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King's Ely, Cambridgeshire

School Details
United Kingdom,

Tel: +44 1353 660730
Fax: +44 1353 665281

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Sue Freestone

Admissions Secretary:
Dawn Burton

This school offers flexi-boarding.

Accreditations and affiliations:
Religious affiliation:
Church of England, All denominations welcome
Age Range & Fees
7 - 13
Day Fees
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
Number of Pupils
School Boy
School Girl
Full board
This school offers
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:

Interview, Entry test or exam

Scholarships & Bursaries:

Siblings, Sport, Boarding, Music, Clergy/Ministers, CDT, Junior school entry, Art, Choral, Armed forces discounts or bursaries, Academic, Drama, Financial need

What we offer

  • ICT
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Psychology
  • Theology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Design technology
  • Media/Film studies
  • Environmental studies
  • Government/Politics
  • Electronics
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Business studies
  • Classics
  • Economics
  • Latin
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • Chinese
  • German
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Gymnastics
  • Cross-country
  • Football
  • Hockey
  • Martial arts
  • Rugby
  • Cricket
  • Tennis
  • Netball
  • Athletics
  • Archery
  • Swimming
  • Rock climbing
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Dance
  • Drama productions
  • Adventure training
  • Rowing
  • Horse riding and management
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Ballet
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Rail/Airport services
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • After school club
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Visual Impairment (VI)
  • Physical Disabilities
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
Head PhotoKing's Junior is run and located as a distinct unit, for Years 3-8, within the King's School Ely. Entry is normally at age 7+ or 11+, and most pupils transfer at 13+ into the King's Senior (Years 9-13) to study for GCSE and A-levels. A £1 million purpose-built block of seven classrooms, IT Suite and a science laboratory for pupils in Years 7 and 8 provides spacious up to date accommodation for the students from age 11.

Over the age of 8, about one in five pupils is a full or weekly boarder. Among them are the boy choristers of Ely Cathedral who are all pupils in the Junior School where music, as well as drama and art, play an increasingly important role in the life of the school. Weekly boarding is increasingly popular among families with two working parents. The choristers live in their own house. The other boarding house is run ‘family style’ for boys and girls.

Junior School subject specialists co-ordinate the work of each department and ensure progression from year to year. Year Tutors supervise pupils' academic progress. All foundation subjects are covered in every year. French and IT both begin in Year 3 and groups go annually to France for French life and language. Spanish is taught to Year 8. The most able study Latin from Year 6. Examination results are substantially higher than the national average.

Each pupil joins one of four houses which form the basis of the pastoral structure within the school. Confidence and self reliance are encouraged by house staff and tutors and visitors comment on the happy atmosphere and the friendliness and maturity of the pupils.

The purpose-built Junior Music School with its own Director of Music has encouraged the majority of pupils to take individual as well as timetabled music lessons from five full-time and 26 part-time teachers. Orchestra, choirs, brass and steel bands flourish alongside ensembles of all kinds.

On-site facilities include a drama studio/hall; science laboratories; a library; dedicated and well-equipped rooms for art and computing and adjoining sports fields and an adventure playground.

In addition to team sports - football, rugby, cricket, hockey, netball, athletics and rounders - a wide range of after-school activities supplements the curriculum including dance, judo, horse riding and table tennis. A new Technology building, the medieval dining hall, sports hall, swimming pool, music school and theatre are shared with the Senior School: the shared use helps prepare pupils for their move to new surroundings at age 13.
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