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Welcome to Aston Academy

Welcome to Aston Academy Post 16. We are a lively, thriving and diverse community of learners. Our aim, in keeping with the Academy’s mission statement, is that every student is enabled “to reach their full potential, whatever their age, ability, gender or ethnicity”. As such, we provide a broad and varied curriculum which caters for a wide range of learning needs. We offer twenty-three traditional A’ Level courses as well as a broad selection of opportunities for students to follow BTEC Diploma pathways at level 3, including pathways linked to Health and Social Care, Sports Performance and Excellence, Performing Arts and Fashion and Clothing.


Becoming a post 16 student at the Academy is about more than just achieving academic qualifications however. While this is of the highest priority, we want our students to develop all of the skills and the confidence they will need to move on successfully to their next stage; whether that be higher education, training or employment.


As such, we expect students to take responsibility for their own learning and progress. This means that you will be required to plan your own learning and study time, ensure that you meet deadlines consistently and that you arrive punctually to lessons, ready to contribute and to learn.


The most successful students are those who involve themselves fully in a wide range of post 16 enrichment opportunities.  Our students are encouraged to act as positive role models to younger students through their work as peer mentors or as members of the post 16 prefect team.  Students arrange a number of charity fundraising events throughout the year. They take part in field trips, visit theatres and universities, and enjoy a wide range of sporting activities.



We will not expect you to achieve all of this alone however. If you come to Aston post 16, you will receive high quality care, guidance and support in order to ensure that you fulfil your potential, enjoy your time with us and are suitably prepared for your next step. You will be allocated a Daily Tutor who will support you with any problems or concerns you may have. You will also be assigned a Progress Tutor who will review your progress with you on a regular basis, and provide you with additional one to one support.



Our aim is to provide you with the pathway, high quality teaching, extra-curricular experiences and support you will need in order to achieve your ambitions. If you apply to Aston, you will be invited to an interview at which we will discuss at length with you your aspirations and interests, and which would be the best learning package for you.



Dominic Curran

Vice Principal




























How to apply?


All applications must be received by Friday 9th January 2015.


If you require any further information or support with your application then please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Post 16 team on 0114 287 2171 or by e-mail:


Miss Dwan

Assistant Headteacher


Mrs Graham

Post 16 Year Manager


Mr Curran

Vice Principal


How to apply

You can apply for courses at Aston Academy through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.

Last updated date: 09 February 2018
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