Ellesmere College


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  • Category: Preparatory / Senior / Sixth Form
  • Pupils: Co-Education
  • Type: Day & Boarding
  • Religious Affiliation: Church of England
  • Roll: 358 (Boys) 192 (Girls)
  • Age Range: 7-19 years
  • Founded: 1884

School Contact Details

Ellesmere College
SY12 9AB

[t]: 01691 622321
[w]: www.ellesmere.com

Location Description

Standing in its own stunning grounds of more than 50 hectares, the school is conveniently located near the small, historic town of Ellesmere, and is less than 100 kilometres from both of England's second major cities, Manchester and Birmingham. Students can benefit from the vast range of activities both cities have to offer whilst living and studying in a tranquil English country setting. Situated midway between Chester and Shrewsbury, Ellesmere is just off the A495 and is easily accessed via the UK motorway network. Airports at Manchester (1 hour 15 minutes by road), Liverpool (1 hour by road) and Birmingham (1 hour 30 minutes by road) are within easy reach.

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School News

Due to restrictions on travel at the moment, Ellesmere College have launched a Virtual Tour for prospective parents and students so they can

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take a virtual tour around the grounds, rooms, teaching facilities and sporting areas.  It can also be used with a Virtual Headset and app with a mobile phone too!

Virtual Meetings can be booked with members of the College staff.

Parents will be able to overcome the travel and timing issues when considering choosing a school for this September.

Links for the Virtual Tour:

Virtual Tour of Ellesmere College

Virtual Visits

Virtual “Live” Visits

For further details please contact Kirsty Randall (Registrar)

Tel: 01691 626510

Email: registrar@ellesmere.com

Ellesmere College has produced its Lent 2020 Newsletter in a flipbook digital format with live links from each

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article showcasing all the exciting things our students have been up to in the past term.

To view the newsletter please click on the link below.

Digital Newsletter

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Emerging theatre production companies Drama Chameleon (Salop) and Arts Groupie CIC are bringing the play, “Kitty, Queen of the Washhouse”, from Liverpool on its first

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rural tour to North Shropshire in June, starting at Ellesmere College.

Written by Liverpudlian writer John Maguire, this fascinating, one-woman show, depicts the life of the iconic Kitty Wilkinson, named “Saint of the Slums”, who was instrumental in halting the cholera epidemic in Victorian England by opening the first public wash and bath house in the UK.

The story follows Kitty, an immigrant from Ireland, who went from victim of child labour in a Lancashire mill to becoming a community champion in Victorian Liverpool, will appeal to all with an interest in social history, and female empowerment.  As director Margaret Connell says, “It’s not just history – this is HER STORY! Kitty was a one woman social services department of her time.”

As the friendly ghost of Kitty, young actor Samantha Alton, gives a mesmerizing, physical performance in this “against all odds” tale, from brutal hardship to success and fulfillment of a working-class girl.

Buried in Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral churchyard, with a stained glass window in her honour, Kitty remains the only female statue in the great St George’s Hall.

Co Producer, and local resident Sue Richardson Fowkes of Drama Chameleon says: “I am delighted to bring this show to Shropshire knowing all the history our county has with Merseyside.  I also feel strongly that city shows, particularly quality Fringe shows, featuring emerging writing and acting talent, should see the light of day in our rural settings and non-traditional theatre spaces.  If well supported, we aim to bring more shows to the sticks – I guess we are on an outreach entertainment mission.”



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The Messiah – Ellesmere College Choral Society & Ellesmere Sinfonia

Join us in Big school for this year’s production of Handel’s Messiah

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– performed by the Ellesmere College Choral Choir and community orchestra Ellesmere Sinfonia. They will be joined by talented soloists and the continuo piece will be played on the recently donated Chamber Organ.

Please contact Ellesmere College if you wish to attend the evening on 01691 622321  or  reception@ellesmere.com 

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Trevanion & Dean – Evaluation Evening in aid of the Down’s Syndrome Association

Thursday 4th April sees Antiques Roadshow favourites Christina Trevanion and

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Aaron Dean at the College at an evaluation evening in aid of the Down’s Syndrome Association.

Please contact Ellesmere College if you wish to attend the evening on 01691 622321  or  reception@ellesmere.com 



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The EDGE Lectures have been a key part of Ellesmere College’s Leadership and Entrepreneurship Programme for Sixth Form students for many years now – designed

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to enrich the offering given to students to give them the ‘edge’ when it comes to entering the world of university and work.

Each term, the College invites back key speakers from our network of over 5000 Old Ellesmerians (OEs), parents and local business people, who bring their expertise and experience to deliver inspiring and informative talks on subjects related to business, entrepreneurship and careers.

Nick Pettingale, Director of External Relations, commented, “At Ellesmere we believe in the individual and therefore ‘The Edge’ lectures create a breadth of professional input and real life experience for our students to learn from. The most exciting aspect from my perspective is the individual connections that are created with our speakers. Anyone in business today knows that success is based on relationships and our goal with ‘The Edge’ is to create those relationships before our students even leave the Sixth Form”.

For more information about our Lent Term EDGE Lecture programme please visit: The EDGE Lectures

If you would like to join Francesca and the ‘Love the Oceans’ team in Mozambique, check out their amazing volunteer programme here.

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