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Together We Achieve

Welcome to Ely College

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

Ely College and Bishop Laney Sixth Form has  over 1300 students and a deeply committed staff with a shared vision to deliver an exceptional school for our exceptional community. 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.

  • If you enjoy the concert, and are in a financial position to support with a donation, please do this through WisePay. When you log in, please select 'KS3 Virtual Concert' & you will then have the option of several 'virtual ticket' donations to choose from: £1, £5 and £10

  • TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT! (such a beautiful night & they call it Bella Notte) We are so proud to showcase the talent we have at Ely College tonight. Please join us at 7pm via You Tube: Thank you to those who already purchased virtual tickets/donated...

  • GOLD, EVERYWHERE THE GLINT OF GOLD!!!!! The PLEDGES awards have been rolling in this term! Congratulations to Franklin House on their AU-wesome GOLD successes. You can catch up on all the latest news here on our website:

  • Ely College principal praises students and staff as he reflects on first half term

  • Gentle reminder: Year 11 Parent's Evening is tomorrow with virtual consultations taking place between 3:30 & 8pm. This is a great opportunity to check in with subject teachers and identify support needed ahead for the exam season. More info here:

  • The whole college site is an oasis of calm this morning but the Technology quad really is special.

  • Did you catch the latest Ely College Podcast? Alfie catches up with our new Principal & gets the low down on his vision for the future of Ely College! As students have said; great first impression & totally hitting the ground running... BOTH OF THEM!

  • Proud mum alert! George has been nominated for the Jonnie Peacock award at the #LivingSportAwards2020 in recognition of his fundraising efforts for @EACH_hospices during lockdown. It's a public vote and voting is open now ‍♂⚽ @ElyCityCrusader @elycollege

  • After a busy week @elycollege and a Saturday morning co coordinating @tmdticons and being inspired by amazing D&T practitioners there is only one thing for it.......Forza 7 on the Xbox one of course

  • We are proud to offer our support to George Chipperfield in recognition for his fund raising efforts - please share this post with friends and families & all associated with Ely College. Hurry though as the public vote is open from 16th to 25th Oct only!!


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

  • 09th November

    • Year 11 Revision Skills Evening
      All Day
  • 10th November

    • 'Virtual' Year 10¬†Parent¬†Evening
      All Day
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