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The King's School, Ely (Senior School), Cambridgeshire



School Details
,
Ely,
Cambridgeshire,
United Kingdom,
CB7 4DB

Tel: +44 1353 660700
Fax: +44 1353 667485

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Founded:970

Head of the King's School, Ely:
Susan Freestone, GRSM MEd LRAM ARCM

Admissions Secretary:
Mrs Dawn Burton

This school offers flexi-boarding.

Accreditations and affiliations:
HMC, SHMIS, ISBA, AGBIS
Religious affiliation:
Church of England, All denominations welcome
Age Range & Fees
Age
Range
13 - 18
Annual
Day Fees
£15,570
to
£15,570
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
£22,530
to
£22,530
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
£22,530
to
£22,530
Number of Pupils
School Boy
Boys
School Girl
Girls
169
Day
108
88
Full board
74
0
Weekly
0
257
Total
182
This school offers
flexi-boarding.
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
61
26
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, Common Entrance
 

Scholarships & Bursaries:


Art, Sport, 6th Form, Siblings, Junior school entry, Organ, Academic, Choral, Senior school entry, Financial need, Music, Clergy/Ministers, Drama, Armed forces discounts or bursaries, CDT

What we offer


  • Photography
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • Design technology
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Business studies
  • Classics
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Chinese
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • Greek
  • Golf
  • Netball
  • Fencing
  • Tennis
  • Swimming
  • Squash
  • Rugby
  • Hockey
  • Football
  • Cross-country
  • Cricket
  • Badminton
  • Archery
  • Martial arts
  • Rowing
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Drama productions
  • Ballet
  • Sailing
  • Horse riding and management
  • Adventure training
  • Shooting
  • Canoeing
  • Dance
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Rail/Airport services
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
 
 
Head PhotoThe King's School has flourished beside Ely's great Cathedral for over 1,000 years. The school's aim is to inspire all pupils first to discover their talents and then make the most of them.

The school embraces a wide range of abilities and of social and educational backgrounds. Girls and boys (King's has been fully co-educational for over 30 years) acquire a maturity that puts them at ease socially with adults and among themselves. This is a Christian school which welcomes pupils of any religion (and of none) and the association with the Cathedral helps instil thoughtfulness, consideration for others and a spiritual awareness.

The main line station is an eight-minute walk away and the train journey to London takes an hour. Stansted airport is only an hour's drive away. The setting is magnificent and the school still uses many of the splendid medieval buildings in the Cathedral precincts.

There are also all the facilities that you would expect of a successful and forward-looking school. Many of the buildings are new in the last five years: the Art Department, the Technology Centre (including information technology and food technology), the all-weather sports pitch, and the superb senior library set in the converted 14th century gatehouse and equipped with state-of-the-art IT facilities. The school offers 26 subjects for GCSE and A-level. Pupils receive individual attention in small classes. Virtually all the sixth form go on to university including Cambridge which is only 15 miles from Ely. The development of every child is monitored closely, carefully and with a genuine interest. A-level pass rate was 100% in 2006 with 50% of passes graded A or B.

The equivalent of a whole working day is devoted to sports, creative and performing arts, outdoor pursuits and clubs. Music is a key element and over half the pupils take individual lessons from five full-time and 26 visiting music teachers. Besides award-winning choirs, orchestras, brass and jazz bands, new musical groups are being set up all the time, from barbershop to keyboard clubs and the new Girls’ Choir of Ely Cathedral are all pupils in the Senior School. The Gibson Music School, opened in 2001 provides rehearsal rooms, classrooms, a specialist music IT suite and a 120—seat recital hall.

Above all, King's is a happy place. Come and see for yourself.

Alumni include Lord Browne, group chief executive of BP Amoco, the BBC's Alan Yentob and Ms Jo Marks, group managing director of Stanhope Communications and a national finalist in the 2001 Entrepreneur of the Year awards.
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