PUBLISHED: 15:55 11 December 2013 | UPDATED: 15:55 11 December 2013
Ellesmere College is a co-educational school for pupils aged 7-18, set in 144 acres of glorious rural North Shropshire countryside.
Ellesmere College is a co-educational school for pupils aged 7-18, set in 144 acres of glorious rural North Shropshire, just half a mile from the historic canal-side town of Ellesmere. Whilst rural in its location, it is a relatively short distance from a number of main-line railway stations and international airports which include Manchester and Birmingham.
The College continues to thrive and grow today due, in no small way, to our focus on the needs and development of each individual pupil. The College prides itself on its policy of accepting pupils across a wide range of the academic ability spectrum, but the focus on individual support and development means that all pupils can achieve their very best. It is this commitment to the individual that enables the College to welcome pupils with a wide variety of talents and ambitions. Ellesmere offers six elite sporting academies in rugby, shooting, golf, tennis, cricket and swimming as well as the arts programme, which provides pupils with the opportunity to enhance their passion for the arts.
The College regularly enjoys outstanding inspection reports from bodies such as the Independent Schools Inspectorate and OFSTED Child Protection, the most recent of which can be found on the College website. Academic results are excellent. Ellesmere offers the International Baccalaureate Programme alongside A-levels in the Sixth Form, and the average score for the International Baccalaureate is usually in a range equivalent to A*, A*, A* at A-level. In overall terms the College’s Sixth Form leavers usually average the equivalent in A-level grades of A, B, B. Recently one of our International Baccalaureate Diploma candidates achieved 45 points (the top mark), formally equivalent to 6 ½ A grades at A-level, and was one of only 100 candidates in the world to achieve that level. Given that the College continues to require only 5 GCSEs at grade C to enter the Sixth Form the results are quite exceptional. A wide range of subjects are also on offer at GCSE, where over a third of all grades are between A*, A and over a half within the A*, A and B range.
Ellesmere, Shropshire SY12 9AB