Basic Information & Location
Founded in 1884, Ellesmere College is a fully co-educational day and boarding school set in 146 acres of stunning English countryside. The School offers 600 students between the ages of 7 and 19 the opportunity to excel in both curricular and extracurricular engagements, made possible by an extensive range of up-to-date facilities. Conveniently situated in central England, Ellesmere is not far from both Birmingham and Manchester.
Ellesmere’s total commitment to developing individuals, enabling them to be successful human beings, is something that genuinely marks it out from the vast majority of other schools. Ellesmere’s educational philosophy is that students all learn differently and that every learning style is a special gift. Ellesmere knows that students develop at different rates and at different times. The support for each individual student at Ellesmere offer students the very best in education today.
With small class sizes, Ellesmere strives to provide subjects that appease all students’ academic strengths and interests. In both International Baccalaureate (IB) and A-level subjects, nearly all sixth-form students consistently achieve A* to B grades; students who study the IB Diploma usually attain the higher level at above 30 points, equivalent to three A grades at A-level.
Boarding / Pastoral Care
Ellesmere is progressive in its thinking and offers boarding based on age group. This allows boarders to grow and learn within larger friendship groups, share more experiences together and form life-long relationships. Modern accommodation provides a top-class, cosy and safe environment for students, with residential staff on site to care for pupils at all times.
A host of sports programmes and clubs are available, enabling pupils to find something to satisfy their interests, from pentathlon to golf. Ellesmere’s excellent swimming pool is very popular with pupils, as is the on-site gymnasium. Ellesmere is proud of its Are Arts programme which promotes the arts both within the College and throughout the local community. It covers the traditional visual arts of drawing, painting and sculpture, the established performing arts of dance, drama and music as well as more modern media such as sound recording, film making and digital photography. Visiting specialists regularly hold master classes at Ellesmere, and students hone their skills further through participating in festivals and national competitions.