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.

Important Update – Ellesmere College Canteen is now online!


The Ellesmere College Canteen is now ONLINE.  Please visit our ‘Coming to Ellesmere‘ page for our menu and full instructions on how to order.

About Ellesmere College

A place where every student is looked after.


An all-inclusive educational approach.


Providing a rich and fulfilling student experience