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  • Ely College
    Downham Road
    CB6 2SH
  • Head: Mr Simon Warburton
  • T 01353 667763
  • F 01353 669548
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Cambridgeshire
  • Pupils: 1423
  • Religion: None
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • 16-19 study programmes Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 11th June 2019
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Our shared vision is to be a truly great college, a beacon of excellence of which our whole community can be proud.

In July 2016 Ely College joined the Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust and over the past four years, we have taken their core values as the foundations for our growing success. These values are:

Achievement For All:

Valuing People:

A High Quality Learning Environment:

The Pursuit Of Excellence:

Extending The Boundaries of Learning:
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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

Ely College aims to make appropriate provision for the full range of students with SEND. We have a history of working successfully with pupils who have mild and moderate learning difficulties, speech, language and communication difficulties including those on the autistic spectrum and students with ADHD. We have strategies in place to support those with specific learning difficulties including dyslexia and those with social, emotional and mental health issues. Provision has also been made for students with medical conditions such as cerebral palsy, juvenile arthritis and epilepsy, as well as visual and auditory disabilities and wheelchair users. The college site has been adapted in recent years to accommodate partially blind students and those who require wheelchairs.

Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

Children get into the school from here:

most years
quite often
sometimes, but not in this year

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