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Welcome to Ashlawn School

A Message from the Head Teacher Sixth Form Open Evening - Thursday 28th November 2010 - 6.30pm - 7.30pm I would like to welcome you to the Ashlawn School and Science College Route 14-19 Website. As you navigate your way around, I hope that it will give you a clear idea of our values and the opportunities that are available at Ashlawn. At Ashlawn School, we promote excellence and aim to develop a love of learning. All the achievements and needs of our students are valued and our curriculum is designed to help develop students not only in terms of qualifications but also in terms of their skills.We seek to do this in a way which is enjoyed and subsequently inspires a lifelong love for learning. We recognise that exam passes alone are not enough for young people who will work in a global economy and who will need confidence, adaptability, learning skills, creativity and resilience to live useful and fulfilling lives: we strive to ensure that every student will have his or her individual needs met through the highest standards of learning and teaching. Respect for each other and a high standard of behaviour is something which we all share and value. We have a high level of good behaviour that is built on the respect between students and staff: "Every child truly matters at this school".This view stated in our October 2007 Ofsted report underpinned their view that Ashlawn was an "outstanding school with the capacity to improve even further". & Ofsted Section 5 Inspection Report - 17th October 2007In June 2008, we were designated High Performing Specialist School status and in 2009 were awarded a Second Specialism of Leadership and Able, Gifted and Talented, enabling us to develop leadership skills not only with students but colleagues too. This, we feel, is a mark of the existing high quality of teaching and learning, complements the Ofsted inspection findings and points clearly to the school's determination to improve further. At the core of this quality provision is a quality teaching and support staff. The school is an accredited Investor in People (IPP) and a professional learning community where staff are actively encouraged to pursue additional qualifications with the National College of School Leadership (NCSL) and Warwick and Leicester Universities. It is not, however, the students, teaching and support staff who are the only key stakeholders: we value the contribution made by parents, governors and the community to ensure that we maintain high standards in all aspects of school life. With this in mind, we very much encourage links with, and involvement by, all those with a vested interest in our children's learning and development. In September 2003, the school became a Science College. This has provided new opportunities for the school such as our Renewable Energy Days - in which students and staff are involved as a whole-school community in hands-on learning activities which develop knowledge, skill and a deeper interest in Science. We are proud to have achieved designation as a High Performing Specialist School, and to have been invited to apply for an additional specialism. This website can, of course, give you only a flavour of all the terrific initiatives at Ashlawn School and Science College. There are many opportunities to look around and should you wish to visit during a typical school day, please contact us. My colleagues and I, as well as our excellent students, look forward to meeting you and your children in the near future. Ashlawn is situated two miles from Rugby town centre on the edge of open countryside. We are a bilateral school, offering places to students of all abilities.

About us

Welcome to Post-16 Education at Ashlawn School.

A challenging, enriching and enjoyable learning experience. Welcome to Ashlawn Sixth Form. 

Whether you have spent the last five years at Ashlawn, or you are joining us from another school, we offer you something special - the opportunity to achieve academic success and the chance to develop as an individual so that you leave us happy, confident and well prepared for the next phase in your life, whether work or university.

"Students do exceptionally well in the Sixth Form"

Why choose Ashlawn Sixth Form?

The Ofsted report for this school said:

"Every student truly matters at the school".

At Ashlawn we aim to provide:

  • Academic success and the opportunity to go on to university or into paid employment of your choice.
  • A stimulating and diverse range of course options - you can choose a wide range of subjects.
  • The expertise of highly qualified subject specialists - you will receive the very best teaching.
  • Individual support and guidance - from staff who understand and care about your concerns.
  • The chance to grow and develop as an individual, learn about yourself, take part in an exciting enrichment programme.

Being a member of the Sixth Form is not just about academic achievement and success.  It's a great chance for you to discover and develop wide-ranging interests and skills.  You will have a lot more freedom and also be expected to take on more responsibilities, enjoy the challenges and look forward to the future.

"There are excellent systems to monitor student's progress and the information is used very effectively to set targets for improvement"

     Ofsted Section 5 Inspection Report - 17th October 2007

Facilities available

Our site, two miles from Rugby town centre, overlooks extensive playing fields and the open countryside beyond.

Classrooms for English, Humanities, Mathematics and Modern Languages are arranged in suites.  There is a sports hall and gymnasia, a large assemble hall, a Drama Studio, Design and Technology areas, thirteen Science Laboratories and specialist rooms for Art, Careers, IT, Media Studies, Music and Personal and Social Education which includes the teaching of Religious Education.

There is a Sixth Form Study Centre incorporating a cafe for Sixth Formers to use while making the best use of their study periods, with specialist rooms for teaching A Level and Vocational subjects and a well-resourced library with a mezzanine floor holding 36 computers predominately used by Sixth Form, as well as six computer network rooms including two integrated Learning Systems.  Beyond the Library is a monitored silent study area with an additional 6 computers and a fully stocked library of university prospectuses for students to research their next steps.

Supervised after school study sessions are available between 3.30 and 5.30pm in the school library on Tuesday and Thursday of each week.  The Sixth Form Study Centre is available exclusively for Sixth Form students.

The school has been very successful in attracting major funding to develop many curricular areas: Technology, Information Technology, Science, Flexible and Integrated Learning and Media Studies

Students with physical disabilities can access all areas of the curriculum on the ground floor.

Students can buy hot and cold cafeteria meals or use the sandwich bar.

Additional support

We aim to create an atmosphere of high expectation where you are part of a friendly and thriving community.

Lessons and tutorials provide the basic framework for most courses. You will need to use your study periods effectively to prepare for lessons and complete coursework and assignments.

A range of teaching and learning methods is used to give you the confidence to take increasing responsibility for your own learning. You will be allocated a personal tutor who will support and care for you whilst you are at Ashlawn. 

Your tutor will guide you through your course with: 

  • Action planning
  • Regular progress reviews
  • Advice on preparing applications for employment or higher education.

Your progress will be regularly monitored. A Record of Achievement is used to support your own self-assessment and target-setting. Reports on progress are issued termly and discussed at Form Tutor consultation evenings. The school works hard to foster a home-school partnership by involving parents and guardians in your learning.

All learning providers are required to take reasonable steps to cater for all learners. We have an Accessibility Plan under the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act aimed at continually improving accessibility to the curriculum, physical environment and written information. We also have a Disability Equality Strategy under the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 2005.

Where Religious Education is taught, parents have a right to withdraw their child from Religious Education and acts of Collective Worship. For any specific queries please contact the schools direct.

Learner success

For details of our attainment rates and other information such as absences, click on the ‘DCSF’ links at the right hand side of this page. This opens a new pop-up window to the DCSF website.


A & B Grades 33% 
A - E Grades 96%

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Ashlawn School directly.

Last updated date: 18 May 2016
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