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

Students can make appointments now.

  • Cake Sale, Shake Sale, Sponge the Teacher, Beat the Keeper, Find the Fiver & More - All in One Lunchtime for Children in Need

    Cake Sale, Shake Sale, Sponge the Teacher, Beat the Keeper, Find the Fiver & More - All in One Lunchtime for Children in Need

    Hundreds of students took part in a lunchtime of activities to raise funds ... (click to read more)

  • Sports Leaders Rise to the Challenge

    Sports Leaders Rise to the Challenge

    Sports leaders took part in a day of exciting activities with visiting Olympic ... (click to read more)

  • Artists Head for the Cellars - With Cameras at the Ready

    Artists Head for the Cellars - With Cameras at the Ready

    When Year 12 art students needed to find 'uneplored spaces' for their photography ... (click to read more)

  • Sports Leaders Shine at Primary Workshops

    Sports Leaders Shine at Primary Workshops

    More than 300 pupils from 11 different primary schools were coached over two ... (click to read more)

  • Airport Trip is Run(a)way Success

    Airport Trip is Run(a)way Success

    Customer service in travel and tourism was the focus for Ashby School students ... (click to read more)

  • Speaking Our Language - English Students Get a Taste of Life at DMU

    Speaking Our Language - English Students Get a Taste of Life at DMU

    University taster sessions on English language and literature at De Montfort University were a ... (click to read more)

  • Tickets Available Now for Senior Citizens' Carol Concert

    Tickets Available Now for Senior Citizens' Carol Concert

    Tickets are now available for the school's annual Christmas carol concert. Every year, the ... (click to read more)

  • Ashbeian Out Now!

    Ashbeian Out Now!

    The Autumn 2016 issue of the The Ashbeian newsletter is available to read ... (click to read more)

  • Charity Food Challenges are Mint (and Crackers)

    Charity Food Challenges are Mint (and Crackers)

    Prefects from Hastings have kickstarted their charity fundraising by organising sponsored food challenges ... (click to read more)

  • Ashby School is School of the Year

    Ashby School is School of the Year

    Ashby School has been named School of the Year at a ceremony to ... (click to read more)

  • This is Hallowe'en - Ashby School Style!

    This is Hallowe'en - Ashby School Style!

    A week of Hallowe'en activities gave students lots of fun in form time ... (click to read more)

  • Year 10 Parents' Consultation Evening - Thursday 10 November 2016

    Year 10 Parents' Consultation Evening - Thursday 10 November 2016

    All parents of Year 10 students are invited to a consultation evening on ... (click to read more)

  • House Afternoon is Chance to Try Something New

    House Afternoon is Chance to Try Something New

    Try something new! That was the message to students who were given more ... (click to read more)

  • Economists Get Down to Business at Media City

    Economists Get Down to Business at Media City

    A day at Media City in Manchester gave students a fascinating insight into the economics ... (click to read more)

  • Girls Get Active on Sky Sports Scheme

    Girls Get Active on Sky Sports Scheme

    Former Olympic athlete Anthony Clark ran an afternoon of fun sporting activities for ... (click to read more)

  • Volleys and Values - A Day of Badminton with Ambassador Anthony

    Volleys and Values - A Day of Badminton with Ambassador Anthony

    Badminton masterclasses for students from all year groups were run throughout the day ... (click to read more)

  • What Next? Careers Evening Can Help

    What Next? Careers Evening Can Help

    Careers evening is coming! Colleges, universities and organisations from across the Midlands and beyond ... (click to read more)

  • Sports Teams Continue Winning Ways

    Sports Teams Continue Winning Ways

    Ashby's football and netball teams continued the school's winning streak with victories over ... (click to read more)

  • Harry Potter and the Insight into the Movie Industry

    Harry Potter and the Insight into the Movie Industry

    Marketing in the movie industry was the focus for business students on a ... (click to read more)

  • Geographers Head to Stratford

    Geographers Head to Stratford

    The historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon was the venue for important research by Year 11 ... (click to read more)

  • Architecture Inspires Artists

    Architecture Inspires Artists

    Architecture was the inspiration for art students during a day trip to Birmingham. Year ... (click to read more)

  • Dunfield Musicians Go Out on a High

    Dunfield Musicians Go Out on a High

    Musicians from all year groups spent a weekend perfecting their sound on the ... (click to read more)

  • Ashby Adds Colour to Megapixel

    Ashby Adds Colour to Megapixel

    A giant image called the Manchester MegaPixel which will go on display to the ... (click to read more)

  • Year 11 Rugby Team Continues Winning Streak

    Year 11 Rugby Team Continues Winning Streak

    Ashby School has continued its successful start to the rugby season with a ... (click to read more)

  • Helpful Students Escort Youngsters at Street Fair

    Helpful Students Escort Youngsters at Street Fair

    Sixth Form students made their annual visit to Ashby's historic street fair to ... (click to read more)

  • Flying Start to Rugby Season

    Flying Start to Rugby Season

    Ashby Year 10 rugby team played De Lisle in a first round National ... (click to read more)

  • Duke of Edinburgh Students Go for Gold

    Duke of Edinburgh Students Go for Gold

    Dark Peak in Derbyshire was the destination for Gold Duke of Edinburgh students ... (click to read more)

  • Students are on Form in House Challenges

    Students are on Form in House Challenges

    Form time became an opportunity for team bonding when students worked together to ... (click to read more)

  • Borneo is Trip of a Lifetime

    Borneo is Trip of a Lifetime

    Twenty seven students spent four weeks of their summer exploring the wilds and wonders ... (click to read more)

  • Year 10 Parents' Information Evening

    Year 10 Parents' Information Evening

    Thank you to all the parents who attended our Year 10 parents' information ... (click to read more)

  • Result! Hundreds Celebrate GCSE Success

    Result! Hundreds Celebrate GCSE Success

    Hard work paid off for students at Ashby School who were celebrating in ... (click to read more)

  • Lots to Celebrate on A Level Results Day

    Lots to Celebrate on A Level Results Day

    A level students are celebrating top grades and exciting futures in another year of ... (click to read more)

  • Pokemon Go - Guidelines for Latest Online Craze

    Pokemon Go - Guidelines for Latest Online Craze

    Guidance has been issued to parents, following the UK release of the computer ... (click to read more)

  • Skills Conference Mixes Business and Pleasure

    Skills Conference Mixes Business and Pleasure

    A Buddha and a human Buckaroo were two of the more unusual sights ... (click to read more)

  • Award for Ashby School Proves that Visits are an Education

    Award for Ashby School Proves that Visits are an Education

    Ashby School has won a national award for its educational visits. The Educational Visits ... (click to read more)

  • Computing Experts Impressed by Students' Vision

    Computing Experts Impressed by Students' Vision

    Computing students were praised for their innovation and ambition when they presented their ideas ... (click to read more)

  • Ashby School Recognised as a Centre to Retrain Teachers

    Ashby School Recognised as a Centre to Retrain Teachers

    Ashby School will be running Teacher Subject Specialist Training in maths and physics in ... (click to read more)

  • Design and Arts Exhibition Showcases Students' Work

    Design and Arts Exhibition Showcases Students' Work

    An exhibition of some of the impressive work produced by this year's GCSE and A level ... (click to read more)

  • Another Good Day for Business

    Another Good Day for Business

    Business is booming! The facullty's latest success saw students from Ashby School representing ... (click to read more)

  • Kayleigh Haywood: Online Dangers Highlighted by Hard-hitting Film

    Kayleigh Haywood: Online Dangers Highlighted by Hard-hitting Film

    Students, staff and parents have been invited to watch a film made to ... (click to read more)

  • Sixth Form Induction is Monday 4 July

    Sixth Form Induction is Monday 4 July

    All students who have a Sixth Form place must be at school for ... (click to read more)

  • Another Win for Ashby! Business Students Take Top Spot

    Another Win for Ashby! Business Students Take Top Spot

    A team of students from Ashby School proved themselves to be excellent management ... (click to read more)

  • Ashby Wins Young Designer Competition - Again!

    Ashby Wins Young Designer Competition - Again!

    A designer from Ashby School has been named regiional Young Designer of the Year ... (click to read more)

  • Enterprising Students Impress the Judges

    Enterprising Students Impress the Judges

    App-y days! Year 10 students rose to the challenge of designing and marketing ... (click to read more)

  • Voting is Underway in our EU Referendum

    Voting is Underway in our EU Referendum

    Polls have opened at Ashby School where students are voting in their own ... (click to read more)

  • Athletes Put on Stellar Performance at Area Meeting

    Athletes Put on Stellar Performance at Area Meeting

    Ashby School's success in the Athletics Area Championships was followed by more outstanding ... (click to read more)

  • Colour Run is Rainbow Fundraiser

    Colour Run is Rainbow Fundraiser

    More than 100 staff and students took part in a charity colour run ... (click to read more)

  • Success for Athletes at Saffron Lane

    Success for Athletes at Saffron Lane

    There was more sporting success for Ashby School students who ran away with ... (click to read more)

  • Design Taster for Primary Pupils

    Design Taster for Primary Pupils

    A design and technology workshop gave pupils from Donisthorpe Primary School an introduction to ... (click to read more)

  • Golden Bunsen Up for Grabs at Primary Science Fair

    Golden Bunsen Up for Grabs at Primary Science Fair

    Eighty young scientists from local primary schools took part in this year's Ashby ... (click to read more)

  • Teacher Represents School at United Nations Debate

    A teacher from Ashby School attended a ground-breaking United Nations debate, as a representative of the school's youth branch of UNA-UK. Science teacher Farnoosh Shahrokhshahi was invited to the hustings at London's Barbican to listen to speeches by three of the candidates ... (click to read more)

  • Maths Challenges Add up to Success

    Maths Challenges Add up to Success

    A series of national maths challenges have been keeping students on their toes - ... (click to read more)

  • Praise for Food Bank Volunteers

    Praise for Food Bank Volunteers

    Altruistic students from Ashby School have been recognised for their role in the success ... (click to read more)

  • Another Sporting Success! William and Callum Get the Nod

    Another Sporting Success! William and Callum Get the Nod

    Ashby School's string of sporting successes has continued, thanks to a bowls call-up ... (click to read more)

  • Winning Ways Continue at Athletics Championships

    Winning Ways Continue at Athletics Championships

    Ashby School's string of sporting successes continued this week at the Athletics County Championships.  Students ... (click to read more)

  • Summer Newsletter is Out Now

    Summer Newsletter is Out Now

    San Francisco, Scarborough, outer space... Find out how Ashby School students are taking on ... (click to read more)

  • Footballers and Nuns Make it a Fabulous Night for Sport

    Footballers and Nuns Make it a Fabulous Night for Sport

    Ashby School was celebrating a fabulous night for sport when its annual charity ... (click to read more)

  • Make a Date for Science Revision Conferences

    Make a Date for Science Revision Conferences

    An all day revision conference for Year 12 biology students will take place ... (click to read more)

  • Space Seeds Land at Ashby School

    Space Seeds Land at Ashby School

    Space seeds have arrived at Ashby School, as part of a nationwide experiment. The 200 ... (click to read more)

  • Exceptional Students Recognised at Awards Evening

    Exceptional Students Recognised at Awards Evening

    The success and hard work of more than 50 students was celebrated at ... (click to read more)

  • Ashby Under 18s Win the Plate!

    Ashby Under 18s Win the Plate!

    Ashby's under 18 rugby side have won the county plate. From the start of ... (click to read more)

  • Visiting Composer Shares Expertise with Music Students

    Visiting Composer Shares Expertise with Music Students

    Music students have been working on their A level compositions with visiting composer Martin ... (click to read more)

  • Physicists Get Extreme

    Physicists Get Extreme

    Four of the best young physicists from Ashby School joined students from across ... (click to read more)

  • Tickets on Sale Now for Big Band Night

    Tickets on Sale Now for Big Band Night

    A night of big band music on Saturday 7 May will feature performances by Ashby ... (click to read more)

  • Sports Teams Spring into Action at Championships

    Sports Teams Spring into Action at Championships

    Five teams from Ashby School represented North West Leicestershire in the Spring Championships at Loughborough ... (click to read more)

  • Finals Day for Rugby Teams

    Finals Day for Rugby Teams

    Ashby's outstanding rugby season continued at Leicestershire Finals Day at Leicester Grammar School. Report ... (click to read more)

  • Sky is the Limit for Primary Stargazers

    Sky is the Limit for Primary Stargazers

    An evening of star gazing with leading astronomers attracted more than 100 primary school ... (click to read more)

  • Anna Has Close Shave for Charity

    Anna Has Close Shave for Charity

    Brave student Anna Wells attracted huge crowds - and admiration - by having all ... (click to read more)

  • Netballers Court Success

    Netballers Court Success

    Ashby's netball teams have ended the year on a high. The under 16s did ... (click to read more)

  • Sixth Formers Take their Seats in Parliament

    Sixth Formers Take their Seats in Parliament

    Ashby School was the only school in the UK chosen  to take part ... (click to read more)

  • San Fran Ski Trip HIts the Slopes

    San Fran Ski Trip HIts the Slopes

    The slopes of Reno were the destination for students on this year's ski ... (click to read more)

  • Stumps, Stacks and Fish and Chips for Geographers

    Stumps, Stacks and Fish and Chips for Geographers

    Report by Carolyn Pearce, head of geography  'The annual field trip to Scarborough and ... (click to read more)

  • World Book Day is Best Seller

    World Book Day is Best Seller

    Harry Potter and the Hobbit were just two of the literary characters to make ... (click to read more)

  • Duke of Edinburgh - Last Call

    Duke of Edinburgh - Last Call

    Students who applied for the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme but were unsuccessful in ... (click to read more)

  • Business Winners are the Real Deal

    Business Winners are the Real Deal

    A team of Year 12 students from Ashby School were heat winners in a national business and ... (click to read more)

  • First Aid Training for All Year 10 Students

    First Aid Training for All Year 10 Students

    Emergency first aid techniques are being taught to all Year 10 students, during special ... (click to read more)

  • Year 10 Rugby Team Reaches County Final - But Year 11 Bow Out

    Year 10 Rugby Team Reaches County Final - But Year 11 Bow Out

    Year 10s vs Ratcliffe College Match reports by Ricky Wickwar, PE teacher The team was ... (click to read more)

  • Cambridge Trip Inspires Students

    Cambridge Trip Inspires Students

    A group of Year 12 students was given an introduction to the Cambridge ... (click to read more)

  • Five Musicians to Play With Birmingham Orchestra

    Five Musicians to Play With Birmingham Orchestra

    Five musicians from Ashby School will be performing at Birmingham's Symphony Hall with the ... (click to read more)

  • Challenges Introduce Students to Summer Citizen Scheme

    Challenges Introduce Students to Summer Citizen Scheme

    Year 11 students took on a series of challenges to test their skills ... (click to read more)

  • Hub Displays 'Seamless Use of Technology' - Visitor

    Hub Displays 'Seamless Use of Technology' - Visitor

    Ashby School's immersive hub played host to visitors from the University of Leicester, during ... (click to read more)

  • Open Mic Night by Students for Students

    Open Mic Night by Students for Students

    An open mic night for students to showcase their musical talents is being ... (click to read more)

  • Footie Girls Score Second Place

    Footie Girls Score Second Place

    Ashby's Year 11 girls narrowly missed out on victory in a county soccer tournament, ... (click to read more)

  • Proposed Sale of Victoria Cross - A Statement from the Governing Body

    Proposed Sale of Victoria Cross - A Statement from the Governing Body

    Many parents will have read in the local media that the governing body ... (click to read more)

  • Big Band Raise the (Church) Roof

    Big Band Raise the (Church) Roof

    St Michael's Church was packed to the rafters for a performance by the ... (click to read more)

  • Bethany Steams into Second Place

    Bethany Steams into Second Place

    Three delicious dishes prepared by student Bethany Clifford earned her second place in ... (click to read more)

  • County Cup Semi Final for Under 15s After 44 - 0 Victory

    County Cup Semi Final for Under 15s After 44 - 0 Victory

    Ashby's under 15 rugby team has reached the semi finals of the County ... (click to read more)

  • Ethical Issues Under Spotlight at Candle Conference

    Ethical Issues Under Spotlight at Candle Conference

    More than 250 RS students from schools across the Midlands, including Ashby School, attended ... (click to read more)

  • The Ashbeian Spring Issue is Out Now

    The Ashbeian Spring Issue is Out Now

    For all the latest news, student successes, faculty updates and more, click here.  ... (click to read more)

  • Mary Smith Fund Hits 80 - Apply Now!

    Mary Smith Fund Hits 80 - Apply Now!

    A fund set up to help young people from Ashby to fulfil their ... (click to read more)

  • Paralympic Roadshow Stops at Ashby

    Paralympic Roadshow Stops at Ashby

    PE students were given an introduction to paralympic sport, including the chance to have ... (click to read more)

  • Could You Be a Parent Governor?

    Could You Be a Parent Governor?

    Ashby School is looking for two new parent governors. Parent governors are elected by ... (click to read more)

  • Senior Maths Challenge is Gold-en Opportunity

    Senior Maths Challenge is Gold-en Opportunity

    Maths students produced some outstanding results in the UK Senior Maths Challenge. About 60 ... (click to read more)

  • Big Band to Play Church Concert on 5 February

    Big Band to Play Church Concert on 5 February

    The school's big band will perform at St Michael's Church, Ravenstone, on Friday ... (click to read more)

  • High School Geographers Practise their Field Work Skills

    High School Geographers Practise their Field Work Skills

    Geographers from local high schools have been practising their field work skills and ... (click to read more)

  • Ho-ho-house Afternoon is a Hit

    Ho-ho-house Afternoon is a Hit

    Sack racing, carrot eating and a flurry of festive decorating were all part of ... (click to read more)

  • Community Concert Delights Audience

    Community Concert Delights Audience

    Members of the community were treated to an afternoon of festive music and ... (click to read more)

  • Leavers Return for Certificate Evening - Special Night for Katie

    Leavers Return for Certificate Evening - Special Night for Katie

    Year 13 leavers returned to the Sixth Form Centre for the school's annual Year 13 certificate ... (click to read more)

  • And the iPad Goes to...

    And the iPad Goes to...

    There were celebrations for business teacher Lindsay Ash who won an iPad by ... (click to read more)

  • Cambridge Maths Trip is Anything but Useless

    Cambridge Maths Trip is Anything but Useless

    A maths trip to Cambridge University gave 50 Year 12 students an insight ... (click to read more)

  • GB Athlete Urges Students to Reach for the Sky

    GB Athlete Urges Students to Reach for the Sky

    Former GB 400 metre runner Daniel Caines ran a mentoring session for 25 ... (click to read more)

  • 'A Christmas Carol': English Teachers Take to the Stage

    'A Christmas Carol': English Teachers Take to the Stage

    English staff staged their own performance of 'A Christmas Carol' for Year 10 ... (click to read more)

  • Rugby Team Finishes Year Unbeaten

    Rugby Team Finishes Year Unbeaten

    In their last fixture before Christmas, Ashby's under 16 side continued their unbeaten run ... (click to read more)

  • Trampolinists Get Top Three Finish

    Trampolinists Get Top Three Finish

    A team of trampolinists from Ashby School has taken third place in an East Midlands ... (click to read more)

  • Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Launch Date

    Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Launch Date

    The Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme will be launched on Wednesday (9 December) ... (click to read more)

  • Basketball Team Put up First Round Fight

    Basketball Team Put up First Round Fight

    Ashby School's under 19 basketball team put up a valiant fight in their first ... (click to read more)

  • Young Chefs Make their Mark in Competition

    Young Chefs Make their Mark in Competition

    Three young chefs from Ashby School have impressed the judges with their food ... (click to read more)

  • Leavers' Certificate Evening - Thursday 17 December

    Leavers' Certificate Evening - Thursday 17 December

    A certificate evening for Year 13 students who left Ashby School in the ... (click to read more)

  • Table Tennis Team are Champs - Again!

    Table Tennis Team are Champs - Again!

    Ashby School's under 18 table tennis team has successfully defended its county title. Joe ... (click to read more)

  • 'We Will Rock You' is a Triumph

    'We Will Rock You' is a Triumph

    Ashby School's performance of 'We Will Rock You' transfixed audiences for a week. The ... (click to read more)

  • Save the Date - St Helen's Carol Concert

    Save the Date - St Helen's Carol Concert

    School musicians will be taking part in the annual carol concert at St ... (click to read more)

  • Girls Take Top Maths Challenge

    Girls Take Top Maths Challenge

    Two girls from Ashby School have competed in the UK Maths Olympiad for ... (click to read more)

  • Read our Autumn Newsletter

    Read our Autumn Newsletter

    The latest issue of the Ashbeian school newsletter is out now. ... (click to read more)

  • Apply for the Sixth Form - Online Application Form Here

    Apply for the Sixth Form - Online Application Form Here

    Applications to our thriving Sixth Form can be made online. The deadline is ... (click to read more)

  • High Fliers - and an Award -  at Careers Fair

    High Fliers - and an Award - at Careers Fair

    Ashby School was presented with an award at its annual carers evening for ... (click to read more)

  • Maths Students Excel in Challenge

    Maths Students Excel in Challenge

    Congratulations to all the students who took part in the Senior Maths Challenge. The ... (click to read more)

  • Sports Students Run Skills Sessions

    Sports Students Run Skills Sessions

    Sports students have been passing on their skills to younger pupils by helping to ... (click to read more)

  • All Three Teams Talk their Way into Next Round

    All Three Teams Talk their Way into Next Round

    Three teams of students from Ashby School have made it through to the ... (click to read more)

  • Kayleigh Haywood: A Statement

    On behalf of everyone connected with Ashby School, our thoughts are with the family of Kayleigh Haywood at this difficult time. Kayleigh was a lively and fun-loving girl in her final GCSE year who had started Year 11 with ... (click to read more)

  • 'We Will Rock You' - That's a Promise

    'We Will Rock You' - That's a Promise

    Tickets go on sale on Wednesday 18 November for Ashby School's performance of ... (click to read more)

  • Senior Citizens' Carol Concert - Tickets Available Now

    Senior Citizens' Carol Concert - Tickets Available Now

    An afternoon of festive carols and refreshments will be served up to older ... (click to read more)

  • Year 10s Continue their Unbeaten Run

    Year 10s Continue their Unbeaten Run

    Ashby's Year 10 rugby team faced De Lisle College in their latest showdown, under ... (click to read more)

  • Ashby Girls Try, Try and Try Again

    Ashby Girls Try, Try and Try Again

    Twenty girls from Ashby School played in a taster competition at Ashby Rugby Club ... (click to read more)

  • Live Windows Lit Up by Ashby Students.

    Live Windows Lit Up by Ashby Students.

    Ashby School students swapped window shopping for being window dressing, when they took ... (click to read more)

  • Hallowe'en is no Nightmare for Fundraisers

    Hallowe'en is no Nightmare for Fundraisers

    Scary Sixth Formers donned Hallowe'en fancy dress and organised their own spooky quiz after ... (click to read more)

  • Olympian Jess Ennis-Hill Inspires Students

    Olympian Jess Ennis-Hill Inspires Students

    Twenty students spent a day with Olympians Jessica Ennis-Hill and Darren Campbell, as ... (click to read more)

  • Chelsea's Choice - A Performance for Parents

    Chelsea's Choice - A Performance for Parents

    A hard-hitting performance about the dangers of child sexual exploitation will be repeated ... (click to read more)

  • Best Trip Ever is Made in China

    Best Trip Ever is Made in China

    'The best school trip that I have ever been on, or will ever go ... (click to read more)

  • Awards in Alex's Memory - Apply Now

    Awards in Alex's Memory - Apply Now

    A fund in memory of a former Ashby School student is offering current ... (click to read more)

  • Emphatic Victory for Year 11 Rugby Team

    Emphatic Victory for Year 11 Rugby Team

    The Year 11 rugby team began their season with a thumping victory over Groby ... (click to read more)

  • Sports Leaders Shine at Rugby Festival

    Sports Leaders Shine at Rugby Festival

    Young leaders from Ashby School gave up their time to volunteer at a ... (click to read more)

  • Expedition Ends in Success  - and Rain!

    Expedition Ends in Success - and Rain!

    Intrepid students covered 60km of the Peak District in 21 hours of walking over ... (click to read more)

  • High Scoring Start to Rugby Season

    High Scoring Start to Rugby Season

    There was vicitory for Ashby School in the second round of the Natwest ... (click to read more)

  • Spanish Teachers are Latest Visitors to Hub

    Spanish Teachers are Latest Visitors to Hub

    Thirty five teachers from across Spain spent a day at Ashby School to ... (click to read more)

  • Collect Your Work - Message to GCSE and A Level Art Students

    Collect Your Work - Message to GCSE and A Level Art Students

    All GCSE and A level art students who completed their studies in July ... (click to read more)

  • Jazz, Blues and More on Music Residential

    Jazz, Blues and More on Music Residential

    Jazz bands, rock bands, samba percussion and even the Blues Brothers all featured ... (click to read more)

  • Students and Youngsters Enjoy Ashby Fair

    Students and Youngsters Enjoy Ashby Fair

    Sixth Form students made a special visit to Ashby's annual statutes street fair ... (click to read more)

  • Park Data Trip for Geographers

    Park Data Trip for Geographers

    All 160 geography students from Year 11 spent a day at Bradgate Park ... (click to read more)

  • What Will be Happening on Open Evening?

    Open evening is a chance for parents and prospective students to take a tour of Ashby School and to talk to staff and students about the school's excellent results, facilties and the opportunities on offer. They will also be ... (click to read more)

  • Coca Cola Visit is the Real Thing

    Coca Cola Visit is the Real Thing

    Marketing experts from global drinks giant Coca Cola shared some of their global ... (click to read more)

  • Grab a Tree for Free

    Parents and families of Ashby School students are being urged to take advantage of the National Forest's latest Free Tree scheme. The scheme has already seen thousands of trees planted across the district and the District Council is once ... (click to read more)

  • Frantic Exercises for Drama Students

    Frantic Exercises for Drama Students

    Drama students took part in a physical theatre workshop to help with their ... (click to read more)

  • Team Building is on Form

    Team Building is on Form

    A human slalom, bin bag fashion design and bridge building were just some ... (click to read more)

  • Uniform Gets Thumbs Up

    Uniform Gets Thumbs Up

    Parents have been thanked for supporting the school's uniform policy, as students return ... (click to read more)

  • 100 Pass Rate and New Beginnings for A Level Students

    100 Pass Rate and New Beginnings for A Level Students

    Budding engineers, historians and musicians have been celebrating excellent A level results at ... (click to read more)

  • GCSE Results are Up - Maths and Science are Best Ever

    GCSE Results are Up - Maths and Science are Best Ever

    GCSE students at Ashby School are celebrating the school’s best ever maths and ... (click to read more)

  • Athletes Shine in Competitions

    Ashby School students have been making their mark on track and field in athletics events. A group of 19 Year 10 students travelled to Saffron Lane to take part in the schools round of the national ESAA English Schools athletics ... (click to read more)

  • Gold Students Tackle Three Peaks

    Gold Duke of Edinburgh students went up to the Yorkshire Dales for their 50 mile navigation and camping practice. Teacher Nick Walker, who accompanied the students, said: "In spite of ever changeable weather, they did exceptionally well, not letting ... (click to read more)

  • Engineers Hold Boat Race in School Pool

    Engineering students tested their latest designs in a boat race in the school swimming pool. Two teams of Year 12 BTEC engineers designed their own boats using Computer Aided Design technology and built them from recycled materials. Each team was ... (click to read more)

  • Enterprising Students Become Festival Organisers

    Budding entrepreneurs were asked to devise their own festival, during a day of enterprise activities. Students worked in teams to plan and promote their own Leicestershire festivals, before presenting their ideas to a panel of peers and tutors. In the ... (click to read more)

  • Welsh Biology Trip is a Shore Thing

    Biology students spent three days in Wales practising their sampling skills and gathering important data. The 53 students carried out kick sampling in a river at Llandudno before spending a day at Bangor University's School of Ocean Sciences where ... (click to read more)

  • Pond Dippers Get Results

    Biologists didn't have to go far to find wildllife, as they discovered when they went pond dipping on the school site. Year 12 biologists discovered newts, frogs, dragonfly nymphs, waterboatmen and more in the pond near the science block. As ... (click to read more)

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Business Secrets

    Harry Potter helped business students to investigate marketing in the cinema industry, during a visit to the Warner Brothers' Studio near Watford. The Sixth Form students took part in an hour-long session led by one of the studio's education ... (click to read more)

  • Sky's the Limit for Business Students

    Three students are applying for career opportunities with Sky following a visit to a new academy set up by the media giant. In all, 23 business and economics students visited the Middlesex academy, a new educational centre opened by ... (click to read more)

  • Gylby Takes Sports Day Crown - See Sports Day Picture Gallery Here

    Gylby was the winning House at this year's fiercely contested sports day. Students took part in a full programme of track and field events. The day culminated with a staff relay, staff tug of war and the presentation of ... (click to read more)

  • New Senior Team Checks In

    The school's newly-elected senior team for next year has already begun making plans for its time in office. Students elected Daniel Greenhouse and Hattie Roberts to the posts of Head Boy and Head Girl from September Their deputies will ... (click to read more)

  • Year 11s - Don't Miss Sixth Form Induction

    Year 11 students who are planning to stay on into the Sixth Form must attend induction on Monday 29 June. Click here for more details. ... (click to read more)

  • Fact-Finding Challenge Takes Students to Library

    A fact-finding mission in the school library has been keeping students entertained all year. The final form groups to undertake the challenge have been testing their knowledge of the library system to see if they can complete it correctly ... (click to read more)

  • Student Gets Cookery Masterclass at the Best Restaurant in the World

    A food technology student from Ashby School has been given a cookery masterclass at the best restaurant in the world. Oriol Liberia, who is studying GCSE Food Technology, was invited to look around El Celler de Can Roca in ... (click to read more)

  • Design Workshops Make it Happen for Ivanhoe Students

    An afternoon of design and technology workshops gave Year 8 students from Ivanhoe College a taste of GCSE lessons. More than 250 students took part in the workshops, mastering two different DT disciplines to produce a final product. Some worked ... (click to read more)

  • Things Work Well at Primary Science Fair

    Pupils from 10 local primary schools entered this year's primary science fair challenge in the hope of  winning the coveted Golden Bunsen. Pupils at all 10 schools were asked to come up with an exhibit on the theme of ... (click to read more)

  • Maths Breakfast Revision - Don't Miss the Next One!

