Headteacher’s Welcome

It is my pleasure to introduce you to Ashlyns School.

We are extremely proud of our school; Ashlyns is a school with character and a rich heritage where we inspire our students to be both happy and successful in their pursuit of a wide range of academic, vocational and extra-curricular activities. Our ambition is that your child’s time at Ashlyns should be joyful and exciting and that they experience an interesting and diverse education, which will stay with them throughout their adult lives. Our aim is simply that we provide the best opportunities and support for every student to flourish and succeed. You expect the best for your child and so do we.

The school was founded to care for the most vulnerable children in society and today we maintain the same values based on the principle that children’s interests come first. Acting as champions for students’ potential, we create opportunities to ensure they can thrive and excel.

At its heart, Ashlyns has a well-motivated and reflective staff and governing body with a shared purpose, and students who are warm, positive and engaging. The school blends traditional values of respect, trust, honesty and hard work with forward thinking teaching and innovation.  We believe in strong partnerships; integrity and honesty are fundamental to our relationship with parents and children. Put simply, we achieve more for your child by working closely with you.

Our website will give you a brief insight into what the school has to offer for all students, parents and the local community as well as showcasing our various events and achievements; however, nothing can replace the real thing and we take pride in welcoming visitors to our school. Whatever the occasion, there is always something going on and visitors will always receive a warm welcome from staff and students alike, who will be keen to explain what makes Ashlyns such an exciting and inspiring environment for learning.

Ashlyns is a thriving school. I am proud to be part of such a special place and feel privileged to be leading the school forward to a bright and ever-more successful future.

James Shapland
Headteacher