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

Students can make appointments now.

Sign Up for National Apprenticeship Event

Sign Up for National Apprenticeship Event

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

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Blacksmith Jack Forges New Links with School

Blacksmith Jack Forges New Links with School

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

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

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

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

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The Spring Issue of the Ashbeian is Out Now

The Spring Issue of the Ashbeian is Out Now

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

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The deadline for applications for this year's Mary Smith Scholarship Awards is Friday 24 February 2017.

Mary Smith Application Form 2017

Ambitious students can apply for a slice of the Mary Smith Scholarship Fund, to help them fulfil their dreams.

Since it was set up in 1936, the scheme has helped hundreds of young people from the Ashby area to further their career or educational aspirations.

The scheme is open to anyone under 25 who lives in or around Ashby, or is a former student of either Ashby School or Ivanhoe High School.

This small fund normally gives grants in the region of £25 to £150 for individual applications.

Money is allocated by the scheme's Governors to provide:

  • scholarships, bursaries or maintenance allowances for any approved school, university or other learning establishment. (It should be noted that Governors will not contribute to university tuition fees, accommodation or living expenses);
  • financial aid to buy outfits, clothing, tools, instruments or books to help applicants prepare for, or enter, their chosen profession;
  • funds for applicants to travel abroad to pursue their education;
  • financial help to study music or the arts;
  • facilities of any kind not normally provided by the Local Authority, for recreation and social and physical training, including coaching in athletics, sports and games for anyone in primary, secondary or further education.

The fund does not cover travel costs or contribute towards school trips.

It is a condition of any award that a report is sent to the Governors by 31 December detailing how the money was spent. Governors will not consider applications from anyone who has previously received an award but not submitted a report.

Application forms are available from Ashby School in February of each year or can be downloaded below. The Mary Smith Fund was set up by Alderman Frederick Smith, an old boy of Ashby School. It is believed to be in memory of his mother, who was the wife of an Ashby upholsterer and a devoted member of the town’s Baptist Church.