Ellesmere

The house and lawn at the Oteley Estate
17 May 2021
The open day at Oteley Estate earlier this month was a huge success, with hundreds buying tickets to access the hidden gardens of Ellesmere that overlook the mere. On the day £5,000 was raised for the National Garden Scheme, which funds nursing and health charities. The estate has opened its gardens to the public almost every year since the NGS began in 1927 and this year the number of visitors...
Gardens at the Oteley Estate
30 Apr 2021
For anyone who has ever looked across The Mere from Ellesmere’s promenade and wondered what sits on the other side, the answer will be revealed at Oteley Estate’s Open Day on Sunday, May 9, 2021. Visitors will be able to explore 10 acres of gardens running down to The Mere, including a walled kitchen garden, a boathouse, a wild woodland walk and views across Mere to Ellesmere. The private estate...
Ian Williams, Director of Sport at Ellesmere College, is delighted that the schol has been ranked 17th in the country for sport
04 Feb 2021
Shropshire’s Ellesmere College is celebrating being named the 17th best school for sport in the whole of the UK.  The prestigious honour was revealed in the latest annual ranking of the top 200 sporting schools across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland by School Sport Magazine. The scale of the achievement in this latest table, covering 2020, is huge with the nearest geographical...
Rachel Schubert of Ellesmere College is delighted with the Artsmark Platinum Award
03 Dec 2020
A Shropshire College has been handed the top award in recognition of its art provision for a second time. Ellesmere College has been reaccredited with it’s second Artsmark Platinum Award for its continuing commitment to providing high quality arts and cultural experiences for pupils and those in and around the community. Arts Council England, which gives out the awards, praised the College for...
Former Ellesmere College pupil Scott Phillips is off to work in Italy
01 Oct 2020
A former Ellesmere College student has landed the prestigious role of Choir Director at St Mark’s English Church - in Italy! Scott Phillips, 20, from St David’s, Pembrokeshire, left Ellesmere College as a student last year before returning on an internship. His role as Choir Director in Florence will last a year after which he will take his place at York University. St Mark’s ‘English’ Church is...
Edina Jones enjoys VR headsets produced by Ellesmere College which are being used around the world
13 Sep 2018
Virtual reality technology is helping to bring a Shropshire school to life in homes across the globe. Potential students of Ellesmere College can now experience just what it is like to walk around the campus in north Shropshire while sat in their bedroom in China, Russia, Malaysia and many other countries. The forward-thinking College has developed personalised branded VR headsets to send around...
Students from Ellesmere College were presented with DUke of Edinburgh awards at Buckingham Palace
07 Jun 2018
Past and present students from a Shropshire college have attended Buckingham Palace to receive their gold Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) award. Sixteen current and former students of Ellesmere College were among 3,000 people from across the country who picked up their awards at the event hosted by Prince Edward, a trustee of the awards scheme, and attended by fellow royals The Duke of Cambridge, Sophie...
Zoë Mabaquaio Lennox and Abi Manford from Ellesmere College with Dame Darcey Bussell
24 May 2018
A world-famous ballerina who’s turned her hand to writing visited a Shropshire school as part of a project on authors. Students at Ellesmere College were tasked with interviewing someone who had written a book, and Year 8 pupils Zoë Mabaquaio Lennox and Abi Manford chose Dame Darcey Bussell to quiz. The ballerina, who danced with the Royal Ballet for more than two decades and has appeared on top...
Well known Shrewsbury based artist signs up for Ellesmere College National Art Exhibition and Sale of Works
24 May 2018
Artists of international acclaim have signed up to be part of an annual art festival in north Shropshire. The seventh National Art Exhibition and Sale of Works at Ellesmere College will feature work by the UK Comics Laureate, Charlie Adlard, of Shrewsbury, who will be showing previously unseen artwork, life drawing sketches and original pieces from published works. More than 80 professional...
01 Mar 2018
Moving from Hanoi, Vietnam, to Shropshire, England, just a few days after your 16th birthday is a big ask. But former Ellesmere College student Doai Bui did just that and has since gone on to great things. As ‘a small girl with very big dreams’ the 19-year-old is writing her first book, looking to create her first TED talk in the near future, aims to study across the world and is currently...
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