King’s Ely

King’s Ely

Type: Day / Boarding / Co-ed
Age Range: 2-18
Head's Name: John Attwater
Address: Old Palace
Palace Green
Phone: 01353 660700
Division: East

School Profile

Nestled in the heart of the beautiful cathedral city of Ely in Cambridgeshire, King’s Ely is a leading independent co-educational day and boarding school built on a fascinating history stretching back over 1,000 years.

We serve the academic and pastoral needs of around 1,000 boys and girls from the age of 2 to 18, with boarders from 8 years old. King’s Ely is located just 15 minutes north of Cambridge and 50 minutes from London King’s Cross, with direct rail links to both. We are also less than an hour’s drive from the beautiful North Norfolk Coast.

The adventure of a King’s Ely education enables pupils of all ages to flourish, from the children in King’s Ely Acremont and Nursery to the young men and women in our Sixth Form. Whether a student shines in a classroom or 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 achieve superb exam results, with more than half of all GCSE grades achieved in 2019 being the equivalent of A*s and As, and a third of all A Level grades achieved being A* and As. More than 90% of our students gain a place at their first choice university of institution each year; not just in the UK but across the world.

However, King’s Ely is about much more than exam results and league tables. 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.

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.

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