Ellesmere College

Head: Mr Brendan Wignall
Telephone: 01691 622321
Email: hmsecretary@ellesmere.com
Web: http://www.ellesmere.com/

Number in School: 550
Number of Boarders: 238
Boarding Type: Co-Ed, Full Boarding
School Type: Co-Ed

Head of Boarding: Dr Ranjit Chatterjee
Head of Boarding Email: registrar@ellemsere.com
Head of Boarding Contact Number: 01691 622321

Founded in 1884, Ellesmere College is a fully coeducational school that successfully combines a happy atmosphere with impressive achievements academically and in music, art, sport and drama. Set within 146 acres of beautiful countryside Ellesmere is conveniently located in central England within easy reach of Manchester and Birmingham. Ellesmere offers an extensive range of excellent modern facilities which enhance both curricular and extracurricular opportunities for pupils. Ellesmere College is a school that values individuals. Ellesmere’s aspirations for pupils have always been higher than simply passing examinations. In 2019, Ellesmere College students and staff celebrated an “outstanding” A-Level results day with an overall pass rate of 96%, and the results saw some highly impressive individual performances and more than 50% of all grades awarded were in the top A*, A, B grades, the threshold required for many Russell Group University Places. An Ellesmere education is a preparation for living adult life successfully, considerately and with a sense of personal fulfilment. Another excellent set of exam results saw half of the GCSE grades enter the A* to B (9-6) range, and a third in the A* to A (9-7), which is very pleasing when compared to the national picture of 21.9%.

For the full or weekly boarder, there is much to enjoy at Ellesmere. A programme of activities operates over several evenings and at weekends. Pupils are able to throw themselves enthusiastically into their work, sport, performing arts and extracurricular activities such as the CCF and Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver and Gold awards. Boarding at Ellesmere is very flexible, and is designed to provide the structure that suits each individual best. It is often through our Boarding Houses that some of the strongest, lifelong relationships are formed. The arrangements for Junior Boarding are different from those that operate in the Senior School, in recognition of the different requirements of our younger boarders. When students move up to Middle School in Year 9 they are assigned to a Middle School boarding house for either boys or girls where they will stay until they reach Sixth Form.

YEARFEEEXTRAS INCLUDED IN FEES
2019-20£7,794 – £11,511 per termIncluding education, food and drink, accommodation, sport, drama, and laundry.