Pupils of all ages develop real awareness of spirituality

ISI inspection report - September 2017

The Chaplain

Here at Queen’s College we have a full-time Chaplain, Mr Tim Aldridge, who recently moved to Queen's with his wife and family to represent the wider church to the school and has a responsibility for developing our Methodist tradition and ethos.

Alongside the College Leadership Group, the Chaplain’s role is to develop a stimulating and compassionate school community in which individuals are cared for and where qualities such as honesty, tolerance, understanding and commitment are encouraged.

The Chaplain leads the school in worship weekly during the term. Senior assemblies include a thought for the day, prayers and hymns and are open to all faiths.

In addition, the Chaplain also arranges the annual Remembrance Service, Carol Service at Temple Methodist Church and the Founders’ Day Service, which this year is on September 29th at Temple Methodist Church.

Although these services take the form of a Christian act of worship they are not denominationally based. 

The Chaplain also arranges Confirmation classes and has a supporting role when it comes to pastoral care.

He is always available for a quiet chat, cup of coffee and support when needed.

Methodist Independent Schools Trust (MIST)


Queen’s College is a Methodist School and a member of the Methodist Independent Schools Trust (MIST).

We have a caring, Christian ethos and are immensely proud of our cheerful, friendly and courteous pupils who support each other and contribute hugely to the life of the school.

The Methodist Church is engaged in education as part of its Christian mission in the world and schools in the group aim to extend the Methodist ethos and character and contribute to diversity in education.

The School’s aims are as follows:

  • To be a caring Christian family community committed to the development of the full potential of each individual, having regard for their personal attributes in addition to their academic aspirations
  • To maintain high educational standards in all academic, cultural and sporting activities, stimulating excitement in learning and requiring discipline in study whatever the ability of the child
  • To work with, and in, the community it serves
  • To worship as Christians in the Methodist tradition; to uphold Christian values in practice as well as in theory and to make religious education a strong feature of the curriculum whilst welcoming members of other faiths (and none) in a spirit of openness and tolerance
  • To encourage pupils in a critical examination of the standards and values current in society and to discover and develop a personal faith to guide them throughout their lives



School Office: +44 (0)1823 272559 contact@queenscollege.org.uk

School Office: +44 (0)1823 272559 contact@queenscollege.org.uk