Message From The Principal
Welcome to Ashcroft Technology Academy's website. It is my pleasure to invite you to browse our pages and to consider the excellent quality education that we have on offer. We employ the very best teachers and support staff and we invest heavily in technology to support our curriculum. Our Academy benefits from outstanding facilities which have been enhanced by a £14 million building and refurbishment programme, thanks to the generosity of our sponsor Lord Ashcroft and the Education Funding Agency.
At Ashcroft Technology Academy we are committed to 21st Century technology reinforced by traditional values and high expectations. We emphasise the importance of discipline, manners and respect as these qualities reinforce a healthy learning environment whilst also being so important in adult working life. We believe that high standards should be a constant goal; that each child has skills to learn and qualities and talents to be developed which will make the most of his or her potential. Our academic, sporting and cultural record is evidence of our success. Our Key Stage 3 and our GCSE results are exceptional, being consistently well above the national average. We have recently been re-awarded the ‘Sportsmark', recognition of the quality of our sports provision, and the Healthy Schools Award, underlining the importance we attribute to this theme.
At Ashcroft Technology Academy we are ambitious for the future and we will continue to provide learning opportunities which are challenging and exciting for all our students. We value everyone as individuals; we emphasise the importance of grasping opportunity, of developing ability and of celebrating success. It is our intention to develop young people who are adaptable, tolerant and want to work hard so that they can take their place in adult society with the necessary skills, confidence and self-reliance. We expect full commitment from students towards their education. The contribution of parents as partners in supporting us cannot be over-estimated. The greater the interest shown by parents, the more successful the child will be. We look forward to and expect full support and co-operation from parents.
I look forward to meeting you and to working with you to ensure a happy and successful education for your child.