Ellesmere College

Academic Families works with more than 450 schools throughout the UK, and we have become experts at matching children to the right boarding school for them in order to ensure each student thrives.


We're delighted to present one of our partner schools:
Ellesmere College Prep and Senior school in Shropshire, England.


About Ellesmere College

Mission statement

“Ellesmere College aims to produce fully developed and morally grounded human beings who will flourish as adults and improve the lives of those around them. The College believes firmly that the full measure of its success can only be judged in the years after attendance at the College.”


Ellesmere College follows the GCSE curriculum and then in the Sixth Form students can choose between studying A Level exams, the IB diploma or BTEC qualifications. International students can also choose to undertake a Pre-A Level course to prepare them for A Levels the following year. There are more than 24 subjects available at A Level, whilst Ellesmere also offers the BTEC diploma and extended diploma in sports coaching and development. The International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma can be taken as a two- or three-year programme.

The school’s innovative approach to learning is reflected in their impressive exam results which regularly see a 100% pass rate at A Level. The high level of exam achievement enables over 85% of students to continue to their first-choice universities. Recent university destinations have included Oxford, Durham and King’s College London.

Activities & sports

The school understands the importance of team activities and sports in helping students to develop physically and mentally. Whatever their interests and hobbies, students will find plenty of opportunities to take part in extracurricular activities that suit them. Some of the most popular sports include hockey, basketball, rugby, sailing and pentathlon. Ellesmere College also runs a number of sports academies, including a Tennis Academy, a Football Academy, a Swimming Academy and a Golf Academy. All pupils that attend one of these academies can benefit from outstanding facilities, excellent coaching, regular training and academic support. The Golf Academy is open to both boys and girls, and the Tennis Academy is run by a team of Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) qualified coaches.

At Ellesmere College, the arts are also a part of daily life. Students can participate in art and design technology, drama, music, media and technical theatre - there is something for everybody!

International student community

Ellesmere College and its staff are committed to embracing the diversity of international pupils who come from all over the world. Over half of Ellesmere’s 240 boarders are international, so students coming to the UK from abroad can be sure that they’ll be well supported.

Boarding life

Ellesmere College has horizontal boarding and organises its boarding houses by age group, allowing students to form life-long friendships with their peers. Supported by an experienced Housemaster or Housemistress, students develop independence by taking on roles of responsibility within their house. Ensuring that students have a caring and supportive environment to live and learn in is the top priority of the school’s boarding and pastoral staff.


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