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Ypres trip – Friday 3 July
Given the unstable situation that currently exists in Calais at the Euro Tunnel terminal, the travel company has advised us to postpone Friday’s Year 8 trip to Ypres. We have followed this advice because we do not want the trip to be affected by unnecessary delays or indeed expose the students to a potentially unsafe environment. The trip will take place after the summer break and all monies paid for Friday’s trip will transfer to the new date. We will look to confirm the date as soon as possible, and we will let you know as soon as we have done this.
Our Outstanding IB Diploma results:
ATA May 2014
Average point score
37/45 Top 11.8% worldwide
Top score 2014
43 Top 0.8% worldwide
Ofsted say we are an 'Outstanding school'
We are delighted to announce that Ofsted has deemed Ashcroft Academy as an 'Outstanding' school. Our sponsor, Lord Ashcroft, KCMG has written to congratulate everyone on this 'truly magnificent achievement' and we would like to share this with you. His letter is attached below for you all to read. The Ofsted report can also be downloaded from the Ofsted tab on the left.
Ashcroft Technology Academy is the new name for the highly successful ADT City Technology College.
The new Academy is sponsored by Lord Ashcroft, KCMG, who was also the founder sponsor of ADT College.
Our mission is to prepare young people for living, learning and working in the future.
About Michael Ashcroft
I am an international businessman, author and philanthropist. After 40 years as an entrepreneur I have many, varied business interests, with significant investments and participation in both public and private companies in the United Kingdom, United States and the Caribbean. I was Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party until September 2010, in May 2011 I was appointed as lead adviser to the Ministry of Defence for the strategic review military bases in Cyprus. In September 2012 I was appointed a member of the Privy Council and was made the Government's Special Representative for Veterans' Transition, working with all departments to ensure military personnel receive the support they need when making the transition to civilian life. In November 2012 I was appointed to the Board of the Imperial War Museum. I am also Treasurer of the International Democratic Union.
I am heavily involved in various charities, including founding Crimestoppers - the UK crime-fighting charity. I am also the author of seven books and have built up the largest collection of Victoria Crosses in the world, which are now on display in the Lord Ashcroft Gallery at the Imperial War Museum. I have a long-standing interest in bravery and the gallery was built using my £5m donation.For more information: