Ellesmere College


Ellesmere College


Founded in 1884, Ellesmere is an award-winning co-educational boarding, weekly and day school which offers students between the ages of seven and 18 a platform for academic success and personal development – to be truly ‘Life Ready’.

A wide-ranging curriculum and extensive activities programme allows each student the opportunity to advance in a range of disciplines, whether in the Arts, Music, Drama, Sport, or to develop leadership skills via the Combined Cadet Force (CCF), Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) or our ILM programmes. Ellesmere College treats every pupil as an individual and where success is doing the very best you can; a philosophy that all parents, pupils and staff recognise and support whole heartedly.

We have recently been re-accredited as a World Class High Performance Learning School, been nominated and awarded finalists in a number of independent schools awards categories and area World Academy of Sport Athlete Friendly School.

Life through the school The Lower School (7-13) provides an environment which focuses on individual needs, and helps children grow into happy, secure young people, with the confidence to tackle new challenges and understand the world around them.

Students joining the Middle School (13-16) will enjoy a stimulating environment with an extensive academic programme and an even wider range of curricular and co-curricular opportunities. Ellesmere students celebrated an excellent set of GCSE results this summer where over a third of all grades were in the top A/A, Ellesmere College and more than half of all grades awarded were in the A/B.

Music is a key part of Ellesmere life and there is something for everyone, from the Chapel Choir to National Finalists in the Barnardo’s Choir of the Year Competition. The standard of drama is also very high; Ellesmere is the only UK independent school to hold the Arts Council’s Arts Mark Platinum Award, we offer a new Dance GCSE as well as LAMDA and ABRSM examinations across the year groups.

For sports enthusiasts, Ellesmere is one of only nine schools in the world to be an accredited Athlete Friendly Education Centre (AFEC), which provides greater flexibility to athletes balancing their studies with busy training and competition schedules. With the nationally renowned Ellesmere College Swimming Academy as one of our high performing seven sporting academies, and incredible state-of-the-art facilities, pupils can train in every Olympic discipline.

Following GCSEs, students have a choice of A-levels, BTEC or the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

The college takes the preparation of students for Oxbridge and the USA very seriously and the academic enrichment programme offers extension activities in all subjects including the EPQ, ILM and SAT pro grammes. With 82 per cent of applications gaining offers from the top 50 universities in the world andan exclusive careers partnership programme which finds opportunities for sixth form pupils to experience the real world; preparation for life is central to the development of the individual.

Life Ready is our philosophy – for every student What makes a successful school?

A committed leadership team, an excellent set of professional teachers, a globally recognised set of qualifications and a broad approach to pupil development via an expansive co-curricular programme. At Ellesmere we believe that developing the whole pupil is much more than just passing examinations; a philosophy which is paramount to the continued success of nurturing our students.

Come and experience this unique environment for yourself at one of our Open Days or book a visit – please see our website for more details: www.ellesmere.com

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Ellesmere College, Wellesmere, Shropshire, SY12 9AB
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