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 both year groups in Sixth Form 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.
Offer of a place
The offer is subject to fulfilment of our entry criteria, which are six Grades (Grade 5 or above) at GCSE with at least four being Grade 6 or above. If Maths or Science A Levels are being considered, it is recommended that a Grade 7 is achieved at GCSE.
Acceptance of a place
Current Year 11 parents are invited to a seminar hosted by current pupils and the Sixth Form team on the last Saturday of the Michaelmas Term.
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, reviewed on an annual basis. Award holders whose families are unable to meet the remaining fees may apply for financial support. We advise that pupils should apply for a maximum of two scholarships/awards.
We are delighted to receive scholarship applications from students for the following:
DT (Design and Technology)
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 12 entry are available to download.
The deadline for scholarship applications for 2020 entry is: Friday 18 October 2019.
Assessments of those who have applied for scholarships then take place on the following dates:
Academic: Wednesday 6 November 2019 (AM)
Art: Wednesday 12 November 2019 (PM)
DT (Design and Technology): Thursday 8 November 2018 (PM)
Sport: Tuesday 12 November 2019 (AM)
Drama: Tuesday 13 November 2019 (AM)
Music: Tuesday 5 November 2019 (PM)
Shortlisted scholarship candidates will then be interviewed on: Wednesday 20 November 2019 (AM)
Key dates for 2020/21 entry
We are now taking applications for Year 12 entry in 2020.
Sixth Form FAQs
We wish our child to join Sixth Form mid-year. Is this possible?
You can only start mid-term or mid-year start in exceptional circumstances, for example, if exam boards match. Please contact Admissions to enquire about availability.
Will King’s Ely contact my child’s current school when we apply for a place?
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. Places in Year 12 are offered on the basis of predicted grades.
Can my child bring a packed lunch?
All Sixth Form students attend lunch in the Old Palace Refectory, where food is provided and inclusive of the fees. Students do not bring packed lunches.
Is there school on Saturdays?
Students 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.
I need my child to stay later after the end of the school day. Is there provision for this?
After school clubs finish at 17:30. We also offer flexi boarding, subject to availability.
We wish to apply for a scholarship for Year 12 entry, is this possible?
We offer scholarships for entry into Year 12. Please see the Scholarships and Awards section above.
We would like to apply for Financial Assistance with the fees. How do we do this?
Bursary applications are accepted for Year 12. Please see the Financial assistance section for further information.
How do I accept an offer of a place and secure this for my child?
A deposit is payable to secure your child’s place at King’s Ely Sixth Form.