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About Us

Welcome to Ely College

Richard Spencer
Richard Spencer - Principal

We are delighted to welcome you to Ely College.

Our shared vision is to be a truly great college, a beacon of excellence of which our whole community can be proud.

Since joining Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust in July 2016, Ely College has been an important part of a successful cluster of local academies with shared values, a track record of success, and a wide network of support and expertise. Students benefit from the application of those values and our determined approach to ensuring that they reach their full potential.

Progress in the last two years has been rapid. We have secured hugely impressive improvements to examination results, and introduced proven new systems to ensure excellent pastoral care and high standards.

Ely is a great place to live and a vibrant, supportive community. In partnership with our parents and the wider community, we are determined to improve the outcomes, destinations and opportunities for young people in East Cambridgeshire.

Ely College can boast some superb facilities and provides students with a wide range of opportunities for personal and academic development. You can be confident your child will be challenged and supported to secure the best possible outcomes. Our House system and smaller tutor groups help provide and encourage a number of opportunities for personal development as students work towards securing their PLEDGES (Participation, Leadership, Excellence, Diversity, Giving, Environmental and Service) both in and out of lessons.

I know that you want the best for your child, and as a parent myself I appreciate how important communication and confidence in our systems will be to you. Please be assured that we want to hear your views, and we welcome your input. We are very proud of our college, and welcome any chance to show new visitors or prospective students and families around. We think you'll like what you see.

Richard Spencer - Principal