For Students and parents considering Ashcroft Academy for your Secondary School education, we are a very well resourced school with an excellent staff. Students in Years 11 and 13 have just achieved the best results in the school's history. Five of our students are now going to study at Oxbridge.
Ashcroft Academy is well known for providing a serious educational environment where the focus is on learning. Our students are very well behaved, enjoying their lessons in a strict climate with very high expectations. Our students regularly attain grades better than their predictions, because we require them to work hard and to do their best. There is no point in accepting mediocrity for this will not prepare them properly for adult life and inevitably is a disservice to our students. Therefore, students very quickly learn that they should be striving to excel. They find that academic competition is evident and that they need to accede to the challenge.
Learning starts in the classroom and this is the "engine room" for students to be successful over their school career. This has to start on day 1 of Year 7 if the correct habits are to be inculcated for students as they progress towards GCSEs. However, there is much more to life at Ashcroft Academy. Please take the opportunity to read the brief quotations from older students on this page. Also have a look at the extra-curricular provision. All staff at Ashcroft offer activities outside the classrooom to enthuse and develop our students' wider interests. There is much to find out about life at the Academy under the "Years 7-11" menu tab and by browsing through some of the photographs of trips our students have enjoyed.
If you would like to apply for a place in Year 7, and would like to learn more about the Academy, please put a date in your diary to come to one of our Open Evenings.
If you would like to see the Academy in action, you are very welcome to come along to one of our Open Mornings which take place in June and September when you will be given a full tour so that you can see classes in action. Prospective students are very welcome to attend if their primary school will give permission for them to visit. This is the best way to see any school, and so you are encouraged to come along if you are able to do so. Please note that these mornings are very busy, and therefore operated on an appointment only basis. Please contact us to make a booking so that we can try to balance numbers touring and ensure that sufficient tour guides are available.