Neil Whitehead is a Lieutenant Colonel in the British Army. With his wife Clare, three of their children boarded at the college between years 7-13…
“As a military family, sending our children to Queen’s College Boarding School has been an incredibly rewarding and reassuring choice. The stability and opportunities it has offered our children are truly unparalleled.
One of the most remarkable aspects is the close-knit community of regular boarders, allowing our children to connect and create lifelong friendships, even in the face of frequent relocations due to our military life. This sense of belonging was something they couldn’t experience before attending Queen’s.
The wide array of trips, activities, and co-curricular experiences, such as visits to Thorpe Park, the Bristol Hippodrome, pottery painting, and horse riding, has expanded our children’s horizons, offering them new and diverse experiences they may not have had otherwise.
The reliability and convenience Queen’s College provides to military families are immeasurable. From the Heathrow bus service to accommodate our international commitments to its proximity to the M5, facilitating simple drop-offs and pick-ups outside of working hours, Queen’s made our lives significantly easier.
However, it was not just the logistical advantages that made Queen’s the clear choice. The school’s excellent facilities for sports, academics, and the arts, along with its adaptability to accommodate our three children from Year 7 to Year 13, truly set it apart.
Each of our children has benefited from Queens’ welcoming and nurturing atmosphere, with fantastic house parents who offer round-the-clock support. Their dedication provided a profound sense of stability and community. It truly is the Family School of Choice.
Academically, Queen’s College has excelled in providing outstanding support, with our children achieving remarkable grades at GCSE and A-levels, propelling them into top-tier universities. The financial benefits, such as the scholarship options and the Service Family Package, significantly eased the financial burden, enabling all three to attend simultaneously.
Furthermore, the presence of other military families at Queen’s fosters a strong sense of community and relatability. Our experience at Queen’s College has been nothing short of exceptional, making it the perfect choice for military families seeking both stability and academic excellence.” Neil and Clare Whitehead