Ella Henderson returns to Tring Park

Last week, former pupil Ella Henderson returned to Tring for the first time since she left at the age of 16 to appear on ITV's X Factor.

Ella was welcomed by Director of the Performance Foundation Course (and Ella's former teacher) and a group of current PF pupils singing Ella's hit "Ghost.  Ella spent the day making a short film montage which she has since posted on YouTube.  She was accompanied by former pupil and best friend, Regan Gascoigne, and she spoke to pupils about her struggles with anxiety and how she has been able to overcome these. We were delighted that she spent time giving a masterclass to the CMC pupils and stayed for the Commercial Music Show in the evening.

Ella's new EP "Glorious" is released on 8 November, the same days as her first London gig for a while, at Hoxton Hall.