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Parents' Induction Evening

Note to new parents: If your child is arriving in August 2017, there will be parents' induction evening on Wednesday 5 July.  Details to follow.

Fidget Spinners Take First Prize at School's Best Ever Science Fair

Fidget Spinners Take First Prize at School's Best Ever Science Fair

Fifty pupils from 11 local primary schools took part in Ashby School's annual science fair. All the pupils ...

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Young Designers Take Top Prizes

Young Designers Take Top Prizes

Young designers from Ashby School have won five major prizes in the regional finals of the Rotary Club's Young...

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Winning Ways in Business

Winning Ways in Business

Business students came first in a competition run by a local company to mark European Supply Chain Day. The...

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Ashby School has a long and proud tradition, dating back more than 400 years.

Previously known as Ashby Grammar School, it was formed from an amalgamation of the Boys' and Girls' Grammar Schools in 1972.

The school's origins can be traced as far back as 1567 when a Boys' School was first founded in Ashby. The school's existing boarding facility, School House, is directly descended from the original boys' school. The Girls’ Grammar School was opened in 1901.

In recent years, school facilities have been extensively modernised and extended to create a contemporary and well-equipped learning environment in which students continue to flourish.

In spite of these necessary changes to the school campus, Ashby School has proudly retained many of its original buildings.

Detailed information about the history of the Boys’ and Girls’ Grammar Schools can be found in Ashby Museum. The history of the school is also recounted in two books:

  • ‘A Country Grammar School: A History of Ashby-de-la-Zouch Grammar School 1567 – 1967’ by Levi Fox
  • ‘Ashby Grammar School: A Centenary of Girls’ Education 1889 – 1989’  by Kenneth Hillier’.