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Why choose Ashington Academy?

Here at Ashington Academy, we have the highest expectations of our students and staff. We believe students have the right to expect a first-class education, delivered by teachers who are committed to making learning challenging and rewarding, all in a supportive environment in which they thrive.

There has never been a more exciting time to be a student at our school. Our high expectations filter into every aspect of school life, which is evident in not only the top-class teaching our students receive and our ambitious curriculum offer, but also in the inspirational, warm and supportive environment in which they learn.

I am extremely privileged to lead a talented and dedicated team who know no bounds when it comes to the successes of our students. Our staff are committed to getting to know each child as an individual to ensure they are supported and challenged to bring out the very best of their abilities.

An ethos of high aspirations permeates everything we do and it’s little wonder that, since joining the North East Learning Trust in November 2017, our students have consistently improved results at GCSE and A level year on year, ensuring that, whatever their next steps are, they are well-prepared to take them. Increasing numbers of students are choosing to remain at Ashington and join our Sixth Form, NE6. Here, our ambitious curriculum boasts 25 different subjects and a bespoke careers programme using covering Apprenticeships, Universities, and everything in-between. Students also experience a range of opportunities outside of their studies to prepare them for life after school. By the time they leave us every student is confident and ready for their next steps, with record numbers of students joining prestigious Russell Group universities. 

Your child deserves the very best and we firmly believe that we can provide it. Over the past three years, we have secured investments of nearly 2 million pounds to improve our learning environment, including first-class Art and Photography facilities, a new kitchen and dining hall, a Sixth Form Bistro, a refurbished Main Hall and our brand-new, top-spec catering kitchens for Food Technology. With new Science labs and further decorations planned, there’s so much more to come!

There is so much more to Ashington Academy than what happens in the classroom. We offer a rich extra-curricular programme that spans the arts, sport and the academic: there really is something for everyone, regardless of interest! But it doesn’t stop there: in our pursuit to cultivate the leaders of tomorrow, we offer exciting student leadership and ambassador programmes, where students have an opportunity to really contribute to and drive aspects of school life they are passionate about.  That’s because we are committed to ensuring that,  when our students leave us, they do so with happy memories and as confident individuals ready to make their mark on the world.

Choosing a school for your child is an important decision and I am delighted that you are considering Ashington Academy. I warmly invite you to take a look through School brochure, which is designed to give you an insight into who we are and what we have to offer.

Yvonne Weston
Head of School