    More than 100 Year 11 pupils were in school from 7.30am for maths revision before their first exam paper. The next session will be Thursday (11 June) from 11.25am to 12.25pm (period 3) in rooms B5 and B6, before ... (click to read more)

  • Summer Schools, Masterclasses and Subject Days for Sixth Formers

    A range of opportunities are now available at Cambridge for Year 12 students who are considering careers in everything from STEM to Shakespeare. Click here for more details.   ... (click to read more)

  • Young Athletes Shine at County Cup

    Some of the school's most promising Year 10 athletes competed against the best in Leicestershire at the Athletics County Cup at Saffron Lane. The highlight of the day was the 4 x 100m relay in which both Ashby teams ... (click to read more)

  • Technology Conference Wows Visitors

    Teachers from 22 local schools attended Ashby School's first technology conference. The all-day conference featured workshops by Ashby School staff on a range of technologies and a speech by wellknown educational speaker, Tim Rylands. Workshops included a Powerpoint masterclass, a glimpse ... (click to read more)

  • Anyone for Breakfast Revision?

    Breakfast revision sessions in maths have been proving popular, since exam season got underway. Almost 50 students turned up for the first breakfast revision session ahead of their Maths A level exam paper that morning. Teacher Sam Blatherwick said: "We ... (click to read more)

  • Physicists Get Off to Flying Start on Residential Weekend

    Four scientists who represented Ashby School at an Extreme Physics residential weekend at Rugby School gave one of the best presentations in the history of the competition, according to one of the organisers. The four Year 10 students—Jekkan Dunn, ... (click to read more)

  • New Record Set in Aquathon

    Open water swimmer Jack Sampson and  England international hockey player Ben Hurst made short shrift of the aquathon course, setting a record finishing time of just 16 minutes and two seconds. They were among 68 competitors to complete the  ... (click to read more)

  • Primary Pupils Try Golf at Ashby

    More than 100 pupils from four local primary schools were tee-ing up at Ashby School for a tri-golf tournament. The tournament was overseen by 16 young sports leaders from Years 10 and 11, who were selected by PE staff ... (click to read more)

  • More Students Can be Model Citizens Like Neil and Ellen

    Two students from Ashby School have been selected to work as staff on the National Citizens’ Service scheme this summer. Neil Vincent and Ellen Gee (pictured at a Frozen sing-a-long event they organised) will spend the summer helping young ... (click to read more)

  • Rugby Sevens Finish Top

    Ashby's rugby sevens won all three of their matches to top the table when the school hosted a tournament for local schools. Lutterworth, Soar Valley and Groby all fielded teams in the rugby sevens tournament. The results were as follows: Lutterworth ... (click to read more)

  • Sign Up Now for Music Residential

    Musicians who will be at Ashby School from next term can sign up now for its ever popular music residential trip to Dunfield House. Students from all Year groups will spend a weekend at Dunfield playing in large and ... (click to read more)

  • Students Show True Colours in Rainbow Run

    Ashby School’s first ever colour run, where students doused themselves in a rainbow of powder paint before embarking on a 5k run, is expected to raise more than £700 for charity. Almost 100 students were on the starting line ... (click to read more)

  • Charlotte Presents Prizes to Exceptional Students

    Inspirational athlete Charlotte Wilkinson-Burnett, who launched a successful canoeing career after being paralysed in an accident, presented awards to more than 50 exceptional students at Ashby School’s annual awards evening. Charlotte told students and their families how she worked ... (click to read more)

  • Students Cast Votes in Mock General Election

    Students at Ashby School have been casting their votes in a mock general election, to determine which party they would like to see in government. All 1,700 students were given the opportunity to vote for one of the five ... (click to read more)

  • Three Teams Make it to Loughborough Games

    All three teams representing Ashby School at this year's Spring Games at Loughborough University narrowly missed out on first place. The boys' dodgeball team, girls' volleyball team and the KS4 swimming team all won their North West Leicestershire leagues ... (click to read more)

  • Big Thinkers Visit Hub

    Some of the country’s most influential thinkers from the world of teaching spent an afternoon visiting Ashby School’s hi-tech learning hub. The eight visitors included Jackie Beere OBE and Professor Paul Clarke, along with other published associates from Independent ... (click to read more)

  • Education in Spotlight at Hustings

    Education will be one of the topics on the agenda at a General Election hustings meeting at Holy Trinity church in Ashby on Sunday (26 April). For students and parents who want to find out more about the future ... (click to read more)

  • Politics Students Elect to Visit Capital

    Government and Politics students were given a tour of the Houses of Parliament and an insight into the work of the Supreme Court during a day in the capital. At the Houses of Parliament, the 24 students visited the ... (click to read more)

  • UCAS Convention - All the Preparation You Need

    A Powerpoint presentation to help Sixth Formers prepare for the UCAS convention at the University of Leicester is available here.  ... (click to read more)

  • Scientist Returns to School to Inspire Students

    Former student Hannah Willett returned to Ashby School to talk to Sixth Form students about her research on Nuclear fusion.  Hannah, who studied Physics at Cambridge University, is now in her second year of a Phd in Plasma Physics ... (click to read more)

  • Tickets on Sale for Big Band Night

    Tickets are now on sale for a night of big band entertainment featuring Ashby School's own jazz band and visiting musicians, The Sunday Band. The Big Band Night will take place on Saturday 25 April at Ashby School. Tickets are ... (click to read more)

  • First Code-athon is a Success

    Computer scientists used their coding skills to outwit each other in a sponsored 'Code-athon', to raise money for charity Freddie's Footsteps. Three groups of students took part in the five-hour, after school challenge in which they were were asked ... (click to read more)

  • What Next? Apprenticeships and Opportunities for Sixth Formers

    The latest opportunities and apprenticeships for Year 12 and 13 students are available to read now. Click here. ... (click to read more)

  • Henna Design, Photography, Zumba...It Must be House Afternoon

    Henna designing, alternative therapies, photography and mucking out stables - these were all ways for students to 'challenge yourself' during House afternoon. All 1,700 students took part in an afternoon of House-based activities, choosing one from a list of ... (click to read more)

  • Geographers Head to Yorkshire

    Scarborough was the destination for Year 12 geographers who were looking at issues such as erosion, pollution and land use. Thirty Year 12 students headed to the Holderness Coast in East Yorkshire for a three-day residential field visit. The ... (click to read more)

  • United Nations Students Tackle Global Crises

    The conflict in Syria and the crisis caused by global warming were two of the issues debated at the General Assembly of the Ashby School branch of the United Nations Association Youth. Twenty five students from Year 12 took ... (click to read more)

  • Eclipse: Solar, So Good

    The solar eclipse was observed by hundreds of students using lots of inventive methods. Science staff set up a telescope and a webcam to enable students to watch the eclipse safely. They also devised a piece of apparatus using ... (click to read more)

  • All Night Gaming Session to Raise Money for Comic Relief

    More than 40 students will be gaming through the night at Ashby School on Friday (20 March) to raise money for Comic Relief. Students have been invited to bring in their PlayStations, Xboxes and other consoles for a 12-hour ... (click to read more)

  • History Students Enjoy Battlefield Visit

    HIstory students immersed themselves in the life and battles of King Richard III at Bosworth Battlefield, ahead of the King's historic reintermnet. More than 40 Year 12 historians were given a fascinating tour of the battlefield by one of ... (click to read more)

  • Five Make it to Pink Kangaroo Round

    More than 100 of the most able mathematicians from Years 10 and 11 sat the Intermediate Maths Challenge - with five achieving a place in the prestigious Pink Kangaroo round.  Chris Hancox, 16, in Year 11, was 'best in ... (click to read more)

  • Students Get Down to Business - and Impress Judges

    A team of economics and business students from Ashby School have become regional runners up in a prestigious accountancy competition. Elise Turner, Libby Simms, Jordan Ball, Harriett Rowland, Ryan Taylor and Jake Hodgson, all in Year 12, took part ... (click to read more)

  • Bursary in Memory of Alex Can Help with Uni Costs - Apply Now

    A fund set up in memory of former Ashby School student Alex Grose can help other students with their university expenses. Former Ashby students can apply for a slice of the bursary at the end of their first term ... (click to read more)

  • Tickets on Sale for Joint Schools Concert

    Musicians from Ashby School and five other school have been rehearsing for their annual joint musical extravaganza, 'A Night on Broadway'. Musicians from Ashby School will perform at Ivanhoe College on Friday 20 March alongside students from its two ... (click to read more)

  • Spring Newsletter is Out Now

    Read about our winning ways in physics, engineering, public speaking, fundraising and more. Click here to read it. ... (click to read more)

  • Students Visit European Parliament

    Twenty students from Years 12 and 13 visited the European Parliament at Strasbourg to meet and debate with other young people from across Europe. Ashby School was the only school in Leicestershire to be represented at the event. Half ... (click to read more)

  • Apprenticeship Opportunities with Toyota and the NHS

    The latest apprenticeship opportunities are now on the Careers page. Click here to find out more. .  ... (click to read more)

  • Ashby School is Good, Says Ofsted

    Ashby School is a ‘good school’ across the board, according to Ofsted inspectors. Its boarding facility has been rated outstanding. The school, which was inspected in February 2015, was found to be good in all five inspection categories:  leadership ... (click to read more)

  • Biology Students Put Skills to the Test

    Biology students have been testing their skills in practical ISA experiments (Individual Skills Assignments). Year 12 students are tested on skills such as safety, reading a method correctly, and their ability to obtain reliable data. Students complete a second practical ... (click to read more)

  • Study Leave Dates for Years 11, 12 and 13

    Study leave for students starts on the following dates: Year 11 - Friday 15 May Year 12 - Friday 8 May (return Monday 8 June) Year 13 - Friday 22 May   ... (click to read more)

  • Engineers Win First Place

    Five students from Ashby School have been awarded first place in the professional category of the 4 x 4 Jaguar Land Rover regional schools’ competition. The boys – Jake Haley, Alex Shaw and Harry Barnes, all 16, and 17-year-olds ... (click to read more)

  • Ashby School is a 'Good School' - Read our New Ofsted Report

    Ashby School is a 'good school', according to Ofsted inspectors who visited in February 2015.Our boarding facility, School House, is 'outstanding'. Read the full report here. ... (click to read more)

  • Art Students Pencil in Workshop Visit

    Art students spent a day working at the studio of renowned artist Jennifer Collier, learning a range of unusual techniques including wax entrapment and plastic fusing. The Year 12 and 13 A level Art students worked alongside Jennifer at ... (click to read more)

  • Science Afternoon at Leicester University - Free Places

    Details of a free 'Brain Awareness' afternoon at Leicester University have been added to the High Attainers section of the website. The afternoon is for anyone interested in brain research, neuroscience, biology, cell physiology, pharmacology, genetics, health sciences ... (click to read more)

  • Speakers Reach Midlands Final

    A team of public speakers from Ashby School has made it through to the regional final of the Rotary Youth Speaks competition. Sam Wheeler, Thomas Gamble and Jack Kowalski competed against teams from seven other schools across Leicestershire, including Beauchamp ... (click to read more)

  • Ashby Students Pound the Opposition in Investment Competition

    A team of four students from Ashby School has outperformed the FTSE 100 share index and secured its place in the semi-finals of a national investment competition. The Ashby School 25 team beat not only the professionals, but also ... (click to read more)

  • Big Band Night Raises More than £2,000

    A big band night in aid of Crewe House charity Hospice Hope raised a fantastic total of £2,046. Ashby School musicians performed alongside local choral group Concordia and singer Jade Lamey to put on a night of top entertainment. Head of Music ... (click to read more)

  • Young Chefs Choose Final Dishes from Around the World

    Food Technology students have been choosing their favourite dishes and accompaniments to put forward for their final exam. At the beginning of the year, students are asked to select a country and to prepare eight dishes from their chosen country over ... (click to read more)

  • Year 13 - Don't Miss our Student Finance Evening

    A Student Finance Evening for Year 13 students and their parents will be held at Ashby School on Thursday 5 February at 7pm. An adviser from De Montfort University will be on hand to answer questions about student finance and ... (click to read more)

  • Army Careers in the Spotlight

    Adventure training, world travel, helping Ebola victims - there is no typical day in the army, as students learned during a careers talk from army personnel. Mark Harrison, Lance Sergeant Cank and Private Short from the Leicester Army Careers Office ... (click to read more)

  • Apply Now for Mary Smith Fund

    Promising swimmers, karters and pilots were among the students and former students of Ashby School to benefit from the Mary Smith Scholarship fund in 2014, and you could be next! Applications for a slice of this year’s fund can ... (click to read more)

  • Musicians Take Notes at London Conference

    Twelve talented musicians travelled to London for a day-long conference on exam techniques. The AS and A2 level students spent the day listening to guest speakers and focusing on vital examination issues such as performing and composing. Catherine Matthews, Head of ... (click to read more)

  • Paramedic Visits Med Club

    The realities of life as a paramedic were outlined to students at the school's Med Club by a real life paramedic. Med Club members, who meet evey Wednesday after school, listened to Nick Smith describe the daily challenges of his working ... (click to read more)

  • Maths Lesson is Off the Chart

    Maths students have been practising their graph techniques using ipads and a ball of string. Year 11 students cleared furniture from the classroom and created axes using rolls of sticky tape. They then used the string and a 'Quick Graph' ... (click to read more)

  • Deadline for Sixth Form Applications is 30 January

    Year 11 students must complete their college and sixth form applications by Friday 30 January. Students who are not applying to Ashby School must still record on the Application Service that they have completed an application to another establishment. Students ... (click to read more)

  • Dodgeball Team Takes the Title

    The school's Year 10/ 11 dodgeball team have been crowned champions of North West Leicestershire and Hinckley and Bosworth. The boys clinched the tournament after defeating rivals John Cleveland College in the final. The team has now qualified for the Spring Games ... (click to read more)

  • Year 10 Duke of Edinburgh Scheme Launched

    The Bronze Duke of Edinburgh scheme will be launched to Year 10 students on Wednesday (28 January) after school. The meeting will last for 30 minutes and take place in the lecture theatre. High demand is expected for the 50 places ... (click to read more)

  • Weather Warnings - How to Find out if School is Closed

    In the event of severe weather, parents who have supplied a mobile telephone number will receive a text message to inform them if the school is closed. All other parents should check the school website for details. Local radio stations will also be informed ... (click to read more)

  • Science Students Show off their Moves

    Science students have been dancing in lessons - to measure the effects of exercise on their bodies. Year 11 BTEC Science students tested their heart rate and breathing before turning up the volume and showing off their dance moves ... (click to read more)

  • Biologists Go Fishing for Answers

    Year 12 biologists have been finding out how fish obtain oxygen from water, as part of their work on gas exchange. Working in pairs, students carried out their own dissection of a fish's head to get a closer look at the ... (click to read more)

  • Deadline for Post-16 Applications

    Year 11 students must complete their post-16 applications by Friday 30 January. For more information on careers, and a guide to help students complete the post-16 application process, click here. ... (click to read more)

  • Girls Win Physics Challenge

    Four girls from Ashby School have won a physics challenge at the University of Nottingham. Jess Male, Maia Mortenson, Rachel Martin and Danielle Brooks, all in Year 10, took part in the 'Girls into Physics' event, alongside girls from 14 ... (click to read more)

  • Students Ditch Doughnuts for Charity

    A group of generous students is to ditch its weekly doughnut habit and donate the money to charity instead. Students in form group G7IP decided to make their doughnut pledge for charity while decorating a festive display board in ... (click to read more)

  • Tickets on Sale for Charity Music Evening

    School musicians will be playing in a charity concert to raise money for Hospice Hope. Ashby School Big Band will perform alongside former student and singer Jade Lamey and local choral group Concordia to raise funds for Crewe's House ... (click to read more)

  • Year 9 Students - Options Evenings

    Options evenings for Year 9 students who are planning to start at Ashby School in August 2015 take place in January. These will be at Ivanhoe Academy on Tuesday 13 January at 6pm (for students in Earth and Water) and 7pm (for ... (click to read more)

  • Panto Season Raises the Roof

    Oh yes it did! This year's annual pantomime adopted a traditional panto theme - complete with song, dance and some outlandish costumes. Sixth Formers from each House staged their own mini-panto, based on well loved favourites including Jack and the Beanstalk, Aladdin ... (click to read more)

  • Calling Textiles Students - Work to be Collected by 9 January

    All students who took Textiles last year are being urged to collect their work by Friday (9 January). This is the last chance for students to pick up any items they may wish to keep. After that date, folders ... (click to read more)

  • Geography Workshops for Four High Schools

    Students from all four local high schools have been brushing up on their field work skills during a series of weather workshops at Ashby School. More than 800 Year 9 students will visit the school over five days to ... (click to read more)

  • Cologne and Bruges Trip is Christmas Cracker

    Language students spent three days exploring the sights - and tastes - of Cologne and Bruges. Forty two students, from Years 10 - 13, spent a day in Cologne visiting the chocolate museum, Cologne city centre, the cathedral (including its tower) and ... (click to read more)

  • Year 12 Students - Taster Days at Oxford and Cambridge University

    University taster days at Oxford and Cambridge are being run for Year 12 students in a range of subjects. More opportunities are being added almost weekly to our High Attainers section. Click here for more information. ... (click to read more)

  • Clothes Show Visit is Window on Fashion Industry

    Textiles students got a closer look at the workings of the fashion industry during a visit to the Clothes Show at Birmingham's NEC. They were joined by Hair and Beauty students for an opportunity to browse around hundreds of ... (click to read more)

  • Carol Concert Delights Senior Citizens

    Older people from the local commuity were treated to on an evening of Christmas songs and carols at the school's annual senior citizens' carol concert. The evening featured a full programme of festive favourites by the school orchestra, singing group and ... (click to read more)

  • House Afternoon is Seasonal Spectacle

    A mince pie eating contest and a competition to create the best Christmas display board were two of the challenges facing students during an afternoon of festive House activities. Students were also invited to take part in a series ... (click to read more)

  • Engineering Department Featured in National Magazine

    The achievements of the school's Engineering department are featured in the Autumn issue of Designing magazine, produced by the Design and Technology Association (Issue 99, Autumn 2014). Click here to read why engineering is going from strength to strength at ... (click to read more)

  • Hoop, Hoop Hurray! Basketball Team Wins Tournament

    Ashby School's Year 10 and 11 basketball team saw off opposition from three other schools to win their latest tournament. The boys played their way to a well-deserved victory in the tournament, which was organised by the North West ... (click to read more)

  • Year 10 Career Opportunities Up for Grabs

    Fantastic opportunities are available for Year 10 students interested in a career law, journalism, drama, dance, or art and design. Click here to find out more about courses being run by Cambridge and De Montfort University, ... (click to read more)

  • School Closes for Xmas Break

    School closes at 2.05pm on Friday (19 December). School buses will collect students at 2.05pm. Students return to school on Tuesday 6 January 2015 for the start of the Spring term. ... (click to read more)

  • Izzy Designs Official Christmas Card

    A Christmas card designed by Year 10 student Izzy Field has been chosen as the school's official Christmas card. Izzy's Christmas tree design which spells out the words 'Merry Christmas' was chosen from a shortlist of 20 cards. All 94 ... (click to read more)

  • Sky's the Limit in Trampolining

    Trampolining is just one of the sports to be mastered by students as part of their core PE lessons. Year 10 students can choose from a list of more than 30 sports for their twice-weekly PE sessions. In recent lessons, Year ... (click to read more)

  • Cambridge Trip (and Autographs) for Mathematicians

    Mathematicians spent a day at Cambridge University to sample maths at degree level and attend a lecture by self-styled maths stand-up Matt Parker. Forty five students from Year 12 made the trip, which began with a tour  of St John's ... (click to read more)

  • Students Witness Autumn Statement Live in House of Commons

    Citizenship students got the chance to see Chancellor George Osborne deliver his landmark Autumn statement live in the House of Commons, during a visit to Parliament. It was a rare opportunity to see a packed chamber, and to witness the banter ... (click to read more)

  • Making Aspirin is no Headache for Students

    Year 13 Chemistry students have been making aspirin. Students tackled the complex process, in preparation for their A level practical coursework. As part of the course, they must learn how to make the substance and how to analyse it. Teacher Tom Rees said: "Some of the ... (click to read more)

  • Students Aspire to Win Fees, from Ashfield Healthcare

    Five students from Ashby School are in the running to get their university tuition fees paid, as part of an ‘Apprentice’-style challenge run by Ashby-based company Ashfield Healthcare. As part of Project Aspire, the students - along with eight ... (click to read more)

  • Keen Scientists Go Extra Mile After School

    Super-keen science students have been dissecting rats at special after school sessions, pushing the boundaries of their scientific skills and knowledge. Fourteen students from Years 10 and 11  have been nominated by staff for the after school science club, ... (click to read more)

  • Olympian Leads Motivational Session

    Former Olympic badminton player Anthony Clark ran a workshop to inspire students and work with them on their badminton skills. Anthony, a former captain of the England badminton team, spent half a day in school leading a motivational classroom session, followed by ... (click to read more)

  • The Latest Ashbeian Newsletter is Out Now

    Click here to read the latest Ashbeian newsletter. ... (click to read more)

  • School Gets Behind Freddie's Footsteps

    Two teachers from Ashby School have set up a charity to support bereaved parents, after their baby son, Freddie, was stillborn. Freddie’s Footsteps was founded this year by Dan and Kerry Markham, whose first child, Freddie, was born asleep ... (click to read more)

  • Tickets Now Available for Senior Citizens' Carol Concert

    Free tickets are now available for the senior citizens' carol concert on Tuesday 16 December. The event is open to older people from Ashby and the surrounding area, including grandparents and relatives of students. Concert-goers will be treated to a ... (click to read more)

  • Certificate Evening for Year 13 Leavers

    A certificate evening to celebrate the achievements of this summer's Year 13 leavers will be held on Thursday 18 December. Students and parents are invited to attend the event in the Sixth Form Centre at 6.30pm. In 2014, Year 13 students ... (click to read more)

  • Third Victory in a Row for Swimmers

    Swimmers from Ashby School have qualified for the Spring Championships at Loughborough Unversity, after winning the North West Leicestershire swimming gala for the third consecutive year. Eighteen of the school's best swimmers competed in the gala, fending off stiff competition from Groby, ... (click to read more)

  • Success for Ashby Stars at Sports Awards

    Sports players from Ashby School had a great night at the North West Leicestershire Local Sports Alliance Sports Awards 2014. The school's Year 10/11 mixed dodgeball team (pictured) came second in the Secondary School Team of the Year category. The team ... (click to read more)

  • Table Tennis Team are County Champs

    The under 19 table tennis team has been crowned county champions. Joe Abbott, Ravy Wan, Jack Mason and Ed Adams competed against seven other teams in the county super series final, representing North West Leicestershire. They qualified for the final four ... (click to read more)

  • Year 12 and 13 Mock Exams

    Year 12 and 13 mock exams begin on 6 January 2015 up to and including Monday 12 January 2015. Timetables will be issued nearer the time. When students are not in an exams, they can study ether at home or at school.   ... (click to read more)

  • Hockey Boys Score Place in Next Round

    The boys' under 18 indoor hockey team has qualified for the Midlands round of the National schools' indoor championship, after making it through the Leicestershire county tournament. The boys' first game was against Beauchamp with Ashby making a great start,scoring two early goals.  Beauchamp ... (click to read more)

  • Rugby Players Progress in County Cup

    The boys' Year 11 rugby team has made it through to the next round of the county cup, after resounding victories against De Lisle and Groby. In their first match, Ashby defeated De Lisle by 19 - 12. They scored ... (click to read more)

  • Congress Comes to Politics Students

    Government and Politics students got the chance to quiz former members of the American Congress when they attended the annual Congress to Campus conference at De Montfort University (DMU). A level and undergraduate students listened to four lectures given ... (click to read more)

  • Student Voice Decides Charity Question

    The charity to benefit from the school's next non-uniform day has been chosen by the students. As part of the school's commitment to Student Voice, students were given the opportunity to promote their favourite causes to the School Council -  in the ... (click to read more)

  • SALAD Day is Healthy Way to Learn

    A SALAD day - or Speaking And Listening Activity Day - helped to boost the profile of speaking and listening in lessons across the school. Activities helped to highlight the role of speaking and listening in learning, and to ... (click to read more)

  • Careers Evening is a Triumph

    Click here for the careers evening booklet. Architects, engineers and mechanics were among the experts giving advice to students at Ashby School’s careers evening. The most eye-catching stand belonged to Triumph Motorcycles who brought along one of their motorcycles for ... (click to read more)

  • Boys Talk their Way into Next Round

    A team of public speakers from Ashby School has made it through to the next round of the Rotary Youth Speaks competition. Sam Wheeler, Jack Kowalski and Thomas Gamble impressed the judges with their speech on the emotive subject ... (click to read more)

  • Order your Christmas Jumper Now!

