Ellesmere College

Caption: Students from Ellesmere College celebrating their A'level results.
15 Aug 2019
Students and staff at Ellesmere College are celebrating “outstanding” A-Level results with an overall pass rate of 96%.  The results featured some highly impressive individual performances and more than 50% of all grades awarded were in the top A* A B grades, the threshold required for many Russell Group University places. In particular, Alistair O’Brien, from Llangollen, swept the board with...
Rae Smith and Nick Pettingale
23 Jun 2019
An annual national Art Exhibition at Ellesmere College has been hailed the best yet after a record number of people visited the event featuring more than 300 works of art from 70 acclaimed artists and sculptors. Now in its eighth year, more than 1,000 visitors were welcomed to the four-day exhibition, which included work by War Horse set designer Rae Smith, while more pieces were purchased than...
12 Jun 2019
A group of current and former Shropshire students have been to Buckingham Palace to collect an award and meet royalty. Six students from Ellesmere College picked up their gold Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) award at a special ceremony last week (May 2019). Ellie Hutchings, Adam Crossman, Jemima Burgess-Thomas, Dylan Evans, Sam Nieto and Tom Hills also had the chance to speak to the Duke of Gloucester...
 L to R - Brendan Wignall, Damian Hinds MP, two Cheshire West and Chester councillors, Fiona Whittaker, Head of Oakview Academy, Steve Docking, CEO of NWAT and another CWAC councillor
14 May 2019
The headmaster of a Shropshire College has welcomed a visit by the Education Secretary to show him the transformation of an academy in Cheshire, which he oversaw. Brendan Wignall, who is chairman of the North West Academies Trust (NWAT) as well as headmaster at Ellesmere College, met Damian Hinds MP at Oak View Academy Winsford last month (April 26). He said: “Formerly Greenfields Primary School...
30 Apr 2019
Two students in Tanzania are getting their education paid for - thanks to parents at a Shropshire school. Ellesmere College Parents Society (ECPS) has committed to sponsoring Lomnyaki Ezekiel Laibunye and Estomil Issaya Lekundayo to the sum of  £125 a year throughout their six year senior schooling in the African nation. ECPS have made a donation to the Monduli Green Project each year for the...
Maths teacher Kate Curzon and Col Martin Clewlow with students leaving Ellesmere College for Manchester.
28 Apr 2019
A group of Shropshire students have travelled to Manchester to deliver vital supplies for homeless people. Six dedicated volunteers from Ellesmere College Sixth Form travelled to St Anselm Hall at the University of Manchester to deliver over 1,000 items donated by students, parents and staff. The initiative was organised by teacher of Chemistry and Assistant Housemaster at Ellesmere College,...
22 Apr 2019
Students from Ellesmere College have taken 24 first place prizes at a Shropshire music competition. They dominated the popular Oswestry Music Festival with 16 first place positions for soloists and a further eight for ensembles. The festival, organised by Oswestry Town Council, showcases the best young musicians and gives them the chance to receive valuable feedback designed to support their...
21 Apr 2019
The equestrian team at Ellesmere College are jumping for joy after a student won her class at a high profile qualifying competition. Harriet Otter competed in the NSEA County Qualifiers at the Inter School Show and won the Individual County Qualifier Class. The year 10 pupil and her horse Annie took first place against some stiff competition with a series of impressive clear rounds through the...
18 Apr 2019
A 17-year-old a classically trained soprano has landed a music scholarship at a prestigious Shropshire College. Sixth Form student Rhian Jones was presented with the Walker Music Scholarship at Ellesmere College after a private performance of three songs in the College’s Chapel. The scholarship was created by Tom and Margaret Walker as a thank you for the education of their own two children...
03 Feb 2019
A group of 30 students and three teachers from a Danish School have made the most of a trip to see how education works in England. The students from Slotshaven Gymnasium in Holbæk, Denmark, have attended lessons, had lunch in the dining hall and heard a talk on the International Baccalaureate qualification at Ellesmere College. The 16 to 19-year-olds visited as part of a project to see the...
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