Welcome to Ely College

Welcome to Ely College – the only state secondary school in Ely. We have high expectations of our students and provide a high-quality education based on the principle of excellence and opportunity for all. The College aims to deliver students from our care as responsible, cultured and employable young people.

This website will be developed and updated over the next few months.
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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


  • Bishop Laney Sixth Form Open Evening

    Bishop Laney Sixth Form Open...

    October 31, 2016

    New Post-16 Offer Opens Its Doors To The Public

    Interested students and members of the public are invited to come along to find out more about the new Bishop Laney Sixth Form at their open evening on Wednesday 2 November. Read more >

  • Dress Diabolical for Diabetes

    Dress Diabolical for Diabete...

    October 31, 2016

    Ely College Sixth Form students will be putting on their spookiest outfits for Halloween this year, in aid of Diabetes UK.

    Werewolves, zombies, witches and skeletons will be making their way to the College where they will partake in spooktacular Read more >

  • Open Evening Presentation

    Open Evening Presentation

    October 31, 2016

    Missed out on the Open Evening talk? Or want to revisit some of the points Richard Spencer and his team raised on the night?

    The presentation slides from the fantastic Open Evening event are now available here. Read more >

  • Post-16 Progression

    Post-16 Progression

    October 10, 2016

    Last week saw the focus turned very squarely onto Year 11 with Parents’ Evening followed by the 16-19 Progression Evening the next day.  A huge thank you goes out to everyone involved in both evenings.

    We received some great feedback Read more >



    October 10, 2016

    Open Evening will be followed by Open Morning 9am til 11am on Friday 14th October

    Read more >

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.

House System


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Where to find us

Downham Road, Ely, CB6 2SH