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Information

Parents' Induction Evening

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

Bronze Expeditioners Hit the Road

Bronze Expeditioners Hit the Road

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

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Mathematicians Make Light Work of Kangaroo

Mathematicians Make Light Work of Kangaroo

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

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Class of '77 Returns, 40 Years on

Class of '77 Returns, 40 Years on

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

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School Takes Plunge for Aquathon

School Takes Plunge for Aquathon

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

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Winning Ways in Business

Winning Ways in Business

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

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The Summer Ashbeian is Out Now

The Summer Ashbeian is Out Now

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

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Auditions for School Musical to be Held in June

Auditions for School Musical to be Held in June

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

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Badminton Players Represent School in National Finals

Badminton Players Represent School in National Finals

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

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Awards Evening Celebrates Remarkable Achievements

Awards Evening Celebrates Remarkable Achievements

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

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Examination Timetables are Now Available to Parents on MCAS

Examination Timetables are Now Available to Parents on MCAS

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

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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:
Achievement
Opportunity
Community
Inclusion

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.

Withdrawal

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.

Intervention

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 www.ashbyschool.org.uk

 

SIXTH FORM

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 www.ashbyschool.org.uk

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 www.ashbyschool.org.uk.