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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.

Bronze Expeditioners Hit the Road

Bronze Expeditioners Hit the Road

Fifty Year 10 students walked from Ticknall to Conkers with full rucksacks for their Duke of Edinburgh bronze ...

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Mathematicians Make Light Work of Kangaroo

Mathematicians Make Light Work of Kangaroo

Five able mathematicians took part in the Pink Kangaroo round of the Intermediate Maths Challenge. Oliver W...

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Class of '77 Returns, 40 Years on

Class of '77 Returns, 40 Years on

Sixty four former students of Ashby School were reunited last weekend, 40 years after leaving. The former s...

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School Takes Plunge for Aquathon

School Takes Plunge for Aquathon

More than 80 competitors of all abilities braved this year's charity aquathon in glorious sunshine. The eve...

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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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The Summer Ashbeian is Out Now

The Summer Ashbeian is Out Now

All the latest on the hard work and big successes in lessons (and even more sporting tournaments)....and the w...

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Auditions for School Musical to be Held in June

Auditions for School Musical to be Held in June

Performers of all abilities are being invited to turn up and audition for next year's school musical. The m...

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Badminton Players Represent School in National Finals

Badminton Players Represent School in National Finals

Ashby's winning boys' badminton team travelled to Milton Keynes for the National Badminton Finals. The unde...

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Awards Evening Celebrates Remarkable Achievements

Awards Evening Celebrates Remarkable Achievements

The achievements, commitment and resilience of some of the school's most remarkable students were celebrated a...

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Examination Timetables are Now Available to Parents on MCAS

Examination Timetables are Now Available to Parents on MCAS

Parents can now access their child's summer 2017 examination timetable using the My Child at Home (MCAS) porta...

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Specialist support is available to all students who need it, whether they have special educational needs or have missed periods of study due to illness.

Personalised Learning Centre

The Personalised Learning Centre (PLC) helps to improve the prospects of students who have missed long periods at school, because of ill health or because they struggle to cope with conventional schooling. 

While in the unit, students get help with schoolwork or take part in a range of activities, designed to develop skills, confidence and team spirit outside of the classroom.

Specialist Teaching Service

Referrals to the Specialist Teaching Service are usually through the Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO), Mrs Arnold. This outreach service ensures that students with visual impairments, hearing problems, autism or similar difficulties receive the help they need.

Referrals to Child and Mental Health Service

These referrals generally come from a student’s GP, the school nurse or the pastoral staff at Ashby School.

Open Door Counselling

A drop-in counselling service – known as 'open door counselling' – is available to students every Monday. The sessions, which are run by qualified counsellors, give students an opportunity to share problems and fears, and to look for ways to address them.

Alternative Curriculum

The school aims to provide an education to suit every child. For students whose needs are not met by mainstream education, there are alternative curriculum options to ensure that every child succeeds at some level.
These include work placements, vocational studies and involvement in community projects.

Gardening is one of the options offered by the Alternative Curriculum.