    Tutor group B7CU have fundraising all sewn up - by running their own Christmas jumpers workshop. Staff and students have been invited to bring along their old jumpers to be transformed into festive fashion statements. Form tutor Amy Goy said: "Last year, I ... (click to read more)

  • Resounding Win for Rugby Under 15s

    Ashby's under 15s rugby team celebrated a thumping 41 - 24 victory over The Market Bosworth School. Match report by Byron Mann: 'What a win for Ashby School with great intensity throughout. It was a slow start in the first half; ... (click to read more)

  • Hastings Cake Sale Raises Cash

    A cake sale by members of Hastings House has helped to boost funds for their chosen House charity, SANDS (Stillbirth And Neonatal Death charity). Students baked scores of colourful cakes for the sale - many of them emblazoned with ... (click to read more)

  • High School Students Enjoy Languages Taster

    A group of talented linguists from Ivanhoe College and Ibstock Community College were at Ashby School for a languages masterclass.  The students enjoyed completing challenges in French, Spanish and German as well as trying food from the three countries. Steph Addison, a ... (click to read more)

  • New Governor Takes up Post

    Following the recent Parent Governor elections, Lynne Stinson has joined the school's governing body as the newly-elected Parent Governor. ... (click to read more)

  • FABulous Window Displays by Live Student Mannequins

    Ashby School students became shop window models for a day, as part of  Ashby Windows Live. Fifteen students volunteered to be real life mannequins to promote the town's thriving independent retailers as part of FABulous Fashion Week. For one day, ... (click to read more)

  • A Love Letter to a Work of Art - and More - on London Art Trip

    A weekend art trip to London allowed students to explore the capital and their creativity, at must-see locations including the British Museum, the Tate Modern and the Saatchi gallery. At the British Museum, A level art students took part in ... (click to read more)

  • Cambodia Expedition is Trip of a Lifetime

    An expedition to Cambodia and Laos was a life-changing experience for a group of Ashby School students. Fourteen Sixth Formers made the epic three-week journey during their summer break, spending a week trekking through the jungle and a week helping local ... (click to read more)

  • Medics Save for African Trip

    Two money-saving medics have begun raising the £4,000 they need to pay for a trip to Africa. Mariella Nicholls-Sykes and Hannah Bailey are hoping to travel to Africa next summer to learn about medicine in other parts of the world. Mariella ... (click to read more)

  • Parent Governor Ballot Underway

    The ballot to elect a new Parent Governor closes on Monday (6 October). Parents have now received their voting forms and must return them by 3pm on Monday. The result of the election will be announced on Tuesday. ... (click to read more)

  • Music Residential Strikes a Chord

    More than seventy students from all years helped to strike up the band at this year's music residential trip. During the weekend at Dunfield House, they threw themselves into a range of musical projects and ensembles, from wind bands and jazz ... (click to read more)

  • Coffee Morning Goes Down a Treat

    The Sixth Form Centre was transformed into a coffee shop - complete with tea, cakes and music - in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support. The Macmillan coffee morning raised £138 for the charity. It was organised by student Bethan Jeffreys ... (click to read more)

  • Places Available on Duke of Edinburgh Scheme from 2015

    Places for the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme will be open to students from January 2015. There will be approximately 50 places available to students for the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh scheme starting in the New Year. Details of the ... (click to read more)

  • Geographers Wade in

    More than 150 Geographers got to grips with rivers and floodplains during a field trip to the River Nene in Northamptonshire. In all, 158 students made the trip over four days, gathering data on the river's flow - which ... (click to read more)

  • New House Trophy Up for Grabs

    Students in Hastings House are competing for a new inter-form trophy. The trophy is awarded to the form which is top of the inter-form league at various points throughout the year. Key factors include attendance, behaviour, uniform and performance in ... (click to read more)

  • Gothic Tales Brought to Life in Hub

    Subdued lighting, sound effects and 3D graveyard images brought Gothic literature to life for students, during a Year 10 English lesson in the school's immersive hub. Students listened to a reading of Anthony Horowitz's short story 'The Hitchhiker' in the ... (click to read more)

  • Last Supper is One of First Lessons for Art Students

    Art students have been tracing the origins of art back to Biblical times by looking at the famous painting of 'The Last Supper'. The picture was projected onto the walls of the school's 3D hub to allow students a closer look ... (click to read more)

  • Former Student Returns as Oxford Ambassador

    A former student of Ashby School has returned to the school as an Ambassador for Oxford University to talk to current students about his experiences. Marco Narajos, who is reading Medicine at Churchill College, Oxford, spent an afternoon at ... (click to read more)

  • Sixth Formers Fair Well at Statutes

    Sixth Formers helped to make a visit to Ashby statutes street fair even more special for a group of children, by accompanying them around the fair and on the rides. It has become an annual tradition for Ashby School ... (click to read more)

  • A Taste of Things to Come?

    Olives, celery and mange tout were some of the surprise items on the menu for Year 10 students who were experimenting with taste, touch and smell. The students had fun - and some nasty surprises - when they were asked ... (click to read more)

  • Football and Culture on German Visit

    Language students have been perfecting their speaking and listening - and their football knowledge - during a week-long visit to Germany. Twenty students from Years 10, 11 and 12 stayed with the families of students from Johannes Kepler Gymnasium school ... (click to read more)

  • Apply for our Parent Governor Vacancy

    Click here to find out more about becoming a Parent Governor at our high-achieving Academy. Closing date Monday 22 September. ... (click to read more)

  • Year 12 Parents' Information Evening

    Don't miss the Year 12 Parents' Information Evening on Thursday 18 September at 7pm in the Lecture Theatre. More details of important dates for Year 12s can be found here. ... (click to read more)

  • Sign up for China Trip of a Lifetime

    Students are being offered the chance to go on a trip of a lifetime to China, run by the Humanities faculty. During the six-day trip, students will visit Beijing, Xian and Shanghai, taking in landmarks such as Tiananmen Square, the ... (click to read more)

  • Make a Date for Open Evening: Tuesday 30 September

    An open evening for Year 9 students and their parents will be held on Tuesday 30 September from 5.30 - 8pm. Parents are invited to come and see the school's impressive range of facilities, which includes a £300,000 refurbishment of the ... (click to read more)

  • Are You Interested in Becoming a Teacher?

    Are you interested in becoming a teacher?  If so, Ashby School would like to invite you to a presentation evening on Wednesday 8 October.  Poster for Evening    Secondary Information 2015/16  ... (click to read more)

  • Philip in Bid to be Junior Rider of the Year

    A talented horse rider who is a student at Ashby School is one of six young people nominated for a prestigious national riding award. Year 10 student Philip Armsson, 14, has been nominated for the title of Junior Show ... (click to read more)

  • Rising Sports Stars Selected for National Talent Programme

    Four rising sports stars from Ashby School have been selected from hundreds of applicants to take part in a national Talent Inspiration Programme. Joy Rushton, Edward Hallett, Ben Hirst and Daisy Tyers are among 200 young athletes to take ... (click to read more)

  • Maths and Science Results are Best Ever

    GCSE students at Ashby School are celebrating the school’s best ever Maths and Science results. In Science, 92 per cent of the school’s 549 GCSE students achieved grades A* - C. In Maths, it was 78 per cent. Overall, the ... (click to read more)

  • Top Results for A Level Students

    A level students at Ashby School are celebrating a 100 per cent pass rate – with 50 per cent of passes at the top grades of A* to B. The majority of students successfully got into their first choice ... (click to read more)

  • Expedition is Trip of a Lifetime

    An expedition to Cambodia and Laos was a life-changing experience for a group of Ashby School students. Fourteen Sixth Formers made the epic three-week journey during their summer break, spending a week trekking through the jungle and a week helping local ... (click to read more)

  • Physics Students at Missile Launch

    Physics students have been designing and testing their own rockets. As part of their work on forces and motion, the Year 12 students were given an hour to design and create their own missiles for testing. They were asked to ... (click to read more)

  • Turn Over a New Leaf in Summer Selfie Competition

    A Summer Selfie reading competition has been launched to find the most unusual or inventive photographs of staff or students reading over the summer. The competition has been launched by Tom Ellicock, the school's Literacy Coordinator, in a bid ... (click to read more)

  • Skills Conference Gives Students a Head Start

    More than 80 students took part in the school's annual Skills for Success conference. The Year 12 students gave up three days of their post-study leave to test their skills in a series of business-style challenges. The tasks - which ... (click to read more)

  • Paralympic Roadshow Comes to Ashby

    A paralympic roadshow introduced students to the trials - and thrills - of wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball. Students from all Years were given a brief training session by visiting experts, before playing matches in the two paralympic sports. The sessions were led ... (click to read more)

  • Students Meet Careers Day Challenge

    Enterprising Year 10 students came up with some impressive product designs, as part of a careers day challenge. The Enterprise Challenge, which was set by Loughborough University, tasked the young entrepreneurs to devise and promote their own sports drink, using an ... (click to read more)

  • Strike Action on Thursday 10 July - School Open as Normal

    For full details of arrangements for the day, click here. ... (click to read more)

  • Big Band Night Rocks

    A night of big band music featuring performances by Ashby School's own jazz band and visiting musicians was hailed as 'the best ever'. Staff and students from Ashby School Jazz Band shared the stage with guest band The Sunday ... (click to read more)

  • Global Questions Tackled by Students - at Westminster

    Students from Ashby School joined the UK's biggest debate on global issues at the UN Forum 2014 at Central Hall Westminster. Fourteen students from all Years were among 2,000 participants to engage with decision-makers, experts and campaigners in debates ... (click to read more)

  • University Taster Day for PE Students

    PE students got a taste of sport at university during a Sports Science taster day at Loughborough University. Thirteen A level PE students were given a tour of the university's impressive sports facilities and a talk about the opportunities ... (click to read more)

  • Student Senior Teams Outlines its Plans

    More recycling, school social events and a higher profile for House competitions are among the ideas put forward by the new Student Senior Team for their year in office. Head Boy Dave Edwards and Head Girl Courtney Williams will be working alongside ... (click to read more)

  • Business Brains Take on Best in Region

    Seven of the best business brains from Ashby School took on students from across the region in a business challenge at Derby University. The Year 12 business students won two of the day's tasks in the Sixth Form Business Challenge, ... (click to read more)

  • Sports Day is a Record Breaker

    Four long standing track and field records were smashed at this year's sports day - including one which had been unbroken for 42 years. It was a record-breaking event all round, with bumper entries for many of the 25 events, including 80 ... (click to read more)

  • Biology Students Get Busy on the Beach

    Biology students got first hand experience of sampling techniques during a residential trip to Wales. Twenty five A level students spent a day samplying freshwater rivers, another looking at rocky shores and the final day at Harlech looking at ... (click to read more)

  • Primary Students Do Maths in Hub

    Sixth Formers have been helping primary school pupils to get to grips with their maths - and the latest technology - in the school's interactive, 3D hub. Year 5 and 6 pupils from Ashby's Hilltop Primary School were invited ... (click to read more)

  • It's Toe Much! Artists Drawn Out of their Comfort Zone

    Year 12 artists have been drawing with their feet, as part of a project to take them out of their comfort zone. After returning from study leave, the students were challenged to develop their hand/ eye coordination (or, in some cases, their ... (click to read more)

  • Students Take on World Challenge to Cambodia

    Sxith Form students will embark on the trip of a lifetime when they visit Cambodia and Laos this summer. Fourteen students from Year 13 will make the journey to South East Asia, where they will spend time trekking in the jungle, ... (click to read more)

  • Reading Held DEAR by Students

    All students at Ashby School were encouraged to Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) when the school held its first ever DEAR day. It is hoped that the event encouraged all students to discover - or recapture - a love of reading. For DEAR day, ... (click to read more)

  • Treasure Hunt for High School Students

    A treasure hunt around Ashby School helped talented linguists from Ashby's two feeder high schools to test their language skills. Year 9 students from Ibstock and Ivanhoe high schools followed a string of French clues around Ashby School, before ... (click to read more)

  • Results Days - Save the Date

    Sixth Form students can collect their AS and A2 results on Thursday 14 August. A2 results will be available from 8.15 - 10am. AS results will be available from 10am to 12 noon. GCSE GCSE Y11 results can be collected on Thursday ... (click to read more)

  • Students to Tackle Big Issues at UN Forum

    Ashby School students will be among those taking part in a United Nations forum at Westminster. Fourteen students representing all Year groups will join UK and UN speakers to explore some of the most pressing global issues. During the prestigious event, they will discuss whether ... (click to read more)

  • Sixth Form Induction Date

    Sixth Form Induction will take place on Monday 30 June. Letters will be emailed to internal students. Their parents will also receive a text. Letters will be sent out in the post to students who are new to school. ... (click to read more)

  • Primary Science Fair Goes with a Bang

    Space and astronomy came under the microscope when pupils from six local schools attended Ashby School’s second annual Primary Science Fair. The pupils took part in a morning of science workshops, before staging an exhibition of their own science ... (click to read more)

  • Music to the Ears of Festival Goers

    Musicians from Ashby School entertained hundreds of visitors in soaring temperatures at Moira Canal Festival. The event attracted more visitors than ever before - as well as some glowing comments about the quality amd professionalism of the school's big ... (click to read more)

  • Big Band Night Tickets on Sale Now

    Tickets are now on sale for an evening of big band entertainment at Ashby School. Big Band Night has become a popular annual fixture, featuring music from the school's own big band and The Sunday Band, a visiting professional band ... (click to read more)

  • Exam Timetable Available Here

    Click here for the Summer 2014 exam timetable. ... (click to read more)

  • Student Announcement

    It was with great sadness that the school learned of the death of Year 12 student Caitlin MacRory on Tuesday (13 May). Our thoughts and condolences are with Caitlin's friends and family at this sad and difficult time. ... (click to read more)

  • Summer Ashbeian is Out Now

    Click here to read the latest issue of The Ashbeian newsletter. ... (click to read more)

  • Students Make Great Leaps in Kangaroo Competition

    More than 100 outstanding mathematicians from all Years have shone in UK maths challenges. In the intermediate challenge for Year 10/ 11 students, 61 students were awarded certificates – 14 gold, 17 silver and 30 bronze. Fifty six ... (click to read more)

  • Students Debate World Issues at UN

    The crisis in Syria and the problem of global warming were among the topics discussed at the annual meeting of Ashby School's Model United Nations Security Council. Students from all years took on the role of delegates, representing the ... (click to read more)

  • Moving Visit to Battlefields of Great War

    History students made a moving visit to the World War I battlefields of Ypres and the Somme. Forty four students made the journey which this year had an added poignancy, as it coincided with the 100th anniversary of the start of ... (click to read more)

  • That's Why Students Go to Iceland...

    The sight of the Northern Lights was one of the highlights of a Geography trip to Iceland. Forty one studetns and six staff arrived at Keflavik airport in snow storms and soon learned the truth of the traditional Icelandic ... (click to read more)

  • Students Go Stateside

    Government and Politics students brushed up on their US politics during a whistle stop tour of New York, Washington and Philadelphia. The packed itinerary included visits to the Pentagon, Lincoln Memorial, Arlington Cemetery and the White House. Students also took in ... (click to read more)

  • Awards for Students Who Displayed House Values

    Creativity, fair play, respect for all and team work were rewarded, following the school's recent House afternoon. The theme of the afternoon was 'challenge'. Students were asked to choose one activity from a list of more than 40, in ... (click to read more)

  • Awards Evening is a Night to Prize

    Prizes for progress, achievement, determination and commitment were presented to students at Ashby School’s annual awards evening. The Clive Jones Shield—which was described as the ‘pinnacle award’ by headteacher Eddie Green—was presented to  Emily Essex, for her selfless contribution ... (click to read more)

  • Athletes Bring Trophy Home from School Games

    Athletes from Ashby School returned triumphant from the School Games at Loughborough University, picking up two awards, including gold for the dodgeball team. More than 20 students represented Ashby School in the Leicester-shire and Rutland School Games, at either dodgeball, trampolining or swimming. The ... (click to read more)

  • Project Aspire is Launched

    Five students from Ashby School are competing to get their university fees paid in full, by Ashby-based business Ashfield. John-Michael Williams, David Edwards, Lewis Brierly, Phoebe Mills and Kathryn Green will take part in six months of business challenges for ... (click to read more)

  • Students Devote Easter to Extreme Physics

    Four Year 10 students gave up part of their Easter holiday to immerse themselves in Extreme Physics. Kirsty Duthie, Joshua Haywood, Oliver Allsopp and Rebecca King joined students from across the country at Stowe School for three days of physics-based challenges ... (click to read more)

  • Schools Holds Inaugural Geography Conference

    A visiting Geography expert gave information and inspiration to Sixth Form students at Ashby School's inaugural Geography conference. Bob Digby, a former president of the Geographical Association and a GCSE and A level examiner, spent a day at the ... (click to read more)

  • German Students Spend a Week in Ashby

    Ashby School is playing host to 20 German students, as part of a new German exchange programme. During their seven-day visit, the 20 students and two teachers from the Johannes Kepler Gymnasium school in The Saarland will spend one ... (click to read more)

  • Stellar Course for Science Technicians

    Science technicians from as far afield as Worcester and Sheffield were at Ashby School for a day's training in the Chemistry department. The course was a result of the school's involvement in the STELLAR partnership - (a Science Technology Partnership in ... (click to read more)

  • Geographers Test Techniques in Erosion Research

    Geographers carried out their own research into pollution and erosion along the coastline of North Yorkshire on a two-day residential field trip. The Year 12 students used techniques they had discussed in the classroom to conduct a pollution survey ... (click to read more)

  • Apply Now for Post-16 Transport

    Students needing post-16 transport for the academic year from September (2014/ 2015) must apply by Friday 27 June 2014. For SEN students, this date is Friday 30 May 2014. Application forms for mainstream students can be downloaded at: http://www.leics.gov.uk/school_college_transport.htm For SEN students, ... (click to read more)

  • Primary Children Not Foxed by Hub

    Foxes, bats and owls were brought to life for primary school children from Ashby C of E School in Ashby School's 3D hub. Two groups of Year 2 children visited the hub for a lesson on nocturnal animals. Using projectors ... (click to read more)

  • Sweating it out for House Afternoon

    House afternoon was hard work - but worth it - for one group of students who spent it at Fitness Republic in Ashby. During their visit, students tried spinning, circuit training and gym exercises with their own personal trainer. Each of the mini ... (click to read more)

  • House (Afternoon) of Fun at Ashby - SEE PHOTO GALLERY HERE

    ‘Challenge’ was the theme for an afternoon of House activities l, ranging from croquet and cake decorating to zumba and still life drawing. Students from all Years were challenged to try something new from a choice of 52 options ... (click to read more)

  • Young Engineers Drive Away with Third Prize

    Five young engineers from Ashby School have been awarded third place in the national final of a competition run by Jaguar Land Rover. The boys, who designed and built their own remote controlled 4 x 4 vehicle, competed against ... (click to read more)

  • Camping Skills Put to the Test - by Rain!

    Bronze Duke of Edinburgh students braved the elements to practise their survival skills in the school grounds. The students decided not to pitch their tents, because of the threat of an imminent downpour, but did get to work with their Trangias ... (click to read more)

  • Rugby School Sheds Light on Sporting History

    PE students visited Rugby School to find out more about the role of the famous establishment in sporting history. The visit included a tour of the grounds and an insight into the development of sport at Rugby School and its influence worldwide. Teacher ... (click to read more)

  • Students Enter Parliament

    A tour of Parliament gave Government and Politics students an unrivalled insight into the workings of one the country's oldest and most important institutions. During their visit, the Year 12 students also took part in a classroom workshop of their ... (click to read more)

  • Mouthwatering Masterclass for Talented High School Linguists

    Gifted and talented linguists from Ibstock and Ivanhoe high schools combined their language and cookery skills when they took part in a French masterclass at Ashby School. The Year 9 students followed recipes in French to make their own tasty tartes aux pommes. Nick ... (click to read more)

  • Musicians Tune Up for Joint Schools Extravaganza

    Musicians from Ashby School joined forces with performers from local high schools and primary schools for a joint musical extravaganza. The ‘Wartime Memories’ concert featured 55 musicians from Ashby School, alongside students from Ivanhoe and Ibstock high schools, and ... (click to read more)

  • Save the Date - Year 10 Parents' Evening

    Year 10 parents' evenings will be held on Thursday 3 April (Houses ABCE) and Tuesday 8 April (Houses FGHL) 5.30 - 8pm in C block. ... (click to read more)

  • Day of Sport and More for PE Students

    High achieving PE students got a glimpse of university life and an insight into possibe sporting careers during a day at Loughborough University. During the visit, they found out what it is like to study sport at unversity and got ... (click to read more)

  • TV Astronomer Leads Seminar in Hub

    TV presenter Dr Chris North was back at Ashby School to run a workshop for Science teachers in the 3D immersive hub. Chris, a former Ashby School student who now appears on 'The Sky at Night', introduced teachers to e-learning resources on the ... (click to read more)

  • Spring Issue of Ashbeian is Out Now

    The latest issue of The Ashbeian is out now. Click here to read it.   ... (click to read more)

  • James is Named Junior of the Year

    Talented tennis player James Ison has been named 'Junior Boy of the Year' by the Leicestershire Tennis Association. James was also presented with the Greenshires Cup for 'outstanding achievement' in County tennis across all age groups, including the men's. James ... (click to read more)

  • Visiting Professor Talks Particles

    The Big Bang and the question of matter and anti-matter were among the topics covered during a Physics lecture by visiting professor, Paul Newman. Professor Newman, a Particle Physics Group Leader at Birmingham University, was in school to talk ... (click to read more)

  • Charity Challenges for Citizenship Students

    Bonfire parties, mud runs and curry nights were just some of the events organised by Citizenship students who were challenged to run their own charity fundraiser. Jodie Hemsill raised £65 money for Alzheimers Research UK, by hosting a curry ... (click to read more)

  • Olympian Promotes Dedication and Discipline

    England volleyball player and British Olympian Rachel Laybourne visited Ashby School to talk to PE students about the key to success. During her visit, she stressed the importance of being disciplined in order to achieve goals. This was particularly ... (click to read more)

  • Year 12 Parents' Evening is Coming Up

    Parents' evening for Year 12 students will take place on Thursday 6 March for students in Ashe, Bullen, Crewe and Erdington. For those in Ferrers, Gylby, Hastings and Loudoun, parents' evening will be on Tuesday 11 March. ... (click to read more)

  • Drama Students Perform at Ivanhoe

    Drama students gave two performances at Ivanhoe College as part of their ‘Silent Screen’ GCSE project. The Year 10 students used drama to give their interpretation of two important artworks – ‘The Scream’ by Edvard Munch and Stevie Smith’s ... (click to read more)

  • Talent Boosts Funds at Open Mic Night

    An open mic night featuring more than 20 acts was organised and run by student and keen singer Nicola Heyworth. Nicola organised the event to raise money for the World Challenge expedition to Laos and Cambodia, which she will ... (click to read more)

  • Alex's Fund is Still Helping Students

    A fund set up in memory of a former Ashby School student is again helping other students with their university fees. The family of Alex Grose, who died unexpectedly in 2010 at the age of 16, is inviting current ... (click to read more)

  • Winning Logo will Capture School Values

    A new logo to represent the core values of Self Awareness, Respect and Open Mindedness at Ashby School will be chosen from hundreds of student designs. The winning logo, which must clearly incorporate the three principles, will be used ... (click to read more)

  • Big Band Night Rocks

    A night of big band music featuring Ashby School's own jazz band and visiting musicians was described as 'the best ever' by audience members. Staff and students from Ashby School Jazz Band shared the stage with The Sunday Band ... (click to read more)

  • Dodgeball Team Puts in Good Performance

    Students from Ashby School secured a laudable second place in a district dodgeball tournament. The nine students from Year 11 played a total of nine games against teams from rival schools, losing just two of them. Teacher Ian Gibson said: "The ... (click to read more)

  • It Could be You - Apply Now for Mary Smith Fund

    Applications for a slice of this year's Mary Smith Scholarship Fund must be in by Friday 7 March 2014. The fund is open to all current and former students of Ashby School and Ivanhoe College under the age of ... (click to read more)

  • Young Engineers Make it Through to National Final

    A team of young engineers from Ashby School has made it through to the national finals of the Jaguar Land Rover Schools 4 x 4 Challenge. The five students, who designed and built their own 4 x 4 vehicle, ... (click to read more)

  • Trampolinists are on Form

    Four girls from Ashby School put in a strong performance in a regional trampolining competition against opponents from across the Midlands and Wales. Amy Munro, Emily-Jane Salisbury, Holly Drake and Lily Walker were in first position after the second flight of ... (click to read more)

  • Logo Competition to Celebrate School Community

    Students are being asked to design a new logo to celebrate the Ashby School community. Logos must depict respect, self-awareness and open mindedness – the three principles at the heart of an initiative to highlight the school’s caring and ... (click to read more)

  • Guide to Help Year 11 Students Complete Post-16 Applications

    Year 11 students must complete their Post-16 applications by Friday 31 January. Click here for the Student Guide to Completing the Application Process. ... (click to read more)

  • Latest Year 9 Option Booklet Available Now

    The latest Options booklet for Year 9 students is available now. Students joining Ashby School in September can click here for the 2014 booklet. Options evenings for current Year 9 students take place on Tuesday 14 January at Ivanhoe College ... (click to read more)

  • Senior Citizens Enjoy Carol Concert

    Senior citizens from Ashby and surrounding villages were treated to an afternoon of festive entertainment at Ashby School. The senior citizens' carol concert has become a regular fixture in the school's countdown to Christmas. This year, older residents packed the ... (click to read more)

  • Certificate Evening Celebrates Student Achievement

    The achievements of A level students who left Ashby School in the Summer were celebrated at a special certificate evening. The former students - who left the school at the end of Year 13 - returned to collect their ... (click to read more)

  • House Afternoon has Festive Theme

    Christmas was the theme for an afternoon of House activities to test students' creative and problem solving skills. In their form groups, all students were challenged to produce an eye-catching, festive noticeboard. Students also took part in a range of ... (click to read more)

  • Young Speakers to Compete at County Level

    The public speaking skills of three students has earned them a place in the district stage of a national competition. Thomas Gamble, Sam Wheeler and Jack Kowalski from Year 10 took part in the first round of the Rotary Youth Speaks ... (click to read more)

  • Swimmers Win Gala

    Swimmers from Ashby School put on an outstanding performance to take first place in a regional swimming gala. Sixteen students took part in the event at the Hermitage Leisure Centre, Whitwick. All students competed in a 50 metre individual ... (click to read more)

  • Mixed Fortunes for Rugby Teams

    Ashby's rugby players have made a determined start to the season in their County Cup matches. The Under 16s secured a convincing 27 - 0 victory against Bosworth Academy but went down struggling against a strong John Cleveland side, ... (click to read more)

  • A Parent's Praise for Open Evening

    "A massive thank you to all the people/ students involved in the Sixth Form open evening. In a world where it is so easy to be negative, it is refreshing to be able to give such positive feedback on ... (click to read more)

  • Ivanhoe Students Visit Hub

    The hub provided a new learning experience for a group of visiting Year 9 students from Ivanhoe College. During their visit, the students took part in a First World War-themed English lesson led by teachers Alison Allford and Paul Sidwells, exploring ... (click to read more)

  • Will Wins Chef Competition

    The first round of the Rotary Young Chef of the Year Award has been won by Will Bee, from Year 10. Will tantalised the judges' taste buds with his three course meal, serving up roasted butternut squash soup, roast ... (click to read more)

  • To Quarry or Not to Quarry? Hub Helps Students to Decide

    Chemistry students have been using the latest technology in the school’s 3D hub to add an extra dimension to their exploration of environmental issues. Year 10 students were in the hub to watch a presentation - which was projected ... (click to read more)

  • Woodlice Hide in Biology Lesson

    Woodlice were marked out for special treatment in a Biology lesson as part of students’ ecology topic. Year 13 biologists were calculating the school’s woodlouse population using a ‘mark, release and recapture’ technique. Students caught the woodlice, marked them with ... (click to read more)

  • Teaching Opportunities for Graduates

    Parents interested in becoming teachers can find out more about how to kickstart their classroom careers at an open evening in January. The Forest Way Teaching School Alliance based at Coalville is inviting graduates to get in touch to find out ... (click to read more)

  • Art Students Brush Up on Skills for Mock Exam

    Art students have been preparing for their mock exam by working on their portraiture projects. In the run-up to the real exam, students will be allowed to prepare materials for their finished artwork. In preparation for the mock, students have ... (click to read more)

  • Erosion Inspires Art Coursework

    Sand, glue, emulsion, ink and salt have all been used by A level artists to recreate the effects of erosion for their AS coursework. Year 12 students use mixed media techniques to produce a variety of textured samples. These are ... (click to read more)

  • Spring Planters to Go on Sale

    Planters filled with Spring bulbs will go on sale to parents and staff next week. The tubs – which have been planted with hyacinths, iris reticulate and paperwhite daffodils by the school’s student gardeners – will be competitively priced ... (click to read more)

  • Make a Date for A Level Certificate Evening

    A presentation evening to celebrate the achievements of Year 13 students who left school in the Summer will be held on Wednesday 18 December.. The leavers will be presented with their A level certificates and be able to catch up with staff and ... (click to read more)

  • Trampoline Team is Flying High

    The Ashby under 19 trampoline team has won first place at the East Midlands Regional Schools competition at Loughborough. The team  of Lily Walker (Year 13), Emily-Jane Salisbury (Year 13) Holly Drake (Year 12)and Amy Munro (Year 11) are now ... (click to read more)

  • A World of Skills on Show

    Construction students experienced a range of different career skills from bricklaying and sheet metal work to carpentry and 3D CAD printing at The World Skills Show at the NEC. The show was opened by patron and Dragons' Den star ... (click to read more)

