Welcome to Ellowes Hall Sports College

A place to aspire and achieve

Headteacher - Mrs Carla Leslie

It is with great excitement and a sense of pride that I introduce myself to you as the new Head teacher of Ellowes Hall Sports College.

From my initial tour of the school in November 2019, during my subsequent interview and to my transitional period, I have been really impressed by the well-mannered and articulate students, dedicated staff, and hugely supportive community. I am now thrilled to have the opportunity of leading this wonderful school and building on its previous successes.

Throughout my career, I have been involved in business and education and thoroughly enjoyed my previous range of experience as a business owner, teacher, senior leader, and now as a head teacher. I appreciate the opportunity of working with our highly inclusive and aspirational school community to ensure that Ellowes Hall moves from strength to strength.


My educational philosophy is simple. I believe every child should be given the opportunity to be the best that they can be. In line with the Invictus Trust’s vision I believe that “every day, in every way, our students come first”. To do this, Ellowes Hall must help students to develop skills and obtain qualifications to give them choices when they leave. Personal development plays a central role at Ellowes Hall and I believe this is vital in helping students to be confident and happy citizens.


Academic achievement is equally as important however, and I will strive to ensure that at Ellowes Hall we give every child the opportunity to achieve relevant, highly respected qualifications and have opportunities to develop their talents and aptitudes to become confident young people who will step out to meet the challenges of the world today.

Our curriculum is expanding and responsive, it is aimed at enhancing choice and opportunity for students as they progress through the school from Year 7 to Year 13.  Our teaching is both innovative and challenging, in content and delivery. ICT is used throughout the school to bring the curriculum to life and to stimulate and engage students in their learning. We make good use of our facilities and ensure that every child can be involved in the enrichment opportunities on offer.


As a mother, I fully understand the importance of schooling and recognise the vital nature of children attending a supportive, high quality school that allows every young person to reach their potential.  We all want the best for our children and I have always believed that this is best achieved when schools work in unison with parents and carers.

I look forward to meeting as many parents and carers as possible and working with yourselves in further developing a first-class education for your child.