King’s Ely

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.

“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.

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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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HeadMr John Attwater
School TypeCombined co-education school
Junior Age Range7 - 13
Senior Age Range13 - 18
AcademicGCSE: Yes
Alevel: Yes
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Boarding Fees From£12,885.00 per term
Forces DiscountCEA pay only 10% of boarding fees
Total Students1050
Youngest Boarder8
Junior Boarders35
Senior Boarders255
Int'l Students200
Closest Airport 1Stansted (70km)
Closest Airport 2Gatwick/Heathrow (160km)