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Ellesmere College

Ellesmere College

Ranked in the Top 20 British Schools

“There are some well-known all girls schools that would kill for that kind of success. It’s a bit of a hidden gem” Tatler UK

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Since its founding in 1884, Ellesmere College has retained its individual student focus while promoting a family, community atmosphere.  An incredibly friendly boarding school, 600 students from ages 7 to 18 are encouraged to try new things and explore their potential, part of the College’s innovative and dynamic curriculum. Great Britain has a world-wide reputation for its high standards of education and here at Ellesmere College we support that tradition by concentrating on the academic and social needs of every student. We prepare students for their GCSEs, Pre-A-Levels, A-Levels and the International Baccalaureate as well as giving them the opportunity to enjoy a full and varied sports and social programme.

Standing in its own stunning grounds covering more than 50 hectares, the school is conveniently located near the small, historic town of Ellesmere, and is less than 100 kilometres from both of England’s second major cities, Manchester and Birmingham. This ideal location means students can benefit from the vast range of activities both cities have to offer whilst living and studying in a tranquil English country setting. The school boasts excellent facilities for sports, music and the arts. There is a fitness centre, two squash courts, six all-weather tennis courts, 25 metre swimming pool, golf course and numerous grass and all-weather pitches. The school also has a lake and sailing club and a target shooting range. The Arts Centre has a number of music studios, gallery and a performing theatre with 200 seats.

Academic Performance

Ranked in the Top 20 British Schools offering the International Baccalaureate. Ellesmere College had another excellent academic year, which was demonstrated with outstanding performances from Sixth Form pupils in both International Baccalaureate and A Levels. Over 60% of all grades awarded were in the top A*-B grade with the girls raising that bar to nearly 70% of their grades published being in A*AB. 85% of students gained entry into their first choice universities including Oxford and Cambridge. GCSE grades were equally impressive with a bumper crop of A* grades.


Ellesmere College provides a friendly and warm environment with family values at its heart. Students from many countries are all part of our boarding community, becoming fully involved in school life. Our modern accommodation provides a high quality, comfortable and secure environment for our students, with residential staff on site to tend to the students’ needs 24 hours a day. There is a close liaison between the boarding and teaching staff to ensure a continuity of care at all times. There are a variety of rooms within the boarding house, the majority of which are single and twin, with en-suite options. Wi-Fi internet connection is available throughout the school.

Due to restrictions on travel at the moment, we have launched a Virtual Tour for prospective parents and students so they can take a virtual tour around the grounds, rooms, teaching facilities and sporting areas.  It can also be used with a Virtual Headset and ap with a mobile phone too!  

Parents can also book Virtual Meetings with members of the College staff using the technologies we are all getting to know very well now!

Virtual 360 Panoramic...

Virtual 'Live' Visit

Please also view our latest Lent 2020 Newsletter in its flipbook digital format with live links from each article showcasing all the exciting things our students have been up to in the past term!

Telephone: 01691 626510

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