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Year 12 Parents' Evenings are Tuesday 28 February (ABCE) and Thursday 9 March (FGHL)

Students can make appointments now.

Sign Up for National Apprenticeship Event

Sign Up for National Apprenticeship Event

Students interested in finding out more about apprenticeships can sign up for a visit to the National Apprenti...

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Blacksmith Jack Forges New Links with School

Blacksmith Jack Forges New Links with School

Engineering students from all years have been given a masterclass in the forge by former student, Jack Sampson...

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Going to University? Here's the Latest Student Finance Presentation

Going to University? Here's the Latest Student Finance Presentation

Following the student finance evening for Sixth Form students and their parents, the latest student finance ad...

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The Spring Issue of the Ashbeian is Out Now

The Spring Issue of the Ashbeian is Out Now

Horses and courses, UCAS and NCS, record passes and masterclasses - and a football team on the brink of victor...

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10 Feb 2017

Apprenticeships Trip - Find Out More

Dear Parents/ Carers,                                                                         National Apprenticeship Event, ICC Birmingham - Wednesday 8 March 2017 Your son/daughter has the opportunity to ... (click to read more)

08 Feb 2017

Year 12 Parents' Evenings - 28 February and 9 March 2017

Dear Parent/Carer, YEAR 12 PARENTS' EVENINGS TUES 28 FEBRUARY  (HOUSES ABCE)  & THURS 9 MARCH (HOUSES F GHL) We are pleased to invite you to your son/daughter’s parents’ evening.  For students in Ashe, Bullen, Crewe and Erdington, this will take place on Tuesday 28 February. For students in Ferrers, Gylby, Hastings and Loudoun this ... (click to read more)

18 Jan 2017

Student Finance Letter - Year 13 Students

16th January 2017   Dear Year 13 Parents/Carers and Students, STUDENT FINANCE EVENING – 1 FEBRUARY 2017 After all the 'excitement' and pressure of completing the UCAS application, it is quite normal for both students and parents to suddenly feel a bit anxious.  A big concern that students and parents/carers certainly have is the ... (click to read more)

02 Dec 2016

Sixth Form Mock Exams (Year 13) - January 2017

Our Ref: MH/YL 1 December 2016   Dear Parents/ Carers,  Mock Examinations 4 - 10 January 2017 In January we are undertaking formal mocks. These are important examinations and will evaluate student progress in their subjects. The examinations will start on Wednesday 4 January and run for one week. For Year 13, these will take place in option columns. ... (click to read more)

02 Dec 2016

Sixth Form Mock Exams (Year 12) - January 2017

Our Ref: MH/YL 1st December 2016   Dear Parents/ Carers, Mock Examinations 4 - 10 January 2017 We are undertaking formal mock examinations in January. These are important examinations and will evaluate student progress in their subjects. The examinations will start on Wednesday 4 January and run for one week. For Year 12, these will take place in option columns. ... (click to read more)

16 Nov 2016

Year 13 Students - UCAS Deadline

Dear Parents/Carers, Many Year 13 students have already submitted their university applications through the UCAS system. However, a number are still outstanding.  The school's deadline is just over a fortnight away on Friday 2 December at 3.05pm; this ensures we have enough time to turn the application around and submit the reference before the Christmas break. Places are being ... (click to read more)

09 Nov 2016

'Into the Sixth Form' Evening

Dear Student and Parent/Carer, Over the next half term, you will be contemplating your future post-16 choices and will be making one of the most important decisions of your life so far.  In order to help you with your deliberations, you are invited to an 'Into the Sixth Form Open ... (click to read more)

24 Oct 2016

Year 10 Parents' Consultation Evening - Thursday 10 November 2016

Dear Parent/ Carer, Year 10 Parents’ Consultation Evening – Thursday 10 November 2016 As the parent/carer of a new Year 10 student, you are invited to our parents’ consultation evening to meet your child’s form tutor. The 15-minute meeting is an opportunity to discuss how well your son/daughter has settled into life ... (click to read more)

05 Oct 2016

Careers Evening 2016

Dear Parent/Carer, CAREERS PROGRAMME 2016-17 The current academic year is a very important one for your son/daughter; he/she will sit GCSE examinations and must make a decision about their post-16 options. It is our aim to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to make the correct personal decision regarding career ... (click to read more)

14 Sep 2016

Year 13 Parents' Evening

September 2016 Dear Parent/Carer, YEAR 13 PARENTS’ EVENING – TUESDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2016 We are pleased to invite you to your son/daughter’s final parents’ evening. This will take place on Tuesday 27 September 2016 from 5.30pm – 8.00pm in C Block. There will be signs around school and students on hand to point you in the ... (click to read more)

09 Sep 2016

Message from the Head - Exam Performance

Dear Parents/ Carers, As we begin the new academic year, I thought you may be interested to know the picture with regard to examination results. This is a year of signicant changes to the way in which results are reported and it is also the first year where, for some subjects, ... (click to read more)

05 Sep 2016

Important Dates for New Year 12 Students

Dear Parents/Carers, I am pleased to welcome your son/daughter into Ashby School Sixth Form and sincerely hope they are settling in well and that they are enjoying their studies. I wish to inform you of two important events taking place in the near future. 15 September – Year 12 Parents' Information Evening - Year 12 ... (click to read more)

31 Aug 2016

Uniform Guidance - Clarification on Footwear

Dear Parent/ Carer, I would like to thank you for following the uniform guidance. The vast majority of the students look very smart and are a credit to the school. We are aware that there has been some confusion regarding footwear. Our preference is that students are in smart formal traditional ... (click to read more)

01 Jul 2016

Kayleigh Haywood Special Film Screening - Letter to Parents from Leicestershire Police

July 2016   Dear Parent/ Carer, Following the tragic death of Measham schoolgirl Kayleigh Haywood, Leicestershire Police has made a film about the last few weeks of her life to raise awareness amongst children of the dangers of online grooming. The film has been made in liaison with Kayleigh’s family who are keen ... (click to read more)

10 Jun 2016

Year 12 - Change to Timetable/ Uniform Guidelines

Dear Parent/Carer, I hope your child’s examinations have gone well. It is now time to turn our attention to the start of the A level course. I am writing to inform you that, when Year 12 return on 13 June, we will be adjusting the order of morning registration and periods 1 ... (click to read more)

08 Jun 2016

Higher Education Evening for Year 12 Students and Parents

6 June 2016   Dear Parent/ Carer,  I would like to invite you and your son/daughter to attend our Higher Education Evening which will take place on Thursday 16 June 2016 in the Lecture Theatre at 7pm.  This forms part of our programme to provide information and advice for Year 12 students who intend ... (click to read more)

08 Jun 2016

Year 10 Internal Examinations - Summer 2016

8 June 2016   Dear Parent/Carer, From 20 June until the 1 July, Year 10 students will be taking internal examinations which are set by their subject teachers. These will be GCSE type questions with the aim of familiarising students with the style of questioning and environment in preparation for their summer exams in 2017. Several ... (click to read more)

24 Mar 2016

School Transport Changes

Dear Parent/Carer, The County Council has determined that with effect from September 2017 the currently 'frozen' transport status given to Ashby School will be removed. This is a direct result of the age range change at Castle Donington Community College. The effect of this is that students currently living in the Ashby ... (click to read more)

04 Mar 2016

Year 10 Parents' Evening - 15 and 22 March

Dear Parent/ Carer, We would like to invite you to your son/ daughter's Year 10 parents' evening. For students in Ashe, Bullen, Crewe and Erdington (ABCE), this will take place on Tuesday 15 March. For students in Ferrers, Gylby, Hastings and Loudoun (FGHL), this will be Tuesday 22 March. Both evenings run ... (click to read more)

