Ellesmere College

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  • Key information

    Ellesmere College, a UK Boarding school with approximately 550 pupils aged 7-18.
    The College is a University of London Recognised Teaching Centre. Being granted Recognised Teaching Centre status by the University of London means that in the view of the University, the College demonstrate a sustained commitment to developing excellence in respect of teaching, support to students and administrative processes.

    In November 2021 Ellesmere College was awarded the High Performance Learning World Class School Accreditation – one of only 39 schools worldwide to be awarded this accreditation.
    High Performance Learning (HPL) is an international movement delivering educational change, working with schools and teachers to provide a flexible learning framework, building cognitive competences and designed to achieve academic and lifetime success.

    Ellesmere employs the HPL approach through the whole school system – from Lower School to Foundation. It reflects what is already known about advanced thinking skills and learning behaviours, helping pupils to develop skills and attitudes like; confidence, agile thinking, perseverance and a greater awareness and concern for the broader issues in society. This is an holistic approach which aims to ensure pupils are fully prepared for academic, work & personal life challenges. For more information about HPL at Ellesmere-please follow this Link-

    The IFP course University of London qualification offers:
    -1 year gateway to Degree Study
    -UK IFP Progression Rate: 100%
    -Worldwide Accepted Foundation Course

    About the IFP at Ellesmere College-
    The Ellesmere College International Foundation Programme (IFP), is a pre-university programme of study over 1 year delivered at Ellesmere College – a Recognised Teaching Centre for the University of London International Foundation Certificate. The programme provides a means of progression for students wishing to undertake studies at undergraduate level at the University of London or at a wide range of universities in the UK and around the world. An award from the University of London is a mark of excellence, respected by employers and universities worldwide.

    The course of study is delivered by subject matter experts within the College and on successful completion of the programme students will be awarded the International Foundation Certificate (which is equivalent to A levels) by the University of London Certificate and official transcript.

    • What degree subjects does it prepare students for?

    Owing to the nature of the components we are offering, the focus will be very much on finance and management course alongside business related degrees.

    • Which institutions have students gone on to study at?

    University Destinations Include:
    Kings College London
    University College London

    • Basic overview of course content?

    The pupils will study 4 components during the 1 year course, these are: Mathematics and Statistics; Pure Maths, Accounting and Finance and Business Management.


    The College is situated in 160 acres of countryside in Central England, about 8 miles from the market town of Oswestry. It is about an hour away from Birmingham and Manchester international airports.


    As this is a full time course, the pupil will be paying the same termly fees as all boarders of this age group – £11,511 per term (3 terms in the course)- total cost £34,572.30.


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