With many areas of the Boarding life at Ellesmere College being described as 'outstanding' it is little wonder many pupils choose to board here. Ellesmere is progressive in its thinking and offers boarding based on age group (Junior, Middle and the Sixth Form). This allows boarders to grow and learn within larger friendship groups, share more experiences together and form life-long relationships.
Ellesmere is an incredibly busy school and we are extremely proud of the range of meaningful activities we offer. There is always something going on, from sport and drama, evening debating groups, even taking part in twilight catch up lessons - not to mention the weekend shopping excursions. Ellesmere offers a range of boarding options and can be very flexible. This ensures that each pupil is given the best opportunity to take part in whatever they wish and give it their all.
The Boarding and Child Safety Inspection, which was conducted recently, involved 2 inspectors spending time in the College, a questionnaire to boarding parents, a questionnaire to students, formal group and individual meetings with students and visits to all the Boarding Houses.
Of the 6 categories the College was found to be good in 3 categories and outstanding in 3. The 3 outstanding categories were "helping children to be healthy", "helping children achieve well and enjoy what they do" and "helping children make a positive contribution".
It is by no means unheard of for Independent Schools to fail a Boarding and Child Safety Inspection so to achieve a Report with a mixture of "outstanding" and "good" is very pleasing.