  • The Latest Ashbeian is Out Now

    The Autumn Ashbeian newsletter is now on the school website. Click here to read it. ... (click to read more)

  • Economists Bank Second Place

    Economics students have been named runners-up in a regional competition run by the Bank of England. The team of four Year 13 students took part in the Bank of England 2.0 challenge at Nottingham Racecourse, where they were asked ... (click to read more)

  • Congressmen Give Students the Political Lowdown

    Politics students rubbed shoulders with former US congressmen at a conference on American government. The Congress to Campus conference at De Montfort University was run with the help of two ex-congressmen, who shared their experiences with students. They explored ... (click to read more)

  • Tickets Available for Senior Citizens' Carol Concert

    An evening of festive music and refreshments for older members of the community will be held at Ashby School on Wednesday 18 December from 3 - 5pm. The senior citizens' carol concert has become a popular date in the ... (click to read more)

  • Girls Flex Maths Muscles in Olympiad

    Ten girls from Ashby School have proved their Maths credentials by taking part in a Maths Olympiad for girls. The students, from Years 11, 12 and 13, all volunteered to take on the challenge, which included extra coaching after ... (click to read more)

  • 'Grease' is the Word! Tickets on Sale Now

    Ashby School is being transformed into Rydell High for its performance of hit musical ‘Grease’. The show features all of the musical’s best-loved songs, in a faithful rendition of the original high school romance between star-crossed lovers Danny and Sandy. Audiences ... (click to read more)

  • Chinese Visitors Learn from Boarders

    Chinese boarders from School House shared their experiences of life at Ashby with a group of visiting teachers from China. The 32 teachers, who are all based at secondary schools in Shanghai, spent an afternoon at Ashby School, where ... (click to read more)

  • Hallowe'en Quiz is Blood Chilling Brain Teaser

    Ghostly goings-on in the Sixth Form Centre included a Hallowe'en quiz which raised more than £300 for school funds. Sixth Formers dressed up in scary outfits before pitting their wits against each other in the evening quiz. They boosted takings ... (click to read more)

  • Official Opening for New Greenhouse

    A new greenhouse for the school's budding gardeners has been officially opened at Ashby School. The opening ceremony was performed by database manager Lynne Evans, who runs the school's monthly 200 Club lottery draw. She donated £460 from 200 ... (click to read more)

  • Jaguar Land Rover Engineer Shares Experience with Students

    A guest speaker from Jaguar Land Rover talked to students about life at one of Britain's most successful companies and the value of Design Technology subjects. Jack Billson spoke to Construction students and would-be engineers about his role at ... (click to read more)

  • Sky's the Limit on Studio Visit

    Economics students became news reporters for a day when they spent a day at Sky Studios in Surrey. The Year 13 students were tasked with creating a Sky News report on Britain’s litter and waste disposal issues. The 24 students ... (click to read more)

  • Cafe Serves up Hallowe'en Horror Menu

    A special Hallowe'en menu with side orders of spookiness was served up by school catering staff. Dishes on offer included witches' cauldron balti, Dracula's blood curry and creepy crawly rice. Staff in the school's Cafe Express dressed up as witches and ghouls ... (click to read more)

  • 'Into the Sixth Form' Evening - Find Out More about Sixth Form Life

    An 'Into the Sixth Form' evening for prospective students will take place on Tuesday 19 November.   ... (click to read more)

  • J'aime les Films de Disney, Say Visiting Language Students

    Disney films were one of the topics of discussion for 24 high school linguists when they visited Ashby School for a languages masterclass. The gifted and talented Year 9 students from Ibstock and Ivanhoe Colleges were soon immersed in ... (click to read more)

  • Careers Evening Puts Students on Right Path

    Industry experts from more than 50 different companies and universities will be at Ashby School for its biggest ever careers evening on Wednesday (6 November). Representatives from a range of professions and educational establishments will be available to advise ... (click to read more)

  • Girls Race to Victory

    Three girls from Ashby School were convincing winners of the Leicestershire Schools Cross Country Relay. Harriet Roberts, from Year 11, Amy Shaw and Ellie Armstrong, from Year 10, won the race, beating competitors from their own age group, as ... (click to read more)

  • Turbine Expert Shares Knowledge with Engineers

    A wind turbine expert shared his knowledge and enthusiasm with Engineering students in a lecture, 13 years after leaving the school himself. Tommy Crowden, who left Ashby School in 2000, has been delivering lectures to Year 13 engineers, to ... (click to read more)

  • Teachers Take the Lead

    Teachers at Ashby School have been working with colleagues at their two feeder high schools to fine tune their leadership skills. Five teachers from each of the schools - Ashby School, Ivanhoe College and Ibstock Community College – completed the year-long ... (click to read more)

  • Media Students Go on Location

    Media students went on location in Shropshire to film documentaries for their coursework project. The students made three films, inspired by the Tough Mudder charity challenge. In one, they looked at the event through the eyes of a soldier, asking ... (click to read more)

  • Students Make their Mark on Future of Town

    Students from Ashby School are helping to shape the future of Ashby by putting forward their own suggestions for the town’s new Neighbourhood Plan. Students’ concerns include the proposed HS2 high speed rail link, a shortage of facilities for ... (click to read more)

  • Engineers Take Closer Look at Industry

    Engineering students have been finding out about life in industry, during visits to engineering giant Siemens. The Year 12 students have visited the Siemens plant three times, as part of their coursework to develop links with local industry. Teacher Dave Birchall ... (click to read more)

  • Richard III Poses Engineering Challenge

    A Richard III-themed workshop at Leicester University kept Year 13 students on their toes. The students used arrows to carry out tensile testing, looking at armour piercing arrows - such as those used during the King's reign - and the forces ... (click to read more)

  • School Visit is ACE

    Leaders from five local secondary schools were at Ashby School to see its new hi-tech learning hub in action. Senior staff from King Edward VII, Newbridge and Castle Rock schools at Coalville sampled a lesson in the hub, along ... (click to read more)

  • TV Astronomer Runs School Workshop

    TV presenter and astrophysicist Dr Chris North was at Ashby School to talk to students about cosmology. The former Ashby School student, who is a presenter on ‘The Sky at Night’, gave a lecture and ran a workshop for ... (click to read more)

  • Business Trip is No Walk in the Park

    A visit to Drayton Manor Park gave Business Studies students an insight into some of the marketing strategies behind a successful visitor attraction. Seventeen Year 12 students spent a day at the park where they learned about the venue's ... (click to read more)

  • Scheme Gives Students Skills and Friends for Life

    Camping, canoeing and volunteering were all part of a four-week skills challenge for a group of students from Ashby School. Georiga Woodhall and Adam Henchcliffe, both 16, were among nine students who signed up for the National Citizen Service (NCS) during the Summer ... (click to read more)

  • Music Residential is on Song

    Seventy students showcased their musical talents during a residential music weekend at Dunfield House. The students, from all Years, joined in a range of groups and ensembles, including the jazz band, wind band, orchestras, samba bands, rock bands and singing groups. Smaller ... (click to read more)

  • London Calling for Art Students

    Art students spent four days in London gathering inspiration and information for their main A level coursework project. During their stay, they visited two major exhibitions, 'Paper' at the Saatchi Gallery and 'Ibrahim El Salahi – A Visionary Modernist ... (click to read more)

  • Sign Up for 24 Hour Sportathon

    Students played sport around the clock in a 24 hour, fundraising sportathon. Students from all years played a different sport every hour for 24 hours, starting at 3.30pm on Friday night. Activities included volleyball, skipping, cricket, basketball and many more. The event was ... (click to read more)

  • Geographers Get a Feel for Field Work

    All 180 Geography students in Year 11 travelled to Edale in Derbyshire as part of their field studies. The Geography department ran four day trips to Edale, giving everyone a chance to test out their field work skills. During the field ... (click to read more)

  • Year 13 Parents' Evening on Thursday 26 September

    The final parents' evening for Year 13 students will take place on Thursday 26 September from 5.30pm – 8.00pm in C Block. Signs will be put up around school to direct parents; students will also be available to point visitors in the ... (click to read more)

  • Blindfolded Students See Art in New Way

    Artists have been getting a new perspective on works of art - by being blindfolded. Year 11 Art students took it in turns to wear a blindfold while their classmates described pieces of artwork to them. Art teacher Kate Storer ... (click to read more)

  • Year 9 Open Evening on 3 October

    An open evening for Year 9 students and their parents will be held on Thursday 3 October from 5.30 - 8pm. During the evening, Year 9 students and their families will be able to find out more about the ... (click to read more)

  • Zak Signs Up for Whole Week of English Lessons

    One English student indulged his love of literature by signing up for a week-long residential course. Head Boy Zak Mahinfar successfully applied to join the ‘Approaches to English Literature’ course run by the Villiers Park Educational Trust at Cambridge. Zak ... (click to read more)

  • Cameron Takes the Title

    Ashby School student Cameron Green has become the official 2013 British Junior Jet Ski Champion, finishing the season undefeated. Cameron, 15, won every one of his 18 races to take the title at Lakeside in Doncaster, just a year ... (click to read more)

  • Degree Show Inspires Students

    Art and Design students got a taste of life at degree level  - and got their hands dirty - when they visited a De Montfort University degree show. Thirty Year 12 students, who follow courses in either Art or Product ... (click to read more)

  • Engineering Hopes Go Nuclear

    Aspiring engineer Alastair Barker learnt how to solve some of the key challenges facing the nuclear industry during a four-day residential course at the University of Lancaster. Alastair was one of just 58 students aged 14 to 16 from ... (click to read more)

  • School Celebrates Excellent GCSE Results - Full Story Here

    Excited students have collected some of the best GCSE results in Ashby School’s history. They included Eve McCormick who managed 12 A*s and Lulu He who achieved a string of top grades, in spite of speaking virtually no English ... (click to read more)

  • A Level Results are Best Ever

    Ashby School is celebrating its best ever A level results, with 89 per cent of passes at top grades A* to C. The overall pass rate for the 270 students sitting A levels this year was 100 per cent. Marco ... (click to read more)

  • Young Apprentices Shine at Conference

    More than 90 students put their business brains to the test, in a bid to be crowned the winners of a skills conference at Ashby School. The Year 12 students tackled a series of Apprentice-style challenges, under the guidance ... (click to read more)

  • PE Students Make Huge Leaps - Thanks to Latest Technology

    The PE Faculty is embracing the latest technology to help students achieve their best on the sports field. PE staff are using ipads to record and photograph students’ performance in practical lessons. Students then analyse the images and videos to ... (click to read more)

  • School Gets Award for Commitment to Staff

    Ashby School has received an award for its commitment to staff development. The CPD Mark recognises the school's proactive approach to the Continued Professional Development (CPD) of its staff. By keeping staff up-to-date with the latest developments in teaching and learning, Ashby School ... (click to read more)

  • Return to School Dates

    Year 12 students are due back in school on Monday 2 September 2013. They can collect their timetable from the Sixth Form Centre from 8.30am. Year 13 students are expected in school on Thursday 29 August 2013. ... (click to read more)

  • 97% of Parents Would Recommend Ashby School

    More than 97 per cent of parents would recommend Ashby School to others, according to a new survey. The survey of Year 10 and 11 parents was carried out by an independent marketing company. Findings showed that 97.8 per cent ... (click to read more)

  • Athletes are Number One!

    Athletes from Ashby School made their mark in the English Schools Track and Field Cup at Leicester’s Saffron Lane athletics stadium. The team competed wearing number 1- which proved to be the placing for many of the athletes. Pictured are ... (click to read more)

  • Construction Students Get Some Sun

    End-of-term sunshine brought Construction students out of the classroom to work on their sketching skills. The Year 10 BTEC students have to master sketching as part of their course. They had recently completed a unit on technical drawing. Teacher Rebecca Knight said: ... (click to read more)

  • PE Students Experience Sporting Life at Loughborough Uni

    A day of sporting workshops at Loughborough University gave PE students an insight into university life and the role of a professional sports scientist. Year 12 BTEC students completed workshops in sports physiology, sports psychology and exercise fitness and ... (click to read more)

  • Biologists Sample Rivers and Rocky Shores

    Biologists spent three days in South Wales carrying out research in rivers, on rocky shores and in sand dunes. Thirty Year 12 students used different sampling techniques, including random sampling, transects and kick sampling to look at different species and their ... (click to read more)

  • Competitors Shine at Sports Day - SEE PICTURE GALLERY HERE

    Scores of sporting hopefuls lined up at Range Road for Ashby School's annual sports day. The day featured a full programme of track and field events, culminating in a sporting victory for Hastings House. There was also success for Nathan Lewis, from ... (click to read more)

  • Arts Students Put on Show through the Decades

    A celebration of culture through the decades by Year 12 Arts students culminated in a festival of live music outside the Arts Centre. The 'Promenade' event focused on cultural highlights from life in the 1920s, 1950s, 1980s and 2000s. Family ... (click to read more)

  • Treasure Hunt est Fantastique

    Talented linguists from two local high schools took part in a French treasure hunt at Ashby School. Year 9 students from Ibstock and Ivanhoe high schools followed French clues which led them on a hunt around the school buildings. Clues ... (click to read more)

  • James is in Fast Lane to be Horse Racer

    An aspiring jockey from Ashby School has secured a place to study race horse care at the British Racing School at Newmarket. James Larter will study for a Diploma in Race Horse Care, after successsfully undergoing a rigorous interview ... (click to read more)

  • Sixth Formers Become Uni Students for a Day

    A day out at Leicester University gave Year 12 students a taste of life as undergraduates. The students were given advice on how to choose a university before taking part in several science-themed workshops run by university lecturers. Topics included chemistry, physics, ... (click to read more)

  • Jet Skier Cameron Makes Waves

    Jet skiing champion Cameron Green is making waves, by winning every race he has entered, less than a year after taking up the sport. Cameron, 15, is the current JSRA (Jet Sport Racing Association) British Winter Junior Champion and ... (click to read more)

  • Holocaust Survivor to Speak to Students

    A holocaust survivor will speak to students about her life, as part of a ‘Day to Remember’ holocaust conference at Ashby School on Tuesday (25 June). Susi Bechhofer, whose mother died at Auschwitz-Birkenau, will share her experiences and take ... (click to read more)

  • Careers Challenge for Year 10 Students

    An enterprise challenge and motivational talk by a Paralympian were the highlights of a careers day for Year 10 students. As part of the enterprise challenge, students were asked to design and create an Ashby School-themed board game. Each class was divided ... (click to read more)

  • Headteacher Takes to Airwaves to Outline What Makes Ashby School so Successful

    Listen to headteacher Eddie Green's interview on BBC Radio Leicester to find out how students of all abilities are thriving at Ashby School. http://www.ashbyschool.org.uk/content/eddie_green_radio_leicester.php   ... (click to read more)

  • Giant Fingerprint is Work of Art

    Young artists from three schools will work together for a whole day to produce a piece of artwork that will be displayed at all three schools. Students from Ashby School will work alongisde students from Ibstock and Ivanhoe Colleges to create a giant, ... (click to read more)

  • Babies Join Class

    The arrival of four virtual babies has been causing a stir in the Business Studies faculty. The new additions are being cared for by Year 10 Health and Social Care students, giving them hands-on experience of the realities of ... (click to read more)

  • Science Fair Shows How Things Work

    A primary school Science fair run by Ashby School is helping to nurture a love of science at every age. Pupils from local primary schools submitted 30 entries to the fair on the theme of 'how things work', including ... (click to read more)

  • Primary Pupils to Model their own Creations at Fashion Show

    Primary school pupils are working on their own t-shirt designs with the help of Ashby School textiles students. Pupils from all 12 of Ashby's feeder primary schools will come up with designs and transfer them to t-shirts, using techniques including embroidery ... (click to read more)

  • Taste of University Life for Year 10 Students

    A day out at Loughborough University gave Year 10 students a taste of unversity life. The 23 students were given a tour of the campus, information about student finance and two academic taster sessions, on Engineering and Sport and ... (click to read more)

  • First Alternative Curriculum Awards Recognise Students

    The school's first ever Alternative Curriculum Awards evening was a celebration of students' hard work and achievement. Winners were rewarded for their commitment to the school's alternative curriculum programme, which helps students to develop vocational skills outside the classroom, alongisde their ... (click to read more)

  • Guitar Making Workshop Ends on High Note

    A guitar-making workshop in which students designed and built their own replica instruments has produced some stunning results. Students used authentic guitar-making techniques and computer-aided technology to create the instruments, based on their own designs. The finished results included a pig-shaped guitar and one ... (click to read more)

  • Read All About it - Latest Ashbeian is Out Now

    The Summer issue of The Ashbeian is out now. Click here to read it. ... (click to read more)

  • Students are Strongest Link on French Day

    Talented linguists were treated to a whole day of French - including a foreign language version of the Weakest Link - at a student conference in Birmingham. The 21 Year 10 students were given the chance to do lots of practice and ... (click to read more)

  • Tickets on Sale for Big Band Night

    A night of big band music featuring Ashby School’s acclaimed jazz band and visiting musicians will be held at Ashby School on Friday 21 June. Tickets for the musical spectacular are now on sale. Alternate performances will come from the ... (click to read more)

  • Anyone for (Cardio) Tennis?

    Tennis lessons with a difference have been introduced at Ashby School. PE students in Year 11 can now opt for cardio tennis – tennis played to music. The emphasis is more on movement than tennis techniques and is designed to ... (click to read more)

  • Athletes Take Top Spots in County Round

    Two teams represented Ashby School in the Track and Field Schools County Round at Saffron Lane, Leicester. Both the girls' and boys' teams performed exceptionally well, with the majority of athletes achieving first or second place in their events. Pictured are ... (click to read more)

  • School Council Reviews its Year in Office

    Written by Marco Narajos, Bridie Maloney, Isaac Marlow and Abbie O’Connor In any school, student voice can only be a good thing for the students. But the big question remains – how can student voice be good for the ... (click to read more)

  • Artwork: Collect it - or Lose it

    GCSE, AS and A2 Artwork from the 2012/13 season must be collected between 1 and 31 October 2013. Any work not collected by 31 October will have to be destroyed.   ... (click to read more)

  • New Senior Team Sets Out its Stall

    The new Senior Team for 2013/2014 has been named as Head Boy Zak Mahinfar, Head Girl Beth Maidstone, Deputy Head Boy Freddie Woodyatt and Deputy Head Girl Nancy Heath. The aims for their year in office include promoting unity, ... (click to read more)

  • Super Snappers Take Top Prizes

    Four super snappers from Ashby School have scooped first and second prize in a photography competition. Georgia Wells and Lucy Hall came first in the senior category of the Ashby Rotary Young Photographer of the Year competition, for their ... (click to read more)

  • Battlefields Trip for Historians

    The battlefields of Ypres and the Somme gave young historians a new insight into one of the most important eras in British history. Forty three students from Year 10 students embarked on the annual battlefields field trip. During the trip, they ... (click to read more)

  • Advice on Measles Outbreak

    Health advice following the recent measles outbreak is now available on the Letters page. Click here to read the letter from Public Health England. ... (click to read more)

  • Elliot Swims to Victory in Aquathon

    Championship swimmer Elliot Tointon showed his prowess in the pool by finishing first in the school’s annual aquathon. Elliot, a silver medal winner at the England Schools Swimming Championships, recorded the day’s fastest swim of 4.29 minutes. He and ... (click to read more)

  • Study Leave Starts

    Study leave for students in Years 11, 12 and 13 starts this month. For Year 11 students, study leave begins on Friday 17 May. Year 12 students begin their study leave on Friday 10 May. Year 13 students are on study ... (click to read more)

  • Silver Surfers Get to Grips with Internet

    Technology-savvy students have been helping older members of the community to get to grips with the internet, by running training sessions for Silver Surfers. Sixth Formers have been running the weekly computer sessions for older people since December, to ... (click to read more)

  • Golf Tournament is a Hit

    Sports students helped to tee off a golf tournament for local primary school children. Pupils from three local primary schools were at Ashby School to take part in the tri-golf competition, which combined skills and fun. Students planned and ran the event, ... (click to read more)

  • Announcement

    It is with great sadness that the school must announce the death of student Tom Wilkinson. Tom, 18, in Year 13 died at home on Monday 29 April. Headteacher Eddie Green said: "Our deepest condolences are offered to his family and ... (click to read more)

  • A Reminder - School Transport Applications Need to be Submitted Now

    Sixth Formers who are eligible for school transport may need to reapply. See link below for more information. http://www.ashbyschool.org.uk/content/letters_view.php?id=120   ... (click to read more)

  • Students Swim the Channel (in Ashby!)

    Students in Ashe will be swimming the channel, walking the length of Britain and climbing K2 - all without leaving the school. The students decided to set themselves an Ashe 'Iron Man' challenge to raise money for their House ... (click to read more)

  • French Visitor Takes Ideas Back to her Classroom

    Life at Ashby School could soon be impacting on classrooms in France, following a visit by a teacher from Strasbourg. Nadia Belkaid, who teaches English language, literature and history to students in Years 11 - 13 at the Lycee ... (click to read more)

  • Teaching Opportunities for Graduates

    Parents interested in a career in teaching can find out more at an open evening in January. The Forest Way Teaching School Alliance based at Coalville is inviting potential secondary teachers to get in touch, with a view to kickstarting ... (click to read more)

  • Visiting Engineer Shares Secrets with Students

    An engineer from Jaguar Land Rover talked to students about life at one of Britain's most successful companies and about the value of Design Technology subjects. Jack Bilson spoke to two groups of Construction students and would-be engineers about his ... (click to read more)

  • Awards Evening for Students

    Progress, achievement and talent were all rewarded at Ashby School’s annual awards ceremony. Award winners included Katie Jones, who picked up the Tina Parker Cup for making the greatest progress in all areas of her school career. In December, ... (click to read more)

  • James Nets Victory on Tennis Court

    Tennis ace James Ison helped to power Leicestershire under 17s to victory against some of the best young players in the country. James, 15, who is in Year 10, was one of seven boys to represent Leicestershire in the ... (click to read more)

  • Hockey Players Make it Four in a Row

    Ashby's hockey players were on top form, claiming victory in a Leicestershire schools tournament for the fourth consecutive year. The boys' team won its matches with emphatic score lines of 6-1, 7-0, 8-0 and 6-0. The girls were also unbeaten, winning 7-0, 1-0 and 1-0. Both ... (click to read more)

  • House Afternoon is a Hit - See Picture Gallery Here

    Everything from comic strips to castle making and gardening to yoga was on offer during House afternoon. Students could choose from more than 50 activities, including zumba classes, flower arranging, origami, Wii games, Easter craft making, photgraphy, textiles recycling, ... (click to read more)

  • Netballers Come Out on Top

    The school's netball teams have put in some excellent performances this term. The girls' under15 netball team came second in the Charnwood league, competing against five other schools from across the area. They also took third place in the Charnwood tournament. Lucy ... (click to read more)

  • Language Students Get a Taste of French Cuisine

    Budding Raymond Blancs tested their culinary and linguistic skills during a French cookery masterclass at Ashby School. Talented linguists from Ivanhoe and Ibstock high schools spent an afternoon at Ashby School, making their own tartes aux pommes. The masterclass has ... (click to read more)

  • Holocaust Visit Brings Horrors of History to Life

    A trip to Auschwitz proved harrowing but enlightening for head girl Margherita De Fraja and head boy Brendan Greatorex. Here, Margherita writes about their experience: 'In March, the two of us took part in a trip run by the Holocaust ... (click to read more)

  • School Invests in Latest Technologies

    Ipads, Mac suites and immersive 3-D technology will place Ashby School at the forefront of technological advances in education. The school is investing up to £400,000 in the latest technologies, including 450 ipads which will be based in Faculties ... (click to read more)

  • No Fretting at Guitar Workshop

    A new guitar workshop at Ashby School is not teaching students how to play guitars – but how to build them. During the nine-week course, students will design and make their own scale models, using computer-aided technology. The after-school classes ... (click to read more)

  • Open Mic Night Raises Cash for Comic Relief

    Singers and musicians took to the stage for an open mic night, in aid of Comic Relief. The event, which took place in front of an appreciative audience in the Sixth Form Centre, included acoustic guitar and vocal performers as ... (click to read more)

  • Boys Win Quarter Finals of Rugby's County Plate

    Ashby 48 - 5 Soar Valley It was a dominant performance from Ashby, with tries coming early on. Ashby had been camped in the opposition 22 but, after several opportunities went begging due to inaccuracy with the final pass, the ... (click to read more)

  • Netballers Take Third Place

    The girls' under 19 netball team finished in a respectable third place in its end-of-season tournament. The girls put on a spirited display to come fourth in the Charnwood League, competing against teams from seven other local schools. There were special ... (click to read more)

  • Swimmers are Great in Gala

    A team of 16 swimmers from Ashby School pulled off a resounding victory in the North West Leicestershire/ Hinckley and Bosworth School Sports Partnership swimming gala. The school entered four teams of four swimmers – Year 10 and 11 ... (click to read more)

  • Collaborative Concert Will be 'Out of this World'

    Musicians from Ashby School will join forces with performers from six other schools in an other-worldly musical extravaganza on Friday (15 March). About 160 young performers - including 55 from Ashby School - are expected to take to the stage for ... (click to read more)

  • Boxing is Newest School Sport

    Boxing is the latest sport to be offered to PE students. About 70 students in Years 10 and 11 have signed up for boxing as one of their mainstream PE options. Its popularity is believed to be down to the success ... (click to read more)

  • The Spring Issue of The Ashbeian is Out Now

    All the latest news from Ashby School is in the Spring issue of The Ashbeian. ... (click to read more)

  • Cadets Lifts Top Military Award

    Three marine cadets from Ashby School have helped their corps to win a top military award for the first time in 29 years. Jake Jones (pictured front left), Ryan O'Connor (back row, second from left) and Felipe Rodriguez (back row, second ... (click to read more)

  • Maths Students Make it Count

    More than 70 of the school's most able mathematicians tested their knowledge in an Intermediate Mathematics Challenge, coming away with a hoard of gold, silver and bronze certificates. The Intermediate Challenge, run by the UK Mathematics Trust, is aimed at the top third ... (click to read more)

  • Business Students Shine in Challenge

    A team of budding business brains tested their skills and knowledge in the regional heats of a national business competition. Year 12 business students Matthew Wood, Stephen Forrest, William Lai, Megan Garner and James Jerram took part in the Business, Accounting ... (click to read more)

  • Artists are Inspired by Peace

    Peace was the theme of a competition entered by Year 10 artists. Students were given just six hours to create their own original artwork on the subject of peace, for the Rotary Young Artist of the Year competition. A selection ... (click to read more)

  • Netballers Put Up Fight Against De Lisle

    The under 15 girls' netball team put on a spirited display against De Lisle RC School. Team member Amy Munro said: "It was a challenging but exciting match, pushing us as a team to think about our team work and ... (click to read more)

  • Sign Up for USA Trip of a Lifetime

    An unforgettable trip to some of America's most famous landmarks will take place at Easter 2014. Students can sign up now for the week-long visit which will take in New York, Washington DC and Philadelphia. The package is expected to include: Fascinating historical ... (click to read more)

  • World Issues Tackled at UN Meeting

    The challenges of feeding the world’s population came under scrutiny when students took on the role of United Nations ambassadors. Members of Ashby School’s United Nations Association Youth (UNAY)  discussed the issue of food security at their general assembly. The ... (click to read more)

  • School Council Helps Hospice Charity

    A non-uniform day organised by the School Council raised an impressive £924.04 for local charity, Hospice Hope. A cheque was presented to representatives of the charity at a Hastings House assembly. Carol Smith of Hospice Hope accepts the cheque. She ... (click to read more)

  • Madrid Trip is Pitch Perfect

    A visit to the home of Real Madrid football club was one of the highlights of a half-term trip to Madrid. Twelve students made the journey to Spain, which included a visit to the Bernabeu stadium to see Real ... (click to read more)

  • Teacher Takes Trip to the Palace

    A teacher who has dedicated 30 years to the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme has been presented with a long service award at St James’s Palace. Geography teacher Margaret Hawksworth, who is Head of Sixth Form at Ashby School, ... (click to read more)

  • Speakers Make their Voices Heard in Rotary Contest

    Prize-winning public speakers Nancy Heath, Emily Essex and Annabel Lock have done it again - taking the top spot in the district semi finals of the Rotary Youth Speaks competition. The trio - who also won the district semi final last year - were pitted against ... (click to read more)