03 Feb 2016

Year 12 parents' evenings

2 February 2016   Our Ref: MH/SMB   Dear Parent/Carer, YEAR 12 PARENTS' EVENINGS THURSDAY 25 FEB  (HOUSES A – E)  & TUESDAY 1 MARCH (HOUSES F – L) We are pleased to invite you to your son/daughter’s parents' evening.  For students in Ashe, Bullen, Crewe and Erdington, this will take place on Thursday 25 February. For students in Ferrers, Gylby, Hastings and Loudoun, ... (click to read more)

15 Jan 2016

Student Finance Evening - Thursday 4 February 2016

Our Ref: MH/SMB   Dear Year 13 Parents/Carers and Students, STUDENT FINANCE EVENING - 4 FEBRUARY 2016 After all the 'excitement' and pressure of completing the UCAS application, it is quite normal for both students and parents to suddenly feel a bit anxious.  A big concern that students and parents/carers certainly have is the one ... (click to read more)

02 Dec 2015

National Citizenship Service - Sign up for 2016

Dear Parent/ Carer, National Citizenship Service – Spring and Summer programme 2016 The National Citizenship Service brings together young people and helps them develop greater confidence, self-awareness and responsibility. It encourages personal and social development by working on skills like leadership, teamwork and communication and promotes the participation of young people ... (click to read more)

02 Dec 2015

Mock Examinations and Study Leave - Year 12

Our Ref: MH/SMB   Dear Parents/ Carers, Mock Examinations 5 - 11 January 2016 We will be holding formal mock examinations in January. These are important examinations and will evaluate student progress in their subjects. The examinations will start on Tuesday 5 January and run for one week. For Year 12, these will take place in option columns. They ... (click to read more)

02 Dec 2015

Mock Examinations and Study Leave - Year 13

Our Ref: MH/SMB   Dear Parents/ Carers,  Mock Examinations 5 - 11 January 2016 In January, we will be holding formal mock examinations. These are important examinations and will evaluate student progress in their subjects. The examinations will start on Tuesday 5 January and run for one week. For Year 13, these will take place in option columns. Morning ... (click to read more)

02 Dec 2015

A Level Certificate Evening for Year 13 Leavers

Our Ref: MH/SMB   Dear Parent/Carer, A Level Certificate Evening We have contacted your son/daughter about our A level certificate evening which is taking place on Thursday 17  December at 6.30pm. We are aware your son/daughter’s contact details may have changed since leaving us so hope you will kindly pass this information onto them. The evening ... (click to read more)

19 Nov 2015

Kayleigh Haywood: Information for Parents

Dear Parent, I am sure you will have heard in the media about the disappearance of Kayleigh Haywood, a Year 11 student here at Ashby School. It was with great sadness that we were informed yesterday that this was now being treated as a murder enquiry. At this difficult time, our ... (click to read more)

06 Nov 2015

Careers Choice Evening - Year 12 and 13

6 November 2015   Dear Parent/Carer, Re: Careers Evening - Wednesday 11 November 2015, 6.30 - 8.30pm The current academic year will be a very important one for your son/daughter. They will sit their A level examinations and must reach a decision on their future options. It is our aim to equip students with the skills ... (click to read more)

04 Nov 2015

'Into the Sixth Form' open evening

Our Ref: MH/SMB 3rd November 2015     Dear Student and Parent/Carer, Over the next half term, you will be contemplating your future post-16 choices and will be making one of the most important decisions of your life so far.  In order to help with your deliberations you are invited to an 'Into the ... (click to read more)

26 Oct 2015

Year 12 Examinations - Summer 2016

Our Ref: MH/SMB 15 October 2015   Dear Parent/ Carer, Year 12 Examinations - Summer 2016 I am sure you will be aware that over the next couple of years there are significant changes to the A level system. These changes began this September and are being phased in over the next couple of years. This ... (click to read more)

14 Oct 2015

Careers Choice evening - Year 11

October 2015   Dear Parent/ Carer, Re: Careers Evening - Wednesday 11 November 2015 The current academic year will be a very important one for your son/daughter. They will sit their GCSE examinations and must reach a decision on their post-16 options. It is our aim to equip students with the skills and knowledge ... (click to read more)

05 Oct 2015

Fairer Funding for Leicestershire - Sign the Petition

October 2015 Dear Parents/Carers, You may be aware that a number of local authorities are campaigning for a fairer school funding model to be introduced by the government. This campaign is being supported by Leicestershire and by a number of our local MPs. Our local MP, Andrew Bridgen, is co-ordinating a ... (click to read more)

21 Sep 2015

Open evening letter

September 2015   Dear Parent/Carer, I would like to invite you to able to attend our Open Evening on Tuesday 29 September which starts at 5.30 pm. This is an opportunity to tour the school and to listen to our Headteacher Mr Green who will be giving a short presentation to parents at ... (click to read more)

11 Sep 2015

Year 13 parents' evening

11 September 2015   Dear Parent/Carer,   YEAR 13 PARENTS’ EVENING – WEDNESDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2015 We are pleased to invite you to your son/daughter’s final parents’ evening. This will take place on Wednesday 23 September 2015 from 5.30pm – 8pm in C Block. Signs will be posted around the school and students will be available ... (click to read more)

07 Sep 2015

Year 12 Parents' Information

Our Ref: MH/SMT 7 September 2015     Dear Parents/Carers, I am pleased to welcome your son/daughter into Ashby School Sixth Form and sincerely hope they are settling down well and that they are enjoying their studies. I wish to inform you of two important events taking place in the near future. 17 September – Year 12 ... (click to read more)

08 Jul 2015

Year 9 Uniform Letter

Dear Parent/ Carer, We are delighted that your child has secured a place at Ashby School and hope they have had an enjoyable three days' induction with us. I wanted to take this opportunity to clarify the position regarding our school uniform as you may be buying this over the ... (click to read more)

10 Jun 2015

Higher Education Evening for Year 12 Students

Our Ref: MH/SMT   9 June 2015   Dear Parent/ Carer, I would like to invite you and your son/daughter to attend our Higher Education Evening which will take place on Thursday 18 June 2015 in the Lecture Theatre at 7pm.  This forms part of our programme to provide information and advice for Year 12 ... (click to read more)

10 Jun 2015

Year 11s - Results Day and Sixth Form Induction

Our Ref: MH/SMT 10 June 2015   Dear Student, Ashby School Sixth Form Induction I hope your examinations are going well. It is a difficult and stressful time but keep up the hard work because it will all be worth it on results day – Thursday 20 August at 9.30am in the Sixth Form Centre! I ... (click to read more)

20 May 2015

Year 10 Mock Examinations and Timetable

20 May 2015 Dear Parent/ Carer, From 16 - 26 June, Year 10 students will be taking internal examinations which are set by their subject teachers. These will be GCSE type questions with the aim of familiarising students with the style of questioning and environment in preparation for their summer exams in 2016. ... (click to read more)

15 Apr 2015

Post-16 School Transport - Apply Now

Our Ref: MH/SMT April 2015   Dear Parent/Carer, Re: Post-16 School Transport If your child will be using school transport from September 2015, please note that the applications have to be in by the end of June 2015. For further information on this please use the link below or contact County Hall on 0116 305 ... (click to read more)

11 Feb 2015

Year 12 Parents' Evenings - 5 and 10 March

11 February 2015 Our Ref: MH/SMT Dear Parent/Carer, YEAR 12 PARENTS' EVENINGS THURS 5 MARCH  (HOUSES A – E)  & TUES 10 MARCH (HOUSES F – L) We are pleased to invite you to your son/daughter’s Parents' Evening.  For students in Ashe, Bullen, Crewe and Erdington this will take place on Thursday 5 March. ... (click to read more)

04 Feb 2015

Year 13 Student Finance Evening

29 January 2015   Our Ref: MH/SMT   Dear Year 13 Parents/Carers and Students,   STUDENT FINANCE EVENING - 5 FEBRUARY 2015   After all the excitement and pressure of completing the UCAS application, it is quite normal for both students and parents to suddenly feel a bit anxious.  A big concern that students and parents/carers certainly have ... (click to read more)

