Make an enquiry
Please complete the form below and a member of the Admissions team will contact you to discuss your enquiry. Alternatively, you can contact the Admissions team directly on 01353 660702.
Please note that enquiries for all year groups in Senior can be made all year round, although visits during term-time are subject to availability.
To register, please complete and return our Registration Form along with the appropriate registration fee.
Taster Days are available at King’s Ely Junior, Senior and Sixth Form. Following registration, students are invited to join King’s Ely for an informal day in the life of a student. For more information about our Taster Days, please contact Admissions.
Assessments are carried out in English, Maths and Science. Pupils also take a Lucid online Dyslexia screening test. Candidates will also be interviewed by the Principal or Vice Principal on the day of their assessment.
Topic lists, guidance notes and past papers for Year 9 entry are available to download.
Offer of a place
Acceptance of a place
For parents of children in Year 7 at King’s Ely Junior, there is an Introduction to King’s Ely Senior Evening held in the Summer Term. A further Parents’ Information morning is held on the third Saturday in June for all parents who have accepted places for Year 9 the following September.
Scholarships and Awards
King’s Ely believes that it has a duty to ensure the continuation of excellence in the school by the designation of awards to talented pupils. Such awards are restricted to maximum of 10% of the day tuition fee and are subject to satisfactory performance and behaviour, and are reviewed on an annual basis and at the end of Year 11. Award holders whose families are unable to meet the remaining fees may apply for bursary support (Financial assistance). We advise that pupils should apply for a maximum of two scholarships/awards.
We are delighted to receive scholarship applications from pupils for the following:
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
Academic (Mathematics, English and Persuasive Writing)
The combined value of any two scholarships cannot exceed 10% of the day tuition fee. Occasionally, the parent(s) of a pupil who has been elected to a scholarship is willing to surrender all or part of the emoluments for the benefit of another pupil who needs assistance. In such a case the student retains the title and privileges of a scholar. The school particularly appreciates gestures of this kind.
Scholarship guidance, practice papers and application forms for Year 9 entry are available to download.
The deadline for scholarship applications for 2020 entry is: Friday 3 January 2020.
Assessments of those who have applied for scholarships then take place on the following dates:
Sport: Monday 13 January 2020 (AM)
Art: Tuesday 14 January 2020 (AM)
Academic: Wednesday 15 January 2020 (AM)
Music: Thursday 16 January 2020 (all day) (internal)
Friday 17 January 2020 (all day) (external)
Drama: Friday 17 January 2020 (AM)
STEM: Friday 17 January 2020 (PM)
Shortlisted academic scholarship candidates will then be interviewed on: Monday 20 January 2020 (time tbc)
Key dates for 2020/21 entry
Deadline for all Year 9 Scholarship Applications: Friday 3 January 2020
Should you require a mid-term or mid-year start in a particular year group, please contact Admissions to enquire about availability.
Most recent school reports and an Educational Psychologist’s report may be requested before a visit. During a visit, provision can be discussed. However, we do not offer in-class support in Years 9 to 11.
Confidential school reports are requested after Registration and are considered before a place can be offered. Therefore, it is advisable for you to contact your child’s school in advance of registering at King’s Ely.
Continual assessment is used for children wishing to progress from King’s Ely Junior Year 8 to King’s Ely Senior Year 9 with no formal assessment required.
All Senior pupils attend lunch in the Monastic Barn, where food is provided and inclusive of the fees. Pupils do not bring packed lunches.
Pupils do not have compulsory lessons on Saturdays. There are fixtures on Saturday afternoons which pupils are required to attend should they represent a team. Other compulsory Saturdays are published in advance, such as Open Events and Ely Scheme Stage Camps.
After school clubs finish at 17:30. We also offer flexi boarding, subject to availability.
We offer scholarships for entry into Year 9 and Year 12.
Bursary applications are accepted for Year 9 upwards. Please see the Financial assistance section for further information.
A deposit is payable to secure your child’s place at King’s Ely Senior.