Miss Saigon – Students Dazzle Audiences….AGAIN!

Students at Ellowes Hall Sports College put on another fantastic show with their production of Miss Saigon.  The show is based on Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly and tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance.  Nearly 100 students were involved through either performing on stage or behind the scenes (stage management, lighting, sound engineering, etc.) in seven performances over two weeks.  The students have worked hard since rehearsals began back in May and their dazzling performances have made parents and staff very proud.  From the Chinese Dragon to the illusion of a helicopter landing on stage the school has once more provided students with an amazing platform in which they could showcase their talents.  It is the sixteenth large scale production in a row and the bar that was set very high has remained so with many messages of congratulations still flooding in from the local community.

Student Band’s AMAZING Debut Show!

As a school, it is our duty to encourage excellence and and talent present in all of our students. Today we would like to share how proud we are of a group of our Year 11 students and a brave Year 9 student who performed at the River Rooms in Stourbridge. Showcasing their musical talents, the show was held just before the half-term break and was a total success! The group easily won over the crowd and should be full of pride and carry their confidence over to their next show. The group ‘Daylight’ consists of members Ella Darrant, Sophie Meakin, Lewis Drew, Jack Doupe, Stan Stoke and Martha Darby, shown performing in the pictures below.




On behalf of the group, Ellowes Hall Sports College would like to thank staff and all those who supported them to prepare such an amazing performance. Being excused from lessons a few minutes earlier had allowed them that extra bit of time to rehearse and perfect their act and has provided the group the flexibility and support to pursue their talents and passions alongside their schoolwork. We would also like to say from the whole school, WELL DONE! You were amazing and we can not wait until your next performance.

If you are looking at supporting them at their next show, we are currently looking at booking a Christmas show for 18th December… More details to come soon so do check back and follow our social media pages!

Train To Teach with Us!

Are you searching for a route into teaching? Or do you know of someone who is?

Whether it is Primary or Secondary education you are interested in.

Join us at Woodrush Community Hub on Wednesday 6th November at 6:00-7:30pm!

Discover your teaching potential and receive expert advice by attending this event. This open evening covers topics from how to apply to the interview process; advice available on a 1-1 individual basis.

For more information regarding this event, please contact teachingschool@woodrush.org

Click Here to view the flyer for the open evening.

Be Aware That You Must Book To Attend This Event.

Ellowes Hall Cricketer Destined for Greatness!

Last week we posted about Ellowes Hall Year 11 student, Hannah Baker, and her growing achievements and honours as a cricketer after she was selected to attend the ECB’s specialist spin bowling.

Today, we would just like to take the time to celebrate the success and achievement of a student who is showing great talent in her athletic life and continues to seek and seize opportunities.

Hannah has played for multiple teams, carrying her winning drive and determination along with her; Beacon Cricket Club, Quatt Ladies, Worcester County Cricket Club U15’s, U17s and Worcester Ladies are all clubs who have had the honour of being represented by Hannah as a Leg-spin bowler and Top-order batsman. During her time at Worcester Ladies, Hannah played against Heather Knight OBE (Captain of the Women’s England Cricket Team), Anya Shrubsole, Sohia Dunkley and Jenny Gunn. An amazing start to a promising cricket career!

Hannah has earned herself a place at the West Midlands Regional Development Centre for a second year running, being invited to play cricket at the RDC Festival at Shrewsbury School of which only approximately 120 young ladies nationwide are invited. She was also invited to play two T20 games for the England Academy in Surrey against the ICC Development Squad.

Showcasing Hannah’s achievement even further, she was selected amongst 24 other girls nationally for observations in Loughborough by the England Academy Coach after completing her successful season.

On behalf of Ellowes Hall and the INVICTUS Education Trust, we would like to wish Hannah Baker success for her future academic and athletic career which we are certain she will achieve. However, watch this space as we are sure there is more to come!

 Here are some kind words featured in the local press:

“It is great to see someone locally playing at such a high level.” – Tom Hill, Board Cricket Development Director .(Worcester News, 2018).

“This is a brilliant opportunity for her to further her game and progress through our system and hopefully one day into our senior’s women’s team” – Sam Wyles, Women’s Rapids Senior Coach. (Worcestershire Cricket, 2018).

For the full stories follow the links below:





Ellowes Hall Open Evening 2019 – Outstanding Attendence for an Outstanding School

Thursday 3 October saw Ellowes Hall Sports College host Open Evening 2019. This years event saw a record attendance with hundreds upon hundreds of prospective students visiting our OUTSTANDING (OFTSED) School

The packed out auditorium were wowed by a number of performances, along with addresses from proud headteacher, Mr Jasper, and Invictus CEO, Mr Bowles followed by some truly inspiring stories from a range of our students.

Our prefects and student leaders acted as perfect hosts and tour guides as they led groups of prospective students around the school to check out the wonderful facilities, and see the fantastic activities that teachers and staff had organised in all subject areas.

This year departments pulled out all the stops. From (controlled!!!) explosions and chemical reactions in science, to crime scenes, an MFL cafe, impromptu musical performances, cadet base camp, PE demonstrations from our Alpha’s and athletes, robot wars, art displays, food tasters and plenty of problem solving in the maths department. The list is truly endless!

Mr Jasper and his team would like to thank everyone that attended, our students for serving the school with such distinction, and of course to the staff who go above and beyond to create such a special event.

A gallery of the evening is available on our school Facebook Page.



Incredible A Level Results at Invictus 6th Ellowes Campus

Invictus 6th Ellowes Campus

Another very successful year for Invictus Sixth Ellowes Campus students, with a 96% overall pass rate! 24% of students gained an A*/A (or equivalent), with 46% gaining A*-B, 74% A*-C. Congratulations go all our students on another excellent set of results but especially to Jacob Hyde (A* and 3Bs); Reece Richards (3 BTEC Distinctions); Emrah Ayes (2 BTEC Distinctions and a B); Alex Milner (2 BTEC Distinctions and a C); Lucy Adams (grades A, B, C); Jordan Parkes (grades A, B, C) and Chloe Mills (grades B, B, C).

Director of Invictus 6th, Jane Kendrick added: ‘I am incredibly proud of the tremendous achievements of Invictus Sixth Form students this summer. Building on huge success from last year, 27% of all results achieved in 2019 are at A* or A grade with more than 70% of results at grade C or above.

The hard work and dedication of our wonderful students and committed teachers has resulted in our students gaining places on highly competitive courses at some of the most prestigious universities in the country such as Oxford, Birmingham and Warwick. As they embark on the next chapter of their education, we wish them well and look forward to hearing about their future successes and career plans.

For Year 11 students about to start their final year of GCSEs and who wish to join our success, please call 01384 686558 or email jkendrick@invictus.education for more information. Our Sixth Form open evening will be held at the Copthorne Hotel, Waterfront, Dudley on Wednesday 13th November between 6.00 to 9.00pm. All students and parents/carers are welcome to attend.