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Full Street Address:

Ellesmere College, Ellesmere
Shropshire, SY12 9AB

Head Teacher:
Mr Brendan Wignall

Number Of Pupils (11-18): 502

Nearest Airport:

Boys/Girls/Co-Ed: Co-Ed

Tuition And Boarding Fees:
Boarding and Tuition Fees £9,996 per term

International Scholarships for ASIS Pupils:
We offer, two primary Academic Scholarships in India, the first at 50% full boarding fees, the second at 50%, as well as a range of other scholarships for our Sport Academies and the outstanding Arts programme at Ellesmere College.


School Website

Ellesmere College

Ellesmere College

Who will it suit?

Ellesmere is proud of the way it looks after its international community, with children from 30 different countries represented on the school roll. In most classes, however, overseas students are taught alongside local youngsters, ensuring a strong cultural familiarisation for the visitors. This is a school for all-rounders and strength of personality and character development are important.  An over-riding factor is the pupil’s willingness to “have a go” and participate in the wide range of extra-curricular activities on offer. An impressive artistic and cultural development programme, including tours to the USA every other year, allows those gifted with music, drama and drawing and painting talents to fully unfold their gifts.


Most will go onto elite universities or drama and artistic colleges. Because of the school’s sporting strength it also provides a gateway for professional careers with individuals “scouted” by big clubs and societies.


There is a Foundation Pre-Sixth form course for those without strong English or learning skills, but those joining the Higher level of this course will find most of their studies are alongside pupils from the UK. An international co-ordinator has a special responsibility for the care of overseas pupils, but the strong pastoral support through each Boarding House is a feature of school life, as highlighted in recent government inspection reports.


One of the newest, and largest entrants into the ASIS family, Ellesmere College was founded by Canon Nathanial Woodard in 1884 and plays a leading part in the Woodard group of schools.   The whole school shines with confidence and its Christian ethos of “doing unto others as you would have them do to you” is reflected through a warm welcome to boys and girls of all faiths and of none.  Set in 144 acres, including a nine-hole golf course, the strong academic performance is matched by outstanding sporting achievements, with youngsters in several sports achieving national team status.  The Head is one of the most experienced in the UK and has been in post for 18 years. Although non-academically selective the results are impressive, with 50% of A-level passes at the top grades. IB courses are available for those who want them, although the majority take the traditional GCSE and A-level route. A school which focuses on the individual.