About us1
News and Events2

Leicestershire Disability Leadership Academy Residential 2018 - Hothorpe Hall

Leicester City Football Club Community Trust and Ellesmere College, in partnership with Leicester-shire and Rutland Sport and the Leicester Riders Foundation delivered a Disability Leadership Academy residential. A selected group of young disabled leaders had the great opportunity to further develop their leadership and volunteering skills through a three day intense residential training programme.

The Academy Leaders were nominated through the Special School Network to take part and to develop their skills and experience as leaders. There were 11 young leaders attending, with 5 community mentors, who previously attended a similar training programme, on hand to support and guide them. The residential included workshops on planning, delivering and officiating inclusive activities, and the pathways and support structures that they might access in their future sport and physical activity, leadership and volunteering opportunities.

The development of this programme will establish a pool of disabled leaders that can impact within Schools and in the community, for both Ellesmere College, LCFC CT programmes and wider partner initiatives, such as the School Games. From this initial training the leaders will be supported to continue their journey and develop additional skills/experiences throughout the year by partner and LCFC Staff – with some asked to become Mentors for future leadership training days.

Leicestershire Disability Leadership Academy Residential 2018 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUy41DmRDlw&feature=youtu.be 

Together We Can PMLD Community Group

Together we Can is a community group that helps young people with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) and their families.

We understand it can be difficult at times to find activities for people with challenging physical and mental conditions and the aim of the group is to provide a range of suitable fun and stimulating activities.
The group offers a number of different opportunities that are based around the City and County for more information go to the website http://togetherwecanleics.com/
For more information please email info@togetherwecanleics.com

Special Olympics GB Motor Activity Training Programme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBHW6hzcU7E

BMX Festival

Ellesmere College held a BMX Festival on 28th March 2017 which celebrated the achievements and talents of the students who have taken part in the BMX sessions that have taken place throughout the year.

Different special schools across the city and county were invited down to enjoy a relaxing and fun-filled day for all with activities, races and free play with a special appearance from the Grove with their van which had games and music.

 BMX event

Step into Sport: Leadership Festival

Ellesmere College were the hosts of the Step into Sport: Leadership Festival which saw young leaders from Bosworth Academy and Ellesmere College learn new skills to implement into their own projects.

Paralympian and YST mentor, Sam Ruddock was the special guest, as he mentioned how important it is for young leaders to volunteer their time at their own clubs and events.

There will be different events throughout the year that Ellesmere College will facilitate so these young leaders can gain experience of the skills they learnt.

Step into Sport Leadership Festival

Visual Impairment running taster session

Free training opportunity Monday 9th May at Hinckley Leisure Centre, 7pm to 9pm, Free

Venue: Hinckley Leisure Centre, Argents Mead, Hinckley, LE10 1BZ

The ‘Running Lines’ system is an assistive device which helps children with visual impairment to run independently. ‘Running Lines’ is a simple guide-wire device that gives directional guidance from a hand piece, balance support from the line and audible and tactile information from buffers on the line. The project is a collaboration between Loughborough University Design School and Mayfields Life-Skills Centre.

For more info contact: Mark Beeby, Disability Sports Activator. markbeeby@hotmail.co.uk/ 07889 321858

Please see the flyer here

VI running taster poster

LimbPower Events Programme

A new exciting opportunity has been developed by Limbpower for young people and adults with a physical disability to take part in a number of opportunities in the next couple of months – they include multisports events which include climbing, wheelchair basketball, track and field athletics, cycling, sitting volleyball, tennis, archery and football and competitions. For more for information about LimbPower and their new series of multi-sport events please visit www.limbpower.com or contact Andy Brittles, LimbPower National Sport Development Officer. Email andy@limbpower.com or call 07503 030502.


  • Sunday 25 June - St Mary’s University, Twickenham
  • Saturday 16 September - Small Heath Wellbeing Centre, Birmingham
  • Saturday 7 October - English Institute of Sport, Sheffield

Please see the Adult flyer here


  • Saturday 24 June - LimbPower Junior Games Birmingham, at Small Heath Wellbeing Centre.
  • Saturday 30 September - LimbPower Junior Games Stoke Mandeville, at Stoke Mandeville Stadium.

Please see the Junior flyer here

Limbpower adult and junior

Leicester City Community Trust Inclusive Programme

Leicester City Community trust came to Ellesmere College on the 8th December 2016 to launch their Inclusive programme.
Filming of the activities took place which included students from Ellesmere College, Westgate school and Oakland’s School, the film was shown before the Leicester vs Chelsea game 14th January.

To watch the video please follow the link here 

Premier League community


Support a disabled person to shine in sport on Diwali! Sunday 16th October there will be a free taster session for people to come and try a number of different activities- wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, boccia and inclusive fitness- with the broader aim of getting more people with disabilities involved in such activities.

If you would like more information please contact 07940967723 or email enquiries@peepulcentre.com

Diwali Disability Sports 2

CPD Booklet 2016/17

The Continuous Professional Development Booklet 2016/17 details different training courses to help enhance skills throughout their career to ensure that they keep their knowledge up-to-date.

