Founded in 1884, Ellesmere College is a co-educational boarding and day school which offers students between the ages of seven and 18 a platform for academic success and personal development. A wide ranging academic 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 and entrepreneurial skills. Ellesmere College treats every pupils as an individual and where success is ‘doing the very best you can’; a philosophy that all parents, pupils and staff recognise and support wholeheartedly.
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) enjoy a stimulating environment with an extensive academic programme and an even wider range of curricular and co-curricular opportunities. Ellesmere students consistently celebrate excellent GCSE results - where over a third of all grades were in the top A*/A, and more than half of all grades awarded were in the A*/B.
Music is a key element 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 and Songs of Praise Young Choir of the Year 2018. The standard of drama is also very high and Ellesmere is the only UK independent school to hold the Arts Council’s Arts Mark Platinum Award.
For sports enthusiast, Ellesmere is one of only nine schools in the world to be an accredited Athlete Friendly Education Centre (AFEC) by the World Academy of Sport (WAoS), which provides greater flexibility to students allowing them to balance their studies with heavy training and competition schedules. With the nationally renowned Titans Swimming team, 7 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. With 82 per cent of applications gaining offers from the top 50 Universities in the world and an 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.
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 academic and 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 by booking a visit or visit one of our Open Days throughout the year - visit our website for more details: www.ellesmere.com