03 Feb 2015

Ofsted inspection

3 February 2015   Dear Parent or Carer, Inspection of Ashby School by Ofsted We have just told your child’s school that we will inspect it on 4–5 February 2015. The lead inspector will be David Bray. We are writing to you because we would like to know what you think about the school. Please ... (click to read more)

17 Dec 2014

Teaching Opportunities at Forest Way

Dear Parent/ Carer, Forest Way Teaching School Alliance is delighted to invite you to a Presentation Evening on 14 January 2015 from 5.30pm to give you information about its two well established School Direct Programmes.  At FWTSA, we offer a Primary and Special Training Programme in collaboration with University of Derby and a ... (click to read more)

10 Dec 2014

200+ Club 2014 - 15

Dear Parent/ Carer, This year, we are again running a 200+ Club in order to boost school funds for the academic year 2014-2015. For new parents/ carers (and those who escaped last year!), it involves ‘purchasing’ a number for £10 which then goes into 10 prize draws. Each draw pays out three cash ... (click to read more)

03 Dec 2014

University Applications - Time is Running Out

Our Ref: MH/SMT 3 December 2014 Dear Parent/ Carer, Re:  University Applications We launched the application process in the Summer Term last year and now many students have completed their application to university. We have many students who have had excellent offers of places. If your son/daughter has not completed their application, please urge them to ... (click to read more)

10 Nov 2014

Sixth Form Open Evening

Our Ref: MH/SMT 10th November 2014   Dear Student and Parent/Carer, Over the next half term you will be contemplating your future Post-16 choices and will be making one of the most important decisions of your life so far.  In order to help with your deliberations, you are invited to a Sixth Form Open Evening ... (click to read more)

29 Oct 2014

Ebola Virus - Advice for Schools

Message from Department for Education: Ebola Virus - Advice for Schools, Colleges, Childcare and Residential Settings The government is closely monitoring the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa, and is taking action at home and abroad. The overall risk of Ebola to the UK remains low. However we understand that ... (click to read more)

13 Oct 2014

Careers Programme 2014/15

Dear Parent or Carer, CAREERS PROGRAMME 2014-15 The current academic year will be a very important one for your son/daughter, in which they will take their GCSE examinations and must take a decision on their post-16 options. It is our aim to equip all students with the skills and knowledge required to make ... (click to read more)

10 Sep 2014

Year 13 Parents' Evening - 25 September 2014

Our Ref: MH/SMT   10 September 2014   Dear Parent/Carer, YEAR 13 PARENTS’ EVENING – THURSDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 2014 We are pleased to invite you to your son/daughter’s final Parents’ Evening. This will take place on Thursday 25 September 2014 from 5.30pm – 8.00pm in C Block. Signs will be put up around the school and students will ... (click to read more)

10 Sep 2014

Important Dates for Year 12 Students

Our Ref: MH/SMT 5 September 2014   Dear Parents/Carers, I am pleased to welcome your son/daughter into Ashby School Sixth Form and sincerely hope they are settling down well and that they are enjoying their studies. I wish to inform you of two important events taking place in the near future. 18 September– Year 12 Parents' ... (click to read more)

09 Jul 2014

Could You Be a Host Parent?

34 Repington Road North Amington Tamworth Staffs B77 4AA Tel: 01827 58820 (answering machine) Mobile: 07968483717 Email:  sandra.holroyd@btinternet.com   June 2014   Dear Prospective Host Parent, Exchange student (s) for academic year 2014/2015 Have you got a spare bedroom (s)?  Would you like to earn extra income?  Can you provide a happy, safe home environment for an exchange student?  Do you want ... (click to read more)

02 Jul 2014

Strike Action on Thursday 10 July - School Open as Normal

4 July 2014   Dear Parent/Carer, You may be aware from the local and national media that a number of Trade Unions have announced that they will be taking industrial action on Thursday 10 July. It is not clear at this stage the extent to which this will affect Ashby School. However, ... (click to read more)

12 May 2014

Year 10 Internal Examinations - Summer 2014

Year 10 Summer Internal Examinations From 16 June until 27th June, Year 10 students will be taking examinations which are set by their subject teachers. These will be GCSE-type questions and the aim of this examination session is to begin to familiarise our students with the types of examinations they ... (click to read more)

07 May 2014

Skills for Success - Sign Up Now

Our Ref: MH/SMT 6th May 2014     Dear Parent/Carer, Sixth Form Conference  -  ‘Skills for Success’ For more than 20 years, we have run a ‘Skills for Management’ conference in July for our Sixth Form students. This year, the event has been renamed the ‘Skills for Success’ conference and will take place from 7 ... (click to read more)

30 Apr 2014

School Transport Consultation

April 2014   Dear Parent/ Carer, MAINSTREAM HOME TO SCHOOL TRANSPORT POLICY CONSULTATION –  taking effect from September 2015. I am writing to notify you of a further public consultation on the issue of school transport. The consultation was launched on 28 April and will run until 15 June 2014. The consultation is primarily ... (click to read more)

30 Apr 2014

Higher Education Evening - Year 12

Our Ref: MH/SMT 30 April 2014   Dear Parent/ Carer, I would like to invite you and your son/daughter to attend our Higher Education Evening which will take place on Thursday 8th May 2014 in the Lecture Theatre at 7pm.  This forms part of our programme to provide information and advice for Year 12 ... (click to read more)

02 Apr 2014

Year 11 History Revision Letter

  1 April 2014 Dear Parents and Carers, As part of the new linear History GCSE, your son/daughter will be sitting three final examination papers this summer. Each examination is worth 25% of their final grade and the remaining 25% constitutes the Controlled Assessment Module, which your son/daughter has already completed. The GCSE ... (click to read more)

02 Apr 2014

Important Health Information for Parents

2 April 2014                      Dear Parent/Carer,                                                                                                                          IMPORTANT HEALTH INFORMATION FOR PARENTS I have been informed by the Principal of Ivanhoe College that Public Health England have asked her to inform parents that a child from her school is in hospital with suspected meningococcal septicaemia caused by the meningococcal bacteria. Public Health England ... (click to read more)

21 Mar 2014

Industrial Action - School Close to Year 10 and 11 Students

                                                                                                21 March 2014 Dear Parent/Carer, You may be aware from the media that the NUT is nationally taking strike action on Wednesday 26 March and I am now able to confirm the following arrangements. School will be closed for students in Years 10 and 11. However, some individual staff may invite ... (click to read more)

14 Feb 2014

Year 12 Parents' Evenings

14 February 2014   Our Ref: MH/SMT   Dear Parent/Carer, YEAR 12 PARENTS’ EVENINGS THURS 6 MARCH  (HOUSES A – E)  & TUES 11 MARCH (HOUSES F – L) We are pleased to invite you to your son/daughter’s Parents’ Evening. For students in Ashe, Bullen, Crewe and Erdington. This will take place on Thursday 6 March. For ... (click to read more)

22 Jan 2014

Student Finance and 'What to do Now'

22 January 2014   Our Ref: MH/SMT   Dear Year 13 Parents/Carers and Students, STUDENT FINANCE & 'WHAT TO DO NOW' – 6 FEBRUARY 2014 After all the excitement and pressure of completing the UCAS application, it is quite normal for both students and parents to suddenly feel a bit anxious.  Hopefully, offers will soon ... (click to read more)

15 Jan 2014

Holidays During Term Time - A Guidance Letter

October 2013 Dear Parent/Carer, In the first half of this term we received a number of requests from parents for permission to take their son/daughter out of school on a family holiday during term time. These requests were refused as a direct result to changes in the legislation. New government guidelines, which ... (click to read more)

11 Dec 2013

Admissions Policy Consultation

December 2013   Dear Consultee, Ashby School is seeking your views on the changes (an amendment to) to our admissions policy proposed below. The determined admissions arrangement must be published on our website by the 1 March 2014. The policy will operate form September 2015. It will apply to all admissions for the ... (click to read more)

