Ellesmere College

Co-educational Prep and Senior School

"Ellesmere College sets high standards in both academic and sporting excellence in a student centred environment."


Founded in 1884, Ellesmere is a co-educational boarding and day school which offers students from Yrs 3-13 a platform for academic success and personal development.

A wide ranging curriculum and activities programme allows each student the opportunity to advance in a range of disciplines, whether the Arts, Music, Drama, Sport or to develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills through our DofE, CCF, ILM, ESB and EPQ programmes. Ellesmere College prides itself on it pastoral care – giving students a smooth and happy transition experience from home to boarding life at every level. Our modern accommodation provides a high quality, comfortable and secure environment for our students, with residential staff on site 24 hrs a day. There is a close liaison between the boarding and teaching staff to ensure a continuity of care at all times. Excellence in academic achievements is demonstrated consistently by Sixth Form students at International Baccalaureate, BTEC and A Level. Over 85% of students gained entry into their first choice universities including Oxford, Cambridge and other Russell Group Universities.

The Lower School (Yrs 3-8) provides an environment which helps children grow into happy, secure and confident young people. Middle School students (Yrs 9-11) enjoy a stimulating environment with an extensive academic programme and an even wider range of curricular and co-curricular opportunities, and through Yrs 12-13, students have a choice of International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, BTEC and A levels.

For sports enthusiasts, 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), is the only UK independent school to hold the Arts Mark Platinum Award. With the international renowned Titans Swimming Team as one of our seven Sporting Academies, and incredible state of the art world class facilities, pupils can train and excel at every Olympic discipline.



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Ellesmere College
Ellesmere College Logo
HeadMr. Brendan Wignall
School TypeCombined co-education school
Junior Age7 - 13
Senior Age Range13 - 18
AcademicGCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: Yes
Jnr Boarding Fees£8,496.00 per term
Snr Boarding Fees£10,605.00 per term
Sixth Form£10,605.00 per term
Forces DiscountYes
Total Students550
Youngest Boarder12
Junior Boarders15
Senior Boarders250
Int'l Students115
Closest Airport 1Liverpool (86km)
Closest Airport 2Manchester (105km)
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