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Ellesmere College is a 7-18 co-educational boarding school based in  Shropshire. Success at Ellesmere is founded upon high quality classroom education coupled with a strong commitment to extra-curricular activities, be they artistic, sporting or outdoor pursuits. We at this top boarding school  focus on each of the student individually and we take care of their personal and individual needs. For us everyone is important and it does not matter if someone is a perfect students or just an average one. At this top independent boarding school we believe it is not enough just to make sure that our pupils are successful at exams – important though this is – and 85% of our students gain entrance to their first-choice university including Oxford, Cambridge and Russell Group institutions. We aim to provide subjects that appeal to all pupils’ interests and academic strengths, while keeping class sizes small. Ranked in the top 20 British schools offering the International Baccalaureate (IB), over 60% of all A-Level grades awarded were A*- B with the girls raising that bar to nearly 70% of their grades published being A*AB. Students who study the IB Diploma regularly attain the higher level at above 30 points, which is equivalent to three A grades at A-level. This top UK boarding school takes academic achievement very seriously, as well as the arts, music, drama and sport.  We try to work really hard in order to keep the balance at between each level of education we provide. We cherish students with lots of interests and enthusiasm. This great boarding school is not a school for narrow specialists but for those who show enthusiasm and imagination to try the unexpected and new challenges. The extra-curricular programme is a fundamental and substantial part of students’ life at Ellesmere College and we aim to provide them with a great choice of such activities which include: clubs, societies, sports, courses, performances and visits.

The Co-curricular programme is a fundamental part of life at this to independent boarding school UK  and aims to broaden all students' life experiences through a wide range of activities, clubs, societies, sports, courses, performances and visits. We enrich the experience and foster community links by touring and by hosting events. In addition to regular performances in the UK, there is a biennial drama tour of the USA and an annual choir tour in Europe. No less important is the preparation everyone receives in the indispensable art of Public Speaking. Qualifications in Spoken English which are available to all. L.A.M.D.A, Dance and graded Music Lessons are also available, subject to places with our specialist teachers.


  • 7 days boarding: £10,605 per term

Number of students

  Girls Boys Total
Boarding School: 84 162 246
Day School: 92 200 292

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    College Counseling, ESL: Advanced, ESL: Beginning, ESL: Intermediate, Evening Study Assistance, Learning Center, Learning Differences Support, Peer Tutoring, Study Skills Assistance, Subject Tutoring, Technology Center, Writing Center

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Ellesmere College: Ellesmere, Shropshire, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Ellesmere College: Ellesmere, Shropshire, UK | Best Boarding Schools
Ellesmere College: Ellesmere, Shropshire, UK | Best Boarding Schools


Location Description

Nearest international airport: Manchester (70km)


Ellesmere, Shropshire , Ellesmere, Shropshire, United Kingdom, Postcode - SY12 9AB
Email - info@best-boarding-schools.net

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