Ellesmere College is a special school on the outskirts of Leicester City, with a specialism in sport.

The College has primary, secondary and post 16 departments and caters for the needs of 220 students between the ages of 7 - 19 with a wide range of educational difficulties from moderate to severe and complex needs. Some students have additional sensory, autistic or speech. language and communication needs.

August 2014 sees the opening or our brand new purpose built school. We have also admitted the first cohorts of Year 3 - 6 students. Ellesmere College will eventually be able to cater for students from age 4 upwards.

The website shows our new branding and logo for the first time. It is an exciting time to be part of our community.

Please browse the site to gain a better understanding of the College and what we can offer.  


Together we learn, together we achieve, learning to succeed 

Ellesmere College is a good school

  • ....the majority of students make good or better progress from their starting points compared with students nationally in special schools.
  • .... (students) display good attitudes to learning. They are polite, friendly, courteous, keen to do well and are justifiably proud of their own and their peers' achievements.
  • Relationships between teachers, teaching assistants and the students are excellent and area strong feature of the college

Ofsted - May 2014