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The King's School, Ely (Senior School)

Ely, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom CB7 4DB

Age Range & Fees

Age Range13 to 18
Annual Day Fees *£15570 to £15570
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£22530 to £22530
Annual Full Boarding Fees *£22530 to £22530
* Currency: GB Pound

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
169Day108
88Full Board74
0Weekly0
257Total182

Number of Staff

Full-time: 61
Part-time: 26

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

Jonathan Shaw


King’s Ely is a school steeped in history, nestling in the shadow of the cathedral yet with an outlook firmly fixed on the future. It has a distinctive ethos, a sense of ambition and a genuinely holistic approach. The emphasis on energy, courage and integrity are lived out in all areas of school life. There is a refreshing balance between academic challenge and the determination to equip young people with the skills and character to make a difference in the world.

Things are done differently here. Our students learn how to take risks in their learning, embracing success and failure within a climate of support. Being challenged to step out of one’s comfort zone quickly becomes a way of life. They are challenged to set themselves demanding targets, to question preconceptions and to make informed decisions of their own. We believe every pupil should enjoy their learning in the classroom but should also be actively encouraged to find their niche beyond the academic curriculum, be it in the Hayward Theatre, on the games field or through the Ely Scheme.

This is not an academic hot-house; outstanding results are achieved through inspiration, not pressure. The list of leavers’ destinations, including many top universities, bears testament to this. However, this is not at the expense of student welfare. The wellbeing of our young people is paramount and our attention to the individual has gained us an outstanding reputation for pastoral care.

Great schools need to equip their pupils with the skills to succeed, the strength of character to thrive and the values to contribute positively. We believe King’s Ely does this and we would encourage you to come and see for yourself.
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    What we offer

    • Business studies
    • Classics
    • Design technology
    • Drama/Theatre
    • Economics
    • Painting/Sculpture
    • Philosophy/Ethics
    • Photography
    • Psychology
    • Chinese
    • English as foreign/2nd language
    • French
    • German
    • Greek
    • Latin
    • Spanish
    • Archery
    • Badminton
    • Cricket
    • Cross-country
    • Fencing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Hockey
    • Martial arts
    • Netball
    • Rugby
    • Squash
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Adventure training
    • Ballet
    • Canoeing
    • Dance
    • Drama productions
    • Duke of Edinburgh Award
    • Horse riding and management
    • Public speaking/Debating
    • Rowing
    • Sailing
    • Shooting
    • Band/Orchestra
    • Brass
    • Choir
    • Guitar
    • Keyboard
    • Organ
    • Singing
    • Strings
    • Woodwind
    • 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
    • Dyslexia
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    Method of Entry

    • Common Entrance
    • 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
    • Senior school entry
    • Organ
    • 6th Form
    • Sport

    Curriculum and Exams:

    • AQA
      Assessments and Qualifications Alliance
    • Edexcel Foundation
    • OCR
      Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Examinations

    Religious Affliations:

    • All denominations welcome
    • Church of England


    Teaching Languages:

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