We are immensely proud of the achievements of our young people, regardless of the starting point of each, be those achievements realised on the stage, the sports field or in the examination hall. When it comes to academic results, while we rejoice in the success of those who achieve the highest accolades, we celebrate equally those students who find the demands more challenging yet still reach or exceed expectations, through hard work, commitment and passion for their subjects.

GCSE results, 2018:

Overall % Grade 9   (A^) 8
Overall % Grade 9-8 (A*) 23
Overall % Grade 9-7 (A*-A) 43
Overall % Grade 9-6 (A*-B) 66
Overall % Grade 9-5 (A*-C) 83
Overall % Grade 9-4 (A*-D) 95
Overall % Grade 9-3 (A*-E) 99

A Level results, 2018:

Overall % A* 18
Overall % A*-A 48
Overall % A*-B 75
Overall % A*-C 90
Overall % A*-E 99

Over 90% of our leavers gain entry in to their first choice universities. The list of destinations for this year can be viewed below:

University Destinations 2018

King’s Ely Junior

Key Stage 2 results:

The results obtained by King’s Ely Junior students between 2010 and 2015 averaged:

Level 4 and above Level 5 and above
Maths 94% 53%
English 95% 50%

Since 2016, King’s Ely Junior has not participated in the Key stage 2 SATs.

In order to validate our school assessments within the national context in the absence of SATs, King’s Ely Junior students are assessed by two externally standardised forms of testing. The assessments chosen are externally marked and age standardised.

In June 2016:

In English, 78% of Year 6 scored above 100 in age standardised scores. A further 12% scored in the highest ‘Well above average’ bracket indicating scores in excess of 126.

In Mathematics, 68% scored above 100 in age standardised scores. A further 10% scored in the highest ‘Well above average’ bracket indicating scores in excess of 126.

In Science, 85% scored above 100 in age standardised scores. A further 16% scored in the highest ‘Well above average’ bracket indicating scores in excess of 126.

Recent King’s Ely Junior and King’s Ely Senior individual achievements:

