Headmaster's Welcome


I am very fortunate to be the Headmaster of Ellesmere College and I'm delighted that you are looking at Ellesmere for your children.

Ellesmere's total commitment to developing individuals, enabling them to be successful human beings, is something that genuinely marks it out from the vast majority of other schools.

The best thing about this focus on the individual, is that it arises out of a very real sense of family and community. The Ellesmere community is a wide one, and it is one of the great pleasures of my job that I have the opportunity to work with all its constituents: pupils, past pupils, parents and past parents, teaching, non-teaching staff, and governors, all of whom contribute to making Ellesmere such a wonderful place to work and to study.

Families who visit Ellesmere comment on what an incredibly friendly place it is, on its great atmosphere: I am pleased to say that even after so many years as Headmaster I do not take this for granted. It is a friendly and supportive place where there is a genuine care and concern for the happiness of others.

One of the best things about Ellesmere, from my point of view, is that it is also a very exciting place in which to work. Things do not really stand still here for very long and there is always some innovation that we are considering. Ellesmere College can always be made better, and leading the desire for constant improvement makes my job stimulating and highly enjoyable.

I trust you will enjoy taking a look around our website but, even more importantly, that you will come and visit, meet my staff and meet our students, whom we rightly feel are the best advert for Ellesmere and the remarkable young people that develop at the school.

Brendan Wignall, Headmaster 1996 - Present