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  • Looking after yourself without school
    Emma, school counsellor
  • William Ellis School provides pupils with a rounded education that develops them into confident young men. Their behaviour is good, as is their social, moral, spiritual and cultural development.
    Ofsted 2017
  • Looking after yourself without school
    Emma, school counsellor
  • Music, sport and outdoor learning are important areas of the school’s life. These all play an important part in developing pupils’ confidence and resilience.
    Ofsted 2017
  • Looking after yourself without school
    Emma, school counsellor
  • Looking after yourself without school
    Emma, school counsellor
  • Social inclusion is at the heart of the school’s ethos and culture. The school makes good efforts to nurture all pupils, regardless of their background.
    Ofsted 2017
Welcome To

William Ellis School

Welcome to William Ellis School -  a school with a long and 
distinguished history of serving the local community.

William Ellis School is a distinctive, dynamic and diverse school serving the educational needs of young people from our local community.  We are proud of our history and although much has changed since the school was opened by WIlliam Ellis in Gospel Oak in 1862 we keep true to our founder's principles:

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The Mill

William Ellis’ centre for outdoor learning, The Mill, is in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. It is situated in the picturesque village of Forest Green which lies nestled within the Surrey Hills just outside Dorking.

Forming a strong part of our rich tradition, visits to The Mill have formed the backbone of our personal development programme for students for over 30 years.

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