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King's Ely

Ely, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom CB7 4DB

Age Range & Fees

Age Range7 to 13
Annual Day Fees£10320 to £11280
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees£16470 to £17385
Annual Full Boarding Fees£16470 to £17385

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
168Day134
36Full Board5
0Weekly0
204Total139

Number of Staff

Full-time: 34
Part-time: 21

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Grades A* - C or 9 – 5

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education
Head Photo

Sue Freestone


King'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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    What we offer

    • Business studies
    • Classics
    • Design technology
    • Drama/Theatre
    • Economics
    • Electronics
    • Environmental studies
    • Government/Politics
    • ICT
    • Media/Film studies
    • Painting/Sculpture
    • Philosophy/Ethics
    • Psychology
    • Theology
    • Chinese
    • English as foreign/2nd language
    • French
    • German
    • Latin
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Archery
    • Athletics
    • Cricket
    • Cross-country
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
    • Hockey
    • Martial arts
    • Netball
    • Rugby
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Adventure training
    • Ballet
    • Dance
    • Drama productions
    • Duke of Edinburgh Award
    • Horse riding and management
    • Public speaking/Debating
    • Rock climbing
    • Rowing
    • Band/Orchestra
    • Brass
    • Choir
    • Guitar
    • Keyboard
    • Organ
    • Singing
    • Strings
    • Woodwind
    • After school club
    • Before school/Breakfast club
    • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
    • Experience of expatriates' children
    • Experience of gifted children
    • Experience of international students
    • Experience of services' children
    • Particular diets
    • Rail/Airport services
    • School bus service
    • Visual
    • Physical Disabilities
    • Dyslexia

    Method of Entry

    • Entry test or exam
    • Interview

    Scholarships & Bursaries

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

    Accreditations and Affliations:

    • BSA
    • CSA
    • HMC
    • IAPS
    • NACE

    Religious Affliations:

    • All denominations welcome
    • Church of England


    Teaching Languages:

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