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Ely College

Ely College



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 Meridian Trust, which was founded at the 'Outstanding' Swavesey Village College, Cambridgeshire.

Meridian Trust 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.

  • #Session6 students have been working on a collaborative piece of art! It started off as a design for a parade eel but turn into an amazing #heartstopper style self-portrait of most of our club members. The way they support each other is amazing & we're so proud each of them!

  • What a glorious day in Ely yesterday! Thank you to our friends @PrideEly for putting on a fab Pride event in the heart of our community. Celebrations like these help our young LGBTQIA+ students feel seen, included & supported #anexceptionalcollegeforanexceptionalcommunity

  • Ely College pupils have been collecting bottle tops for the last 7 months and over this time they have collected a staggering total of 27,800 /48kg in weight.

  • Our amazing EAL Coordinator, accessing new and exciting resources for our students. Amazing work! Look forward to seeing these being enjoyed come September

  • And so ends my first year at @elycollege. What a great year, where I've had the pleasure of teaching some fantastic students and working alongside the kindest colleagues. Topped off this afternoon with an award for my amazing form group. Signing off now until September!

  • Just like Presentation evening the other week, there are waaaayyy too many accolades to list but shout out to those who were awarded House and Tutor awards this afternoon. Etheldreda won the Bottle Top collection, Franklin with Sports Day... all good fun competition! #PLEDGES

  • THE HOUSE CUP GOES TO SEACOLE!!! Really lovely way to finish the end of term, with rowdy applause & a HUGE sense of accomplishment for each & every one of our Houses. Our students are what set us apart & make us EXCEPTIONAL, so we're so pleased they can celebrate with each other!

  • @meridiantrustuk congrats to Etheldreda House @elycollege for collecting a staggering 11,760 bottle tops and therefore winning the first ever HDPE collection trophy

  • Huge thanks to Y11 from across East Cambs who joined us today for our 'Offer Holder's Day'. We look forward to hearing from each of you on results day. We also said farewell to our Y13 leavers in style! Like these inflatables, you have BIG things ahead of you & you'll all go far!

  • @elycollege have been collecting bottle tops for 7 months. Staggering stats! Total collected = 27,800, Total weight = 48kg. One single house collected 11,760 tops. The trophy will be awarded this afternoon @meridiantrustuk @Made_in_heth_ac @DTassoc @MrsMoffatDT

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

  • 18th August

    • Bishop Laney Results Day
      All Day
  • 25th August

    • GCSE Results Day
      All Day
  • 01st September

    • Training Days
      All Day
  • 02nd September

    • Training Days
      All Day
  • 05th September

    • Start of Term
      All Day
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