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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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Post-16 Bursary and Other Funds

16-19 BURSARY FUND – (Financial Assistance with costs of post-16 study)

The following information may help parents to recognise whether their son/daughter would be eligible for financial support from the Bursary if they are joining 6th Form.

Bursary A

Available to:-

Young people in care/young people in receipt of income support/Universal Credit and disabled young people in receipt of Employment Support Allowance who are also in receipt of Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment.

Qualifying students will be given an initial payment of £300 at the end of September and then ten monthly payments of £200.

Bursary B

An initial payment of £200 will be paid at the end of September and then ten monthly payments of £150. In addition, students who are eligible for Free School Meals are automatically eligible for £2.40 per day which will be transferred to their cashless catering card.

Other students may be eligible for Bursary B at the discretion of the Director of Post 16 Studies.

Bursary C – This may be for you!

There is a limited allocation of money which can be used to help students whose financial circumstances are a barrier to their education.  This may be used to provide or make a contribution towards resources for learning, school trips, visits, revision books, travel/bus pass etc.  If there are any financial difficulties at home you may be eligible.

If you feel you may be eligible please contact Joanne Warriner for further advice on: (01530) 413748 Ext 344 or email (All enquiries are treated in the strictest confidence).

Mary Smith Scholarship Fund

Students may also be eligible for a small, financial award from the Mary Smith Scholarship Fund. Students can apply to this fund for help with various vocational and career-related activities or interests every year until they are 25.

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Ashby Educational Foundation

As a student or former student of Ashby School, you may also be eligible to apply to this independently-administered fund which makes awards to ‘promote the education (including social and physical training) of people under 25 who have attended a school in the Ashby area’.

The fund was established to:

Award scholarships, exhibitions, bursaries, maintenance allowances or grants at any school, university or other institution;
Provide financial assistance, outfits, clothing, tools, instruments or books to assist such persons with their education (including the study of music and other arts), to undertake travel in furtherance thereof, or to prepare for or to enter a profession, trade, occupation or service on leaving school, university or other educational establishment.

For more details, or to apply, contact


Thomas Monke Charity