  • Frances is Named Top Musician - Again

    Talented musician Frances Gibson has been crowned Ashby Rotary Musician of the Year for the second consecutive year. Frances is presented with her certificate by Sylvia Williams, President of Ashby Castle Rotary Club. Frances played the Adagio non Troppo movement ... (click to read more)

  • Sign Up for Stop Smoking Sessions

    Places are still available for students and staff who want help to give up smoking. Smoking cessation sessions run every Friday morning at Ashby School with trained ‘stop smoking’ advisers. Nuala Taylor, NHS stop smoking young people’s adviser, said: “To ... (click to read more)

  • MP Talks to Government and Politics Students

    MP Andrew Bridgen visited the school to talk to Government and Politics students about his life in politics. The North West Leicestershire MP spoke about his role in the local constituency and his responsibilities at Westminster, including his membership ... (click to read more)

  • Rugby Players Put up Good Fight against Welbeck

    Following impressive victories against local rivals Dixie Grammar and De Lisle in previous rounds, Ashby travelled to Welbeck for the next round of the Leicestershire County Cup. The game was played in blustery conditions and Ashby made a really ... (click to read more)

  • Skiiers Put in Some Practice

    The ski slopes of Swadlincote and Tamworth were the destination for staff and students, in preparation for their ski trip to Andorra. Ten people learned to ski while four - including teacher Ben Clarke - learned to snowboard. Lessons ... (click to read more)

  • Apply Now to Mary Smith Fund

    Young people from the Ashby area can apply now to a fund which has helped biologists, musicians, tennis players and even a magician to follow their dreams in the last 12 months. The Mary Smith Scholarship Fund was set ... (click to read more)

  • First Alex Grose Bursary is Awarded

    The first Alex Grose bursary has been awarded to former student Alex Lamb. Alex L was chosen for the award by the Grose family for his commitment to the school’s music department.   Alex Lamb at the piano. Heather Grose, Alex’s ... (click to read more)

  • Snow Joke for Premises Staff

    Snow brought problems for both students and staff - but the worst to fare were almost certainly the school's premises staff. The school's team of premises officers, led by estates manager Shaun Holyland, spent hours clearing footpaths and making ... (click to read more)

  • Staff Revue Postponed Due to Weather Warning

    The staff revue has been postponed to Friday 1 February because of a severe weather warning from the Met Office. All tickets for the original performances (which were scheduled to take place on Friday 25 February) will be valid on the ... (click to read more)

  • Mo's Belt is Business Challenge

    A revolutionary belt worn by Mo Farrah at the London Olympics was the inspiration behind a Year 10 business challenge. Experts from Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics set students the challenge of marketing the ‘Respibelt’, which was ... (click to read more)

  • School Open as Normal

    School is open today (Tuesday 22 January) as normal. Buses will collect, where possible. Parents are requesed not to come onto the school site but to deliver students to a safe distance by car, and allow students to walk the ... (click to read more)

  • Year 9 Options Evening Rescheduled for Monday 28 January

    The Year 9 options evening for out-of-catchment students which was postponed due to bad weather has been rescheduled for Monday 28 January. The evening will take place at 6pm in the school lecture theatre. ... (click to read more)

  • School CLOSED Due to Snow - Exams Will Go Ahead

    Ashby School is CLOSED today (Monday 21 January) due to adverse travel conditions caused by prolonged snowfall. The school will remain open to any students who have exams today. This morning's examination will begin at 9am. This afternoon's examination will begin ... (click to read more)

  • Ashby School Closed from Lunchtime Today

    Ashby School will be closed from lunchtime today (Friday 18 January), due to adverse travel conditions caused by snow. Students living locally will be free to leave school at 12.25pm. Those travelling by bus will remain at school until 1.05pm. They ... (click to read more)

  • Olympic Basketball Star Visits School

    Great Britain basketball captain Drew Sullivan visited Ashby School to run a masterclass for PE students and talk to them about his Olympic experience. About 200 students from Years 11, 12 and 13 got the chance to listen to ... (click to read more)

  • Three Countries (and Lots of Chocolate) on Whirlwind Tour

    Forty students enjoyed a linguistic and cultural whirlwind tour of Northern Europe, visiting Germany and Belgium and stopping off in France on the way back. The students travelled by overnight coach and Eurotunnel to reach their youth hostel in ... (click to read more)

  • What to do in the Event of Snow

    If a decision is taken to close the school because of bad weather, details will be posted here on the school website. Students can also listen to BBC Radio Leicester or log on to the BBC Radio Leicester website for the ... (click to read more)

  • Carol Concert Goes Down a Storm

    Crowds of older people from across the district packed Ashby School's lecture theatre for its popular, senior citizens' carol concert. School musicians played and sang a variety of wellknown tunes, including Christmas songs and carols, to the delight of a capacity audience, including ... (click to read more)

  • Presentation Evening for Returning Students

    More than 150 students returned to school to receive their A level certificates, at a special presentation evening. The students - most of whom are in their first year of university - left Ashby School in the summer at ... (click to read more)

  • A Very Merry Xmas from Ashby School...

    School reopens on Tuesday 8 January 2013. ... (click to read more)

  • Medical Advice Issued on Winter Bug

    A number of students and staff have been affected by a winter vomiting bug. Doctors have advised that anyone suffering from the bug should not return to school until 48 hours after their last bout of sickness. ... (click to read more)

  • Food Students Pitch to KP Top Brass

    Food Technology students proved they were 'hot stuff' when they delivered a marketing-style pitch to KP Foods' board of directors. The students had been working with the food giant on a project centred around its 'Space Raiders' snack. They were ... (click to read more)

  • Festive House Afternoon is Fantastic

    A Christmas-themed House afternoon allowed students from all Years to work together on a series of fun, festive projects. All 64 form groups created their own colourful Christmas display boards using a range of materials and lots of imagination! There was also ... (click to read more)

  • Easy Victory for Netballers

    The girls' Under 15 netball team secured an easy victory in their match against Charnwood College. The match began quietly with the score standing at 1 - 1 for much of the first quarter. In the last few minutes of the first half, ... (click to read more)

  • Necklaces Breathe New Life into Old Paper

    Enterprising students have been putting their creative skills to good use by turning waste paper into stunning jewellery. The students, who are all in form B4VM, have made coloured beads from scrap paper and used them to make professional-looking necklaces. The ... (click to read more)

  • Punk Hits Raise Charity Cash

    A charity gig by newly formed band NCB helped to raise funds for  Birmingham Children's Hospital. NCB is made up of Maths teacher and vocalist Julian Constable, groundsman Adam Hedley on lead guitar, Science teacher Nick Morse on bass guitar ... (click to read more)

  • Lucky Student Katie to Get Uni Fees Paid by Ashfield In2Focus

    Lucky student Katie Jones will get her university fees paid in full for four years, thanks to the generosity of Ashby-based company Ashfield In2Focus. Katie was declared the winner of Project Aspire, at a special ceremony at Ashby School.  Katie Jones is announced as the ... (click to read more)

  • 'It Really is a Pleasure to Come to the School'

    Parents who attended the recent Year 11 parents' evenings were so impressed by their experience that they contacted the school. One parent said: “I just wanted to send a quick message to say what a positive experience the Year ... (click to read more)

  • Vet and Pet in School for Careers Chat

    A visiting veterinary lecturer - and her dog - were in school to meet students interested in a career in veterinary science. Dr Sabine Totemeyer, from Nottingham University, and her Labrador/ pointer cross, Braid, met the students after school. Dr Totemeyer talked ... (click to read more)

  • Our House...Bullen

    The lid has been lifted on life in Bullen. one of Ashby School's eight houses. A presentation by Bullen member Geogia Boulter, Rotary Young Designer of the Year 2012, outlines just some of the achievements, aims and activities of Bullen ... (click to read more)

  • The Latest Ashbeian Newsletter is Out Now

    Click here for the latest school newsletter. ... (click to read more)

  • School Christmas Cards Go on Sale

      School Christmas cards featuring stunning student designs are on sale now. The cards come in three designs: 'Snowman' by Chloe Beniston, 'Penguin' by Lucie Taylor and 'Rooftops' by Josh Knight. 'Penguin' by Lucie Taylor. Cards cost 25p each or five for ... (click to read more)

  • Cardboard Sculptures Come to Life

    A visiting sculptor has been showing Ashby School students how to create their own stunning cardboard sculptures. Philip Cox, whose ‘paper people’ have been exhibited all over the UK and beyond, worked with 40 students over two days. Students are ... (click to read more)

  • Mathematicians Shine in National Challenge

    Outstanding mathematicians from Ashby School have achieved outstanding results in a national maths challenge. William Lai qualified for the British Mathematics Olympiad first round. He will sit the 3.5 hour paper in November. Benjamin Pepper, Joel Williams and Adam Walster ... (click to read more)

  • Staff Get a Soaking for Children in Need

    Eight staff members got themselves into a tight spot to raise money for Children in Need. All eight volunteered to spend time in the stocks during  their lunchbreak for a sponsored 'sponge-a-teacher' session. The fundraising idea was put forward by students. Mr Bircher takes ... (click to read more)

  • Show Club Entertain Audiences in Burton

    Singers from Ashby School's Show Club wowed audiences at an evening of ‘Celebrating Music’ at Burton-on-Trent. The students were last to take to the stage at Burton Town Hall,  treating listeners to pieces from Broadway musicals as well as popular ... (click to read more)

  • Swarm of Bugs Escapes from Art Class

    A swarm of bugs is taking over the Art department. Insects created by Year 10 students are hanging from ceilings, pinned to walls and even crawling out of the classroom and along the ceiling of the Art corridor. The swarm ... (click to read more)

  • Car Part Art Hits Mark

    Unwanted engine parts are being turned into artwork by enterprising students. Members of the Year 10 Foundation Learning group are using boxes of discarded car parts to create their own robot. The project was inspired by Year 10 art students who ... (click to read more)

  • Tickets on Sale for Popular Carol Concert

    The school's popular carol concert for older residents will take place on Wednesday 19 December. The senior citizens' carol concert has become one of the highlights in the run-up to Christmas. The evening will feature festive entertainment by school musicians, ... (click to read more)

  • Good Sports Run Basketball Festival

    Sports students put their leadership skills to the test when they ran a basketball festival for primary school pupils. The Year 12 students, who are all working towards sports coaching and leadership qualifications, led a series of basketball skills ... (click to read more)

  • Ashby School Pushes Vinyl Frontier

    The Cult, The Smiths and The Beatles were among the classic artists to be given a spin at Ashby School’s ‘Bring a Record to School’ day. Staff and students brought in armfuls of their vinyl favourites, including Madness, The ... (click to read more)

  • January Closing Date for Alex's Fund

    A special fund set up in memory of former student Alex Grose will help other young people to realise their university dreams.  Alex Grose, an able student and keen theatre technician, died unexpectedly in September 2010 at the age ... (click to read more)

  • 'Into the Sixth Form' Evening for Year 11

    An open evening to help Year 11 students make the right decisions at post-16 will be held on Tuesday 20 November. The 'Into the Sixth Form' evening will give students and their parents an introduction to Sixth Form life, ... (click to read more)

  • School Crossing Patrol Vacancy

    There will be no school crossing patrol for a short period from Monday 12 November, due to staff changes. During this time, students and drivers are urged to take extra care when crossing Leicester Road. Ashby School has begun the ... (click to read more)

  • Musicians Put on Surprise Performance

    An impromptu marching band performance by school musicians entertained students during morning break. About 20 musicians surprised onlookers by giving a rousing musical rendition as they marched around the school grounds. Their route took them from their Music classroom, past the House gardens, ... (click to read more)

  • Hallowe'en is Frightening Fundraiser

    Hundreds of Sixth Formers donned their most spook-tacular outfits to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Ghouls, ghosts, witches and werewolves turned out in force to support the cause on 31 October. A ghoulish new take on school uniform. The ... (click to read more)

  • Band Night Rocks

    More than 20 student acts took to the stage to perform at Ashby School’s most successful ever gig and open mic night. The evening included an eclectic mix of music from Led Zeppelin to Abba, alongside students’ own compositions. The ... (click to read more)

  • Students Get Taste of Parliamentary Life - in Strasbourg

    Language and politics students were given a rare glimpse of the workings of the European Parliament when they travelled to Strasbourg to see it for themselves. During the visit, the students engaged in debates inside the Parliament building with ... (click to read more)

  • Careers Evening Helps Students Make Next Move

    A careers evening will help students to decide on their next move, by bringing them face-to-face with a roomful of business and educational experts. Representatives of more than 40 different career paths – including universities, colleges, and local and ... (click to read more)

  • House Trip is on Target

    An evening trip to Megazone was a hit for students from Ashe. Thirty-two students travelled to Derby for the House social outing. Ashe House Manager Ben Clarke said: "House activities like this help to bring together students from different Year ... (click to read more)

  • Ashby School to Influence Design Teaching in America

    Ashby School could help to shape the future of design teaching in America – following a visit by a leading American education expert. Doris Wells-Papanek, who is based in the Chicago area, was at Ashby to see the range ... (click to read more)

  • Firework Project Goes with a Bang

    Primary school pupils have been helping business students with their latest project. Year 13 Applied Business students are designing a promotional campaign for a  fireworks event - and went along to Ashby Church of England Primary School in Burton Road ... (click to read more)

  • Art Students Embark on Tour of London Galleries

    Art students will go on a whistle stop tour of London art galleries this weekend. The 29 students will visit the Tate Modern, Tate Britiain, Royal Academy, British Museum, Saatchi gallery, Victoria and Albert and the National History Museum. As part ... (click to read more)

  • Sixth Formers Shine at Statutes

    Sixth Formers joined pupils from local special needs schools for a morning of fun at Ashby’s statutes street fair. The Sixth Formers escorted pupils around the fair and accompanied them on several rides. It has become an annual tradition for Ashby’s post-16 ... (click to read more)

  • Murder Mystery Challenge Inspires Young Scientists

    A murder mystery challenge run by Ashby School students helped to inspire young scientists at Ivanhoe College. A group of 12 Sixth Formers ran the Cluedo-style challenge for Year 8 students, using practical chemistry techniques. These students ran the Cluedo-style session ... (click to read more)

  • PE Students to Test their Skills in the Great Outdoors

    PE students will test their skills in climbing, canoeing, orienteering and mountain biking on a three-day residential course. Twenty GCSE PE students will travel to the Outdoor Education Centre at Skipton, in the hope of boosting their practical grades. This ... (click to read more)

  • Music Trip is Huge Success

    Sixty musicians took part in a residential music weekend, featuring jazz, samba, saxophone and even ukulele playing. The school musicians, along with seven students from Ivanhoe College, travelled to Dunfield House for a weekend of intense musical rehearsals and ... (click to read more)

  • Cambodia Challenge is Out of this World

    A trip of a lifetime to Cambodia and Laos is being offered to Year 12 students. The cultural exchange will take place in July 2014 through the World Challenge programme. Students will learn about leadership, volunteering, and life in two ... (click to read more)

  • Young Ambassadors to Spread Sporting Message

    Young sporting ambassadors from Ashby School will learn more about the positive influences of sport when they attend a conference at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena. Three students will attend the October conference, as part of their Young Ambassador role. The ... (click to read more)

  • School Forges Closer Community Links

    A new forum to forge closer links between Ashby School and the local community is tackling issues such as truancy, littering and student involvement in town projects. The Community Cohesion group includes members of the town council, the police, ... (click to read more)

  • School Gains Academy Status

    Ashby School is now an Academy. From 1 October 2012, the school was granted Academy status, giving it greater freedom to determine its curriculum, finances and other issues. Academies are state-funded, independent schools committed to providing a first class education. Headteacher ... (click to read more)

  • The Great Ashby Cake-Off

    A chain of coffee mornings and cake sales will take place across Ashby School to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support. Staff and students in Design, Languages, PE and the special needs department will sell hundreds of homemade cakes and ... (click to read more)

  • Open Evening for Current Year 9 Students

    An open evening for prospective Year 10 students will be held on Wednesday 3 October from 5.30 - 8pm. Current Year 9 students and their families are invited to come and find out more about the school's impressive range ... (click to read more)

  • Quiz Marks European Day of Languages

    Students will test their knowledge of Europe in a quiz devised by Sixth Formers, to mark European Day of Languages. Sixth Formers were asked to come up with an idea to promote the event across the school - and ... (click to read more)

  • Head Boy and Head Girl Unveil their Vision

    The new Student Senior Team has outlined its vision for the coming year. Head Boy Brendan Greatorex, Head Girl Margharita de Fraja, Deputy Head Boy George Lock and Deputy Head Girl Carys Gidlow are all looking forward to the ... (click to read more)

  • Ashby Pushes the Vinyl Frontier

    The Cult, The Smiths and The Beatles were among the classic artists to be given a spin at Ashby School’s ‘Bring a Record to School’ day. Staff and students brought in armfuls of their vinyl favourites, including Madness, The ... (click to read more)

  • Exam Results Are Up Again

    Ashby School bucked the national trend by achieving some of its best ever GCSE results. Sixty nine per cent of students gained five GCSEs at the top grades of A* to C, including Maths and English. The figure was up ... (click to read more)

  • Languages for All - Sign Up Now

    Evening language classes for students, staff and Governors will be launched from September. The courses in Spanish and British Sign Language follow the success of previous after-school language sessions. This year, members of the wider school community can sign up for ... (click to read more)

  • Results Days, Exam Information and Summer Closure Details

    Results days are Thursday 16 August for A level students and Thursday 23 August for GCSE students. The school switchboard will be open on these days and the day following results (Friday 17 August and Friday 24 August) to deal with ... (click to read more)

  • Sale of Produce Helps Garden Project to Grow

    A sale of produce grown by the school's young gardeners will help to fund next year's garden project. Students sold a range of produce, including peas, garlic, courgettes and rhubarb, that they had grown themselves in the school vegetable plot. All proceeds ... (click to read more)

  • Long-Standing Governors Say Goodbye

    Three longstanding Governors are stepping down after clocking up more than 40 years’ combined service at Ashby School.  John Exton, Derek Barham and John Ashton will all leave the board of Governors this summer.  John Exton, an Old Boy of ... (click to read more)

  • Farewell to Leading Lights at Boarding House

    Two of the most influential figures at School House are to retire, after more than 20 years looking after boarders.  Director of Boarding John Williams and his wife, Lynne, who is matron, have overseen huge changes since becoming involved ... (click to read more)

  • Megan is Outstanding - and That's Official

    A former Ashby School student has been named National BTEC Awards Outstanding Student of the Year. Megan Turner, who left the school in 2010, also scooped the prize for National BTEC Awards Outstanding BTEC Science and Engineering Student of ... (click to read more)

  • Conference Celebrates 25 Years

    A school event which has helped thousands of students to prepare for their future careers will celebrate its 25th anniversary next week.  The annual ‘Skills for Management’ conference at Ashby School first brought together Sixth Formers and local industry ... (click to read more)

  • Children's Classics Brought to Life on Stage

    Three popular children’s books were brought to life on stage by students from Ashby School.  Drama, music and art students joined forces to present their own version of the three books – ‘I’m Special, I’m Me’, ‘Lost and Found’ ... (click to read more)

  • Georgia is Young Designer of the Year

    A Design student from Ashby School has been named East Midlands’ Young Designer of the Year.  Georgia Boulter, 17, won the Rotary district competition with her architectural model of a dance studio which took more than 40 hours to ... (click to read more)

  • Teachers Make it to Olympics

    The London Olympics will be an experience of a lifetime for two teachers from Ashby School.  Margaret Hawksworth, Director of Sixth Form, and Maths teacher Sam Blatherwick have both been selected to help at the 2012 Games.  Margaret and Sam ... (click to read more)

  • Young Musicians are in Tune

    Three girls from Ashby School have won the Rotary district Young Musician of the Year ensemble award.  Naomi Edwards, Fran Gibson and Megan Lewis are members of a trio called Caprice, playing cello, oboe and flute respectively.  Hitting the high ... (click to read more)

  • How to Run a Successful Football Club

    Ashby School has teamed up with Burton Albion Football Club and United Biscuits to give students an insight into the skills needed to run a successful football club.  Year 10 students will visit Albion’s Pirelli Stadium to learn about ... (click to read more)

  • Flying High on RAF Visit

    Students will get a taste of military life and the skills involved when they visit RAF Cranfield. Year 12 students will spend a day at the military base, taking part in mock interviews, touring the base and eating lunch in the officers' ... (click to read more)

  • Biologists Soak Up Good Weather on Rocky Shores

    Biologists explored rocky shores and sand dunes during a Biology field trip to Swallow Falls in Wales. The Year 12 students spent three days practising their sampling techniques along the Welsh coastline. Students were sampling on rocky shores. Biologist John Bostock, who accompanied ... (click to read more)

  • Bronze Students Brave Rain

    Bronze Duke of Edinburgh students braved torrential rain to walk 18 kilometres from Bradgate Park to Beaumanor Hall. Seventy five Year 10 students took part in the exercise, to fulfil the expedition element of their Bronze award. Students get comfortable in ... (click to read more)

  • Masterclass for High School Linguists

    Gifted pupils from local high schools took part in a French masterclass at Ashby School.  The talented linguists from Ibstock and Ivanhoe high schools took part in a treasure hunt around B block, answering questions in French to find ... (click to read more)

  • Sixth Form Induction for Year 11 Students

    An induction session for Year 11 students who have been offered a Sixth Form place for September 2012 will take place on Monday 2 July. For more details, click here. ... (click to read more)

  • Ashby School is 'Overwhelmingly Good' - Read the Full Ofsted Report

    Progress at Ashby School is ‘overwhelmingly good’, according to Ofsted inspectors.  Following a two day inspection, Ofsted found that the school was ‘good’ in all areas and that its boarding establishment was ‘outstanding’.  Inspectors assessed the achievement of pupils, the ... (click to read more)

  • Bag a Bargain at Uniform Sale

    A uniform clearance sale will held at school on Tuesday 3 July. Bargain hunters will be able to snap up sweatshirts or cardigans for just £10 and polo shirts for a fiver. The sale will take place on the Range ... (click to read more)

  • 'World of Work' Opens for Year 10s - Sign Up Now!

    Mechanics, nursery nurses and chocolatiers will take over classrooms at Ashby School, for a ‘World of Work’ afternoon. Workshops will be run by a range of professionals, including make-up artists, doctors, lawyers, photographers and physiotherapists, to give students a taste ... (click to read more)

  • Ben Bags Uni Work Placement

    A student from Ashby School has secured a Summer work placement at Loughborough University.  Sixth Former Ben Tipping successfully applied to take part in a Nuffield STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) scheme at the university.  He will receive a ... (click to read more)

  • Ashby Rock Band to Play at O2 Arena

    A Leicestershire rock band whose members met at Ashby School are to appear at London’s O2 Arena.  The Decade Runners have reached the final of national music competition ‘Live and Unsigned’, beating scores of other bands in the first ... (click to read more)

  • Students Celebrate World Book Night

    Book lovers were presented with a free copy of a classic novel as part of celebrations for World Book Night. Members of the school's Literati group - who meet regularly to share their love of literature - each received a copy ... (click to read more)

  • Ofsted Inspection at Ashby School This Week

    Ofsted inspectors will carry out an inspection of Ashby School on Wednesday and Thursday (16 and 17 May). A parental questionnaire will be sent home with students early this week. Parents are asked to complete and return the questionnaire ... (click to read more)

  • Cheerleaders Take Top Prize (and Second and Third)

    Cheerleaders from Ashby School came first, second and third in a national competition. The group of 16 girls and one boy was the only school squad to compete in the Cheer and Dance Championships. All the other entrants were members ... (click to read more)

  • The Summer issue of The Ashbeian is Out Now

    Read all about it in the Summer issue of The Ashbeian. ... (click to read more)

  • Remarkable Students Get Awards

    A championship cyclist, a fiery fundraiser and a boy who has overcome persistent medical problems were among the prize-winners at this year’s awards ceremony at Ashby School.  (A full list of award winners appears at the end of this ... (click to read more)

  • Lucinda Takes to the Sky

    Daredevil Lucinda Reynolds celebrated her 18th birthday by signing up for a sponsored sky dive. Lucinda performed her charity sky dive at Langar Airfield in Nottingham in May, in aid of the Vanessa Riddle appeal, to help children with cancer. Lucinda ... (click to read more)

  • Young Writers are Published

    Two young poets have had their work published in a regional anthology. Amy Hodgkins and Brett Mottram both submitted poems for the 'Poetry Matters' competition run by Young Writers. Amy Hodgkins and Brett Mottram with the anthology that features their ... (click to read more)

  • United Nations Former Director Talks to Students

    A former director of the United Nations Association UK visited the school to talk to students about his career and the world of international affairs. Malcolm Harper spoke to Sixth Form geographers, gifted and talented students and members of ... (click to read more)

  • Exam Timetables Issued

    Summer 2012 Exam Timetables have now been issued to students via form tutors. Further information is available at Students/Examination Information. ... (click to read more)

  • Media Students Join Arts Festival Push

    Media savvy students from Ashby School are helping to promote Ashby Arts Festival.   Festival organisers approached the school to ask for their help in promoting the event.  A poster for the festival deisigned by Media Studies students. Students have since designed ... (click to read more)

  • Make a Date for Higher Education Evening

    All Year 12 students and their parents are invited to a Higher Education evening on Wednesday 2 May from 7 - 8.30pm. The evening will include talks by Sixth Form staff, along with a guest speaker from De Montfort ... (click to read more)

  • Glenn Sets Sail

    A student from Ashby School will fulfil his dream of joining the Merchant Navy, after being offered a full cadet sponsorship by one of the world’s largest shipping companies.  Glenn Higginbotham, 17, of Smisby, will take to the seas ... (click to read more)

  • Runners and Swimmers Line Up for Challenge

    A gruelling charity challenge will push students and teachers to the limit when they take part in Ashby School’s annual aquathon. Up to 100 staff and students - including Headteacher Eddie Green – have signed up for the aquathon, which will ... (click to read more)

  • Uniform Clearance Sale

    A uniform clearance sale will held at school on Wednesday 25 April. Bargain hunters will be able to snap up sweatshirts or cardigans for just £10 and polo shirts for a fiver. The sale will take place on the Range ... (click to read more)

  • Absence Procedure - A Reminder

    All absences should be reported to the Year Room or the Sixth Form Office on the day a student will be away from school. Parents or carers of Year 10 and 11 students should contact 01530 413748 x 202 by 10am. Sixth ... (click to read more)

  • Sad Death of School House Cook Announced

    Sincere condolences have been extended to the family of School House cook Rosalyn Bingley who has died. Mrs Bingley passed away on Friday (23 March). Ashby School headteacher Eddie Green said: "It is with deep regret that we have to announce that Rosalyn has sadly ... (click to read more)

  • Academy Move Gets Official Go-Ahead from Secretary of State

    Ashby School has received the official go-ahead to become an Academy.  The Secretary of State for Education has signed the school’s Academy Order, paving the way for the next stage of the Academy conversion process.  Headteacher Eddie Green said: “I ... (click to read more)

  • Holocaust Lessons to be Shared through Assemblies

    A visit to Auschwitz will be the inspiration behind a series of assemblies devised by Head Boy Wes Eyley and Head Girl Beth Murton.  The pair visited the former concentration camp in February, as guests of the Holocaust Memorial ... (click to read more)

  • Wacky Races Raise Charity Cash

    Students on scooters, pushbikes and rollerblades took over Mallory Park race track for a night of ‘wacky races’, raising more than £400 for charity.  And they're off... Twenty-five students signed up to complete as many laps of the circuit as ... (click to read more)

  • Caring for Babies is not Child's Play

    Seven new arrivals have boosted school numbers – and kept Health and Social Care students busy round the clock.  The seven virtual babies have been cared for by Year 11 students as part of their Health and Social care ... (click to read more)

  • 100 Musicians, Six Schools, One Concert

    More than 100 young musicians from six local schools will perform together on Friday (23 March) in a joint concert.  The concert had an Olympic theme. This will be the third consecutive year that musicians from Ashby School have joined ... (click to read more)

  • Fancy Dress Three-Legged Race Will Raise Funds for Sport Relief

    Sixth Formers raised £500 for Sport Relief by running three-legged races in fancy dress.  Sixteen teams took part in the event in the Sixth Form Centre.  Sixth Formers came in fancy dress. Scores of Sixth Formers came to school in fancy dress, ... (click to read more)

  • Lessons are Off - Anyone for Zumba?

