Ely College

Secondary
Post 16

School Guide Rating

Logo rating
Not Rated

Downham Road
Ely
CB6 2SH
01353667763
Bust
Pupils
1086
Cake
Ages
11 - 18
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Academy - Converter mainstream
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.04
Ofsted Report
(11/6/19)
View Report - All Reports
59%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) or A*-C including English and maths
Unlock the rest of the data now
  • Full performance data
  • Clear, concise graphics
  • School Guide Star Rating
  • Catchment Heatmaps
  • Parent Reviews
  • Compare Schools
£9.95
Per month

School Description

Ely College is a larger-than-average-sized 11–18 secondary school. The school opened as part of Cambridge Meridian Academies Trust on 1 September 2016. The predecessor school, also named Ely College, was judged to require special measures when it was inspected in February 2015. The board of trustees is responsible for governance of the school, with some powers delegated to a local governing body, known as the academy council. The principal and vice-principals were appointed by the trust. The trust provides support for the school through members of its central team and training and professional development opportunities, including subject-leader networks and support Inspection report: Ely College, 11–12 June 2019 Page 11 of 14 for governors. The trust also regularly monitors the work of leaders and governors. The school works collaboratively with other schools in the trust. The school’s post-16 provision Bishop Laney Sixth Form was established in 2016 in collaboration with the Staploe Education Trust. It is led, managed and staffed by Ely College. It provides post-16 study programmes for Cambridge Area Partnership. The school works in partnership with Norwich City football club to provide the Norwich City regional development college football programme. The very large majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is slightly lower than in most secondary schools. The proportion of pupils with SEND is broadly average, including pupils with an education, health and care plan. The school uses alternative provision provided by Cambridge Regional College and West Suffolk College for a small number of pupils. The school also uses Academy 21 and Tutor My Kids for any pupils who require one-to-one or home tuition.

Ely College Catchment Area Map

This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.

Enter a postcode to see where you live on the map
heatmap example
Source:
All attending pupils
National School Census Data

Pupil heat map key

Thermometer
Many
Some
Few
0345 045 1370

This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the last School Census (released annually in July).

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the last School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

See Pupil heat maps FAQs for more information about the source of pupil heat map data.

Ely College Reviews

There are currently no reviews - be the first to leave one! Arrow
Your rating:
 Receive updates and School Guide's A* newsletter
  • Do explain who you are and your relationship to the school e.g. ‘I am a parent…’
  • Do back up your opinion with examples or clear reasons but, remember, it’s your opinion not fact.
  • Don’t use bad or aggressive language.
  • Don't go in to detail about specific staff or pupils. Individual complaints should be directed to the school.
  • Do go to the relevant authority is you have concerns about a serious issue such as bullying, drug abuse or bad management.
To see the full fair review guidelines or help if you have serious concerns about a school, go here.
  1. Select a star rating.
  2. Write your review.
  3. Enter your email address. This will never appear next to your review. You’ll have the chance to select your display name shortly.
  4. Press submit and your review will be sent to our team of moderation Prefects.
  5. Check your Inbox to complete registration and select your display name. You can edit or delete your review at any time.
We respect your privacy and never share your email address with the reviewed school or any third parties.
Please see our T&Cs and Privacy Policy for details of how we treat registered emails with TLC.

School Noticeboard

This school doesn't have a noticeboard on our site. Check back soon!

If you are a representative of this school register your details to sign up for a free noticeboard.

Registered users can add photos, news and download your school’s Certificate of Excellence 2019/20.

If you would like to register for a different school, click here

Add info

Do you represent

Ely College?

Register to add photos, news and download your Certificate of Excellence 2019/20

*Official school administrator email addresses

(eg [email protected]). Details will be verified.

Questions? Email [email protected]

We're here to help your school to add information for parents.

Thank you for registering your details

A member of the School Guide team will verify your details within 2 working days and provide further detailed instructions for setting up your School Noticeboard.

For any questions please email [email protected]

Looking for a tutor near Ely College?


Show Local Tutors

From The Blog