Lower School Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Ten years ago, Princess Anne, accompanied by the then First Lieutenant of Shropshire,  Algernon Heber-Percy was invited to Ellesmere College to officially open Lower School. Yesterday afternoon a tea party was enjoyed by Key Stage 2 pupils, their teachers and guests, to celebrate the anniversary of this event.

Guests included , Carolyn Newbold, the first Head of Lower School and a member of Ellesmere College School Council, Ellesmere Colleges Deputy Head Academic, Vicky Pritt-Roberts and Chaplain, Father David Slim. Music was provided by the Lower School Orchestra and a sumptuous Tea was enjoyed by all.  A recently received letter of congratulations from the Princess Royal was also on display.

Although a junior section has existed at Ellesmere College for over 50 years, it was in 1999 that the College opened a dedicated building and play area for Lower School on the same site as the Senior School. In the last 10 years , over 2,000 children have been through Lower School with the majority then progressing through the School and leaving to go on to University. Recent developments have included a dedicated Lower School Music room, IT Suite and nearby Wildlife Garden with Grow-Dome, enjoyed by pupils in Years 3 to 8.

Sharon Owen, Head of Lower School commented, Whilst Ellesmere College has seen many innovative developments during the last 10 years, Lower School has retained its dynamic and lively character.  

11th November 2009  Back to News