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King's Ely

Private Boarding School – King's Ely , Cambridgeshire

King's Ely is one of the oldest schools in the world having been founded in 970 A.D. It is a co-educational boarding school school situated in the historic cathedral city of Ely, Cambridgeshire just a short distance from the world-famous Cambridge with its university. 

King's Ely offers an outstanding curriculum for all ages with GCSE, iGCSE and A-Level courses alongside specialised STEM and Routes into Languages programmes. 


It's very easy not to miss the stunning historic buildings in and around the campus including the beautiful Old Palace which was the former home of the Bishop and is now accommodation for the Sixth Form boarders. 

In addition to all this history are some state-of-the-art Music, Drama and Art facilities; which provides students all they need to embrace their creativity. 

Sports and Arts

King's Ely is proud to have produced some former Olympians amongst its alumni. Students are able to participate in traditional British sports including cricket, football and archery. The school also has its own boathouse, next to the University of Cambridge's on the Great River Ouse and sculling is a popular sport. Music provision is outstanding and the school has many choral groups and orchestras. 

Dormitories and Student Life

The well-equipped boarding houses located in a tranquil area close to the cathedral were ranked as 'outstanding' by Ofsted. Boys stay in School House, the oldest continually inhabited building in the UK, which offers a rich mix of traditional values and modern facilities. Girls stay in Hill House, which has its own private garden and enjoys and an elevated position in the centre of the school. 

Location: Ely, Cambridgeshire

Estimated start date: beginning of September

Estimated end date: end of June / beginning of July

Eligibility: School entrance exam required with minimum English level of IELTS 5.5

School Facts

Student Population


Number of Students


Year groups accepted


Teacher/Student Ratio


Ideal for

History and excellence

ESL Programs


IB Programs


School Uniform


Religious Affiliation


% A*-C at A-Level


Foreign Languages

  • French
  • German

Year Established


Academic Courses

  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Classic Civilisation
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • Film Studies
  • Geography
  • Government and Politics
  • History
  • Latin
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Music Technology
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Studies


  • Aerobics
  • Archery
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Climbing
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Equestrian
  • Martial Arts
  • Rounders
  • Rowing
  • Running
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Yoga

Extracurricular Activities & Clubs

  • Astronomy
  • Environmental
  • Computer
  • Debate
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme
  • Fashion
  • Foreign Language
  • Math
  • Musical Theater Production

School Location

Partial List of University Acceptances

% of students moving onto university: 90%

Closest international Airport: London Stansted (STN), London Heathrow (LHR)