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  • ‘Deep Learning days', when students study topics related to their personal development, give them excellent insight into a wide range of issues and decisions they face in their lives.
  • GCSE results have gone up, particularly in mathematics and science, where students’ progress exceeds expectations.
  • Students, whatever their backgrounds, get on well together and have respectful relationships with teachers.
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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