In 2006, the Ely Cathedral Girls' Choir was formed, comprising 18 girl choristers from the Senior School. [43], The school follows the standard curriculum of GCSE (or IGCSE) and A Levels in the senior school, in years 11 and 12–13, respectively. When our 3 year old daughter.. ", "We believed strongly that King’s Ely was the best fit for her, and in the ensuing two years have been proved absolutely right. [19][20] The Infirmary is one of the oldest surviving of the monastery's buildings, constructed in the 12th century.

Schools must open for 195 days each year. The school maintains it was founded in 970, so that he could be counted as a pupil. [66] Children are admitted to the nursery from age one and almost all pupils transfer into Year 3 of King's Junior School at age seven.

An article in The Illustrated London News from 1882 provided the following which showed the state of the school at that time: "The head master, after some allusion to the former history of the school (in which Edward the Confessor had been educated, and which, in the seventy years after its new foundation by Henry VIII, had developed, into a school of upwards of 300 boys, among whom were many of distinction), recounted the honours achieved in the past year. [55][56][57], There are four boarding houses in the senior school, 2 for boys and 2 for girls, one of which is for the girls choir. There is also a debating competition, quiz and popular house music competition. [68] The centre recommends that students attend the summer school preceding their arrival, which includes basic English as well as social activities to helps adapt to English culture.

In his memoirs from 1955, the Reverend Christopher Campling described the school's state when he became chaplain.

Kings Arms, Ely: See 35 unbiased reviews of Kings Arms, rated 3.5 of 5, and one of 94 Ely restaurants on Tripadvisor. "[62], There are four-day houses in the senior school. In these studies there is a work space and storage area.

", "We are delighted with the rounded education King’s Ely is providing and now look forward to him hopefully remaining at the school for his A Level studies...", "I was very surprised when I found out I was going to be Head of School as there are many strong leaders in the prefect team and any one of them could have easily done very well as Head. This serves as the residence of the Head of School.

It has around 357 pupils[1] from Year 3 (approximately 7) to Year 8 (aged 13).

The senior school was ranked the 162nd independent school for GCSE results and 210th for A Level results in 2014 (see §Curriculum). It is used by the school for smaller congregations and private prayer.

Year 5 and 6 children have optional activities. "Academic standards were not high, but a few boys gained admission to Oxbridge each year. The choir is currently under the directorship of Edmund Aldhouse.[79]. There are various activities annually between houses, including sports and Ely Scheme competitions. Originally situated on Cambridge Road, it relocated to Hill House (which was renamed), reverting to 1970's name of 'Hill House' in recent years. King's Ely is a member of the Headmasters' a Please check back soon.

Students are assigned into studies, usually with 3 or 4 others, although the number usually decreases as the pupil moves into higher years.

There is also a barber shop chorus, formed almost exclusively by boys who were choristers in the Ely Cathedral Choir.

[23], In 2001, the Gibson Music School opened, moving the entire music department from the Hereward Hall building to the purpose-built centre adjacent to the Hayward Theatre.

They become members of the Cathedral Foundation and also qualify for other privileges. Please do not post any personal information relating to yourself, or employees of King's Ely as these comments will not be approved. [12], King's Ely is one of seven schools established, or in some cases, including this one, re-endowed and renamed, by King Henry VIII in 1541 during the Dissolution of the Monasteries.

[77] Expenditure has steadily increased over recent years.