King’s Ely

Combined co-education school in Ely, Cambridgeshire

A finalist in the 2020 Independent Schools of the Year Awards, King’s Ely is a leading independent co-educational day and boarding school built on a fascinating history stretching back over 1,000 years, making us one of the oldest schools in the world.

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“Something we didn’t appreciate at first but now cherish above all else is the holistic approach King’s Ely takes in growing the whole child.” Forces parents, Mr and Mrs Hamilton-Bing

We serve the academic and pastoral needs of around 1,000 boys and girls from the age of 2 through to 18, with boarders from 7 years old. King’s Ely is nestled in the picturesque cathedral city of Ely, which is just 15 minutes from Cambridge and 1 hour from London, with direct rail links to both. Our privately-run school buses stop at key locations around Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Norfolk.

The adventure of a King’s Ely education enables pupils of all ages to flourish, from the children in King’s Ely Acremont Pre-Prep to the young men and women in our Sixth Form. Whether a student shines in a classroom, in a laboratory, on a stage, on a pitch or on a mountainside, our school promises an abundance of opportunity for personal development, both academically and socially.

Wherever you go around our 75-acre campus, you will be greeted with a smile. As reported in the Good Schools Guide, King’s Ely is a “friendly, well-balanced, caring community valued for getting the best from a broad range of abilities”.
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Head Mr John Attwater
School Type Combined co-education school
Junior Age Range 7 - 13
Senior Age Range 13 - 18
Academic GCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Total Students 1050
Youngest Boarder 8
Int'l Students 200