    An afternoon of activities – including zumba, photography and flower arranging - will replace students’ normal lessons at Ashby School next Thursday (22 March).  Building new skills - literally. A student tries his hand at Construction. All 1,700 students at ... (click to read more)

  • Mary Smith Keeps on Giving - Apply Now

    Motor racing costs, text books and even medical training in Africa were all paid for with the help of money from the Mary Smith Scholarship Fund in 2011.  Now students and former students of Ashby School and Ivanhoe College ... (click to read more)

  • Business Brains Shine in Midlands Competition

    A team of Sixth Formers has taken second place in the Midlands heat of a national business competition.  The six Year 12 students were runners up in the Midlands heat of the ICAEW National Business Competition.  Ace of BASE. Ashby's ... (click to read more)

  • Spring Issue of The Ashbeian is Out Now

    The Spring issue of The Ashbeian is out now. Click here to catch up with all the latest news and views from around the school. ... (click to read more)

  • CSI Ashby - Forensics Workshops Run by Visiting Lecturer

    Forensics fans carried out their own investigations at a forensic science workshop, led by a visiting lecturer from De Montfort University.  Dr Angela O’Sullivan was at Ashby School to run forensic science workshops for gifted and talented students from Ashby ... (click to read more)

  • Getting Creative in the Community

    Students’ creative skills are being used to brighten up a village community centre.  Four students from Year 11 have been tasked to make new benches and cushions for the Robin’s Nest community centre at Measham.  A cheque for the materials ... (click to read more)

  • By Royal Appointment - Ashby Musicians to Play for Queen

    The Queen and Duchess of Cambridge will be entertained by students from Ashby School during a visit to Leicester next week.  Nine students from Ashby School will perform as part of 1st Ibstock Scout Band on the first date ... (click to read more)

  • Taking Science to the Extreme

    Eight young scientists have been chosen to take part in a three-day ‘Extreme Physics’ course during the Easter holidays.  The residential course will put the fun into Physics during three days of workshops, visits and team challenges. As part ... (click to read more)

  • Silver Surfers Log On with Help from Sixth Formers

    Sixth formers are helping older people from Ashby to become ‘silver surfers’ by showing them how to get to grips with the internet.  Eighteen students from Years 12 and 13 have volunteered to help at the ‘silver surfer sessions’ ... (click to read more)

  • Guest Speaker Confirmed for Awards Ceremony

    A former student of Ashby School will travel from her home in France to be the guest speaker at this year's annual awards ceremony. Helen Cartledge left Ashby School in 1981 and spent time travelling before studying English Literature at St ... (click to read more)

  • Talented Brothers are Well Deserved Winners

    Report by Nicola Grummett, Year 13 The brave and the talented took to the stage in the hope of winning this year's 'Ashby’s Got Talent'.  Rock trio Brother were voted the best act for their performance of Jimi Hendrix's 'Purple Haze', which blew ... (click to read more)

  • Think Positive, Think Top Marks

    A team of psychologists will be encouraging students at Ashby School to think positive in the run-up to their exams.  ‘Positive psychologists’ will give a motivational talk to students when they visit the school in February. The visit is ... (click to read more)

  • Ashby School is Now on Twitter

    Twitter users can now follow Ashby School @AshbySchool. Followers will be able to keep up-to-date with the latest school achievements, activities and announcements. All important notices and news items will also continue to appear on the school website. ... (click to read more)

  • More Families are Opting for State-Run Boarding

    More families are choosing state-run boarding establishments like School House for their sons, according to new figures. The number of state-run boarding places on offer has risen by 25 per cent in the last 10 years, as highlighted by an article in ... (click to read more)

  • County Final for Young Chefs

    Two promising young chefs represented Ashby School in the county finals of the Rotary Young Chef of the Year competition. Megan Newton and Jessica Nicholson both made it through to the finals after producing mouthwatering menus in the school heats ... (click to read more)

  • Girls Talk their Way into District Finals

    A team of girls from Ashby School has won the district semi-finals of the Rotary Youth Speaks competition. Nancy Heath, 16, Emily Essex and Annabelle Lock, both 15, took first place in the semi-finals at Leicester Grammar School on ... (click to read more)

  • Academy Move is a Step Closer

    Ashby School has moved a step closer to becoming an Academy, after Governors voted unanimously in favour of the change. At a special Governors' meeting on Monday (23 January), Governors made the unanimous decision to apply to the Secretary of State ... (click to read more)

  • School Re-opens to Students on Tuesday 21 February After Half-Term

    Ashby School will be closed to students from Monday 13 February to Monday 20 February (inclusive) for the Spring half-term break. Students should return to school on Tuesday 21 February. Monday 20 February is a teacher day, when only ... (click to read more)

  • Cheerleaders Make their Mark in Competition

    A team of cheerleaders from Ashby School has clinched second place in a regional competition.  The 12 girls performed at the Cheer and Dance Championships at New College, Leicester, coming second in the Level 2 Youth and Junior Cheer ... (click to read more)

  • It's Madness to Miss School Musical

    Madness musical ‘Our House’ received rapturous reviews when it was staged by Ashby School students over three nights in December.  The show's concept was based on the game of Monopoly. Performers from all Years took on singing, acting and technical roles for ... (click to read more)

  • Battlefields Tour for History Students

    More than 40 History students made a moving visit to the battlefields of Ypres and the Somme.  The Year 10 students went on a three-day whistle-stop tour of historical landmarks, including the Lijsenhoek War Cemetery, and the Town Cells ... (click to read more)

  • Shoe Boxes Spread Xmas Cheer

    Students helped to spread Christmas cheer to troops in Afghanistan by putting together shoe boxes full of goodies.  Members of form C3MW were set the challenge of creating the most exciting shoe box gift and getting closest to the ... (click to read more)

  • Tarran aims for Title Success

    Motorcyclist Tarran Mackenzie is following in the footsteps of dad Niall and brother Taylor by making his mark on racing circuits around the UK.  Tarran, 16, has just completed his second year of racing at national level – and ... (click to read more)

  • Are You Eligible for Government Premium?

    Families are being urged to check if they are eligible for a Government premium to help children from lower income families do their very best. For every child registered for the 'Pupil Premium', Ashby School receives £488 this year. This ... (click to read more)

  • Ashby School Launches Academy Consultation Process

    Ashby School's proposed conversion to an Academy will be discussed with parents at a special meeting in December.  Parents are being asked to return a reply slip to confirm whether or not they wish to attend. Click here to read the ... (click to read more)

  • Students Become Police Witnesses for a Day

    Sixth Formers became mock witnesses for a day as part of a police training exercise at Ashby police station.  Five students volunteered to help the police by playing the part of witnesses. They were asked to watch a short ... (click to read more)

  • Ashbeian Autumn Issue Now Out

    The latest issue of school newsletter, The Ashbeian, is now available to download here or as a hard copy from the school. ... (click to read more)

  • School Will be Closed on Wednesday 30 November due to Strike Action

    Ashby School will be closed on Wednesday (30 November) due to strike action. However, the Sixth Form Centre will remain open to Sixth Formers who wish to come in for private study or to use school resources. The area ... (click to read more)

  • 24 Reasons to be Charitable

    A 24-hour TV marathon is expected to raise hundreds of pounds for charity this weekend.  Forty students and four members of staff will watch an entire series of hit US drama ‘24’ over a 24-hour period.  The TV endurance test ... (click to read more)

  • Farewell to Clive Jones

    Clive Jones, former Chair of Governors at Ashby School, has died. Mr Jones, who was an old boy of the school, was a fervent supporter of Ashby School.  He was Chair of Governors during some of the school's most ambitious ... (click to read more)

  • London Exhibition for Amy

    Artist Amy Kindon will see her work displayed in a London exhibition after being selected for a series of weekend art workshops at De Montfort University (DMU). Amy, who is in Year 11, will join other gifted young artists ... (click to read more)

  • Speaking Out for Ashby

    An enthusiastic speech by three Ashby students earned them a place in the district semi-finals of a public speaking competition.  Emily Essex, Annabelle Lock and Nancy Heath won the senior category in the local heat of the Rotary Youth ... (click to read more)

  • Mayor of Ashby Joins the Crewe

    The Mayor of Ashby is setting the pace for Crewe’s fundraising campaign by running 12 marathons in 12 months.  Staff and students were so inspired by news of Mayor Coun Richard Bebbington’s marathon challenge, they decided to adopt his ... (click to read more)

  • Roll Up for Christmas Concert Tickets

    A Christmas carol concert for older Ashby residents will take place again this December due to popular demand. The concert, which will feature music and entertainment by Ashby School students, is open to all senior citizens from the town and surrounding areas.   The seasonal ... (click to read more)

  • Matt Hampson Returns to School to Accept Cheque

    Rugby star Matt Hampson will return to Ashby School tomorrow (Tuesday) to mark the end of a year-long fundraising partnership between himself and the school.  Students and staff from the school’s Bullen House will hand over a cheque for ... (click to read more)

  • Cheerleaders are Official Squad for Nottingham Hoods

    Ashby School’s cheerleading squad are now the official cheerleaders for the Nottingham Hoods basketball team.  The girls made their first appearance at a Hoods’ game on 8 October, less than a year after the squad was set up.  A spokesperson ... (click to read more)

  • Russian Cosmonaut on Mission to Ashby

    A Russian cosmonaut will touch down at Ashby School next month to talk to students about his role in the Russian space programme.  Alexander Martynov will address students from Ashby School, Ibstock and Ivanhoe High Schools and local primary ... (click to read more)

  • Aspiring Students Get Motivated

    World class athletes were the inspiration for students during a day of sports-driven motivational activities. Thirty Year 11 students took part in a series of interactive sessions using rowing machines, a football speed cage, timing devices and other equipment to hone ... (click to read more)

  • Fair Trade

    Scores of children from local special needs schools were treated to a morning at the fair, with the help of students from Ashby School. All the fun of the fair. More than 20 Sixth Formers volunteered to take the youngsters ... (click to read more)

  • Giant Digger to Help with Careers Advice

    Click here to go to Careers Booklet link - More than 40 industry experts, and a giant digger, will help students to make important decisions about their future at Ashby School’s annual careers evening.  Representatives from scores of professional organisations ... (click to read more)

  • Donation Station Set Up at Ashby School

    Ashby School is now a donation station for Cancer Research UK.  Students and staff are being asked to donate unwanted items such as books, CDs and clothes, in a box outside the library. Other items including DVDs, toys, shoes ... (click to read more)

  • Parents Urged to Get on Board

    Parents of Ashby School students are being urged to get on board by enrolling as governors.  The school currently has vacancies for two parent governors to play a vital role in shaping its future.  Governors help to discuss and make ... (click to read more)

  • Re-Sit Forms for GCSE and GCE Now Available

    Re-sit forms for GCSE November modules and GCE January modules are now available on the school website. Click here to go to the Examinations page. ... (click to read more)

  • International School Hat-trick

    Ashby School has achieved the International School Award for the third consecutive time.  The Award is given to schools which add a global dimension to lessons across the curriculum.  Over the last three years, the school has introduced an international ... (click to read more)

  • GCSE Results are Best Ever

    Ashby School students are celebrating the school’s best ever GCSE results – including 22 who achieved straight As.  Eighty six per cent of students achieved five or more GCSE passes at grades A* to C, not including Maths and ... (click to read more)

  • A Level Top Grades Go Up Again

    The number of top grades achieved by Ashby School’s A level students rose again this year.  Twenty students earned straight As and/or A*s, including four who secured places at Oxbridge.  Students queue anxiously for results. Among them were Emma Howard and ... (click to read more)

  • Evening Language Classes for Students - and their Families

    Language lovers of all ages can take up Italian and Spanish lessons at Ashby School, starting in September.  The after-school sessions are open to students, staff and parents from Monday 26 September (Italian) and Tuesday 27 September (Spanish).  Since being added to ... (click to read more)

  • School Re-Opens on Thursday 1 September for Years 10, 11 and 13 and on Monday 5 September for Year 12

    School re-opens on Thursday 1 September 2011 for students in Years 10, 11 and 13. Year 12 students should return on Monday 5 September. ... (click to read more)

  • Winning Designs Impress Shoppers

    Designs by Ashby School students have been wowing shoppers after going on display in an Ashby shop window.  A passer-by was so impressed by one of the paintings that she went into the shop to ask if she could ... (click to read more)

  • Skills for Life for Students

    First stop, Ashby: next stop, the big time! More than 70 students at Ashby School boosted their business brains by signing up for a crash course in management skills.  Students spent three days working with some of the area’s ... (click to read more)

  • Economists on the Money in London

    BBC Television Centre and the Bank of England Museum were visited by Year 12 Economists during a day trip to London. The students were given a tour of Television Centre, which included a talk on the operations of the ... (click to read more)

  • Girls Sample Extreme Physics

    Four girls from Ashby School gave up part of their school holidays to take part in an Extreme Physics workshop.  Lydia Gibson, Laura Taylor, Kelsey Price and Annabelle Lock attended the residential holiday programme at Rugby School, along with students ... (click to read more)

  • Loudoun Lifts Trophy on Sports Day - See sports day pictures here

    Students of all sporting abilities took to the track for Ashby School’s annual sports day.  Students put their speed and stamina to the test in a full programme of track and field events, including javelin, long jump and a ... (click to read more)

  • Day of Dance Gets Students Moving

    Cheerleading and contemporary dance workshops featured in a 'Day of Dance' organised for Ashby School students.  Seventeen members of Ashby School’s after-school cheerleading club joined a morning cheerleading workshop.  Dancers took part in a contemporary dance workshop. This was followed in the afternoon by ... (click to read more)

  • Sea Cadet Chosen for Prestigious Role

    A sea cadet from Ashby School has been chosen to be the Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet for Staffordshire for 2011/ 12.  Joshua Priestland, 15, is a Leading Cadet with the Burton-on-Trent Sea Cadets.  Over the coming year, he will accompany the ... (click to read more)

  • Ashby School Hosts Visitors from Asia

    Ashby School played host to secondary school leaders from across South East Asia for a day in June.  The 10 principals were among a delegation of 50 who travelled from Vietnam, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan. There were also representatives ... (click to read more)

  • Fashion Show is Part of End-of-Year Extravanganza

    Clothes designed by students from five local schools appeared on the catwalk at Ashby School's end-of-year show. The fashion show – which followed an urban theme – brought together the work of young designers from Ashby School, Ivanhoe and ... (click to read more)

  • Live Creatures Delight Pupils at Ecology Day

    Snakes, newts and woodlice were the stars of an Ecology Day for 100 local primary school pupils.  Youngsters from Willesley Primary School were at Ashby School for a day of workshops based on the children’s TV programme ‘Deadly 60’.  Workshops ... (click to read more)

  • Chick Flicks Dominate Film Awards

    An unexpected trend emerged at the Ashby School Film Awards - hens featured in three of the winning films. Paige and Meesha Greensmith's 'What, the Cluck?' won the Year 12 Best Script award, while Year 12 Best Film went ... (click to read more)

  • Fashion Workshop for Primary Pupils

    Primary school children will take part in a day-long fashion workshop at Ashby School in June.  The youngsters from Griffydam Primary School will use the latest technology to design and print their own t-shirts for a fashion show to ... (click to read more)

  • Leicestershire Headteachers to Share their Expertise at Conference

    Leicestershire headteachers Mrs Vivien Keller-Garnett and Mr Alex Green will be sharing their expertise with colleagues from around the world at one of the biggest educational events of the year.  Mrs Keller-Garnett from Ashby School and Mr Green from ... (click to read more)

  • Long Journey to Italy is Well Worth it

    Milan, Venice and Verona were among the cultural highlights of a school visit to Italy.  Thirty-two students made the 27-hour journey to Italy, where they stayed at Nago, a small town 10 minutes from Lake Garda.  Students visited the cathedral ... (click to read more)

  • World of Work Opens for Students

    Successful businesspeople – from architects to chocolate makers - will share the secrets of their trades with Ashby School students at a series of special workshops on Wednesday (15 June).  More than 500 students will take part in career ... (click to read more)

  • Chef Tia Takes Third in National Cookery Competition

    Chef Tia Allen was on top form when she took third place in the grand final of Rotary International's Young Chef competition. Tia was one of eight talented cooks to reach the final and hoping to be crowned Young Chef ... (click to read more)

  • Charity Total Tops £7,000

    Ashby School has raised more than £7,500 for its House charities this year.  Fundraising events in 2010 - 11 have included sponsored walks, a 24 hour sports marathon and a gruelling ‘aquathon’ race across land and water.  Exhausted competitors recover after ... (click to read more)

  • Ashby's Got Talent - and More Cash for Charity

    Ashby’s Got Talent – and that’s official!  Hastings were crowned the winners of Ashby School's very own talent showcase - a victory which also confirmed them as this year's inter-House champions. Body popper Daniel Ambrose-Jones in action. The House's success followed strong performances from body-popper Daniel Ambrose-Jones ... (click to read more)

  • Origami to Help Japanese Quake Victims

    An after-school origami session helped to raise more than £60 for Japanese earthquake victims. A group of Sixth Formers show off their creations. Six Japanese origami experts from across the Midlands were in school to teach the ancient art of paper-folding.  The after-school ... (click to read more)

  • George Attends Cambridge Masterclass

    A promising scientist from Ashby School has taken part in a Science masterclass at Cambridge University.  George Lock, 16, was one of 100 people nationwide to be selected for the masterclass at Pembroke College.  The course was designed to give ... (click to read more)

  • New Senior Team Speaks Up for Student Voice

    The Student Senior Team for 2011 – 12 will be Head Boy Wes Eyley, Head Girl Beth Murton, Deputy Head Boy Edward Sherriff and Deputy Head Girl Juliette Parry.  All four are looking forward to settling into their roles ... (click to read more)

  • Year 12 Induction Will Take Place on 4 and 5 July

    Sixth Form induction for new Year 12 students will take place on Monday 4 July and Tuesday 5 July. Internal and external students who hope to obtain a Sixth Form place for 2011 - 12 are advised to keep ... (click to read more)

  • Ceremony Rewards Talented Students - SEE FULL LIST OF AWARD WINNERS

    The achievements of some of Ashby School’s most talented students were celebrated at the school’s annual awards evening.  Among the recipients was Jessica McGeown, who received four awards, including the inaugural Clive Jones Shield, for the student who has ... (click to read more)

  • Le francais diplomatique, s'il vous plait!

    Talented linguists spent a day tackling topical French issues, during a visit to the French Embassy in London. The visit was a first for Ashby School and the Embassy, which had never worked with a school before. Students at the ... (click to read more)

  • Students Present Handmade Gifts to Elderly Residents

    Handcrafted items made by Ashby School students will be presented to elderly residents at a special ceremony at Hood Court next Thursday (14 April).  The bird tables, nesting boxes and planters have been made by students, at the request ... (click to read more)

  • Important Information about Year 10 and 11 GCSE Modular Re-sits

    All students who wish to re-sit GCSE modules must submit their requests by Friday 15 April or by post to arrive in school with full payment by Friday 22 April. For full details of what to do about GCSE ... (click to read more)

  • Charity Concert Ends on High Note

    A concert featuring musicians from Ashby School has raised more than £1,000 for local charity Hospice Hope.  A capacity audience at Ashby School was treated to an evening of swing, jazz, Motown, pop and rock, including a performance by ... (click to read more)

  • Musicians Go 'Around the World in 80 Staves'

    Musicians and singers from seven Ashby schools will come together to stage a musical odyssey.  Ashby School will join forces with its two feeder high schools, Ibstock and Ivanhoe, and four Ashby primary schools for a performance of ‘Around ... (click to read more)

  • Students Rise to Respect Challenge

    Awards have been presented to Ashby School students for their part in a project to promote respect in the community.  Eight students from Ashby School signed up for the Respect Challenge.  As part of their challenge, they were asked to ... (click to read more)

  • House Day 3 is a Real Achievement

    Achievement was the theme of the school’s third House Day.  All students were encouraged to try something new, from salsa and karate to knitting. Students try out some salsa moves. More than 120 students from Bullen House were involved in a ... (click to read more)

  • Aquathon...and on...and on

    A gruelling race across land and water tested staff and students to the limit – and helped to raise valuable funds for Ashby School’s chosen charities.  A competitor crosses the finishing line. Ninety-nine staff and students - of all sporting ... (click to read more)

  • School Breaks World Record for Biggest Rugby Scrum

    The world record for the largest ever scrum has been broken by Ashby School. Students and staff from the school’s Bullen House formed a scrum of 126 people, smashing the previous record of 68.  The successful attempt took place on ... (click to read more)

  • Chef Tia Cooks up Another Storm

    Champion chef Tia Allen has moved a step closer to being named Rotary Young Chef of the Year by triumphing in the regional finals at the weekend.  Tia, 16, won the regional competition in Harrogate on Saturday (19 March). ... (click to read more)

  • Switch it off for Climate Week

    Switch it off - that is the message from Ashby School where staff and students will be doing their bit to mark Climate Week from Monday (21 March).  All school users are being urged to turn off computers and ... (click to read more)

  • Record-Breaking Scrum is Worth a Try

    An attempt to break the world record for the largest ever rugby scrum will be made by students at Ashby School next Tuesday (22 March).  The students hope to smash the existing record of 60 by forming a scrum ... (click to read more)

  • Big Book Giveaway Marks World Book Night

    Ashby students were among a million people to receive a free book to mark World Book Night, one of the country’s biggest ever book giveaways.  In all, more than 100 free books were handed out to students at Ashby ... (click to read more)

  • Winning Fashion Design Will Go on Show in Shop Window

    Fledgling fashion designers are competing to have their creations displayed in the window of an Ashby dress shop.  Twenty-five Textiles students are taking part in the competition, which is being run by the school in partnership with The Dressing ... (click to read more)

  • Climb the Best, Climb Everest

    Staff and students climbed 100,000 steps - the equivalent of conquering Mount Everest – to raise money for charity.  Thirty-five intrepid climbers from Ashe House clocked up 8,848 metres – the height of Mount Everest – using the steps in the Science ... (click to read more)

  • Tia Serves Up Another Winning Menu

    An award-winning young chef has served up another victory – by being named Rotary District Young Chef of the year.  Tia Allen, 15, of Donisthorpe, was up against 13 other finalists from schools around the county in the Leicestershire ... (click to read more)

  • Working Together is Key Skill

    Eye-catching displays were used to showcase students’ talents and ideas – and how good they were at working together.   Working in small groups, Year 10 students were asked to research a charity of their choice, come up with fundraising ... (click to read more)

  • Fireband Set Competition Alight

    Psychedelic Fireband were crowned winners of Ashby School’s Battle of the Bands contest.  The four-piece – made up of Sam Allen, Matt Forrest, Rob Lea and Alex Goodbold – were one of seven acts to compete for the title.  Indie ... (click to read more)

  • Rugby Star Visits School Before Students' World Record Attempt

    Rugby star Matt Hampson will visit Ashby School on Friday (11 February) to inspire and motivate students who are hoping to break the world record for the largest ever rugby scrum.  Students from Bullen House will make their world ... (click to read more)

  • Fund Helps Young People to Follow their Dreams

    Cash-strapped young people from the Ashby area can apply to a special fund to help them follow their dreams. The Mary Smith Scholarship Fund was set up in 1936 to help young people from in and around Ashby to ... (click to read more)

  • Ashby School Helps to Influence One of London's Newest Academies

    Ashby School’s top-rated Gifted and Talented programme is helping to shape the experience of students at one of London’s newest Academies.  Representatives from the Bridge Academy in Hackney visited Ashby School to find out about its work with gifted ... (click to read more)

  • Local People are Urged to Get Cooking

    An after-school cooking club to encourage local people to eat more healthily is being launched at Ashby School, with help from the National Lottery.  ‘Let’s Get Cooking’ sessions will be held once a week to help students, their parents ... (click to read more)

  • Students Speak Up For School Sports

    Young Sports Ambassadors from North West Leicestershire - including some from Ashby School - travelled to Westminster to urge the Government to rethink proposed cuts to school sports funding. While in London, the Young Ambassadors campaigned alongside Olympic athlete Denise Lewis. They ... (click to read more)

  • Fun in the Sum

    A Motivational Maths Day put students through their paces – and showed them the fun side of Maths.  More than 540 Year 10 students were involved in the day of Maths-based activities in November.  Some challenges were run by the ... (click to read more)

  • Evening of Celebration for Former Students

    Ashby School is to host an evening of celebration for A level students who sat their exams at the school in the summer of 2010.  The students – who achieved the school’s best ever A level results earlier this ... (click to read more)

  • 24 Hour Sporting Challenge Will Get Students Moving

    A 24-hour charity sporting marathon is being organised by students to raise money and encourage more young people to get active.  The sponsored 24 hour sporting event will kick off at 3.30pm on Friday 17 December and run until ... (click to read more)

  • Schools Holds Festive House Day

    Ashby School will hold a festive House day on Friday (17 December) to encourage students to think about the true meaning of Christmas.  Students will take part in an afternoon of seasonal activities which will include making Christmas decorations ... (click to read more)

  • David Wilson to Help Train Next Generation of Builders

    Building magnate David Wilson is to help to fund and deliver the training of a new generation of builders at Ashby School.  The school has been awarded the David Wilson Foundation Grant worth £11,800 to run a construction programme ... (click to read more)

  • Questionnaire for Parents of Year 10 and 11 Students

    A questionnaire will be issued to the parents of Year 10 and 11 students on Friday (3 December). Parents are being asked to complete and return the questionnaire as soon as possible. The findings will be used to help the ... (click to read more)

  • Exam Certificates are Ready for Collection

    Exam certificates for all students who sat exams in the summer of 2010 are now available from B block reception.  Students are being urged to pick up their certificates as soon as possible. All unclaimed certificates are stored for ... (click to read more)

  • On Yer Bike! Young Speakers Send the Competition Packing

    A team of students from Ashby School has made it through to the regional semi finals of a public speaking competition, with a winning speech on the benefits of cycling.  James Rucinski, Maisie Ridgeway and Marco Narajos beat off ... (click to read more)

  • Talented Linguists are Lost in Translation

    Five talented linguists were chosen to represent Ashby School in a Europe-wide translation contest.  David Ison, Sam Rodrigues, Zoe Ross, Anna Fraser and Eleanor Stevenson were asked to translate topical stories into English.  Students hard at work. Sam and Eleanor translated ... (click to read more)

  • Winner Tia is Chef of the Future

    A promising young chef from Ashby School has been crowned winner of the Leicestershire Futurechef competition.  Tia Allen, 15, beat off stiff competition from every school in Leicester and Leicestershire to clinch the title at Loughborough College on 13 ... (click to read more)

  • School Stages Free Carol Concert for Senior Citizens - Tickets Available Now

    A free carol concert for Ashby’s senior citizens will be held at Ashby School in December.  This will be the second time the school has staged a Christmas concert for the town’s older residents, following the success of its ... (click to read more)

  • Sixth Form Life in the Spotlight

    An open evening to introduce prospective students to life in the Sixth Form will be held at Ashby School on Tuesday 7 December 2010. The 'Into the Sixth Form' evening will give would-be Sixth Formers and their families an insight ... (click to read more)

  • Love Your Leftovers - and Save £50

    A free cookery class to help people make the most of their leftovers was held at Ashby School in November. The beginners’ cookery session gave participants valuable tips on how to improve their cooking skills and save up to £50 a ... (click to read more)

  • School Releases Diwali Lanterns

    More than 60 lanterns will be released at Ashby School next week to mark the festival of Diwali.  Every student in the school has helped to decorate one of 64 lanterns with his or her goals for the year. ... (click to read more)

  • Make a Date for Careers Evening

    A careers evening to help students decide on their future direction will be held at Ashby School in November.  Vets, lawyers, personal trainers, bankers, nursery school staff, police officers and members of the armed forces will be among those ... (click to read more)

  • Ashby School Holds Colourful House Day

    Banners, cheerleaders and chanting drummers will all feature in a day of colourful House activities at Ashby School on Thursday (7 October).  For one day only, students will be encouraged to come to school wearing their bright House colours, ... (click to read more)

  • Students Step into MEPs' Shoes - in Strasbourg

    A group of 19 Year 13 linguists travelled to Strasbourg in September to spend a day at the European Parliament.  The students joined other teenagers from across Europe for a day of debate on the future of Europe.  Students outside ... (click to read more)

