Pastoral Care


Day pupils and boarders alike benefit from the team of tutors and a 'house mother', all marshalled by a Housemaster or Housemistress. Each pupil is given a personal tutor whilst in Lower School the role is taken by the form teacher. The emphasis, again, is on the individual. The tutor will oversee the development of the pupil in all aspects of life at Ellesmere and regular communication with parents is very much part of the scheme.


All pupils are grouped in Houses in the Middle School and the Sixth Form and there is full integration on boarding and day pupils. There are four boys' houses and two girls' houses. House facilities are uniformly good with a study place for every pupil, recreation rooms, ICT provision and even, in one case, a sauna.

Communal areas include the Sixth Form Club and Thatcher Study Wing, the school Tuck Shop and the Arts Centre foyer where junior social events are held on a regular basis.

In the Lower School pupils are grouped in forms for administration purposes whilst, for all pupils, meals are taken in the Dining Hall on a cafeteria basis.



  • Admissions Policy
  • Anti-Bullying Policy
  • Careers Policy
  • Child Protection Policy
  • Complaints Procedure for Parents
  • Complaints Procedure for Pupils
  • Curriculum Policy
  • Discipline (behaviour) Policy (including Rewards and Sanctions)
  • EAL Policy
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Health and safety on Activities Outside college Policy
  • PSHE Policy
  • Support for Learning Policy


Details of academic performance (available on website)

Number of complaints registered previous year

Staff and Qualifications

The above policies and information may be requested by contacting Reception on 01691 622321 or by letter to the Headmaster's Secretary.

If you wish to contact our Chair of Governors please write to:

Mr C Lillis


c/o Ellesmere College



SY12 9AB