Barton Road, Ely, Cambridgeshire CB7 4DB
10 reasons to choose King's Ely, Junior School and Acremont
King’s Ely, Junior School and Acremont has a Schoolsmith Score® of 88. It is one of the best independent prep schools in Ely and one of the 3 best primary schools for 10 miles.
King’s Ely, Junior School and Acremont is an independent prep day and boarding school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 2 and 13 years. It is also a Choir School. Boarding from Year 3 for the 10% of pupils who board. All are full boarders. It is a Church of England school, open to all faiths and none. The school has a non-selective admissions policy. It is the junior division of The King’s School Ely, an all-through school to age 18. Day fees at King’s Ely, Junior School and Acremont range from £4,159 (Rec) to £6,411 per term (2023/24). Full boarding fees range from £9,281 to £9,939 per term.
Average class size
King’s Ely, Junior School and Acremont has two classes per year to Year 2, three from Year 3, four from Year 6, and an average class size of 16 pupils.
Most Acremont pupils move up to King’s Ely Junior School. And the majority of Junior School pupils move up to Senior School at the end of Year 8.
The King's Ely, Junior School and Acremont curriculum
School curriculum is based on the National Curriculum. It is thematic to Year 5, linking humanities, English, science, music, art, drama, and DT within a ‘creative curriculum’. The curriculum also includes PSHE, French, Spanish, German, Latin. The school addresses character education by promoting the ‘Learning Habits’ of resilience, creativity and curiosity, collaboration, and reflection. Each pupil may participate in over 10 different extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers and residential trips from Year 4.
Specialist teachers for sport, music and languages throughout, for science, drama, art, DT from Year 5, and for most subjects from Year 7.
Sport at King's Ely, Junior School and Acremont
School offers over 20 different sports through the year, through both the curriculum and an extensive extra-curriculum. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3. In recent years the school has enjoyed national success in golf.
The Arts at King's Ely, Junior School and Acremont
School educates the boy and girl choristers of Ely Cathedral. Art, music and drama are taught as discrete curricular subjects to all pupils. All pupils learn an instrument in class and nearly all take extra-curricular instrument lessons from Year 3. There is a choir for each year group and over 10 instrument ensembles. The Chamber choir, concert band and jazz band tour overseas. The school offers each pupil over 5 different extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Wraparound care from 8.00am to 6.00pm at Acremont, 7.15am to 7.30pm at the Junior School. Occasional boarding facility.
Find another school near King's Ely, Junior School and Acremont
King’s Ely (0.2 miles); The Stephen Perse Foundation (16.6 miles); Sancton Wood Senior School (16.7 miles); The Leys School (16.7 miles); St Mary’s School, Cambridge (16.8 miles).
Soham Village College (5.9 miles); Cromwell Community College (11.3 miles); Cottenham Village College (11.9 miles).