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Viva Voce Returns for 2024

The Viva Voce Spoken English Festival returned on 4th June 2024.

  • ESB
  • English
  • English Festival
  • GCSE
  • IB
  • International Baccalaureate
  • Spoken English
Year 9 Student Opens Shop

Our Year 9 student, 14-year-old Raymond Leese, has opened his own shop.

  • Business
  • Entrepreneurship
Ukraine to Harvard, via Ellesmere

Our Head Girl has been accepted to study at Harvard University, after joining us on an HMC scholarship, from Ukraine.

  • IB
  • International Baccalaureate
  • scholarships
College rugby stars set to touch down in South America

Rugby stars at a Shropshire college are set to touch down in South America as they go on their first tour in the continent.

Thirty players from Ellesmere College will head to Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil this week to perfect their skills and take in the sights.

  • Rugby
Ellesmere Finalists at Barnardo’s National Choir Competition

Ellesmere College were delighted to be finalists in the largest national youth choir competition in the UK. Attracting entries from over 350 schools, 7 senior choirs were given the opportunity to perform on stage at Symphony Hall, Birmingham, the country’s best concert hall. Eventually it came down to a single mark that divided four of the choirs in contention, underlining the high standards achieved by the choirs.

  • Music
Ellesmere College celebrate Oswestry Youth Music

The festival, in its 47th year, saw a record 525 entries involving about 1,000 young musicians from 40 schools across Shropshire and North Wales – with Ellesmere College collecting 20 first places.

  • Music
Shooting team on target to win national team title

A team from Ellesmere College has lifted a national pistol shooting title – a record fourth success in as many years for the Shropshire school.

The win at the national final of the British Shooting Schools Pistol Championships follows on from impressive showings by the three students both individually and as a team at the regional championships at the end of last year.

  • Shooting
Wales Call Up for Ellesmere Hockey Students

The Ellesmere College Hockey Programme has been consistently developing world class players and the latest to come up through are Harry Foulkes Year 11 and Adam Thwaite Year 13, with both having been selected to play hockey for Wales (NAG Boys Hockey).

  • Hockey
Ellesmere College In the Middle East

Ellesmere College, based in Shropshire, England, has opened Ellesmere Muscat in the capital city of Oman catering for local and international students.


Aspirational Cricket Pathway Leads to Success

Ellesmere College is stepping up its cricket development programme this summer after its success in trialing a school devised profiling and awards scheme last year.

  • Cricket
  • Sports
  • World Class School
  • scholarships
Swimming Academy Make a Splash at Tri-Meet Weekend!

The Ellesmere College Swimming Academy has been making a splash with impressive swims, despite them being under a heavy training period whilst these competitions were taking place.

  • ECSA
  • Sport
  • Swimming
  • World Class School
  • scholarships
Ellesmere Excels at Oswestry Youth Music Festival

Ellesmere College and former Ellesmere College pupils turned in solid performances at the Oswestry Youth Music Festival this year - competing in 34 of the 74 classes, winning 19 and achieving 59 out of 84 1st, 2nd or 3rd places.

  • Choir
  • Music
  • Sixth Form
  • scholarships