27 Nov 2013

Mock Exams for Year 13 Students

Dear Parents/ Carers, Mock Examinations 7 - 13 January 2014 Following a change to national examinations which means that there will be no external examinations in January, Year 13 students will undertake formal mock examinations. These are important examinations and will evaluate student progress in each of their subjects. The examinations will start on ... (click to read more)

06 Nov 2013

Careers Evening Latest

Dear Parent/ Carer, We look forward to seeing you at the Careers Evening on Wednesday 6 November.  The evening runs from 6.30-8.30pm at the school's Nottingham Road site (C Block). Parking for parents/carers will be in A Block (Nottingham Road). As parking onsite will be at a premium, overflow parking ... (click to read more)

01 Nov 2013

'Into the Sixth Form' Evening

31 October 2013 Dear Student and Parent/Carer, Over the next half term, you will be contemplating your future Post-16 choices and will be making one of the most important decisions of your life so far. To help with your deliberations, you are invited to an 'Into the Sixth Form' open evening at Ashby ... (click to read more)

16 Oct 2013

Careers Programme 2013 - 14

Dear Parent or Carer, CAREERS PROGRAMME 2013-14 The current academic year will be a very important one for your son/daughter; GCSE examinations will be taken and a decision must be made on their post-16 options. It is our aim to equip students with the skills and knowledge they need to make the ... (click to read more)

11 Oct 2013

Changes to November Maths Examinations

Dear Parent, You may well have read in the press that the Secretary of State for Education has announced, through the media, significant changes to the examination entry system. This was announced last week and comes into force with immediate effect. This decision has a serious impact for all schools and ... (click to read more)

27 Sep 2013

School Closure Details re Tuesday 1 October

Dear Parent/Carer, Further to my letter dated the 19th September regarding the industrial action by the NASUWT and the NUT in the East Midlands on Tuesday 1 October, I am now able to confirm the following arrangements. School will be closed for students in Years 10 and 11. School will be open ... (click to read more)

20 Sep 2013

Industrial Action - 1 October 2013

Dear Parent/Carer, You may be aware from the local and national media that the NUT and NAS/UWT have announced that they will be taking industrial action in the East Midlands on Tuesday 1 October. The extent to which this will affect Ashby School is not yet clear. However, I wanted ... (click to read more)

11 Sep 2013

Important Dates for Year 12 Students - September 2013

Our Ref: MH/SMT 9 September 2013 Dear Parents/Carers, I am pleased to welcome your son/daughter into Ashby School Sixth Form and sincerely hope they are settling down well and are enjoying their studies. I wish to inform you of two important events taking place in the near future. 19 September – Year 12 Parents’ ... (click to read more)

06 Sep 2013

Year 13 Parents' Evening

Our Ref: MH/SMT 5 September 2013 Dear Parent/Carer, YEAR 13 PARENTS’ EVENING – THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2013 We are pleased to invite you to your son/daughter’s final Parents’ Evening. This will take place on Thursday 26 September 2013 from 5.30pm – 8.00pm in C Block. Signs will be put up around school to ... (click to read more)

14 Jun 2013

Sixth Form Induction

Our Ref: MH/SMT 14 June 2013   Dear Student, Ashby School Sixth Form Induction I hope your revision and examinations are going well. It is a difficult and stressful time but keep up the hard work. It will all be worth it on results day – Thursday 22 August at 9.30am in the Sixth ... (click to read more)

24 May 2013

Sexual Health and Careers Day for Year 10

 22 May 2013 Dear Parent/Carer, Re: Sexual Health & Careers Day, Thursday 20th June On Thursday 20 June, all students in Year 10 will be off timetable to take part in a range of activities which form part of their Careers and Personal Social Health and Economic (PSHE) education at ... (click to read more)

24 May 2013

School Transport Costs

3 June 2013 Dear Parent As you are aware Ashby School is now an academy and no longer under the control of the Local Authority. However, one of the responsibilities that remain with the Local Authority is School Transport. The Local Authority is currently carrying out a consultation on the future of ... (click to read more)

15 May 2013

Measles Outbreak - Issued by Public Health England

May 2013   Dear Parent, Re: Measles cases You are probably aware of the media publicity on measles outbreak in Wales and the increasing numbers of cases in England. The vast majority of cases are currently being confirmed in school age children who haven’t received two doses of MMR vaccine.  Measles is highly infectious ... (click to read more)

26 Apr 2013

Higher Education Evening

Our Ref: MH/SMT   26th April 2013   Dear Parent/ Carer, I would like to invite you and your son/daughter to attend our Higher Education Evening which will take place on Thursday 9th May 2013 in the Lecture Theatre at 7pm.  This forms part of our programme to provide information and advice for Year ... (click to read more)

26 Apr 2013

Post-16 School Transport

SEN & MAINSTREAM HOME TO SCHOOL TRANSPORT APPLICATION FORMS FOR 2013-14 ACADEMIC YEAR For your information, the online launch of the Mainstream School transport application form will take place on Thursday 25th April 2013. The online launch of the SEN transport application form will take place on Monday 13th May 2013.  ... (click to read more)

13 Mar 2013

Year 11 Sports Questionnaire - Parents' Information Sheet

Parent Information Sheet We are inviting students at your child’s school to complete a questionnaire(s) through the Me and My Lifestyle survey tool (www.meandmylifestyle.co.uk). Please read the following information carefully. If you agree that your child can participate in the questionnaire then you DO NOT need to return the form ... (click to read more)

13 Mar 2013

Year 12 Parents' Evenings

13 March 2013   Our Ref: MH/SMT   Dear Parent/Carer, Year 12 Parents' Evenings Thursday 11 April (Houses A – E)  & Tuesday 16 April (Houses F – L) We are pleased to invite you to your son/daughter’s Parents’ Evening.  For students in Ashe, Bullen, Crewe and Erdington, this will take place on Thursday 11 ... (click to read more)

23 Jan 2013

Student Finance and 'What to do Now'

Dear Year 13 Parents/Carers and Students, STUDENT FINANCE & ‘WHAT TO DO NOW’ – 7 FEBRUARY 2013 After all the ‘excitement’ and pressure of completing the UCAS application, it is quite normal for both students and parents to suddenly feel a bit anxious.  Hopefully, offers will be made and all too ... (click to read more)

14 Jan 2013

Bad Weather Emergency Procedures

11 January 2013   Dear Parent, As we commence the Spring Term and the most likely period for inclement weather, I would like to remind you of our emergency procedures in the event that there is a need for school closure. We will do everything possible in order to remain open and to ... (click to read more)

16 Nov 2012

Changes to Examinations for Year 12 Students

                                                                                  14th November 2012 Dear Parent/Carer, You may be aware that there has been a national consultation on the future of A levels and that Ofqual has recently announced some important changes that will affect your son or daughter. It is most unusual for any changes to be introduced that have an ... (click to read more)

07 Nov 2012

'Into the Sixth Form' Evening 2012

Our Ref: MH/SMT 7 November 2012   Dear Student and Parent/Carer, Over the next half term, you will be contemplating your future post-16 choices and will be making one of the most important decisions of your life to date.  In order to help with your deliberations, we are inviting you to an ‘Into ... (click to read more)

17 Oct 2012

Careers Programme and Career Choice Evening

Dear Parent or Carer, Re Careers Programme 2012 - 13 The current academic year is a very important one for your son/daughter; students will take their GCSE examinations and be expected to make a decision about their post-16 options. It is our aim to equip students with the skills and knowledge they need to make the correct personal decision ... (click to read more)

26 Sep 2012

GCSE English Re-sits for Year 11 Students Who Sat Exams in Summer 2012

The deadline to enter for GCSE English re-sits has now passed. ... (click to read more)

19 Sep 2012

Year 13 Parents' Evening Letter Sept 2012

Our Ref: MH/SMT 18th September 2012   Dear Parent/Carer YEAR 13 PARENTS’ EVENING – THURSDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER 2012 We are pleased to invite you to your son/daughter’s final Parents’ Evening. This will take place on Thursday 27th September 2012 from 5.30pm – 8.00pm in C Block. Signs will be placed around the school and ... (click to read more)

