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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.

  • RT @JasonCoe18: It may be cold but @elycollege students enjoying being dumped in the water as part of their capsize still with @IOERC smile...

  • Scott House's Lucas Gallop received his Gold Pledges award on Friday - a really proud moment and the result of dedication and hard work, well done! #PLEDGES #proud

  • Year 11s - Just a quick reminder about the Post 16 Progression evening tomorrow (Tues 1st) from 6pm. This is an important chance for students and parents to meet representatives from the various sixth form centres, and understand the application process and entry requirements.

  • RT @CULRC: to be part of @Power2InspireUK #PowerHouseGames on Friday 27 @CamUniSport with @CUWBC @elycollege @Kings_Ely @Hill_Group_UK 25...

  • Only two weeks to go until our Open Evening for prospective students! Lessons will end at 1.20 (buses rearranged) and then doors open at 5.30. If you are a current student and want to be a guide make sure you pick up a letter from your House office today.

  • Calling all Eco Warriors! If you are a student interested in making changes around the college to improve our eco efficiency then the Ely Eco Warriors meet on Monday lunchtimes in L13 - bring your lunch along #ElyEcoWarriors

  • Parents of Year 7 or 6th Form students? Don't forget that you can come along tomorrow between 4pm and 5.30pm to meet your child's tutor. If you need any help with SIMS, SMH or Wisepay there will be help on hand as well.

  • Are you aware that we have a minibus service every day? It leaves the college at 4.30 and drops students off in Little Downham, Pymoor, Littleport and Prickwillow. Students MUST BOOK themselves on the list that sits in the LRC (Library) on a first come, first served arrangement.

  • A number of new Session 6 opportunities have just been added to our list. These include, Music, Business Studies clinic and a games club (including, by popular demand, Warhammer). Please visit for the update list and details.

  • Need a grade 4/C or above in your Maths GCSE? Come to our testing event at 7pm tonight at Ely college - you have to be 19 years plus and the course is free. Please book by emailing

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

  • 21st October

    • Half Term
      All Day
  • 22nd October

    • Half Term
      All Day
  • 23rd October

    • Half Term
      All Day
  • 24th October

    • Half Term
      All Day
  • 25th October

    • Half Term
      All Day
  • 30th October

    • Bishop Laney Open Evening
      5:30pm – 8:00pm
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