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  • Pupils' personal development is promoted well, with pupils' interests and needs front and centre. Leaders have set up robust pastoral systems to identify pupils who may need help.
    Ofsted 2022
  • Pupils are taught about difference and the need to respect others, as well as the importance of sharing concerns early.
    Ofsted 2022
  • Leaders have established a rich curriculum offer for pupils in Years 10 and 11, as well as the Sixth Form. They ensure that all pupils make ambitious choices.
    Ofsted 2022
  • The diverse needs of and interests of the pupils have been considered in setting the curriculum goals.
    Ofsted 2022
  • Pupils are kept safe. Most pupils trust teachers to help them if they need it...Leaders have set up robust pastoral systems to identify pupils who may need help.
    Ofsted 2022
  • We are particularly proud of our food tech classroom which provides boys with great opportunities to learn and develop their skills.
  • Students engaging in learning languages, a key strength at William Ellis
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William Ellis School

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

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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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