Welcome to Ashfield School
We are delighted that you are considering Ashfield Post 16 as a venue in which to continue your education. Ashfield is a large and diverse Post 16 with an intake from many different secondary schools. We deliver a wide range of academic and vocational courses at Levels 1, 2 and 3 and attempt to cater for all students in the local area.
The inclusive nature of Ashfield Post 16 is something that we are very proud of. In addition to a wide curriculum, there is a very strong pastoral system in place. A team of Tutors and Heads of Year will ensure that you succeed with your chosen courses and also help you to develop your personal, social and employability skills. Our aim is to develop you as a fully rounded individual, preparing you to move onto the next phase in your life, be that university, apprenticeship or employment.
Life in Post 16 is unique. It forms a bridge between compulsory schooling and higher education or employment. You will be given greater freedoms than in Years 7-11 but you must also accept greater responsibility. You are expected to work with a higher degree of maturity and take a fuller responsibility for your own learning. You will have to commit a larger proportion of your free time to study. You will be expected to act as a role model for the younger students in the school and so expectations of attitude and conduct are very high.
Mr A. Smith
Director of Post 16
Our Post 16 Centre is a community within itself, and a student’s every need is catered for:
- Quiet study space with computers
- Specialist teachers to support and advise
- IAG Careers Advisor
- Student Management Team organising fun social events and enabling all students to make new friends
- On-site catering
- School counsellor
- Opportunities to pursue their interests, either in lessons or extracurricular activities
Described by Ofsted as ‘outstanding’, our Post 16 tutor team provide our students with the very best in pastoral care and academic support, ensuring that they are happy and achieving their potential, from the intensive induction programme at the start all the way through to their last exam.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Ashfield School directly.