Ellesmere College Careers Site Eteach (7171)


Ellesmere College has places for 250 students, both boys and girls. We opened the doors to our brand new building in August 2014 and also welcomed out first cohort of primary students. Ellesmere also caters for the needs of secondary and post 16 students.

We have a committed and caring staff who really know the individual student; a broad and relevant curriculum with equal attention to academic and vocational learning; a continuous emphasis on the student’s well-being; teaching and support that challenge and move the student forward; a friendly atmosphere and a purposeful “can-do” attitude and, as a result of all this, students leave Ellesmere making impressive progress, both academically and socially whatever their type or level of difficulty.

Ellesmere College considers itself to be a Specialist Sports College. We are proud of our strong links across the City, County and beyond in the area of disability sport. We strive to work with a range of students and young adults in areas from fundamental movement to Paralympic pathways. We run a variety of after school clubs and have three dedicated disability sports development officers who help us to achieve our aims within this area. Their work benefits students at Ellesmere and those across Leicester City and County.

Ellesmere is a busy place. Our highly skilled and ambitious staff team are determined to do their very best for the individual student at all times. There is a wide range of opportunities and experiences on offer that contribute to the development of the whole child.

Vision, Values and Aims

Ellesmere College Vision

We aim to be:

  • a purposeful, happy and supportive environment, within which students achieve their full potential
  • a college where learning is exciting, purposeful and challenging
  • a college where teaching and learning experiences inspire confidence in personal skills, bring academic success and develop worthwhile lifelong opportunities for all
  • a college where everyone who works and learn are inspired to reach their full potential a college where partnerships with home and other agencies are seen as vital in supporting individual students to achieve their full potential

We aim to:

  • develop confident learners who take ownership of their learning and are proud of their achievements develop students to be independent, responsible, contributing members of their own community
  • develop a community with a family atmosphere based on care, courtesy and consideration
  • develop the capacity to respond to both local and national challenges and initiatives

Ellesmere College Values

These values are the principles we use to inform our daily actions at Ellesmere College.

  • We value a culture where tolerance, courtesy, respect, trust and compassion foster good relationships, and where people are encouraged to take responsibility for their actions.
  • We value individuality and diversity amongst individuals. In particular we seek to ensure that everyone avoids discrimination on the basis of physical appearance, belief, gender, ethnicity, disability or sexuality.
  • We value the emotional and physical well being of everyone in our community.
  • We value all the complementary strands of a high quality and individualised education: social, moral, academic, creative, physical, emotional and spiritual.

Ellemere College Aims

For achievement and standards

We want to create a college:

  • which has high standards for achievement
  • where all lessons are judged to be good or better
  • where a clear emphasis is placed on key skills (literacy, numeracy, social and emotional development)
  • where all students know and understand the next steps in their learning
  • which prepares students well for the next stage of their life
  • which challenges students to achieve their full potential   

Ofsted rated us GOOD

Our most recent Ofsted was in May 2017.

Ellesmere College is a good school because:

  • Most pupils, in all stages of their education, make good progress in a wide range of subjects, including English and mathematics.
  • The co-principals and other senior leaders promote a culture where pupils love coming to school and enjoy their learning.
  • Good teaching across a range of subjects and age ranges ensures that pupils make good progress, both in their academic work and in their personal development.
  • Parents are pleased with the education their children receive. They receive good-quality information about the progress their children are making.
  • School leaders and the governing body are rigorous in ensuring that the arrangements for keeping pupils safe and teaching pupils how to stay safe are effective.
  • Leaders invest substantial time in ensuring that the school continues to improve. They check teaching and pupils’ progress carefully and respond quickly to any concerns.
  • Good early years provision ensures that children and pupils make good progress in all areas of their learning, most particularly in their personal and social development.
  • Leaders ensure that pupils in the sixth form benefit from a wide range of learning activities, including access to work experience and alternative provision where appropriate. As a result, pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their education and life.
  • The staff team provides pupils with excellent levels of care and support. Staff know pupils very well, and this helps them to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development effectively.

To improve further we need to ensure that the progress of pupils at the earliest stages of their development is promoted fully by all staff

Leicester City Information

Further information about our great city can be found here

Here is a message from the current Mayor of Leicester City