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  • Ellesmere College
    Ellesmere
    Shropshire
    SY12 9AB
  • Head: Mr B J Wignall
  • T 01691 622321
  • F 01691 623 286
  • E registrar@ellesmere.com
  • W www.ellesmere.com
  • A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 7 to 19
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Shropshire
  • Pupils: 560
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Fees: £8,250 per term - £10,296 per term
  • Open days: Open days run through October, March and May.
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What the school says...

Since its founding in 1884, Ellesmere College has retained its individual student focus while promoting a family, community atmosphere. An incredibly friendly boarding school, 560 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.

The school prepares students for their GCSEs, A-Levels and the International Baccalaureate as well
as giving them the opportunity to enjoy a full and varied sports, arts and social programme.
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What the parents say...

It is really hard to be the parent of a committed swimmer, especially if they are talented. Early mornings, late nights and variable coaching is standard fare of most parents in the UK. As is rushed eating and late arrivals and tired days at school. We joined Ellesmere because it offered an entirely different approach. The UK's best performance swimming programme, Top Club in the country (2016) and Level 3 coaches for every (small) squad make it a very attractive proposition. Much, much more important was the integration of the swimming programme with the school timetable. This means that my daughter maximises her sleep - good for her education, good for her swimming and good for her!

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Sociology at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking Untranslated Literature at an English Independent School (IBO Higher level component)

Curricula

International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.

Other features

Music and dance scheme - government funding and grants available to help with fees at selected independent music and dance schools.

Choir school - substantial scholarships and bursaries usually available for choristers.

Performing arts specialist school

Sports

Fencing

Shooting

Sailing

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Special Education Needs

There are currently 180 students on the Special Needs Register. Most of these students are dyslexic or have dypraxia. All students receiving extra support have Individual Education Programmes. The majority of our students take learning support lessons instead of a modern foreign language. Examination results are good and students have a full range of access arrangements A further 40 pupils are receiving support for English as an additional language.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia Y
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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