  • Yinni Hu secured a place at Somerville College, Oxford, to read Philosophy, Politics and Economics and Hattie Pinto secured a place at Jesus College, Cambridge, to read Philosophy.
  • Rebecca Daniel was chosen and continues to play for the England Hockey Under 16 National Age Group Squad. Her first matches saw her contributing to England winning all three games and Rebecca scored a superb solo goal in the second of the three matches.
  • Matthew Buckingham, Asia Choudhry and Izzy Oughton all achieved three A grades in their A Levels. Ginny Lam achieved two A* grades, Lucy Pearce achieved an A* grade and two A grades, George Clift achieved two A* grades and an A grade, Jamie Lowery achieved an A* grade and two A grades and Ethel Wang achieved two A* grades and an A grade. Ming Hu was also among the top performers, achieving an A* grade, two A grades and an A* grade in his Extended Project Qualification.
  • Holly Lancaster was invited to compete in the Great British Rowing Junior Team trials in Lincolnshire, where she was ranked as the 5th fastest single sculler.
  • Abigail Hickman achieved seven A*s, one grade 9 and two grade 8s in her GCSEs. Timi Abioye achieved six A*s, one grade 9 and two grade 8s; Maria Campbell achieved six A*s, one grade 9 and two grade 8s and Elliott Johnson Hall received six A*s and three grade 8s. Many students also achieved all A*/As or 7-9 grades, those being Sophia Ahmed, Angus Beetham, Sarah Bluck, Jasmine Choudhry, Rebecca Garrett, Eloise George, Natalie Gerighty, Abigail Hickman, Fred Hughes, Manon Lachmann, Holly Lancaster, Ben Topping, Zoe Wheelwright and Kirsten Young. A further five students achieved all A*/As and just one B grade, or equivalent. Holly and Manon also achieved A grades in their Additional Maths.
  • Sixth Form friends Thomas Keeling and Rosie McGrath completed the Vitality North London Half Marathon, raising hundreds of pounds for two good causes; The Christie Charity and Beat.
  • King’s Ely Junior cricketer Freddie Fairey reached the extraordinary milestone of 1,000 runs for a single season. Freddie amassed a total of 1048 runs representing the school at senior and junior level, whilst successfully captaining the Under 13A side.
  • Archie Tarbuck was selected for the Lambs Under 16 National Squad.
  • Holly Lancaster and Rebecca Garrett were crowned British Champions in the Women’s Under 16 Quad Scull at the British Junior Rowing Championships 2017.
  • Sixth Form student Charmaine Wong came runner-up in the digital category of the prestigious Ilford Photo HARMAN Technology Limited competition for photography students.
  • Ming Wu won a Silver medal in the annual British Biology Olympiad after coming in the top 16% nationally. Lia Beeston was awarded a Bronze medal and William Vasishta and Edward Chittenden were both Highly Commended. Matthew Bridgman, Oliver Wilkinson and Yichen (Ethel) Wang were also Commended in the competition.
  • Max Stubbings, Fred Hughes, Archie Haynes and Chris Jobe represented Cambridge RFC Under 16’s as part of an annual tour to Edinburgh.
  • Sarah Bluck was crowned Intermediate Singer at the school’s annual Music Festival Final. Intermediate Instrumentalist went to Victoria Davis, who went on to win King’s Ely’s Intermediate Young Musician of the Year. Edward Birchinall won the Senior Singer category and Senior Instrumentalist went to Carlotta Rosenthal, who was then crowned King’s Ely’s Senior Young Musician of the Year. Charlotte Wilkinson won the Monica Hunter Cup for Piano and Charlie Gale was Highly Commended.
  • King’s Ely’s 1st XI football team were crowned Mercian League Champions for the first time in school history.
  • Sixth Form student Tom Oldham witnessed an historic judgement in the Supreme Court thanks to a work experience placement with British Conservative Party politician Christopher Heaton-Harris.
  • William Garrad gained selection for the Midlands U18 Squad (Lambs).
  • Thomas Keeling became the third recipient of the school’s Tall Ships Youth Trust Award.
  • Thomas Oldham, Emma Tarshish and Emily Moore joined the Dragon Boat Eleven team from Aston Martin Cambridge to compete in the Jardine Motors Group Dragon Boat Festival in Stevenage. Their team not only won the race but also raised the most amount of money for the event’s chosen charity, Whizz Kidz.
  • Ely Scheme students Charlie Watson, Fred Hughes, Matt Connolly, Kishan Patel, Marc Whittome and Sam Wege completed the gruelling Picos de Europa expedition.
  • King’s Ely Junior pupils Eleanor MacGillivray and George Collier, and King’s Ely Senior students Thomas Kim and Benedict George, made school history by reaching the national finals of the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust’s Team Maths Challenge.
  • King’s Ely Junior swimmers Ben Alderton, Kendle Putter and Lucas Hilcenko won a haul of medals at the Cambridgeshire ASA County Development Championships.
  • Three members of the King’s Ely Equestrian Team; Ryan Shaw, Ellie Grimsey and George Hearn, qualified for the National Schools Equestrian Association’s National Championships.
  • Arthur Plews, Ben Marshall, Harriet Cheseldene-Culley, Macy Gow, Elizabeth Carberry and Molly Jones qualified for the Anglian Schools’ Athletics Championships.
  • King’s Ely Junior pupil Malak Nasir was chosen by the National Roller Hockey Association of England to represent her country in a regional tournament in Lisbon.
  • Siblings Eleanor and James MacGillivray qualified for the Junior Maths Olympiad after achieving identical scores.
  • Rowers Holly Lancaster and Rebecca Garrett came second in the Women’s Under 15 Double Scull in the National OarSport Junior Sculling Regatta.
  • Bertie Whymark won a Gold medal at the Cambridgeshire Athletics Clubs County Championships. Ben Marshall won two Silver medals and Billy McGrath, Elizabeth Carberry and Sadie Hammond each won a Silver medal. Scott Grassby and Katie Cameron each won Bronze medals.
  • Oliver Wilkinson and Alice Keeling were the winners of the school’s 2017 Hoop Trundle.
  • Alice Dickens won a Gold medal in the Women’s Under 16 Single Scull at the Ball Cup Sprint Regatta in London. Georgia Chapman won Gold in the Women’s Under 14 Single Scull. Tallulah Cox won a Bronze medal in the Women’s Under 15 Single Scull and went on to repeat this result in winning Bronze in the Women’s Under 15 Double Scull with her rowing partner Imogen Kirkpatrick.
  • King’s Ely Senior student Ella Hao scored Gold in the Intermediate Mathematical Olympiad. Ella’s score placed her in the top 1.5 per cent nationally so she was also invited to attend the UK Mathematics Trust Summer School.
  • Rebecca Everitt represented Cambridgeshire at the National Schools’ Equestrian Association (NSEA) County Championships with her pony, Jacko.
  • King’s Ely Junior pupils George Goodfellow, Tabitha Lacey and Nia Baird qualified for the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) National Swimming Finals.
  • Joe Lau qualified for the Intermediate Mathematical Olympiad and achieved a Distinction. On the same day, Eleanor MacGillivray sat the European Kangaroo maths paper a year earlier than expected after she too scored Gold in the Intermediate Maths Challenge.
  • King’s Ely International students Ching-Han Chiang, Chun Kei Chow, Eugenia Tsang & Tsz Chun Tsang completed their Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Qualifying Expedition in the Peak District.
  • King’s Ely Junior pupil Flora Hayes was victorious at the British Show Pony Society’s (BSPS) Suffolk Area Points Party. She not only won two awards in recognition of her accumulated scores at BSPS affiliated shows across the country last season but she also scooped two Silver salvers.
  • Eleanor MacGillivray was shortlisted in a French writing and drawing competition organised by the French Institute in partnership with Eurostar, Le Muz and the South Ken Kids Festival (SKKF).