Booking forms can be found at the back of the booklet.

If you need any more information, please contact Lucy Rogan at lrogan@ellesmere.leicester.sch.uk or 0116 289 4242 ext 146.

See the booklet here

LimbPower’s Popular Primary & Junior Games 1st October 2016

The Limb Power Primary & Junior games are taking place at Stoke Mandeville Stadium on Saturday 1st October.

The aim of this event is to introduce young amputees and the young ambulant disabled to a range of sporting activities in a safe, friendly and inclusive environment.

For more information on this event and to get involved, please contact Disability Legacy Maker Lucy Rogan (lrogan@ellesmere.leicester.sch.uk).

Please see the event registration form here and event flyer here

Wheelpower flyer

Inclusive School Sport Events Booklet 2016/17

The Inclusive School Sport Events Booklet 2016/17 details different sporting events that are taking place throughout the year which targets a range of audiences.

Please see booklet here. Booking forms can be found at the back of the booklet.

If you need any more information, please contact Lucy Rogan at lrogan@ellesmere.leicester.sch.uk or 0116 289 4242 ext 146. 

CP Sport Nottingham Development Gala 2016

CP Sport are excited to be working in partnership with Nottingham City Council to deliver a Swimming Development Gala in October. 

Date: Saturday 8th October 2016

Venue: Harvey Hadden Sports Village, Wigman Road, Bilborough, Nottingham, NG8 4BP

Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm 

What is it: A relaxed gala and a good introduction to competition. Races are swum over 10/25/50m with a choice of strokes. Floatation aids are allowed if required, as well as a supporter in the water if required. All races will have heats and handicapped finals. Medals will be awarded to the top 3 in each final, and all participants will receive a certificate. 

Who is it for: Children and adults with cerebral palsy or a physical disability. Swimmers of all abilities. Entrants do not need to be members of a swimming club.
Price: £7.50 for CP Sport members / £10 for non-members

More details: See poster here, registration form here or the CP Sport Website here 

Registration for the event is now open.


CP Sport Image

The Curve Special Schools Performance November 2016

The tickets are now on sale for the Special schools performance Monday 7th November 2016 13:00 and 19:00!

The students of Leicester and Leicestershire special schools are returning to Curve for their annual dance showcase. Following on from the success of ‘Strictly in Union’ in 2015, the schools are turning their attention to Hollywood.

These performances demonstrate the skill, passion and great joy that the young people and the audience experience as they take to the stage. Prepare to be thrilled, moved and delighted as the schools bring to life key moments from movies ranging from Grease to Star Wars!

For more information and to book tickets visit the website for The Curve here

Tickets: £8 – £4

Curve performance

Paralympic Road Shows

It’s an Olympic and Paralympic year again – Brazil is hosting, and the GB teams for both events have high hopes. The Paralympics will be happening from the 7th – 18th September 2016.

Since before 2012 we have been offering Paralympic Road shows for schools to experience, and to date over 90 schools around the City and County have experienced at least one, and many have repeated the experience yearly since their first taste! Give your school a unique opportunity to experience one. Your pupils can experience any two of these Paralympic/disability sports; Wheelchair Basketball/ Boccia/ Kurling/Goalball/ or Sitting Volleyball. Half or full days can be bought, and bespoke packages can be tailored to your requirements.

The feedback has always been very positive with comments such as;
“The Paralympic roadshow was a huge success in our school. The children were inspired by fun activities that were superbly led by John and his staff. We are very much looking forward to running another roadshow for our KS1 children.”
“Boccia and sitting volleyball were my favourite sports. They were great because anyone can play them no matter what their ability!” Year 6 pupil

For further details contact: John Duggan – johnduggan48@hotmail.co.uk / 07718391356


Run England disability sessions- Walk! Jog! Run!

Run England and Charnwood Borough Council are pleased to bring you some FREE disability activity sessions throughout summer 2016. 

Where? Queens Park, Loughborough, LE11 3BH
When? Every Thursday 11am-12pm, from 7th July to 25th August
Who can join? Anyone with any disability who feels comfortable to walk, jog or run
What do I need to bring? As this activity is taking place on grass, suitable clothes, footwear or wheelchairs will be required
How do I register? The leader will provide you with a registration form at the start of your first session, all you need to do is turn up!
Is there an age restriction? This session can accommodate ages 12+

Please see attached poster here

Golf for visually impaired people in Leicestershire & Rutland

British Blind Sport, England Golf and Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport are embarking on a new golf project. 

The project aims to provide both visually impaired people and friends / siblings / volunteers that live in Leicestershire & Rutland the opportunity to come along to taster golf sessions delivered by a qualified coach from England Golf.
Following the taster events will be weekly lessons with a view to getting you more involved on a regular basis so this great opportunity is for people who think they would continue in the game following initial engagement. 

If you are visually Impaired and aged 12+ or a golfer who wants to coach / volunteer as a sighted guide please get in touch with Participation Delivery Officer Lauren Impey on: 07929 356428 or participation@britishbiindsport.org.uk
Deadline: Friday 29th July 2016

Please see the project flyer here