pools, riding arenas, shooting gallery, park with fountains and sculptures, football fields - everything! And what are clean and modern rooms in the hostel here! At the same time, most buildings are very old, teachers know their history well and often tell interesting historical facts - it's very pleasant to study in such a situation, you immediately feel yourself at least a student of Hogwarts!

The A-level course is quite complicated, but I chose for myself familiar and interesting subjects to me, so this complexity only stimulates to do more. A huge library, teachers and a computer class are very helpful.England children do a lot of self-study, there is no such constant cramming and retelling of textbooks as in Russia.

I say thanks to the company Smapse , which organized my trip. Very qualified, professional specialists: never was such that they did not know the answer to my question. They helped to collect all the documents, apply to the school, kept in touch during the flight and during the stay - while they do not have this usual huge commission for enrollment, they spend it generally free of charge (apparently working with schools directly). I rate five and I can recommend to friends!

Manager of the CMPA
Good afternoon, Catherine! Thank you for your positive feedback, we are very pleased that the school of our partners has been liked and approached in all respects! If we need our help on any issues - we will be very happy!
Tell me, when it is necessary to take the entrance exams to school and to what date are the applications accepted? How much will it cost to teach a child after grade 9?
Manager Smaps
Andrew, hello! It is advisable to take the entrance exams as early as possible. The number of places in the school is limited. In order to determine the availability of places for your age category, you need a copy of your passport. The cost of the training program you can see in the section: programs and prices
Oleg and Ksenia Radogovy

When choosing a foreign school for the youngest daughter, decided not to stint and carefully looked through all the ratings to choose the best. Smapse specialists helped a lot: they know every educational institution perfectly, there are a lot of opinions, photos, additional information for choosing on the site. Determined withThe Queen's College of Ethelburg

At once I will tell, that each spent pound, in my opinion, has completely paid off. The daughter was a little afraid of the language barrier, but there are so patient teachers, attentive attitude, that in a couple of weeks she, she said, did not experience any difficulties. The campus is beautiful, excellent conditions for living - she constantly sends photos, and we are very pleased. Photos do not fully convey the entire scale of the institution. Comparing the school with any Russian educational institutions just do not see the point.

The territory has its own stable, gyms, swimming pools, sports fields. For children there are rest rooms, play areas.

The training program here is quite complex and voluminous - but we see that the daughter is doing well, the college constantly sends detailed reports and reports with estimates to e-mail, and in mathematics Diana is the best in the class! I am very satisfied with the choice of the school - thanks to Smapse for the help and useful advice.

Manager of the CMPA
Good afternoon, Oleg and Xenia! Thank you for your positive feedback, we are very pleased that the school of our partners liked and Diana approached in all respects! If we need our help on any issues - we will be very happy!
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