12 Sep 2012

Sixth Form Parents Welcome Letter

Our Ref: MH/SMT   10 September 2012   Dear Parents/Carers, I am pleased to welcome your son/daughter into Ashby School Sixth Form and sincerely hope they are settling down well and enjoying their studies. I wish to inform you of two important events taking place in the near future. Thursday 20 September - Year 12 Parents' Information Evening ... (click to read more)

05 Sep 2012

Year 10 Parents' Information Evening

31 August 2012 Dear Parent/Carer, I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to our Year 10 Parents' Information Evening on Tuesday 11 September in the School Lecture Theatre. If your child is in Ashe, Bullen, Crewe or Erdington House, you should attend at 6pm. If your child is in Ferrers, ... (click to read more)

20 Jun 2012

Sixth Form Induction Letter (for Internal Students)

Our Ref: MH/SMT 20 June 2012   Dear Student,  Ashby School Sixth Form Induction I hope your revision and examinations are going well. It is a difficult and stressful time but keep up the hard work; it will all be worth it on Results Day – Thursday 23 August at 10.00am in the Sixth ... (click to read more)

15 Jun 2012

Uniform Clearance Sale, July 2012

July 2012  Dear Parent/Carer UNIFORM CLEARANCE SALE – 3 JULY 2012 – 3.05 – 6.00pm Following feedback from parents after our uniform sale last term, we are holding a further sale. Please park on A BLOCK CAR PARK (not in Range Road), the sale shop will be clearly marked.  The cost of each ... (click to read more)

21 May 2012

Sexual Health & Careers Day, Thursday 21st June

Dear Parent/Carer, Re: Sexual Health & Careers Day, Thursday 21st June On Thursday 21st June, all students in Year 10 will be off timetable to take part in a range of activities which form part of their Careers and Personal Social Health and Economic (PSHE) education at Ashby School. During the morning, ... (click to read more)

14 May 2012

Ofsted Inspection - Parental Questionnaire

14th May 2012    Dear Parent,  You will be aware that Ofsted periodically inspects schools and we have been notified that we are due for an inspection on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. We believe this is an excellent opportunity to showcase the many excellent aspects of life at Ashby School ... (click to read more)

27 Apr 2012

Higher Education Evening - 2 May 2012

Our Ref: MH/SMT  27th April 2012  Dear Parent/ Carer,  I would like to invite you and your son/daughter to attend our Higher Education Evening which will take place on Wednesday 2nd May 2012 in the Lecture Theatre at 7pm.  This forms part of our programme to provide information and advice for Year ... (click to read more)

18 Apr 2012

Uniform Clearance Sale on 25 April

 Uniform Clearance Sale letter ... (click to read more)

13 Mar 2012

Year 12 Parents' Evening

12th March 2012 Our Ref: MH/SMT Dear Parent/Carer, YEAR 12 PARENTS’ EVENINGS THURS 22nd MARCH (HOUSES A – E) & TUES 27th MARCH (HOUSES F – L) We are pleased to invite you to your son/daughter’s Parents’ Evening. ... (click to read more)

01 Feb 2012

Student Finance Year 13 Letter 2012

31st January 2012 Our Ref: MH/SMT Dear Year 13 Parents/Carers and Students, STUDENT FINANCE & 'WHAT TO DO NOW' - FEBRUARY 9th 2012 After all the 'excitement'and pressure of completing the UCAS application, it is quite normal for both students and parents to suddenly feel ... (click to read more)

14 Dec 2011

Maths GCSE Exam Preparation including Revision Guide

Dear Parent, Your son/daughter has been entered for a GCSE Maths exam in January 2012. The dates are 11 and 16 January 2012. Over the holidays, it would be very useful if they could practise some past papers and check the answers. These are available from the ... (click to read more)

09 Dec 2011

Pupil Premium Letter - December 2011

9 December 2011 Dear Parents and Carers, The Government is giving money to schools to help children from lower income families do their very best. This funding is called a ‘Pupil Premium’. For every child that is registered, Ashby School receives £488 this year. With this money, we could ... (click to read more)

30 Nov 2011

Free Leisure Centre Activities - Activ8 Scheme

Dear Parent/Carer, “Attending school rewards your child with leisure centre activities for FREE!” Great news, all pupils at this school will receive a new Club Activ8 card for use at Hermitage, Hood Park and Measham Leisure Centres. However, you are probably asking yourself why they are getting one ... (click to read more)

25 Nov 2011

Strike Action - Weds 30 November 2011

Dear Parent/ Carer, You will be aware that a national day of action by public sector employees is planed for next Wednesday 30 November and this will affect Ashby School. The largest teaching unions and Unison have nationally balloted in favour of industrial action and consequently, like most other local and ... (click to read more)

07 Nov 2011

Exam regulations

Dear Parent/Carer, Some students in Year 11 are taking exams in November (the exam period starts on 8 November 2011). If your son or daughter is taking exams then they will have received an exam timetable via their form tutor already in school. You will find a summary of ... (click to read more)

24 Oct 2011

Year 11 Careers Programme

24 October 2011 Dear Parent/ Carer CAREERS PROGRAMME 2011-12 This academic year will be a very important one for your son/daughter; they will sit their GCSE examinations and need to make a decision about their post-16 options. It is our aim to equip students with the skills and knowledge ... (click to read more)

23 Sep 2011

Gifted and Talented Enigma Challenge Day

Dear Parent/ Carer - Please click on the link below for full details of an Enigma Challenge Day to be held at Ashby School on Saturday 22 October for gifted and talented students. Enigma Day Flyer (PDF) Yours faithfully Phil Newman Gifted and Talented Co-ordinator ... (click to read more)

19 Sep 2011

Year 13 Parents' Evening Sept 2011

Our Ref: MH/SMT 14 September 2011 Dear Parent/Carer YEAR 13 PARENTS’ EVENING – THURSDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2011 We are pleased to invite you to your daughter/son’s final Parents’ Evening. This will take place on Thursday 29 September 2011 from 5.30pm – 8.00pm in C Block. Signs will ... (click to read more)

14 Sep 2011

Year 12 - Important Dates for New Term Sept 2011

Our Ref: MH/SMT 13 September 2011 Dear Parents/Carers I am pleased to welcome your son/daughter into Ashby School Sixth Form and sincerely hope they are settling down well and that they are enjoying their studies. I wish to inform you of two important events taking place in the ... (click to read more)

05 Sep 2011

Year 10 Parents' Information Evening

5 September 2011 Dear Parent/Carer I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to our Year 10 Parents’ Information Evening on Tuesday 13 September in the School Lecture Theatre. If your child is in Ashe, Bullen, Crewe or Erdington House, you should attend at 6pm. If ... (click to read more)

24 Jun 2011

Letter to Parents - Strike Action on Thursday 30 June

24 June 2011 VKG/jfs/strikeaction Dear Parent/Carer Teachers’ Industrial Action on Thursday 30 June 2011 A national day of action has been organised by the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) on 30 June 2011 in protest against changes to teachers’ pensions. ... (click to read more)

25 May 2011

Sexual Health and Careers Day for Year 10 Students

Dear Parent/Carer, Re: Sexual Health & Careers Day, Wednesday 15 June On Wednesday 15 June, all students in Year 10 will be off timetable to take part in a range of activities which form part of their Careers and Personal Social Health and Economic (PSHE) education at Ashby School. During ... (click to read more)

12 Apr 2011

Higher Education Evening 2011

Our Ref: TP/SMT 12 April 2011 Dear Parent/Carer, I would like to invite you and your son/daughter to attend our Higher Education Evening which will take place on Monday 9 May 2011 in the Lecture Theatre at 7pm. This forms part of our programme to ... (click to read more)

