Name Change Proposal

Consultation on the Proposal to Change the Name of the School

Since joining Invictus Education Trust and converting to an academy, the school has been going through a significant period of change and development. We are continuing to explore further opportunities for improvement and the Governing Body feels that now is the appropriate time to consider how we can make our school even more attractive to potential pupils.

We are proud to be in Wombourne and value our position within the local community. Furthermore Wombourne is widely recognised as an attractive and pleasant village and people know where we are located. The Governors of Ounsdale School believe that we would become even more attractive to future pupils and also further our community links by incorporating ‘Wombourne’ into our name.

To help us manage any change we would like to gather the views of our key stakeholders. As such we are inviting parents, students, staff, local partners and other stakeholders to give us their views on this proposal.

Parents, staff and students will be completing their questionnaires through WISE but other interested parties are invited to complete a paper copy of the questionnaire and return it to the school’s reception no later than Tuesday 25th April.

Further details of this proposal and a copy of the questionnaire can be accessed by clicking the link below:

Proposal to change the name of the school – March 17 – stakeholders



School Production Amazing!!

On the 14th, 15th & 16th March Ounsdale showcased the wonderful talent along with commitment and team work of our staff and students in our production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

The show was a massive success and even brought audience members who had come to watch the first evening back to see it again just because it was so AMAZING!!

Students and staff had been working so hard during rehearsals which took place during the months running up to the show and this really paid off. The atmosphere created was a real buzz of positivity which was reflected in the true professionalism on stage uniting students from Year 7 through to Year 10. Thursday’s performance saw the theatre sold out!

Feedback has been received from audience members including a personal commendation from Mr A Griffiths (Executive Headteacher/CEO, Invictus Education Trust) and a parent who commented on the uplifting aspect of seeing the students working together on stage.

A huge congratulations to all the cast and staff involved who were:

Staff: Miss K Adams, Mr P Wingate, Mr K Hipkiss, Miss L Fuke, Mrs S Hill and volunteer helpers, ex student Miss C Green, parent Mrs A Taylor and ex employee Mr S Jones.

Students: Ethan Smith, George Horton, Shore Brittain, Francesca Flavell, Sophie Legge, Lucy Parker, Daisy Jeavons, Corey Szczepanek, Jay Ferrier, Kayleigh Barnett-West, Joseph Porter, Owen Harvey, Bradley Hubball, Freya Sandland, Matthew Perks, Bailey Hartshorne, William Townsend, Nathan Wallet, Keziah Taylor, Megan Guest, Lexiah Taylor, Caitriona Taylor, Connie MacKay, Lynsey Williams, Charlotte Phillips, Louise Chapman, Ellie Brough, Bethany Green, Maureena Gillet, Caitlyn Douch, Eve Christopher-Vickers, Kellie-Anne Loveridge, Megan Wycherley, Grace Allen, Jack Chandler, Finlee Tolley, Jack Timmins, Tom Howes, George Whale, Charles Rowson and Alex Williams.

Band Members: Mr P Wingate, Mr E Taylor, Stuart Eaves, Peter Mercer, Will Hall, Sam Turner and George Shaw.