Ellis School's desire to focus on sporting, artistic and cultural education alongside academic success, was born from the inspiration of our visionary namesake and former Headteacher, Ethel Ellis. Ethel valued individuality as,
one of the greatest things in the world, upon which the fineness and quality of which so much depends.
Head of School - Laura Fairbank
Deputy Head of School - Ms S Knights
School Leader - Miss C Ball
I started working at Varndean in 1998 and worked in a number of different administration roles before starting as the Ellis School Leader in September 2012.
I am the first point of contact for students, parents and staff to come to for enquiries and concerns covering a wide range of issues including uniform, behaviour and attendance.
School Leader - Donna Mills
I started working at Varndean in September 2006 I have worked in a few different roles this has been a Student Supervisor an FDA in Performing Arts before starting in Ellis School Base as a Leader in September 2018.
I am the first point of contact for students,parents/carers and staff to come to for enquiries and concerns covering a wide range of issues including uniform,behaviour and attendance
Ellis News and Events
Well done to the following Ellis students who completed their DoE Silver Expedition at the start of the summer holiday.
11CBR - Miles, Amelie, Ellie
11TCW - Adam, Andrea, Olivia, Louis, Gabriella, Lola, Alina, Ashley, Chloe & Nina
Staff in Ellis Base
Ms Laura Fairbank - Head of School
Ms Sandra Knights - Deputy Head of School
Mr Tom Lightfoot - Lead Tutor
Mrs Caroline Ball - School Leader
Mrs Donna Mills - School Leader
Senior Students for Academic Year 2018/19
Ellie (11CBR) Head Student
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