08 Apr 2011

Year 11 GCSE Modular Re-sits

Thursday 7 April 2011 Dear Parent/Carer, If your child took any modular examinations in Mathematics or Science in March 2011, the results for these will be given out on Thursday 14 April in registration. Please be aware that, as we break up for Easter on Friday 15 April, this means ... (click to read more)

08 Apr 2011

Year 10 GCSE Modular Re-sits

Thursday 7 April 2011 Dear Parent/Carer, If your child took any modular examinations in Mathematics or Science in March 2011, the results for these will be given out on Thursday 14 April in registration. Please be aware that, as we break up for Easter on Friday 15 April, ... (click to read more)

28 Mar 2011

Ashby School House Day, Tuesday 22 March

Monday 28 March 2011 Dear Parent/Carer, Re: Ashby School House Day, Tuesday 22 March I am writing to thank you for your son/daughter’s contribution to our House Day last week. The day was the third such day run by the school and provided students with a range of ... (click to read more)

25 Mar 2011

Year 11 Ball Invitation

25 March 2011 Dear Parent/Carer Year 11 Leavers’ Ball This year, Ashby School will again be hosting a Year 11 Leavers’ Ball to celebrate the end of GCSE studies and reward students for their hard work over the last two years. The ball will take place at Market ... (click to read more)

16 Mar 2011

Year 12 Parents' Evening

14 March 2011 Our Ref : TP/SMT Dear Parent/Carer YEAR 12 PARENTS’ EVENINGS THURS 24 MARCH (HOUSES A – E) & MON 28 MARCH (HOUSES F – L) We are pleased to invite you to your son/daughter’s Parents’ Evening. For students in Ashe, Bullen, Crewe ... (click to read more)

02 Feb 2011

Student Finance and What to do Now - February Presentation for Year 13

2 February 2011 Our Ref : TJP/SMT Dear Year 13 Parents/Carers and Students STUDENT FINANCE & ‘WHAT TO DO NOW’ – 17 FEBRUARY 2011 After all the ‘excitement’ and pressure of completing the UCAS application, it is quite normal for both students and parents to suddenly ... (click to read more)

14 Oct 2010

Careers Programme 2010/11

12th October 2010 Dear Parent or Carer, CAREERS PROGRAMME 2010-11 The current academic year will be a very important one for your son/daughter; GCSE examinations will be taken and a decision must be made on their career options. It is our aim to equip our students with the skills ... (click to read more)

04 Oct 2010

Work Experience Placements July 2011

September 2010 Dear Parent/Carer, Work Experience is an important part of the school’s curriculum and has proved to be extremely beneficial to many of our students. Therefore, all Year 10 students will be offered the opportunity to participate in our Work Experience Programme, which takes place from 4 - 13 ... (click to read more)

22 Sep 2010

Introduction of School Security and Cashless Catering Cards

Dear Parent/ Carer - Introduction of School Security and Cashless Catering Cards From Monday (27 September), all students at Ashby School will be required to use security cards to enter the school buildings. At Ashby School, the safety of students is paramount. The new security arrangements are being ... (click to read more)

15 Sep 2010

Important Dates for Year 12 Parents

Our Ref: TP/SMT 15 September 2010 Dear Parents/Carers, I am pleased to welcome your son/daughter into Ashby School Sixth Form and sincerely hope they are settling down well and that they are enjoying their studies. I wish to inform you of two important events taking place in the near ... (click to read more)

07 Sep 2010

Year 10 Parents' Information Evening - September 2010

6 September 2010 Dear Parent/Carer I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to our Year 10 Parents' Information Evening on Tuesday 14 September in the School Lecture Theatre. If your child is in Ashe, Bullen, Crewe or Erdington House you should attend at 6.00pm. If your ... (click to read more)

07 Sep 2010

Enrichment Subject Information for 2010 - 11

3rd September 2010 Dear Parent/Carer and Student, As part of Post 16 enrichment at Ashby School, all Year 12 students have to do either AS General Studies, Critical Thinking or the Extended Project Qualification. In Year 13, these subjects are optional, but we strongly encourage all students to continue with their ... (click to read more)

07 Sep 2010

General Studies Textbooks Available from the School Shop (A block reception)

The following textbook and workbooks are available from the school shop to support your son/daughter in their studies. To make an informed purchase, please refer to the brief summary below. General Studies for AS/A2 level Student Book, price £18 Contains a detailed overview of both the AS and A2 General ... (click to read more)

07 Sep 2010

Critical Thinking Textbooks Available from the School Shop (A block reception)

Dear Parent / Carer, The following textbooks and revision guides are available from the school shop to support your son/daughter in their studies. In order to make an informed purchase, please refer to the brief summary below. Critical Thinking AS Level Guide, £16 A very good textbook for those students ... (click to read more)

25 Jun 2010

Higher Education Application Process 2011

Our Ref: TP/SMT 25 June 2010 Dear Parents/Carers The Higher Education Application Process 2011 Just to keep you informed, we started the Higher Education Application Process for 2011 last week when we held our ‘UCAS Morning’. All Year 12 students were off timetable and received two workshops; one covering ... (click to read more)

09 Jun 2010

Year 12 Students - Returning After Exam Leave

Congratulations to those of you who have finished your exams; we hope they went well. Good luck and ‘keep up the good work’ to those of you with some exams still remaining! Just a quick reminder that, if you are intending to return to Ashby School to begin your ... (click to read more)

12 May 2010

Year 12 Students - What to do Next for Leavers and Students Staying into Year 13

Our Ref: TP/SMT 12 May 2010 Dear Parents/Carers As you will be aware, Year 12 study leave starts on Monday 17 May as the AS examination session commences. We wish all our students the very best of luck with these examinations. Some students will not be continuing with ... (click to read more)

19 Apr 2010

Higher Education Evening - May 2010

16th April 2010 Dear Parent/ Carer, I would like to invite you and your son/daughter to attend our Higher Education Evening which will take place on Wednesday 5th May 2010 in the Lecture Theatre at 7pm. This forms part of our programme to provide information and advice for ... (click to read more)

12 Feb 2010

Student Finance and What to do Now

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE STUDENT FINANCE EVENING WILL TAKE PLACE ON 25 FEBRUARY, AND NOT 3 MARCH, AS PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED. 1st February 2010 Our Ref : TJP/SMT Dear Year 13 Parents/Carers and Students 25 FEBRUARY 7PM– STUDENT FINANCE & 'WHAT TO DO NOW' After all the excitement and pressure ... (click to read more)

27 Nov 2009

Introduction to Da Vinci - Support for Gifted and Talented Students

Dear Parents and Carers, ‘Da Vinci’ is the name of the ‘gifted and talented’ organisation at Ashby School. We exist to help your children to do very well in all aspects of their life here (during Years ... (click to read more)

25 Nov 2009

School Nurse Team and Youth Workers Hold Lunchtime Events

Hi Everyone, Just a quick note to let you know about a couple of ‘Events’ taking place in the school restaurants on 2 December in A Block and 4 December in B Block during both lunch breaks. Look ... (click to read more)

23 Nov 2009

Optional Degree/ Career Workshops

November 2009 Our Ref: TP/SMT Dear Parent/Carer Tuesday 1st December is an Inset Day for Teaching Staff and therefore an independent study day for the students. We are, however, offering the following Degree/Career Workshops (subject to demand) to Years 11, 12 and 13 on a voluntary basis. We ... (click to read more)

11 Nov 2009

'Into the Sixth Form' Evening

Our Ref : TP/SMT 10 November 2009 Dear Student and Parent/Carer, Over the next half term, you will be contemplating your future choices at post-16 and will be making one of the most important decisions of your life so far. To help with your deliberations, you are invited ... (click to read more)

03 Nov 2009

Year 12 Parents' Evenings

29 October 2009 Our Ref : TP/SMT Dear Parent/Carer YEAR 12 PARENTS' EVENINGS THURS 12 NOV (HOUSES A – E) & THURS 19 NOV (HOUSES F – L) We are pleased to invite you to your son/daughter’s Parent’s Evening. For students in Ashe, Bullen, Crewe and Erdington ... (click to read more)