  • Italian Lessons Are for Language Lovers of All Ages

    Language lovers of all ages can take up Italian lessons at Ashby School, starting this month.  The after-school sessions are open to students, staff and parents from Monday (4 October).  Since being added to the diverse range of languages on ... (click to read more)

  • Open Evening for Year 9 Students

    An open evening for prospective Year 10 students and their families will be held at Ashby School on Wednesday 6 October. Current Year 9 students from both inside and outside the school's catchment area are welcome to attend with ... (click to read more)

  • Free Parenting Classes to Help with Teens

    Parents of Ashby School students can get help understanding their teenagers at a series of free parenting workshops at Ivanhoe College.  The evening sessions, called ‘Tears, Tantrums and Teenagers’, will give advice and information to parents on how to ... (click to read more)

  • Headteacher to Leave Ashby School

    Headteacher Mrs Vivien Keller-Garnett has announced that she will be leaving Ashby School at the end of the academic year. Mrs Keller-Garnett, who has been at the school for 13 years, will take early retirement from Ashby School in July 2011. The ... (click to read more)

  • School has Vacancies for Two Parent Governors

    Parents are being invited to help shape the future of education at Ashby School, by signing up to become a Parent Governor.  The school has two vacancies for Parent Governors, who will help to make decisions on issues such as ... (click to read more)

  • School Launches Security Cards and Prepares for Cashless Catering

    All students at Ashby School will be issued with personalised ID cards on Monday (27 September), as part of new security measures at the school.  To boost site security, all staff and students will need ID badges to enter ... (click to read more)

  • Open Evening for Year 9 Students

    An open evening for prospective Year 10 students and their families will be held at Ashby School on Wednesday 6 October. Current Year 9 students from both inside and outside the school's catchment area are welcome to attend with ... (click to read more)

  • Charitable Students Hope to Raise £10,000 for Motor Neurone Disease Charity

    Charitable students at Ashby School are hoping to raise £10,000 to help sufferers of Motor Neurone Disease (MND).  They decided to support the cause after hearing a frank account of MND from the school’s Chair of Governors, Clive Jones, ... (click to read more)

  • Bumper Crop of Top GCSE Grades for Ashby Students

    An impressive 78 per cent of Ashby School students achieved five or more GCSEs at the top grades of A* to C this year.  Students celebrated some of the school's best GCSE results ever. Among the students celebrating was Lauren ... (click to read more)

  • Students Celebrate Exam Success at A Level

    Students at Ashby School are celebrating excellent A level results, including a string of straight As and A*s for some students.  In Maths, students did exceptionally well, with 14.5 per cent of passes at the new top grade of ... (click to read more)

  • Year 10 Exam Results

    Year 10 GCSE and AS examination results will be available from form tutors when students return to school on Thursday 2 September. ... (click to read more)

  • Students Hone Management Skills

    Some of Ashby's most successful business men and women gave up three days to mentor Ashby School students on their management skills. More than 100 students took part in the 23rd annual Skills for Management conference, honing essential skills such ... (click to read more)

  • Young Designer Takes First Prize

    A young designer from Ashby School has picked up first prize in a regional design competition.  Anthony Page, 18, impressed judges in the District Final of the Rotary Young Designer competition with his model of a motocross race track ... (click to read more)

  • Claim Lost Property Before End of Term - or Lose it for Ever

    Gold jewellery, memory sticks and even an ipod are waiting to be reclaimed from the school’s lost property box.  Students are being urged to collect their lost belongings before the end of term – or lose them forever.  The pile ... (click to read more)

  • World Cup Nations under One Roof

    Supporters of ten of the World Cup nations are living under one roof at a house in Ashby.  At School House – a state boarding residence affiliated to Ashby School – there are boarders from England, Germany, Spain, France, ... (click to read more)

  • Summer of Sport at Ashby School

    Forget Wimbledon and the World Cup - sport was top of the agenda at Ashby School on Thursday (1 July) for its annual sports day. Erdington celebrates its victory with House Manager Mrs Rundle-Brown. Students took part in a full ... (click to read more)

  • Let's Get to Work

    Hundreds of local companies will provide work experience placements for almost 500 Ashby School students next month, in spite of the recession.  This year, parent power has also helped to plug a gap in work placements.  Delia Shaw, Work Experience ... (click to read more)

  • Rugby Star Matt Hampson to Open House Gardens

    Former England rugby player Matt Hampson will officially open Ashby School’s new student gardens next Tuesday (29 June).  Matt Hampson, who played for Leicester Tigers and England Under 21s before being paralysed during rugby training in 2005, was the ... (click to read more)

  • International Visitors Learn from School's Success

    World Cup hosts South Africa were among the countries to send educational experts to Ashby School this week, to learn from its success.  Headteachers and educational leaders from several countries – including South Africa – spent a day at ... (click to read more)

  • Scores Turn up for Last Tea Break

    A reunion organised by four Ashby School staff attracted scores of former employees from Coalville firm Pegson’s.  The reunion – which was held at Ashby School in May - was the idea of four ex-Pegson’s workers, who all now work ... (click to read more)

  • Three Gold Stars for Gifted and Talented Programme

    Ashby School has become the first in the country to receive three gold stars for its work with gifted children.  The school has been awarded three-star Gold School status by the National Association of Gifted Children (NAGC), for its ... (click to read more)

  • Team Thrives in Army Challenge

    Determination and team work helped students from Ashby School to make their mark in a county-wide army challenge.  A team of six from Ashby School competed against 17 other Leicestershire schools to clinch second place in the Army Team ... (click to read more)

  • Lock, Sock and Barrel for World Record Attempt

    A new world record for the longest ever line of socks has been set by students at Ashby School. The world's longest ever line of socks was laid out in the sports hall. They smashed the existing record of 1,594 metres ... (click to read more)

  • Students Honoured at Awards Evening

    Awards were presented to Ashby School’s most remarkable and hard working students at the school’s annual awards evening in May.  Headteacher Mrs Vivien Keller-Garnett (centre left) and guest speaker Duncan Saunders (centre right) are pictured with award winners (left ... (click to read more)

  • Power Cut Stops Students Riding High

    Students had the ride of their life during a visit to Alton Towers theme park – when they were stuck on rides for more than an hour during a power cut. Year 11 Business Studies students were at the ... (click to read more)

  • Scouts Save for Jamboree

    Ten students from Ashby School have been selected to attend the 22nd World Scout Jamboree in Sweden.  But first, the students must raise £1,950 each to pay for the trip.  Some of the Scouts who are fundraising hard to pay ... (click to read more)

  • Mock General Election Gauges Students' Views

    Ballot boxes will be dusted off two days early at Ashby School for students to cast their votes in a mock general election on Tuesday and Wednesday (4 and 5 May).  Students representing five political parties have posted their ... (click to read more)

  • Cross Channel Rowing Challenge Boosts Charity

    Eighteen students rowed the length of the English Channel for charity - without even leaving Ashby School. Prefects from Hastings House completed the 34 kilometre distance - the equivalent of crossing the English Channel -using the school's two hi-tech rowing machines.  Students split into two teams ... (click to read more)

  • Bumper Total for Bullen

    Champion fundraisers from Ashby School will hand over a cheque for more than £2,000 in their school assembly on Tuesday (4 May).  Students from Bullen House have collected £2,237.68 since September for their chosen charity, Help for Heroes.  Their main ... (click to read more)

  • European Project Culminates at Ashby School

    An international project to highlight the cultures and fashions of five European countries will culminate at Ashby School in May.  Teachers and students from Denmark, Italy, Lithuania and Romania will arrive at Ashby School on 11 May for the ... (click to read more)

  • New Senior Team Outlines its Goals for Year in Office

    School unity is the biggest issue driving the newly-elected Student Senior Leadership Team.  Head Boy Sam Hooper and Head Girl Annie Berrow will be working with Deputy Head Boy Luke Dodd and Deputy Head Girl Abi Himan to create ... (click to read more)

  • Spring is in the Air at School Fair

    A morning of welly wanging, apple bobbing, sack racing and – unusually - head shaving at Ashby School helped to raise more than £1, 500 for charity.  Carl Jarvis has half his hair shaved off by Mr Hayes. The ... (click to read more)

  • Students Put a Sock in it for World Record Attempt

    We want your old socks – that is the message from Ashby School students who need to collect more than 10,000 unwanted socks to set a new world record.  So far, students have collected about 2,000 socks but have ... (click to read more)

  • Judges Confirm that Ashby's Got Talent

    Inspiring young performers raised the roof when they took to the stage to prove that Ashby School had talent.  The ‘Ashby’s Got Talent’ contest attracted aspiring entertainers from every House, all hoping to impress the judges and a packed ... (click to read more)

  • Teacher Sarah Cooks up a Storm

    Food Technology teacher Sarah Middleton does not only share her cooking expertise in the classroom – she has even addressed crowds of Food Technology teachers at Wembley Stadium.  In 2008, Sarah was approached by the Specialist Schools and Academies ... (click to read more)

  • Table Tennis Players Net Great Results

    Talented table tennis player Sigourney Ducksbury narrowly missed out on victory in a county-wide tournament.  Sigourney made it through to the girls’ under 16s final at the 2009/ 10 Leicestershire Schools Table Tennis Association Individual Championships in February.  She was ... (click to read more)

  • Schools are on Song for Big Show

    Musicians from seven Ashby schools will team up and tune up for an ambitious concert at Ivanhoe College on Wednesday (17 March).  Seven schools took part in the concert. About 200 young performers will take to the stage from Ashby ... (click to read more)

  • Chinese Visitors at Ashby to See Successful Learning

    Teachers from China have been sitting in on lessons at Ashby School to see successful learning at first hand. The seven teachers spent two days at Ashby School as part of a three-week visit to the UK to find out ... (click to read more)

  • Wat-er Way to Raise Money

    Fitness fanatics and feisty fundraisers will be pushing themselves to the limit in Ashby School’s fourth annual aquathon on Tuesday (16 March).  More than 100 staff and students - of all sporting abilities – have signed up to tackle ... (click to read more)

  • Sneak Preview of World of Work

    Experts from a vast array of career backgrounds visited Ashby School to give students an invaluable insight into the world of work. Media make-up artists wowed students with their special effects... ...such as creating the impression of an amputated finger. Vets, beauticians, radio presenters, ... (click to read more)

  • One Last Tea Break for Pegsons' Workers

    Four ex-employees of Coalville firm Pegson’s are appealing for former colleagues to join them for one last tea break.  The four men, who all now work at Ashby School, have decided to hold a reunion.  Peter Higgs, who worked in ... (click to read more)

  • Nicholas Bags Prestigious Scholarship

    A promising Design student from Ashby School has been presented with a prestigious scholarship award at a ceremony in London.  Nicholas Bagley, 16, was presented with an Arkwright Scholarship for his outstanding work in design and technology.  Scholars are selected ... (click to read more)

  • Hip, Hip Hair-ray for Fundraiser Billy

    A high-profile haircut by an Ashby School student has helped to raise more than £1,000 for MacMillan Cancer Support. When Billy Kyle, 16, decided to cut off his trademark ponytail after eight years, he thought it might help to ... (click to read more)

  • Special Fund Still Helping with Student Costs - Apply Now

    Ambitious young people from the Ashby area can apply to a special fund for help with the costs of their education or chosen career. The Mary Smith Scholarship Fund was set up in 1936 to help young people from ... (click to read more)

  • Recession Pays Off for Marco in National Competition

    The recession-busting plans of a student from Ashby School have earned him second place in a national essay-writing competition.  Marco Narajos, from Year 10, impressed judges with his answer to the question: ‘Has the recent financial crisis changed the ... (click to read more)

  • Teacher Takes on Hair-raising Challenge

    A teacher from Ashby School will have his head shaved tomorrow (Tuesday) to raise money to help stamp out polio.  Design teacher Karl Goodere decided to lose his locks after hearing about the End Polio Now campaign, which is ... (click to read more)

  • Year 11 Parents' Evening Cancelled - Thursday 14 January

    The Year 11 Parents' Evening on Thursday 14 January has been cancelled, due to icy travelling conditions. The Parents' Evening - for the parents of students in Ashe, Bullen, Crewe and Erdington - has been re-scheduled for Monday 25 January ... (click to read more)

  • Yvonne is Top of the Lollipops

    Ashby School’s crossing patrol officer has been crowned top of the lollipops by Leicester Mercury readers. Yvonne Allan received the most votes in the newspaper’s quest to find the county’s best warden. Yvonne celebrated 25 years at Ashby School in ... (click to read more)

  • School Community Mourns Loss of Highly Respected Governor and Local MP

    The whole of the Ashby School community – past and present - joins with people across North West Leicestershire in mourning the sudden and untimely loss of David Taylor M.P., who died on 26 December. Nationally and locally, tributes ... (click to read more)

  • Chefs Turn Up Heat in Competition

    A promising chef from Ashby School has cooked her way through to the second round of a national competition.  Tia Allen, from Year 10, won the Ashby heat of the Rotary Young Chef 2010 competition.  One of the dishes served ... (click to read more)

  • Young Entrepreneurs Make their Mark

    Circus skills, banking brainteasers and money-making ideas were all on the agenda as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week in November.  Students of all Years grappled with a range of entrepreneurial tasks, including the challenge to ‘Mark Your Mark with ... (click to read more)

  • BBC Switches its Attention to Ashby Students

    Reporters from BBC Switch were at Ashby School to interview students about some of the issues affecting young people.  Charlotte Ashton from BBC Switch, whose grandfather is a Governor at Ashby School, was on site to talk to students ... (click to read more)

  • Former A Level Students Go Back to School

    Awesome A level students who passed their exams in the summer will return to Ashby School next week to be presented with their certificates at a special celebration evening.  Students will be presented with their certificates by Clive Jones, ... (click to read more)

  • Big Bang Expert Visits Ashby School

    A leading physicist who has been working on the world’s largest Science experiment – the headline-grabbing ‘big bang machine’ - will be at Ashby School next week to talk to students.  Professor Paul Newman, of Birmingham University, has been ... (click to read more)

  • O Come All Ye Older People

    Older people from in and around Ashby are being invited to a free afternoon of festive entertainment at Ashby School.  Tickets for the afternoon of Christmas carols and refreshments are free to all senior citizens.  Visitors will be treated to ... (click to read more)

  • Curtain Rises on West Side Story

    The curtain will rise this week on Ashby School’s production of ‘West Side Story’.  More than 50 students are involved in the performance, as cast members, musicians or backstage helpers. The show runs from today (Wednesday) until Saturday (5 ... (click to read more)

  • Film-Makers Reel in First Prize

    Five film-makers from Ashby School have reeled in first prize in a competition to promote Leicestershire's Big Swtich Off energy-saving campaign. Jade Bakewell, Jake Bowley, Lewis Smith, Jordan Barry and Thomas Smith made a 90-second video urging all school-users ... (click to read more)

  • Sports Councillors and Ambassadors are Fit for Purpose

    Sporting ambassadors have been appointed to encourage students of all ages and abilities to get more involved in school sports.  A Platinum Ambassador from Year 13 will work alongside two Gold Ambassadors from Year 12 and four Year 10 ... (click to read more)

  • Help is at Hand with Health and Relationships

    A new drop-in facility for students to discuss their health and relationship concerns has opened at the school. Students can talk in confidence to nurses or a youth worker about issues such as smoking, drugs, alcohol, sexual health and ... (click to read more)

  • Cooking Up a Storm

    Young chef Oliver Crooks has made it through to the local finals of the 2010 Future Chef competition.  After impressing judges in the schools heat, he has earned a place in the next round at Leicester College on 7 ... (click to read more)

  • Listening Lunch Club Opens its Doors - and its Ears

    A lunch club for students in need of friendship and a listening ear has been set up at Ashby School.  The Listening Lunch Club – known as tLc – is being run by students of all ages to give ... (click to read more)

  • All the Fun of the Fair

    Sixth Formers were at Ashby’s annual Statutes to help scores of special needs pupils enjoy all the fun of the fair.  Students Lydia Tombs (back, left) and Lynsey Upton (back, centre) with children from Springfield School. A team of Sixth ... (click to read more)

  • Silver Award for Green Efforts

    Ashby School is celebrating after being awarded Silver Eco School status.  The school successfully applied for Silver status after months of hard work to encourage students and staff to think green.  The school's vegetable gardens have helped the school to ... (click to read more)

  • Hair Today, Industry Experts Tomorrow

    The beauticians and salon managers of the future are being trained at Ashby School, following the launch of a new Diploma in Hair and Beauty.  The Government-backed course allows students to explore possible careers in hairdressing, barbering, beauty therapy ... (click to read more)

  • Ashby School Saves Energy

    Ashby School has been given top marks for saving energy – by reducing its energy rating from a G to a C. Since 2007, eco-friendly staff and students have run a campaign to encourage everyone in the school to ... (click to read more)

  • Turning Up the Heat at Fringe Festival

    Former students from Ashby School turned up the heat at this year’s Edinburgh Festival with a production of ‘Fahrenheit 451’.  The seven-strong cast and crew were given four star reviews by five different reviewers for their interpretation of the ... (click to read more)

  • Italian Lessons for Students, Staff and Parents

    Language lovers can take up Italian lessons at Ashby School from October.  The after-school sessions will be open to students, staff and parents.  Italian is the latest language to be added to the diverse selection already offered at Ashby School. ... (click to read more)

  • Lollipop Lady is One of the Best

    Lollipop lady Yvonne Allan has achieved national recognition - by making it onto the final shortlist for the country’s leading transport employee.  Mrs Allan, who has been guiding students across the road at Ashby School for 25 years, reached ... (click to read more)

  • Cash Boost for Young Engineers

    Engineering students are setting up their own production line – with the help of a £60,000 funding boost.  The cash was awarded to the school’s Engineering Diploma Consortium*, as part of a regional initiative to encourage more students to ... (click to read more)

  • School is Highly Commended for its Charity Fundraising

    Ashby School has been highly commended by Cancer Research UK for its outstanding fundraising.  In 2008, the school handed over a cheque for more than £4,000 to Cancer Research UK – the largest fundraising total ever generated by the ... (click to read more)

  • Let's Get Growing

    Ashby School is collecting Morrisons' 'Let's Grow' vouchers. More information about the school's commitment to sustainability and green issues can be found in the Sustainable Schools section of the website. ... (click to read more)

  • A Great Result for GCSE Students

    Successful students at Ashby School are celebrating after picking up dozens of A grades in this year’s GCSE exams.  A jubilant Emma Howard notched up 12 A*s, in spite of missing 10 weeks of school due to illness earlier in ... (click to read more)

  • Ashby School Students Are A-Mazing

    High-scoring students at Ashby School have notched up more than 150 grade A passes at A level.  The highest achievers included Hannah Willett, who picked up five grade As and will go on to study Natural Sciences at St ... (click to read more)

  • Show Highlights Work of Talented Design Students

    An end-of-year show to celebrate the talents of Ashby School’s Art, Design and Technology students was the culmination of months of hard work.  The evening included exhibitions of work from all ADT subjects including displays of GCSE, AS and A2 ... (click to read more)

  • Luke Pens Winning Entry

    A talented young writer from Ashby School has won a prize for his creative writing in a national competition. Luke Freeman, 16, picked up third prize in the Senior Young Writer's category of the Rotary Young Writer of the ... (click to read more)

  • Dedicated Volunteers Chosen for Prestigious Camp

    Two sporting students from Ashby School have been chosen to attend a prestigious Young Leaders' Camp, to develop their leadership and volunteering skills. David Harris-Watkins, who plays for Ashby Rugby Football Club, and Anna MacDonald, a keen gymnast with ... (click to read more)

  • Business-Minded Students Get the Edge

    Ambitious students got a headstart in the cut throat world of business when they enrolled for the school's 22nd annual Skills for Management conference. Members of the winning team with their mentor Tony Evans (back row, centre) and Tony ... (click to read more)

  • Nataliya is Well-Versed in Language of Success

    A promising poet from Ashby School has won recognition in a national poetry competition.  Nataliya Manskova, 16, was named as one of just 16 winners in this year’s Poetry Live Poetry Competition.  Simon Powell, Director of Poetry Live Ltd, said: ... (click to read more)

  • Snap Happy Rebecca Wins First Prize

    An aspiring snapper from Ashby School has been named Young Photographer of the Year – thanks to her winning shot of a fellow student.  Rebecca McBride, 18, was awarded the title of Young Photographer 2009 by the Rotary Club ... (click to read more)

  • Visiting Pupils Use Latest Technology to Make Puppets

    Imagination joined forces with technology when pupils from two local primary schools visited Ashby School to try their hands at computer design.  The children – from Viscount Beaumont and Thringstone primary schools – were taking part in the school’s ... (click to read more)

  • Wesley is on a High

    A high-flying Ashby School student is hoping to take to the skies in one of the world’s fastest planes next week as part of his work experience placement.  When Wesley Eyley, 15, of Blackfordby, decided he wanted to do ... (click to read more)

  • And They're Off

    Hundreds of students were hoping for victory when they took part in Ashby School's annual sports day.  Students competed for glory – and valuable House points – in a full programme of track and field events, including javelin, high ... (click to read more)

  • Places Up for Grabs on Unforgettable Field Trip to Sicily

    Thirty places are up for grabs on an unforgettable field trip to Sicily in March 2010.  The trip to Sicily - one of the most geographically intriguing places in the world - is open to all students.  The itinerary is ... (click to read more)

  • Ashby School Shows Leadership Qualities to Overseas Visitors

    Headteachers from around the world visited Ashby School in June to find out more about leadership in a successful school.  Forty headteachers and educational experts from as far afield as Australia and New Zealand spent an afternoon at the ... (click to read more)

  • Students Trade Classroom for Workplace

    Ashby School students are to try their hands as plumbers, clerical workers, hairdressers, waitresses, veterinary assistants, classroom helpers and even as a bell boy at the Ritz Hotel in London.  More than 470 students will swell the workforce later ... (click to read more)

  • Students Take Shakespeare to Battlefield

    Thirty students from Ashby School will help to stage an open air performance of Shakespeare’s ‘Richard III’ at Bosworth Battlefield next week. The A Level students, who all study Drama or History or both, have been working with professional ... (click to read more)

  • Ashby School Earns Place in Good Schools Guide

    Ashby School has earned a coveted place in the 2009 Good Schools Guide.  The school was named winner of the ‘2009 Good Schools Guide Award for Boys taking Systems/ Network Management at VRQ Level 3 at an English School’.  The awards ... (click to read more)

  • Night Classes Help Parents of Teenagers

    Night classes to help parents understand their teenagers are to be run at Ashby School.  The free sessions, called ‘Living with your Teenager – Riding the Storm’, will give advice and information to parents on how to live with ... (click to read more)

  • Yvonne Makes it onto Awards Shortlist

    A lollipop lady from Ashby School has been shortlisted for a national award.  Veronica Allan, known as Yvonne, has made it onto the shortlist for the Frontline Employee of the Year Award at the National Transport Awards.  Yvonne was congratulated ... (click to read more)

  • Last Stand for Mobile Classrooms

    The last mobile classroom at Ashby School has been demolished – 11 years after the school first started planning to get rid of it.  Staff celebrated with champagne as the mobile – known as Room 36 - was razed ... (click to read more)

  • High-flying Maths Students are Winning Team

    Maths students got off to a flying start in an airport challenge – by beating teams from two other schools. Twelve students from Ashby School took part in the ‘Apprentice’-style challenge, to adapt a large airport building to incorporate ... (click to read more)

  • Festival First for Bass Ace

    A self-taught bass player from Ashby School is to perform at one of Europe’s biggest music festivals for unsigned bands.  Chris Elderton, 15, will play at The Glastonbudget Festival near Loughborough in May as a member of The Stiggz. ... (click to read more)

  • Awards for Outstanding Students

    Ashby School’s most remarkable students were recognised at the school’s annual awards evening in May. The award-winners included Hannah Redburn, 16, of Coleorton, who is partially sighted. Hannah has amazed teachers by throwing herself into school life, even riding motorcycles ... (click to read more)

  • New Senior Team Outlines its Vision

    All students should seize the opportunities up for grabs at Ashby School - that is the message from the newly-elected Senior Team which has pledged to make fellow students more aware of what the school has to offer outside lessons. Head Boy Tom ... (click to read more)

  • Film-Maker Felix Gets Award

    A gifted animator from Ashby School has been recognised by the Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire. Felix Chan, a boarder at School House, picked up second prize in the Creativity and Innovation category of the Lord Lieutenant’s Awards for Young ... (click to read more)

  • Ashby School Praised by Ofsted

    Ashby School has been praised by Ofsted inspectors as a good school with outstanding features.  The teaching standards, school curriculum and excellent behaviour of students were all singled out for praise by inspectors, following a two-day inspection in March.  Inspectors ... (click to read more)

  • Community Celebrations at Ashby School

    African drummers brought a splash of culture to a celebration of ‘community’ at Ashby School on Wednesday (1 April).  The Khulan African Arts Group gave two performances. The Khula African Arts Group gave two performances of music and dance, as part of ... (click to read more)

  • 'Every Child Matters' to Dutch Visitors

    Teachers and educational experts from Holland travelled to Ashby School to find out more about special needs teaching in the UK - and were impressed by the school's commitment to 'Every Child Matters'. Dutch visitorJac Verstegen chats to students ... (click to read more)

  • All Change for Science Week

    Change was the theme for a week of special science-based challenges to mark National Science and Engineering Week.  All students were encouraged to think about Science and its uses during their form-time activities.  Students experimented with colours, tested their knowledge ... (click to read more)

  • Badminton Boys Net Great Result

    Four badminton players from Ashby School took third place in the regional round of a national competition. Ashby Boys’ Key Stage 4 Badminton Team represented Leicestershire in the regional round of the ‘Center Parcs National Schools Championships’ in February.  The ... (click to read more)

  • Swimmers Run For It (and Vice Versa)

    Ashby School will be raising money on land and in water on Tuesday (24 March) – when the school holds its third charity aquathlon.  More than 100 staff and students have signed up for the gruelling aquathlon which includes ... (click to read more)

  • Sporting Students Go Round the Clock

    When most students leave school for the weekend on Friday afternoon (20 March), 50 students from Ashby School will begin a 24-hour sporting marathon.  The students will kick off the non-stop sponsored sporting session at 3.30pm on Friday, finishing ... (click to read more)

  • Stars Make Appearance During BBC Visit

    Economics students brushed shoulders with the stars during a visit to London.  Both Jeremy Paxman and Phil Tufnell were spotted by students as they were given a guided tour of BBC Television Centre in March.  They also saw Jeremy Clarkson ... (click to read more)

  • Chocs Away for Charity Bingo

    A delicious evening of chocolate bingo will be held at Ashby School later this month to raise money for charity.  The bingo evening - to be held on Wednesday 18 March – will raise money for ‘Help for Heroes’, ... (click to read more)

  • Chinese Teachers Sit in on Lessons

    Teachers from China spent a day at Ashby School to find out more about education in Britain – and to see a successful school in action. Chinese visitors are pictured with Sixth Formers, who gave them a tour of ... (click to read more)

  • Ashby School is Outstanding, Say Parents

    Parents think that Ashby School is ‘outstanding’, according to the results of a survey.  Parents of students in Years 10 and 11 were questioned about every aspect of school life from discipline to community spirit.  They classed the school’s overall ... (click to read more)

  • A Week in France

    Sixteen students spent a week in France in February visiting Ashby’s partner school, Lycee Triboulet, Romans-sur-Isere. Pictured in France are (left to right) diarist Ruby Fitzpatrick with Bridie Granger, Kirsty Ottey and Tierni Bozeat. The students, who stayed with the ... (click to read more)

  • Charity Casino Night is no Gamble

    A casino night to raise money for Cancer Research UK is being organised by a Sixth Former from Ashby School.  Anthony Moon, 18, of Coleorton, who lost his mum to cancer in 2007, will host the casino night at ... (click to read more)

  • The Writing's on the Wall - of Love

    The writing’s on the wall – literally - at Ashby School where students are paying to pin up their messages of love, in the run-up to Valentines Day.  Students are being charged 20p for each heart-shaped message which they ... (click to read more)

  • Successful Speakers Ponder Credit Crunch

    Three students from Ashby School fought off stiff competition to make it through to the semi-final of a speaking competition.  James Rucinski, Anand Srivastava and Alanna Torossian reached the county semi-final of the Rotary Youth Speaks competition – but ... (click to read more)

  • Cook Book is Flavoursome Fundraiser

    A mouth-watering money-spinner has been served up by students at Ashby School, who have produced their own cook book for charity.  Savvy students have already sold 150 copies of the ‘Loudoun Cookbook’, which is packed full of their favourite ... (click to read more)

