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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.

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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Ashby School is 'a good school' across the board, according to Ofsted inspectors who visited the school in 2015. 

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 quality of teaching, the behaviour and safety of pupils, the effectiveness of school leaders and the sixth form.

Among their findings, inspectors concluded that: 

  • Good teaching ensures that students make good progress across a range of GCSE subjects, particularly mathematics and science;
  • Teachers are effective in making students enthusiastic about their learning;
  • Senior leaders check students' progress regularly and have a good understanding of how well different groups of students are achieving;
  • Students enjoy being at the academy and feel safe. Parents agree.

Inspectors also praised 'the wide range of extra musical, sporting and artistic trips and activities' and said that students 'are proud of the academy', resulting in very little litter or graffiti.

The school’s boarding establishment, School House, was found to be outstanding in every category with boarders making 'outstanding personal progress'. Inspectors concluded that: ‘boarders are happy and speak warmly of the consistently good care, guidance and support they receive, adied by strong links with the main academy'. 

School House was judged to have a 'very positive and relaxed ethos'. The induction of new boarders was described as 'a key strength'.

Headteacher Eddie Green said: "“The report makes excellent reading and reflects many of the very positive aspects of our work. We are always striving to make improvements to what inspectors found is already a very good learning experience with excellent outcomes for our students.”

The inspection was carried out in February 2015, with two days’ notice.

Read the full report below.

Ofsted report 2009 Click here to read the school's latest Performance Tables