Record Pupil Numbers

Record Pupil Numbers

Ellesmere College has started the new academic year with a record number of pupils.

At the start of the new academic year there has been a flurry of activity behind the scenes at Ellesmere College preparing for the arrival of pupils and staff. The new term has seen the arrival of one hundred and fifty new pupils. There are now 550 pupils on the School's register with an expectation that this number will further increase 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 children of school age 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; Bill Hutchings, Head of Lower School; Gareth Owen, Housemaster; Suzanne Ryan, History; Lynn Gunter, French; Sighile Abbots, English; Paul Swainson, Chemistry and Ian Roberts, PE. Maura Van Vors, a Gap Student from the Tabor Academy in Boston, USA has also joined the school for a year to support the growing activities of the Arena Arts Programme.

Ellesmere College Lower School Open Morning this year will be on Saturday 14th October between 10am and 1pm. To arrange a visit, Olwen Oldham, the Admissions Secretary  can be contacted on 01691 622321.

14th September 2006  Back to News