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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 1300 students  and a very committed staff who share my vision of ensuring that every student receives an inspiring education which will equip them with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed beyond the classroom.

Each student is challenged and supported to exceed his or her potential and to truly believe that there are no limitations to success.  We have an unwavering focus on progress, which is underpinned by a strong partnership with parents and the community ensuring that our students are a credit 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.

  • Teacher of Girls PE wanted! Our PE dept is committed to the pursuit of excellence & developing a 1st class extra curricular programme which encompasses a wide range of sporting & dance related activities along with competing in demanding fixture calendar:

  • WEATHER WARNING for students, parents & staff: We will be risk assessing all outside areas & maintaining vigilance around pupils, staff, parents and the general public accessing these areas on site. Please take care travelling to & from school particularly in vicinity of trees.

  • RT @ElyCommEdu: We have spaces on our 4 week Mindfulness course due to start this Thursday @elycollege @ElyCommEdu , call us on 01353 66485...

  • RT @ElyCommEdu: Our Spring term starts this evening for our Tuesday courses @elycollege @ElyCommEdu - welcome to our Italian, Woodwork, ESO...

  • RT @ElyCommEdu: We are looking forward to starting our Reiki course this evening at 7.00pm @elycollege @ElyCommEdu , last minute spaces are...

  • Oh and heads up for the day - Please can you let Year 7 students know that they will need their PE kit for #PLEDGESandFuturesDay on Monday 22nd January.

  • We hope the wider community, parents and other local schools will join us after #PLEDGES and Futures Day from 4pm onwards for our follow on mental health event with Talking FreELY. It is set to be a fantastic evening! Join the conversation!

  • This time next week we will be in the middle of our next #PLEDGES & Futures Day! Centered around their own well-being, this day will allow students to gain a deeper & more meaningful insight into healthy eating, fitness, relationships, mental health and much more....

  • #Year11Matters Our Y11 Meet the Tutor event was popular last week! The slides from the presentation and copies of letters regarding revision books & resources are all on the website. Take a look: Updated timetable of revision sessions due next week.

  • ‍Are you a passionate & enthusiastic Science Teacher looking for an opportunity to make a difference?‍ Ely College needs you! All specialisms will be considered. You will be joining a strong science department with excellent facilities. More info:


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

  • 22nd January

    • Talking FreEly with guest speaker Natasha Devon MBE
      4:00pm – 6:30pm
  • 30th January

    • Year 10 Parents Evening
      All Day
  • 06th February

    • Year 8 Guided Choices Evening
      All Day
  • 12th February

    • Half Term
      All Day
  • 13th February

    • Half Term
      All Day
  • 14th February

    • Half Term
      All Day
  • 15th February

    • Half Term
      All Day
  • 16th February

    • Half Term
      All Day
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