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Ashcroft Technology Academy

Ashcroft Technology Academy

Message From The Principal

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Douglas Mitchell MA (Hons)

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Ashcroft Technology Academy and to invite you to discover the excellent 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.

Our students achieve outstanding GCSE, A-level and International Baccalaureate results. These results are the outcome of all our beliefs and actions. We value a disciplined and focused environment which places students' learning at the centre of what we do.  We believe in the importance of excellent behaviour, hard work, manners and respect; we believe that high standards should be a constant goal; and we believe that each child has skills, qualities and talents to be developed which will make the most of his or her potential.  We provide innovative, challenging and exciting teaching. As a result, our students value their education and recognise that they make excellent progress. It is no surprise, therefore, that our attendance rate is one of the highest in the country. All of this means that when students leave Ashcroft, they can take their place in adult society with the necessary skills, confidence and self-reliance.

We take pride in the knowledge that Ashcroft students achieve excellence in all aspects of their education and they understand that learning is more than what happens in the classroom. Students enjoy a wide range of extra-curricular activities and a rich programme of trips and visits. These enhance the learning experience, foster curiosity and develop an appreciation that education does not stop at the end of the school day. We are ambitious for the future of our students and we encourage them to grasp opportunities. We expect parents to be equally ambitious and encouraging. The greater the interest shown by parents, the more successful the child will be.

To this end, I look forward to meeting you and to working with you to ensure a happy and successful education for your child.