We were delighted to be featured in the Tatler Magazine recently as one of the Top 5 Schools in the Country for Future Olympians!
Ellesmere College has a long and established pedigree when it comes to sportsmen and woman at Olympic level, and are proud of the philosophy that students here can have both a successful academic career and achieve sporting excellence without compromise. Our accreditation by the World Academy of Sport (WAoS) as an Athlete Friendly Education Centre (AFEC) is testament to the opportunities that Ellesmere College provides to students at all ages to begin, or continue, their journeys to success and that at Sixth Form we can offer the BTEC Sports Diploma as a 3 year course to allow for demanding training and competing schedules as well as academic commitments.
Read an extract from the article in Tatler Magazine:
"When the Team GB junior swimming selectors are seeking new stars they know that Ellesmere's Titans have a proven record of success. This year five Ellesmere College students represented the British Swimming Team at the European Junior Championships in Russia - the largest cohort from any one club in the UK, and 13 students have made qualifying times for Tokyo 2020. They follow in the footsteps of Old Ellesmerian Freya Anderson who took Gold in the Women's 100m freestyle in 2017 and double gold in Helsinki in 2018. But it's not just swimming that the selectors are looking at - overall 13 Ellesmere pupils qualified for the Rio Olympics in various sports and with a sparkling new indoor tennis centre and a recently launched Professional Football Academy, it looks like Ellesmere pupils are set to shine in Tokyo.
We're big fans of their approach: rather than getting hot and bothered about league tables, they're more concerned with nurturing struggling pupils (they have one of the best learning-support teams in the country) and stretching the talented through the endless opportunities of their academic enrichment programme."
For more visit: Tatler - Future Olympians
We have also been featured in the Tatler Schools Guide 2019 - Top Public School in the Midlands Guide 2019 - Tatler Schools Guide 2020.
For more about our Sporting Academies visit: Sport At Ellesmere
24th September 2019 Back to News