New Teaching Staff

Ellesmere College started the new term with twenty more pupils than the same time last year. There are now 494 pupils on their register with an expectation that they will achieve 500 pupils during the academic year. Pupils range between 8 and 18 years with a number of new eight year old pupils having just begun their education at Ellesmere in a Year 4 class.


Brendan Wignall, Headmaster commented, whilst there is a national decline in demographs and some Independent Schools are finding it difficult to keep up their numbers, I am delighted that, at Ellesmere College, we continue to grow. The increase in numbers does not affect class sizes and we will continue to offer an average class size of around sixteen pupils.


To support the increase in pupil numbers a group of new teachers have joined the School. They include Dr. Kim Ripley, Chemistry; Dr. Ian Tompkins, Classics, Paul Richards, Maths and IT, Roger Paul, Music, and Cathy Allen, English as an Additional Language. Peter Wei, a teacher from China, has also joined the School for a year.



12th October 2005  Back to News