02 Oct 2009

Free Use of Leisure Centres for Ashby School Students

2 October 2009 Dear Parent/ Carer, Free Use of Leisure Centres for Ashby School Students Ashby School has signed up to a fantastic scheme which allows students free use of the Hood Park and Hermitage Leisure Centres. Measham and Ibstock Leisure Centres are also due to join the ... (click to read more)

16 Sep 2009

Change of Date Re. Timetable Collapse - FAO Parents of Year 12 Students

Our Ref: TP/SMT 16th September 2009 Dear Parent/Carer Due to circumstances beyond our control, it is with regret that I write to inform you of a change of date of the Year 12 Collapse of Timetable day. This will now take place on Monday 28th September ... (click to read more)

16 Sep 2009

Year 13 Parents' Evening

Our Ref: TP/SMT 15th September 2009 Dear Parent/Carer YEAR 13 PARENTS’ EVENING – TUESDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2009 We are pleased to invite you to your daughter/son’s final Parents’ Evening. This will take place on Tuesday 29th September 2009 from 5.30pm - 7.30pm in C Block. Signs will be ... (click to read more)

16 Sep 2009

Important Dates for Year 12 Parents

Our Ref: TP/SMT 15th September 2009 Dear Parents/Carers I am pleased to welcome your son/daughter into Ashby School Sixth Form and sincerely hope they are settling down well and that they are enjoying their studies. It is always useful to know about key dates in advance so you ... (click to read more)

09 Sep 2009

Food Technology Practical Lessons - Year 10 students

Dear Parent/ Carer, Food Technology Practical Lessons I am writing to you to inform you of our procedures in the education of your son / daughter on the Food Technology Course at Ashby School, as it may differ from those you are used to from the feeder schools. Each ... (click to read more)

08 Sep 2009

General Studies, Critical Thinking and Extended Project Qualification

8th September 2009 Dear Parent/Carer and Student, As part of Post 16 enrichment at Ashby School all Year 12 students have to do either AS General Studies, Critical Thinking or the Extended Project Qualification. In Year 13 these subjects are optional but we strongly encourage all students to ... (click to read more)

26 Jun 2009

Year 12 students - What happens next?

Our Ref: TJP/JW 22 June 2009 Dear Parent/Carer As your son/daughter comes to the end of Year 12, I thought it an opportune time to write to clarify a few points. For ease I will bullet point them. · ... (click to read more)

29 Apr 2009

Higher Education Evening - Invitation to Parents of Year 12 Students

TP/SMT 27th April 2009 Dear Parent/Carer I would like to invite you and your son/daughter to attend our Higher Education Evening which will take place on Wednesday 6th May 2009 in the Lecture Theatre at 7pm. This forms part of our programme to provide information and advice for Year 12 students ... (click to read more)

10 Feb 2009

Opportunities for Year 12 Students

Our Ref: KM/JW ... (click to read more)

10 Feb 2009

Student Finance and 'What to do Now'

10th February 2009 Our Ref : TJP/JW Dear Year 13 Parents/Carers and Students MARCH 3RD – STUDENT FINANCE & “WHAT TO DO NOW” After all the “excitement” and pressure of completing the UCAS application, it is quite normal for both students and parents to suddenly feel ... (click to read more)

10 Dec 2008

Sleep Research Project - Note to Parents

Dear Parent Recently the school sent a letter home with your child containing a permission slip to participate in a sleep research project. To take part students must return this slip or a letter giving your permission. The research is in conjunction with Birmingham University and to ... (click to read more)

10 Dec 2008

Parental Consent Form for Sleep Research Project

VKG/jfs/sleepresearch 24 November 2008 Dear Parent/Guardian Unique Sleep Research Project We are working in collaboration with Research Scientists and Doctors from the University of Birmingham and the Heart of England Foundation Trust. These two establishments are conducting some research into adolescent sleep, modern technology use, school performance and ... (click to read more)

10 Dec 2008

Sixth Form Sleep Research

24 November 2008 Dear Student 6th Form Sleep Research Our school is currently working with Research Scientists and Doctors from the University of Birmingham and the Heart of England Foundation Trust. Some 6th form students are working with these two organisations to conduct research into adolescent sleep, modern ... (click to read more)

01 Dec 2008

School Census 2009 - Data Protection Act

School Census 2009 DATA PROTECTION ACT Dear Parent, This letter contains important details summarising how your child(ren)’s school will use the various information it holds about him/her/them. This includes information about the various agencies (including Leicestershire County Council) with whom the school is required to share some of ... (click to read more)

19 Nov 2008

Into the Sixth Form Open Evening

Our Ref : DL/JW 7 November 2008 Dear Student and Parent/Carer Over the next half term you will be contemplating your future choices Post 16 and will be making one of the most important decisions of your life to-date. In order to help your deliberations ... (click to read more)

09 Nov 2008

External Speakers at Ashby School, Wednesday 26 November

6th November 2008 Dear Parent/Carer Wednesday 26th November is an independent study day for Years 11, 12 and 13 and Consultation Day for Year 10. Subject to demand, we anticipate booking speakers to talk in two time slots 9.00am-10am and 10.30am-11.30am. It is proposed that we will have talks ... (click to read more)

05 Nov 2008

Completing a CV in Year 10

30th October 2008 Dear Parents or Guardian Completing a CV in Year 10 This half term your son/daughter should be in the process of completing a CV. They will be doing this with their tutors, but will need to devote time to it at home in order ... (click to read more)

03 Nov 2008

Careers Programme 2008 - 09

30th October 2008 Dear Parents or Guardian CAREERS PROGRAMME 2008-2009 The current academic year will be a very important one for your son/daughter; GCSE examinations will be taken and a decision must be made on their career options. It is our aim to equip our students with ... (click to read more)

03 Nov 2008

Year 12 Parents' Evening - 18 November 2008

31st October 2008 Our Ref : DL/JW Dear Parent/Carer YEAR 12 PARENTS' EVENING – TUESDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2008 We are pleased to invite you to your son/daughter’s Parent’s Evening. This will take place on TUESDAY 18TH NOVEMBER from 5.30pm onwards in ‘C’ Block. Signs will ... (click to read more)

29 Oct 2008

Parent Governor Elections

October 08 Dear Parent PARENT GOVERNOR ELECTIONS I am writing to inform you that there is a vacancy for a parent governor on the governing body of this school and to invite parents who are interested in taking up this role to put their names forward. The parents ... (click to read more)

26 Sep 2008

Online Learning at www.samlearning.com

Dear Parent/Carer, Online Learning at www.samlearning.com Following a brief presentation at the recent Year 10 Information evening I thought a brief summary of SAM Learning might prove useful to all parents. We are continuously evaluating ways to raise the achievements of our students. To this end we recently undertook a subscription to ... (click to read more)

15 Sep 2008

Ashby Learning Online

Dear Parent/Carer Ashby Learning Online Further to a presentation I recently gave to Year 10 parents I thought a brief summary of Ashby Learning Online might prove useful. This facility used to be known as Uniservity but we thought rebranding to a more meaningful name was appropriate. Being able to access ... (click to read more)

05 Sep 2008

PSHE programme

29th August 2008Dear Parent/Guardian I am writing to inform you about the personal well-being sessions we are delivering to all Year 10 students this term. As part of our PSHE programme, staff will be delivering a sexual health awareness lesson and a breast and testicular cancer awareness lesson to students ... (click to read more)

05 Sep 2008

Work Experience, 29th June – 8th July 2009

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19 May 2008

Staffordshire Higher Education Convention 2008

Dear Parent/Carer April 2008 Re:    Staffordshire Higher Education Convention 2008 We are running a visit to the Staffordshire H.E. Convention on Wednesday 18th June 2008. Coaches will leave school at 9am and return for 3pm. This experience is part of the sixth form enrichment programme for all Year 12 students and it is therefore expected that all students ... (click to read more)