  • Captain Carl Cycles Down Under

    A cyclist from Ashby School is in Australia to compete in the Cycle Speedway World Championship.  Carl Jarvis, 16, of Coleorton, was given an added boost when he was named Captain of the Great Britain Junior Team on Sunday.  During ... (click to read more)

  • Slice of Scholarship Fund Up For Grabs

    Young people from the Ashby area can apply for a slice of a scholarship fund to help them fulfil their ambitions. Since it was set up in 1936, the Mary Smith Scholarship Fund has helped hundreds of young people ... (click to read more)

  • Lollipop Lady May be Employee of the Year

    A lollipop lady who has been guiding students across the road at Ashby School for almost 25 years has been nominated for a national Employee of the Year award.  Veronica Allan, who is known as Yvonne, was delighted to ... (click to read more)

  • Revue of the Year

    Talented staff at Ashby School left their white boards to tread the boards in a spectacular staff revue.  Almost 100 members of staff took part in the sell-out variety show, which featured theatrical performances, musical ensembles, song and dance ... (click to read more)

  • Stars of 2008 to be Applauded at Prize-Giving

    An evening of prize-giving to celebrate the achievements of Ashby School’s most successful GCSE students of 2008 will take place next week. Prizes will be awarded to the school’s highest-achieving students, including an Outstanding Performance Award for Ben Weatherill, ... (click to read more)

  • Award Winner Ben Has High Hopes

    Princess Anne and the Archbishop of Canterbury were among the audience members when student Ben Cooper, from Ashby School, spoke at an awards presentation in London.  Ben, 16, was at Lambeth Palace to receive the Hope Award, an accolade ... (click to read more)

  • Green Students Go Bronze

    Green-thinking students have earned Ashby School the title of Bronze Eco School, for their efforts to take care of the environment.  Students formed their own environmental group, the Eco Warriors, last year, to tackle issues such as recycling and ... (click to read more)

  • Poetry Comes to Life

    Characters inspired by some of the nation's best-loved poems made a guest appearance at Ashby School to mark National Poetry Day. Mrs Allford as The Lady of Shallot by Alfred Lord Tennyson Poems such as 'Goblin Market' by Christina Rossetti and ... (click to read more)

  • Flying Visit to France is Eye-Opener

    A day trip to Lille was a cultural eye-opener for languages students – and an opportunity to do some Christmas shopping.  Sixth Form student Katie Sawyer wrote this account of the visit:  ‘As I write this, I am recovering from ... (click to read more)

  • Lorna is Lovin' it After Taking Away McDonalds Award

    A national award has been presented to a student from Ashby School for her outstanding performance on work experience.  Lorna Wiltshire, 15, of Ibstock, picked up the McDonalds Student Award for Outstanding Achievement for Work Experience for 2008 at ... (click to read more)

  • Apprentice Star Inspires Students

    A finalist from TV series ‘The Apprentice’ helped to inspire Business Studies students from Ashby School during a conference at Warwick School. Alex Wotherspoon, who came second in the 2008 series, spoke to students about his business experience and answered ... (click to read more)

  • Presentation Evening for Outstanding A Level Students

    An evening of celebration to mark the achievements of Ashby School’s outstanding A level students will be held at Ashby School on Thursday (18 December).  Students who sat their A levels at Ashby School in the summer of 2008 ... (click to read more)

  • Badminton Players Net a Place in Regional Final

    Four badminton players from Ashby School have beaten opponents from across Leicestershire to reach the regional final of a national competition.  Students Mark Edwards, Chris Hall and George Blackburn, from Year 11, and Joey Li, from Year 10, represented ... (click to read more)

  • Trampolinists Reach New Heights

    Trampolinists from Ashby School have bounced their way into the second round of a national competition – less than a year after taking up the sport.  Nine students from the school have made it through to the Zonal round ... (click to read more)

  • New Parent Governor is Elected

    In the school's recent Parent Governor elections, Elaine Blunt was successfully elected with 56 votes. Mrs Blunt has two children at Ashby School, one in Year 11 and another in the Sixth Form. ... (click to read more)

  • Creative Students Scoop Prize

    Creativity helped Ashby School students to scoop second place in this year’s ‘Make Your Mark’  regional final.  As part of Enterprise Week 2008, students were asked to come up with entrepreneurial ideas, based on Olympic and Paralympic values such ... (click to read more)

  • Live Tracking System is First of its Kind in the Country

    A live electronic system that enables parents to track students’ behaviour, progress and attendance online has been launched at Ashby School.  The new system is the first of its kind in the country. Developed by Bromcom Computer Systems, it ... (click to read more)

  • Lifelong Learning is for Staff, Too

    It is not only students at Ashby School who are sitting exams and keeping up with coursework – staff are, too.  More than 20 members of staff have been studying for extra qualifications over the last 12 months.  Their efforts ... (click to read more)

  • 'Real Men Read' Calendar Goes on Sale

    A charity calendar featuring some of Ashby School’s most photogenic male teachers has gone on sale. Teacher Jonathan Jones appears as Mr January The ‘Real Men Read’ calendar has been produced by library staff to mark the National Year of ... (click to read more)

  • Young Chefs Get Cooking in Competition

    The best young chefs from Ashby School will be turning up the heat on Thursday (4 December) in a national cookery competition.  Twelve students have been selected to represent the school in the search to find the Rotary Young ... (click to read more)

  • Tip Tops Pupils are the Tops

    Primary school pupils are tackling GCSE Maths problems at after-school workshops, with the help of students from Ashby School.  The weekly ‘Tip Tops’ sessions introduce pupils as young as 10 to concepts such as advanced algebra and quadratic and ... (click to read more)

  • Travelling Musicians Hit a High Note

    Musicians from Ashby School started the Autumn term on a high note by taking part in the school’s first residential Music trip. More than 40 students travelled to Kington in Herefordshire for three days of musical activities. These included ... (click to read more)

  • Staff are in the Pink

    Colourful costumes replaced work clothes when staff at Ashby School wore pink for a day, in support of the Breast Cancer Campaign. Pink cowboy hats, dressing gowns, and even slippers helped to generate funds and awareness for the campaign. Each ... (click to read more)

  • Sam Makes Waves in Yacht Race

    Student Sam Pizzuto swapped schoolwork for sailing to compete in one of the world’s classic offshore yacht races in October.  Keen sailor Sam, 17, was a crew member in the prestigious Rolex Middle Sea Race, covering 630 miles around ... (click to read more)

  • Year 11 Mock Exams to Begin on 21 November

    Year 11 mock examinations will begin on 21 November, in a range of subjects. All students should have received a mock timetable, allowing them to plan their revision effectively.  These mock exams are an important rehearsal for the summer GCSE examinations and are used ... (click to read more)

  • Governor Needed to Shape Future of Education

    Parents who want to shape the future of education in Ashby can do just that – by signing up to become a Parent Governor at Ashby School.  The school has a vacancy for one Parent Governor, who will help ... (click to read more)

  • Trip to Conkers is the Business

    A day out at Conkers proved to be a tree-mendous learning experience for A level Business students. The 68 Sixth Formers spent a day at the National Forest visitor attraction near Moira, where they tested their team working skills ... (click to read more)

  • Kimberley Kicks Back at Bullies

    Black belt Kimberley Lowe will be kicking her inhibitions into touch when she steps into the ring for the first time.  Kimberley, 15, took up kick boxing at the age of eight, after being bullied at school.  Since then, the ... (click to read more)

  • Tom is Putting on the Ritz

    When student Tom Lackenby signed up for work experience, he found himself rubbing shoulders with the elite, during five days at the world-famous Ritz Hotel. During his time at The Ritz, Tom rubbed shoulders with supermodels, ran errands across ... (click to read more)

  • It's A Knockout Comes to Ashby

    An 'It's a Knockout' tournament at Ashby School will see students and staff pitted against each other in a night of zany games.  The charity tournament will feature 12 teams of students (two from each of the school's six ... (click to read more)

  • Show Me Who You Are

    It's a big world out there – as students from Ashby School will discover when they link up with schools overseas for a Europe-wide lifestyle project.  About 25 students from Ashby School will take part in the project, entitled ... (click to read more)

  • Students to Speak at European Parliament

    Four students from Ashby School are to travel to Strasbourg, as guests of the European Parliament.  Alice Gibson, Rachel Leakey, Pierre Welch and Sam Blackburn won places on the 'Euroscola' trip after impressing judges with their written thoughts on ... (click to read more)

  • Virtual Babies, Real Life

    Class numbers are set to swell at Ashby School next week – when six virtual babies join students in their A level lessons.  To prepare students for the realities of modern life, the new deliveries will include one baby ... (click to read more)

  • Hairy Fundraising Pays Off

    A hair-raising challenge by Sixth Formers has helped to boost funds for disaster-struck students at Ashby School's partner school in China.  When an earthquake struck Sichuan province in China – the home of Ashby's partner school, Leshan - in May, ... (click to read more)

  • Back to Business

    Business-minded students swapped the school day for office hours when they took part in an intensive three days of skills training. More than 90 students were given the chance to bring their business ideas to life at the 21st annual Skills ... (click to read more)

  • Flagship Sixth Form Centre Opened by Ex-Students

    Two ex-students officially opened Ashby School's flagship new Sixth Form Centre – three years after launching the campaign for its creation.  Nick Lackenby and Lucy MacLauchlan, who were Head Boy and Head Girl at the school in 2005 – 06, ... (click to read more)

  • Ashby is Truly International

    Ashby School is officially an international school – after being presented with an International School Award for the second time.  The school successfully retained its International Schools status by impressing judges at the British Council with the wide range ... (click to read more)

  • Tributes Paid to Former Teacher

    Tributes have been paid to David Evans, a former teacher at Ashby School, who has died while working as a volunteer in Ethiopia. Mr Evans, 61, had worked at Ashby School for the last seven years, teaching in several ... (click to read more)

  • Ashby Students Have Done It Again!

    Jubilant GCSE students at Ashby School have done it again – by notching up a pass rate of 99 per cent.  Ninety nine per cent of all results were at grades A* – G.  The A-list. Sarah Folwell (left) and ... (click to read more)

  • Ashby Scores Its Highest A Level Pass Rate Ever

    Sensational students at Ashby School have achieved the school's highest A level pass rate ever – a staggering 98.5 per cent.  Six of the school's highest-scoring students secured places at Oxford or Cambridge University, including Alice Insley, whose four ... (click to read more)

  • The Other Side of Maths

    Giant puzzles were used to test students' mathematical skills during a day of 'motivational Maths', inspired by TV show 'The Crystal Maze'. Eighty-one Year 10 students took the place of 'Crystal Maze' contestants, working in teams to tackle mathematical ... (click to read more)

  • Parents and Pupils Cook Up a Storm - Together

    Indian cuisine will be on the menu at Ashby School on Monday (7 July) when pupils and their parents take part in an after-school cookery class.  Pupils from Ivanhoe College and local primary schools will be learning how to ... (click to read more)

  • E Learning at Ashby School

    The school's extranet has been relaunched as Ashby Learning Online. The new name - which replaces the former title of Uniservity – is designed to give a more accurate reflection of the site's content and uses.  As before, the site ... (click to read more)

  • Ashby Students Break Charity Record

       Generous students at Ashby School have raised almost £9,000 for charity since September.  The record total of £8,939.99 is the largest ever collected by Ashby School students. The money will be divided between the school's six House* charities, ... (click to read more)

  • Sports Day is Back on Track

    Hundreds of students will be hoping for victory tomorrow (Thursday) when they take part in Ashby School's annual sports day.  Last year the event was cancelled due to heavy rain and a water-logged pitch but will go ahead tomorrow ... (click to read more)

  • Reward Scheme for Students

    Hard-working, well-behaved students at Ashby School are to be issued with supermarket-style reward points. Students can then cash in their points for rewards such as free music downloads and food vouchers to be used in the school restaurants. The new ... (click to read more)

  • Salon Students Make their Mark

    Four students who enrolled on a vocational course after difficulties in the classroom have wowed teachers – by picking up 20 distinctions between them. Successful students (left to right) Bridie North, Stephanie North, AJ Hunt and Debbie Sparham are ... (click to read more)

  • Drive to Unite All Students

    A drive to unite students from every Year group will be kickstarted by the school's newly-elected Head Boy and Head Girl, when they take up their roles next term.  Gaurav Srivastava and Bryony Farmer plan to bridge the gap ... (click to read more)

  • Young Bikers Get Police Pointers on Staying Safe

    Young bike enthusiasts were given valuable advice on how to stay safe when they were visited by police motorcyclists.  Fifty students from Years 10 and 11 were given a brief introduction to a range of road safety issues for ... (click to read more)

  • Study Leave Dates

    Study leave for students in Year 11, 12 and 13 begins on the following dates. Year 12 - Study leave begins on Monday 12 May. Year 12 students should return to school on Monday 9 June for A2 lessons. Year ... (click to read more)

  • Awards for Exceptional Students

    Two boys who battled their way back to school in spite of life-threatening health problems shared a prize for their determination at Ashby School's annual awards evening.  Matthew Hewitt (second from left) and Joe Roberts with Headteacher Mrs Vivien Keller-Garnett ... (click to read more)

  • Headteacher Takes the Plunge in Aquathon

    More than 140 students and teachers – including the Headteacher - signed up to take part in a gruelling charity aquathon at Ashby School. A runner gives the thumbs-up. Entrants were required to complete a 400 metre swim followed by a three kilometre ... (click to read more)

  • It Could Be You

    Are you one of the 30 parents who dropped your child off at 8.45am this morning - making them late for registration? This is the question being posed to scores of parents who routinely drop their children off late ... (click to read more)

  • Chelsie is Model Finalist

    A modelling hopeful from Ashby School has reached the finals of the Miss Hinckley competition.  Chelsie Griffin, 17, is one of 24 finalists who will compete for the title of Miss Hinckley next month – after being entered for ... (click to read more)

  • Jessica Heads for the Mountains

    An Ashby School student is on a mission, after being chosen for an expedition to the base camp of Mount Everest.  Jessica Gilbey, 16, of Moira, is one of just 14 Army Cadets selected from Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire ... (click to read more)

  • Youngsters Pitch in for Hyper Success

    Five students from Ashby School have shaped the future of their village by helping to secure more than £50,000 of facilities for young people, including a new sports pitch.  Kelly Clarke, Robert Fairbrother, Sam Williams, Megan Danvers and Jade ... (click to read more)

  • International Challenge is Creative - and Fishy

    Fish from Iceland and cake from Belarus helped to wow judges in a tutor group contest with an international twist.  All 60 tutor groups were asked to make a display board about a different country, using their factual knowledge ... (click to read more)

  • Ashby School Needs YOU!

    Musicians, sports leaders and others are being asked to share their skills with children of all ages as part of Ashby's Extended Schools programme.  Ashby School is working with Ivanhoe College and the town's primary schools to create an out-of-hours ... (click to read more)

  • Lessons of Holocaust Will be Learned in School

    Two students from Ashby School will spend a day at former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland tomorrow (Tuesday).  Head Boy Alex Stevenson and Head Girl Sinead Wallace will travel to Auschwitz, where they will see first-hand evidence of the ... (click to read more)

  • Rolls Royce Treatment for Ashby Students

    Ashby students were given VIP treatment during a visit to Rolls Royce at Derby. The 28 Sixth Formers – who are all taking A level Business Studies – saw a production line in progress and were given an insight ... (click to read more)

  • Two, Four, Six, Eight, Cheer Leading is Great

    Scores of students have signed up to form Ashby School's first cheer leading squad.  Cheer leading is usually associated with shaking pompoms but also combines elements of dance, aerobics and gymnastics, with vigorous routines and technical lifts.  According to PE ... (click to read more)

  • Matt Gets Award for Courage

    A determined student who battled his way back to health after suffering devastating head injuries has been presented with a courage award. Matthew Hewitt, 15, of Measham, made headlines when he was seriously hurt in a jet ski accident ... (click to read more)

  • Diary of a French Trip

    Languages students have immortalised their exchange trip to France by keeping diaries. In the diaries, students have described the most memorable moments of their time in France, including cheese-tasting, mountain climbing and encounters with French sausage. Ashby students Maisie Fraser (centre left) ad Fay Hickson (centre right) with ... (click to read more)

  • School House is Outstanding

    Ashby School's boarding house has been rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted.  Inspectors visiting School House found that it offered 'a high level of care and support for the boarders.'  School House was praised for the 'positive and respectful relationships' between staff ... (click to read more)

  • It's a World Away

    A hands-on introduction to the world of work - which included forensic crime-busting, army survival skills and sports massage - was a breakthrough in careers education, according to teachers. Experts from a range of professions – including chefs, soldiers, ... (click to read more)

  • New Club Gets Students Cooking

    Ashby School is encouraging students to learn the art of cookery – by launching its first after-school cookery club.  The club has been set up by new Food Technology teacher Sarah Middleton, in response to conversations with parents.  The focus ... (click to read more)

  • Father and Son Go For Gold

    A former Ashby School student is to receive his Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award at St James's Palace - 29 years after his Dad collected the same award.  James Muller, 18, of Thringstone, will make the journey to London ... (click to read more)

  • Parents Can Raise Internet Awareness

    Parents can learn more about the internet and the e-safety of their children by signing up for special awareness-raising sessions.  The Parent Awareness Sessions, run as part of Safer Internet Week by Leicestershire County Council, will take place during ... (click to read more)

  • Fantastic Free Food Friday

    Sixth Formers at Ashby School are being given a tasty incentive to socialise and snack together – by going along to Free Food Friday. The introduction of Free Food Friday has proved so popular that scores of Sixth Formers ... (click to read more)

  • James and the Giant Pet Rescue

    An Ashby student is caring for more than 90 unwanted pets – after agreeing to look after a homeless rabbit five years ago.  James Mason, 15, of Ravenstone, took in his first pet – a rabbit called Jessica which ... (click to read more)

  • World of Work is Not a World Away

    Lessons at Ashby School will include radio broadcasting, forensic crime-busting and how to give a pedicure – in a bid to introduce students to the world of work.  Experts from a range of professions – including chefs, soldiers, beauticians ... (click to read more)

  • GCSE Success Prized at Ashby

    Two prize-giving ceremonies to celebrate the achievements of Ashby School's highly successful GCSE students will be held later this month. This will be the first time that the school has held a prize-giving ceremony dedicated to GCSE success.  In previous ... (click to read more)

  • A Sixth Form for the 21st Century

    Pupil power has forged the creation of a 21st century Sixth Form Centre at Ashby School. The state-of-the-art Centre, costing £740,000, will include wireless computer facilities and a Sixth Form dining area. It is due to be completed by ... (click to read more)

  • Language of Success at Ashby Conference

    Ashby School will share the secrets of its success with teachers from across the East Midlands when it hosts a regional languages conference. Ashby School has been chosen as the venue for the Specialist Languages Colleges' conference because of ... (click to read more)

  • Businesslike Students Brave the Dragons' Den

    Budding entrepreneurs from Ashby School impressed local business people when they pitched their investment ideas in a 'Dragons' Den'-style presentation. Nineteen students left the comfort of the classroom to enter the den, which featured two 'dragons' from the People ... (click to read more)

  • Sue Townsend Opens English Block

    Ashby School's flagship new English building was opened by celebrated Leicestershire author Sue Townsend. Ms Townsend, who is best known as the creator of Adrian Mole,  officially opened the building and met students already benefiting from the ultra-modern, hi-tech ... (click to read more)

  • Soap Far, Soap Good

    A leading soap manufacturer from Ashby has splashed out by helping students to make their own luxury soap. Standard Soap – which makes top quality soap for high street stores and designer brands - donated soap-making materials to Ashby ... (click to read more)

  • Winning Harriet Takes to the Stage

    A young singer from Ashby School has won the chance to perform with the Birmingham Conservatoire Symphony Orchestra. Harriet Eyley, 16, of Blackfordby, will sing as a soloist with the Symphony Orchestra to an audience of more than 500 ... (click to read more)

  • 'Ambitious' Ashby is Investor

    Ashby School has been praised for refusing to 'rest on its laurels and driving towards increasingly ambitious levels of achievement'. The comments were made by an independent assessor for Investors in People (IIP) who renewed Ashby School's Investors in ... (click to read more)

  • Certficates Ready for Collection

    Former Ashby School students are being urged to collect hundreds of unclaimed exam certificates before they are destroyed. Many students, who left Ashby School in June 2007, have failed to pick up GCSE and A level certificates which are ... (click to read more)

  • Miss Preston Hopes to Become Miss Dance

    A rising star from Ashby School is hoping to dance her way to the top in 2008 – when she competes for the title of Miss Dance of Great Britain. Becky Preston, 17, of Ashby, will compete against dancers ... (click to read more)

  • Race to Victory for Shaun

    A young motorcyclist from Ashby School has won his first Formula 125 Championship. Shaun Winfield, 14, of Boundary, crossed the line in first place to secure the EMRA Formula 125 Championship 2007 at Mallory Park race track in October. Shaun ... (click to read more)

  • Teacher Swaps Classroom for Mud Hut

    A former teacher from Ashby School is to spend two years training teachers in Ethiopia – and writing a blog so that students at Ashby can follow and support his progress. David Evans, 61, of Whitwick, will travel to ... (click to read more)

  • Santa Drops in at Ashby School

    Santa will be dropping in to Ashby School on Tuesday (18 December) to join Sixth Formers at their 'Big Kids' Christmas Party'. The students, aged 16 – 18, will be wearing their smartest party outfits for an evening of ... (click to read more)

  • Di Hangs Up Apron After 34 Years

    A cookery teacher who has been serving up tasty lessons at Ashby School for 34 years is to retire at Christmas. Di Williamson has been teaching Food Technology at Ashby School since 1973, when it was known as Home ... (click to read more)

  • Dance Craze Hits Ashby School

    A new street dance class at Ashby School is proving so popular that the school is running sessions three nights a week. Teachers were overwhelmed when more than 70 girls and boys signed up for the street dance classes ... (click to read more)

  • Good Sports Get Gold

    Good sports from Ashby School have been rewarded for more than 1,000 hours of voluntary work – at a special presentation evening at the Walkers Stadium. Eighteen students from Ashby attended the Step into Sport Celebration Evening at the ... (click to read more)

  • Enterprising Students Make Their Mark

    A clever device to re-use household energy has earned enterprising students from Ashby School a place in the East Midlands Regional Final of a national competition. Henry Cheung, Rob Ryan, Alex Booth, Jess Eyley and Mohammedali Haji impressed the ... (click to read more)

  • Girls Get a Sporting Chance

    Dame Kelly Holmes spent a day with two students from Ashby School, as part of a scheme to get more girls interested in sport and PE. Megan Danvers and Jade Garami, both aged 15, travelled to Grantham to meet ... (click to read more)

  • Unforgettable Trip for Ashby Students

    Sixth Form students from Ashby School have spent an unforgettable week touring the historical and cultural landmarks of Japan. During their visit, the 10 students took part in traditional tea ceremonies, visited the site of the Hiroshima bomb, sampled ... (click to read more)

  • Big Breakfast for Best Attenders

    Free breakfasts are up for grabs at Ashby School for students with the best attendance records. Each week, the tutor group with the highest level of attendance will win a bumper breakfast in the school restaurant. Teachers hope that the ... (click to read more)

  • ParentPay Shop is Now Open

    Buying school items over the internet is now even easier - thanks to the launch of a new ParentPay Shop on the Ashby School website. The new online shop allows parents to purchase school essentials – such as uniform, textbooks ... (click to read more)

  • VIPs Go Back to School

    VIP visitors were given a taste of school life – when the Chairman of Leicestershire County Council popped in to Ashby School. Coun Mike Jones and his wife Marj spent a morning at Ashby School, meeting teachers and support ... (click to read more)

  • All the Better to Win With, My Dear

    A twist in the traditional tale of 'Little Red Riding Hood' has earned an Ashby student an award in a national writing competition. Matthew Lilley, 15, of Ashby, was surprised to win a competition prize for his 50-word mini saga. Entrants ... (click to read more)

  • Prince Edward meets students

    Prince Edward met nine students from Ashby School when he made a flying visit to Ashby. The Prince was at Ivanhoe Community College to meet young people taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme. The nine students from ... (click to read more)

  • Sophie Jumps into Top Five

    A young horse rider from Ashby School beat competitors from around the world to finish in the top five in her category at the prestigious 'Horse of the Year' Show. Sophie Barker, 14, from Ibstock, qualified for the 'Working ... (click to read more)

  • Full Steam Ahead for Work Experience

    A student from Ashby School made such an impression while he was on work experience that he has been invited to go back – not once, but twice. David Southwood, 17, of Hugglescote, did his first work experience in ... (click to read more)

  • Students Get Incentive Boost

    Disaffected students at Ashby School who agree to knuckle down and work harder in class will be rewarded with canoeing, rock climbing and dancing lessons, as part of a new incentives package. The three-year programme, which is funded by ... (click to read more)

  • Just One Cornetto (Boys)

    Five students who formed their own boy band for a school talent contest are to stage their first proper gig – for charity. Jake Somerville, Scott Bullen, Tom Goacher, Matt Anslow and Kris Haynes, all 16, formed The Cornetto ... (click to read more)

  • Reps Needed for School Council

    'Have your say' -  that is the message to students in Years 10, 11 and 12 who are being urged to sign up for the School Council. In the past, only students from Years 11 and 13 could become Council members. ... (click to read more)

  • Students Join the Circus

    The circus came to town for one morning only when a group of travelling circus performers visited Ashby School to teach PE. The young performers, who are students at Ashby's partner school in the Saarland in Germany, will lead ... (click to read more)

  • Open Evening for Prospective Students

    An open evening for Year 9 students and their families will take place on Wednesday 3 October. Prospective students will be able to look around the school and talk to staff. The open evening takes place from 5.30 - ... (click to read more)

  • Students Queue for Chinese

    A new course in Mandarin Chinese has proved so popular with students at Ashby School that teachers have been forced to increase the class size. The first lesson will take place on Wednesday (26 September) to a class of ... (click to read more)

  • Students Swap Vacation for Conservation

    Threatened plants and animals may be saved from destruction, as a result of research carried out by Ashby School students. Seventeen students from Ashby School spent two weeks of their summer holiday in South Africa, tracking rhinos, identifying rare ... (click to read more)

  • Anthony Holds Moontrek for Mum

    A schoolboy whose mother died of cancer earlier this year has collected £2,000 in her memory. Anthony Moon, 16, who goes to Ashby School, decided to raise money for Cancer Research UK, after losing his Mum, Janice, to the ... (click to read more)

  • Rob Scores 100 Per Cent

    Model student Rob English represented Ashby School at a star-studded presentation evening hosted by Leicester City Football Club. Rob, 15, of Ashby, was one of 15 students from Ashby School who achieved 100 per cent attendance at school ... (click to read more)

  • Da Vinci Awards for Top Students

    The efforts of some of Ashby School's most gifted students have been recognised by teachers. Four students were presented with Da Vinci Laudorum Awards for their outstanding GCSE results by Headteacher Mrs Vivien Keller-Garnett. All four - Hannah Willett, ... (click to read more)

  • Cycle Champ Sets Sights on Race Down Under

    A young cyclist from Ashby School has won the British Under 16 Cycle Speedway Championship. Carl Jarvis, 15, of Coleorton, beat 31 other competitors over four laps to take the title in Ipswich. Carl has now set his sights on ... (click to read more)

  • Ashby Makes Fitness Video for Primary Schools

    Sporty students at Ashby School have made their own fitness video to encourage local primary school children to do more exercise. The video will be sent to more than 40 primary schools across North West Leicestershire, where pupils will be ... (click to read more)

  • Royal Musician Tunes Up at Ashby

    Ashby School's newest music teacher is more accustomed to rubbing shoulders with Royals than students after working as a trombonist on the Royal Yacht Britannia. Nick Walker, who began teaching at ... (click to read more)

  • A Great Result for Ashby

    GCSE pass rates reached 99 per cent at Ashby School when students opened their results. Ninety nine per cent of passes were at grades A - G, while 71 per cent ... (click to read more)

  • Six of the Best for Top Ashby Student

    Ashby School is celebrating its best A level results ever topped off by a record six A grade passes for Head Boy Ben Gregory. Ben, 18, of Ashby, ... (click to read more)

  • Swarm of Bugs Escapes from Art Class

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