Welcome to Ellesmere College

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Ellesmere College is a co-educational school, grounded in family values and a community focus, offering students from Year 7 to Year 13 an exceptional education.

A small, family-oriented Leeston school, located amongst tranquil farming landscape and thirty kilometres from Christchurch, Ellesmere enjoys the best of both rural life and city advantages.

Ellesmere College is a place where every student is valued, supported and enabled to excel. Passionate teachers, a nurturing environment and a student-focused approach inspires every student to be the best they can be.

About Ellesmere College

A place where every student is looked after.


An all-inclusive educational approach.


Providing a rich and fulfilling student experience