19 May 2008

Centigrade

Our ref: SG/SMT 20th February 2008Dear Parents CENTIGRADEI would like to take this opportunity to introduce Centigrade as a source of advice for your son/daughter.  Centigrade is a computer-based programme, which matches a student's interests and abilities to degree and HND courses.  Students simply complete a paper questionnaire of 150 questions.  This is scanned and analysed ... (click to read more)

17 Apr 2008

National Union of Teachers' Industrial Action on Thursday 24 April 2008

VKG/jfs 17 April 2008 Dear Parent/Guardian National Union of Teachers' Industrial Action on Thursday 24 April 2008 Members of the National Union of Teachers have informed me that they are taking strike action on Thursday 24 April 2008. As a result of this action the school will be closed to all Year 10 and ... (click to read more)

17 Apr 2008

Exam information

May 2008 Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s) Year 11 study leave begins on Monday 2nd June 2008, Year 12 study leave begins on Monday 12th May 2008 and Year 13 study leave begins after the Leavers Assembly on Wednesday 21st May 2008. We shall shortly be holding the external examinations and there are ... (click to read more)

07 May 2007

Higher Education Evening

DL/kap 26 April 2007 Dear Parent/Carer I would like to invite you and your son/daughter to attend our Higher Education Evening which will take place on Wednesday 9 May, 2007 in the Lecture Theatre at 7 pm. This forms part of our programme to provide information and advice for Year 12 ... (click to read more)

06 Nov 2006

Consultation Day and Year 12 Parent Evening

Our ref: DL/kap 1 November 2006 Dear Parent/Carer On 29 November we are holding a Study Day for Year 12 and Year 13 students. There are a number of elements of AS and A2 work that students are currently addressing and this day will give them the opportunity to work in detail ... (click to read more)

06 Nov 2006

Study Day for Year 12 and Year 13 Students

Our ref: DL/kap Dear Parent/Carer On 29 November we are holding a Study Day for Year 12 and Year 13 students. There are a number of elements of AS and A2 work that students are currently addressing and this day will give them the opportunity to work in detail on a ... (click to read more)

14 Sep 2006

Year 13 Parents Evening - Tuesday 19th September 2006

Ref DL/kap September 2006 Dear Parent/Carer YEAR 13 PARENTS' EVENING – TUESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2006 We are pleased to invite you to your daughter/son's final Parents' Evening. This will ... (click to read more)

14 Sep 2006

Year 12 Interviews and Parents Information Evening

Our ref: DL/kap September 2006 Dear Parents/Carers 1. Year 12 Interviews – 20 September during the school day 2. Year 12 Parents Information Evening – 28 September at 7pm 1. Year 12 Interviews on 20 September During the School Day I hope that your son/daughter is enjoying Sixth Form and has settled down well. On 20 September we will be halting ... (click to read more)

10 May 2006

Higher Education Evening Letter

Ref KM/kap 2 May 2006 Dear Parent/Carer, We should like to invite you and your son/daughter to attend our Higher Education Evening which will take place on Wednesday 10 May, 2006 in the Lecture Theatre at 7.00 p.m. This forms part of our programme to provide information and advice for Year ... (click to read more)

23 Mar 2006

Local Government Service Employees – Industrial Action on Tuesday 28 March 2006

22 March 2006 VKG/jfs Dear Parent/Guardian Local Government Service Employees – Industrial Action on Tuesday 28 March 2006 Local Government employee unions have balloted their members about industrial action because of proposed changes to the Local Government Pension Scheme. The result of the ballot is support for industrial action and I have ... (click to read more)

20 Mar 2006

Coursework plagiarism

Dear Parent/Carer We are becoming increasingly concerned as a school about the issue of plagiarism in school work, particularly coursework being presented for assessment to examination boards. You may have seen this concern being expressed by examination boards in the media over the past few days. Plagiarism occurs when a ... (click to read more)

27 Oct 2005

Year 12 and Year 13 Information for Consultation Day 23 November

Ref RH/ALH October 2005 Dear Parent/ Carer On November 23rd we are holding a Study Day for Y12 & Y13 students. There are a number of elements of AS and A2 work that students are currently addressing and this day will give them the opportunity to work in detail on a ... (click to read more)

26 Oct 2005

Year 11 GCSE Careers Programme

October 2005 Dear Parents or Guardian CAREERS PROGRAMME 2005-2006 The current academic year will be a very important one for your son/daughter; GCSE examinations will be taken and a decision must be made on their career options. It is our aim to equip our students with the skills and knowledge needed to make ... (click to read more)

26 Oct 2005

Remodelling the Workforce - Information for Parents

Dear Parent/Carer, I am writing to make you aware of a number of changes that are about to be introduced into Leicestershire schools, intended to improve teaching and pupil learning. These changes were initiated by the Government after the passing of the 2002 Education Act and are part of ... (click to read more)

25 Oct 2005

Parents Consultation Day 23 November

23rd September 2005 Dear Parent/Guardian I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to the Year 10 and 11 Parental Consultation Day on November 23rd. On Wednesday 23rd November the school will suspend the timetable for the day. All students will be set ... (click to read more)

21 Jun 2005

Sixth Form Behaviour / Discipline / Dress Code

June 2005 VKG/jfs Dear Parent/Carer Ashby School is a high achieving school and is well known for its many contributions to the local community. We are also very concerned about continuing to raise achievement and ensuring there is a positive image of the school and its standards. Staff have found themselves wasting ... (click to read more)

09 Jun 2005

New Disciplinary Procedures

June 2005 VKG/jfs Dear Parent/Carer Ashby School is a high achieving school and is well known for its many contributions to the local community. We are also very concerned about continuing to raise achievement and ensuring there is a positive image of the school and its standards. Staff have found themselves wasting ... (click to read more)

09 May 2005

Sixth Form Higher Education Evening

Ref KM/ALH May 2005 Dear Parents/Guardians We should like to invite you and your son/daughter to attend our Higher Education Evening which will take place on Wednesday 18th May, 2005 in the Lecture Theatre at 7.00 p.m. This forms part of our programme to provide information and advice for Year 12 ... (click to read more)

21 Jan 2005

Work experience for current year 10

Dear Parents/Guardians RE: WORK EXPERIENCE I am writing to inform you of the School?s Work Experience programme which has recently been discussed with your son/daughter. In order to comply with Government legislation with regard to health and safety, we have recruited the services of The Leicestershire Work Experience Alliance. We are arranging two ... (click to read more)

10 Jan 2005

Into the Sixth Form Evening

Ref RH/ALH 10 January 2005 Dear Year 11 Student and Parent/Guardian We are pleased to invite you to our Into the Sixth Form Open Evening on Thursday 13 January. This will take place in the Lecture Theatre which is in C Block (access from Nottingham Road) commencing at 5.30 p.m There will ... (click to read more)

03 Dec 2004

Uniservity : Ashby School Extranet

Being able to access school information and resources quickly and easily is very much a part of today's learning environment. In order for you to have this opportunity, Ashby School is investing time, money and energy into a commercially hosted extranet system called Uniservity. Members of staff are presently ... (click to read more)

18 Sep 2004

Year 13 Parents' Evening - Tuesday 21 September 2004

Ref SG/ALH September 2004 Dear Parent/Guardian We are pleased to invite you to your daughter/son's final Parents' Evening. This will take place on Tuesday 21 September 2004 from 5.30 p.m. onwards in C Block. Signs will be posted and students will be available to enhance the smooth running of ... (click to read more)

02 Jul 2004

GCSE Results Day and Sixth Form Induction

GCSE results will be issued on Thursday August 26th from 11.30 am in the Lecture Theatre. If you are unable to collect your results, you should leave a stamped, addressed envelope at B Block reception before the end of term. Alternatively, you can have your results e-mailed if you ... (click to read more)