One of the UK’s best kept secrets is now being discovered by increasing amounts of parents and young people as they choose state boarding as the preferred option for education provision 11-19.
At Queen Elizabeth’s Boarding we are focused on the academic and pastoral development of each individual. The school has over 450 years of Boarding experience, but is relaxed and removed from the stereotype of traditional Boarding Schools. We have a multi-cultural and international community, increasingly attracting students from Europe and the wider world who wish to study in an English school. This considerably strengthens the cultural and languages dimensions of our offer, especially in the sixth Form. Our students learn to live alongside, converse and interact with other young people from backgrounds different to their own. They quickly develop an extensive network of friends within boarding and from the wider school community, broadening their global connections.
We practise a policy of "directed freedom", where independence is developed, balanced with increasing responsibility. Boarders will benefit from a multi skilled staff team who use their skill sets from youth work, teaching, youth justice, counselling, care and personal development/leadership to provide a platform for all Boarders to succeed and flourish.
Trust is the basis of the boarding community and staff endeavour to provide the atmosphere, opportunity, freedom and responsibility offered by caring parents. The personal, social and intellectual development of individuals is at the centre of their work and close co-operation is maintained with Mentors and Every Child Matters Year Team Leaders in the College to further this development.
Queen Elizabeths Boarding are members of both The Boarding Schools Association (BSA) and State Boarding Schools Association (SBSA). It is important to us to keep current with National developments, maintain an overview of evolving provision and standards and engage in training and professional development for our staff.
Last updated: 13 February 2013