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Welcome from the Headteacher, Ms Izzy Jones



William Ellis is a close community with strong relationships between adults and young people. The staff in the school are fully committed to growing and realising the ambitions of our students and working in partnership with their families. We are a centre of excellence for boys’ education and work together to bring out the best in all our students. Honest, caring and robust relationships, paying due regard to physical and mental health, are at the centre of what we do. We recognise and address the need to challenge and support boys with every aspect of their learning, including literacy.  

We provide a distinctive environment for boys that guides them towards healthy, happy and successful futures. High quality learning is central to everything we do; this enables students to build their cultural capital and intellectual skills, with Modern Foreign Languages a core part of our curriculum to GCSE. We also recognise the value of innovation: Food Technology is new to our curriculum, and we pioneered Camden’s approach to online learning.  

We work in an emotionally intelligent way to prepare our students for the society and workplaces of the future, regardless of their starting points or the challenges they face. This is grounded in the strong foundations of our William Ellis attributes: responsibility, resourcefulness, reflection, respectfulness, resilience, creativity, and communication. Our house system allows students to develop a sense of collective endeavour and common purpose and to be positive role models for others as they move through the school. 

As the Headteacher of William Ellis School, I’m delighted to be writing this prospectus update. I worked alongside the previous Head, Sam White, and have inherited his vision for William Ellis School. This brochure gives you an insight into that vision, with further details available on our website.  

I hope that this introduction gives you a flavour of who we are and the very special place that is William Ellis School. Please do find out more about us through this prospectus, our online content and visits to one of our open events. 

Yours faithfully,  


Izzy Jones