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King's Ely

King's Ely

Ely, CB7 4EW, Cambridgeshire

01353 660707



King's Ely
School type Co-educational Day & Boarding Prep & Senior, Nursery & Sixth Form
Founded 970 AD
Principal Mr John Attwater
Date Appointed September 2019
Co-ed Age Range 2-18 years
Number of pupils 1,023
Day fees per annum £11,607 - £24,729
Boarding fees per annum £26,268 - £35,958
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:9
Associations HMC,BSA, AGBIS, ISBA, CSA

"King’s Ely's reputation certainly precedes itself, but you don’t really get a true feeling for the depth of those recommendations until you have visited the school yourself. Within the first week of our sons joining King’s, we simply could not believe the change in both the boys' happiness and their commitment to learning."

These are the words of Mr and Mrs Golding, whose sons joined King's Ely Acremont Pre-Prep and King's Ely Junior in September 2020.

A finalist in the Independent Schools of the Year Awards, King's Ely is a leading independent co-educational day and boarding school built on a fascinating history stretching back over 1,000 years, making us one of the oldest schools in the world.

We serve the academic and pastoral needs of around 1,000 boys and girls from the age of 2 through to 18, with boarders from 7 years old. King's Ely is nestled in the picturesque cathedral city of Ely, which is just 15 minutes from Cambridge and 1 hour from London, with direct rail links to both. Our privately-run school buses stop at key locations around Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk.

The adventure of a King's Ely education enables pupils of all ages to flourish, from the children in King's Ely Acremont Nursery to the young men and women in our Sixth Form. Whether a student shines in a classroom, in a laboratory, on a stage, on a pitch or on a mountainside, our school promises an abundance of opportunity for personal development, both academically and socially.

King's Ely students are renowned for their energy, their courage and their integrity. Our pupils achieve excellent GCSE and A Level results, and each year students secure a place at their first-choice university or institution, not just in the UK but across the globe. However, our school is about much more than exam results and league tables. As reported in the Good Schools Guide, King's Ely "turns out well rounded, likeable individuals who attain academically but who also realise there is more to life than just results."

When it comes to value-added - a measurement monitored and published by the Department for Education - King's Ely is in the top five Cambridgeshire schools and the top 200 schools nationally. Rather than relying solely on exam results, value added takes account of where each student started from, and the progress they made relative to other, similar students.

We empower our young people to challenge themselves, to push beyond the boundaries of their own expectations and to achieve more than they ever believed possible. The aim is to create responsible and engaged young people who have developed learning habits that successfully prepare them for public examinations, higher education and the challenging world of work.

King's Ely boasts some of the region's most historic buildings yet teaching facilities are modern and purpose-built. Our close links with Ely Cathedral - one of the finest cathedrals in the world - makes the perfect setting for concerts and performances, a daily extension to the school’s workspace, the school chapel, and a place of outstanding beauty and spirituality.

King's Ely is a family - a community that is vibrant, nurturing and inclusive. We are a school that can take each child on a seamless journey, travelling from one section to the next, whilst welcoming newcomers at key transition stages, giving support and adapting the offering to the needs of every child in our care. Only by visiting King’s Ely can you feel the energy and warmth of our community.

Book your personal visit or a place at our Open Events by visiting www.kingsely.org or calling our Admissions Team on (01353) 660707.