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Parents' Induction Evening

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

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

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

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

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Young Designers Take Top Prizes

Young Designers Take Top Prizes

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

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Winning Ways in Business

Winning Ways in Business

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

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All students, without regard to age, aptitude, attainment level, ability or social circumstances, are entitled to an education of the highest quality. Education is of value for its own sake and we seek to encourage all students to learn at school, outside school and beyond school age.

The school curriculum recognises individual student needs and abilities and supports the development of intellectual, cultural, moral, aesthetic, spiritual, physical and social qualities.

Ashby School curriculum will support the School Aims which are to promote life-long learning within a technologically advanced society and is committed to four key principles:

It is these four drivers which underpin all aspects of our work.

The school aims to maximise potential in academic terms. However we also aim to provide enrichment activities that broaden a student’s experiences whilst at school. It is our ambition to encourage our young people to develop into responsible citizens with moral purpose and values that help sustain their everyday lives. We are committed to all students and believe that each individual matters and should be provided for.

We plan to provide quality educational experiences that will enable us to celebrate the successes of all students achieving their potential and provide inspirational and motivating learning opportunities. The promotion of life-long learning that encourages individuals to become valued members of the community will, we believe, provide a secure pathway towards the future independence for all.

Special Educational Needs

Students with barriers to learning, ranging from specific learning difficulties to physical disabilities, will be supported to participate and achieve in every aspect of school life as part of our commitment to all students. The Advisory Faculty will have an overview of every student to ensure that this commitment is fulfilled and will be in regular liaison with parents at all stages of a student’s career at the school.


If a parent wishes to withdraw their son/daughter from attendance at religious or sex education lessons or assemblies, they should write to the Assistant Headteacher responsible for KS4 before the start of the school year.


To support students to achieve their maximum potential, the school has targeted intervention groups. These offer extra support in key subjects and, to facilitate this, the school offers transport home on three evenings in the week for those students taking part in intervention sessions. (This transport is also available to those who attend extra-curricular enrichment sessions).

Information, Advice and Guidance.

The school has a strong pastoral system to support students of every year. We contract our own Educational Welfare Officer and independent Careers Advice and Guidance to ensure that all our students can access a high quality of individual support when appropriate. Careers education and sex and relationship education is delivered through the PSD (Personal Social Development) course.

Curriculum Organisation for Years 10 and 11 2016/2017

The school runs a two week timetable, divided into 50 lessons of 1 hour each. 20 minutes is set aside each day for tutorial/registration times, which may include assembly.

In current Year 11, students follow a core curriculum (per fortnight)


Mathematics – 7 lessons

English – 7 lessons

Personal Social Development - 2 lessons

Science – 10 lessons

MFL – 5 lessons


Design Technology – 5 lessons

PE – 4 lessons



In current Year 10, students a core curriculum (per fortnight)


Mathematics – 7 lessons

English – 7 lessons

Personal Social Development – 2 lessons

Science – 10 lessons

MFL – 5 lessons


Design Technology – 5 lessons

PE – 4 lessons


The majority of students have two additional choices which will each be allocated 5 lessons per fortnight. Detailed information regarding these courses is on the school website



Curriculum Organisation for Years 12 and 13 2016/2017

The school runs a two week timetable, divided into 50 lessons of 1 hour each.  20 minutes is set aside each day for tutorial/registration times, which may include assembly.

All students must select a curriculum of three or four A level or BTEC Level 3 subjects in Year 12.   This is decided by their average point score and is explained on the open evening. In Year 13, a minimum of three subjects is taken. If students take three subjects in Year 12, they will be timetabled for extra study periods linked to that subject. Each subject is allocated 10 one hour lessons per fortnight. In addition, an enrichment programme offers students a choice of areas including  EPQ, prefecting, helping young readers reading at Ivanhoe.

Details regarding entry criteria for the Sixth form and the subjects available can be found on the school website at

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

The school offers a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities for all age groups. These can be sub-divided into four areas: Cultural, Sporting, International visits, Trips.

Examples of extra-curricular opportunities can be found on the school website at