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Together We Achieve

Welcome to Ely College

an 11-18 Academy located in the beautiful city of Ely.

Ely College has just over 1100 students and a very committed staff with a shared vision to deliver a truly great school of which our community can be proud. We want every student to receive an inspiring education, equipping them with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed beyond the classroom.

We are proud of the achievements of our students, and of the provision on offer. We hope that you find this website a useful source of information about our work, and look forward to welcoming you to the college.



Our Values

The academy is sponsored and supported by the Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT), which was founded at the 'Outstanding' Swavesey Village College, Cambridgeshire.

Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust (CMAT) exists to provide, support and champion high-quality education at the heart of local communities.

  • Achievement for all
  • Valuing People
  • A high quality learning environment
  • The pursuit of excellence
  • Extending the boundaries of learning

Our House System

The Houses provide crucial support and guidance, and the needs of every student are acknowledged and understood by their tutor and senior tutor. The system enables individual progress to be monitored much more closely and the House is the key focus of the relationship between the academy and families, with siblings joining the same House.

  • "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them." Our act of remembrance today.

  • The Certificate Presentation Evening for the 'Class of 2019' Year 11 students is taking place at Ely College on Monday 2nd December, at 6pm. To confirm attendance:

  • We were delighted to award Kara Norman of Etheldreda House her Gold Pledges badge this week. Kara is a very passionate student. It is important to Kara that she is able to help others, she has been working on becoming a qualified life guard and will get a Gold there too!

  • At the Christmas Fair on the 28th of November the LRC will be running a pre-loved book sale to raise funds for more books for the library - if you have any good condition books (children's or adult's) drop them in to the Main Reception and they'll be put to good use!

  • RT @topbrum: @DTassoc @DesTechRyan @DT_Chat @elycollege Our 'D&T Days Gone By Museum' is continuing to fill up with many items still being...

  • It's been another busy day for the camera - our fascinating design museum was formally opened by Tony Ryan, CEO of the D&T Association, and our 6th Form students were learning about safe driving

  • S-LYo have been overwhelmed by the response to our Hygiene bank collection. Thank you to those who have already donated. Ward M4 have said they are in need of feminine hygiene products in particular. If you are able to donate these items there is still time to do so. Thank you.

  • Yr7 trip is due back at the college at 5pm

  • Our first Pledges day of the year is in full swing. Our year 7 have arrived in London, year 8 and 10 are busy exploring a range of PSHE topics, year 9 are working hard on the Young Enterprise 'Learn to Earn' programme and Year 11 are working on their Post 16 applications

  • Another date for your diaries - the Year 10 Work Experience information evening is coming up next week, Wednesday 6th November 7pm - 8.30pm

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There are lots of great things going on at Ely College. Keep up-to-date with everything with our calender.

  • 18th November

    • Parents In The Loop
      6:00pm – 7:00pm
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