College Opens its doors to 8 year Olds
Following the phenomenal success of the Ellesmere College Lower School over the last ten years which has resulted in record numbers of pupils, it has been decided that as from September the current age range of 9 to 13 will be lowered by one year. This will allow 8-year-old pupils to join a new Year 4 class. Today's Lower School pupils have the advantage of purpose built surroundings forming one part of the magnificent Ellesmere College campus, a far cry from not so long ago when all the pupils fitted into 2 classrooms. Pupils in the Lower School are able to benefit from very favourable class sizes allowing the individual attention so valued by parents. There are however more than enough pupils to allow for the College's traditional strengths in Sport and Culture to be available to all Lower School pupils and as well as their normal academic lessons all pupils have the opportunity to take part in a range of sporting, drama, music and other adventure style activities. The new Year 4 Class will have its own dedicated class teacher but there will be opportunities within the busy day to use some of the specialist teachers and excellent facilities available in the main senior school which is on the same site as the Lower School. Facilities in the recently opened Lower School building are excellent with two assembly halls; a newly equipped networked computer room, a library and both indoor and outdoor play and games facilities. This allows the pupils to work hard and play hard and with after-school activities available until 5.30pm with a dedicated bus services from Chester, Wrexham, Shrewsbury, Oswestry, Market Drayton and Whitchurch and into Cheshire to Nantwich and Tarporley. This really is an exciting opportunity for working families who value the quality all-round education that Ellesmere provides. There are still some places available in September for the new Year 4 class and anyone requiring further details should contact the Headmaster's Secretary on 01691 622321.
25th June 2003 Back to News