Recent News

CPR Training

We’re delighted that so many Year 10 students have chosen to undertake CPR training in their PE lessons this week. Students in Years 7 to 9 will also take the training in their PSHE lessons.

Ashlyns Careers Hub

This week we have launched a new online Careers Hub which features a variety of useful resources and information to inspire our students about career opportunities.  The site will be updated weekly and includes links to leading industry organisations, features sector spotlights and guides on how to organise work experience.  The site can be accessed from […]

Dragons’ Apprentice Award Winners

We are delighted to announce that Ashlyns School’s 2020 Team have won the ‘SuperDragons Special Award’ in the Dragons’ Apprentice Challenge. This annual enterprise challenge, organised by Community Action Dacorum, offers Year 12 students the opportunity to establish and run a business, gaining job related skills and learning about the work and beneficiaries of their […]

HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

To celebrate the achievements of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, we are pleased to share this image from the school archives of Prince Philip’s visit to Ashlyns School on 30 October 1959.  The visit was arranged to celebrate the students’ involvement in the newly formed Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme.  We have a lovely […]

UNESCO World Poetry Day

To celebrate World Poetry Day, students were encouraged to write and submit a poem about “the world around them”, whether that was something they saw on their way to school or a world event featured in the news that week. There were no restrictions on form, rhyme or length so it was no surprise that […]

Welcome back and well done!

It has been wonderful to welcome children back to school this week and to see them setting back into the routines of school life so well. Our Lateral Flow Testing team would like to say “well done” for the maturity students have shown in adapting to the additional, new measures we have put in place […]

World Book Day Celebrations

Ashlyns School’s celebrations for World Book Day this week included a student book quiz and a session by the the poet, Hip Hop artist and author Karl Nova.  Karl is the winner of CLiPPA 2018 for Rhythm and Poetry, his first published collection. Born and raised in London as well as Lagos, Karl is a […]

Bedrock Learning Top School

Ashlyns students have embraced the innovative literacy tool, Bedrock Vocabulary, since the start of this academic year. So much so, that Ashlyns School has been named as a top 10 secondary school for student engagement on Bedrock in the UK. Via the programme, students study hundreds of words whilst reading language-rich fiction and non-fiction texts […]

Moving Image Awards Winner

We are delighted to announce that Lola C, a Year 12 student of Ashlyns School, has won the Best Under 16 category for her short musical film “The Interview”. The Moving Image Awards (in conjunction with the BFI) recognise and reward the UK’s most talented student film-makers and screenwriters, encouraging more young people to consider […]

Top Sports Schools 2020

We are delighted that our students’ achievements and commitment to sport have been recognised by School Sport Magazine, listing Ashlyns in the UK’s Top 200 Sport Schools of 2020. We look forward to when fixtures and clubs can resume. In the meantime, our students are following their remote PE lessons and, of course, our weekly […]

The future belongs to you – what do you want it to look like?

Ashlyns School and Herts County Council are supporting the Creative Earth challenge, an art competition run by the United Nations COP26 Climate Change Conference. Students will paint, draw or design a piece of art that shows how they’d like our planet to look in the future – full details can be found here Together for […]

Screen Free Extended Learning Day

Students will experience a No-Screen Extended Learning Day next Wednesday, 10 February. They will step away from their screens for the day enabling them to experience activities they may not have otherwise attempted – physical, creative, giving, wellbeing and reflective. Our menu of activities is designed to allow students to think independently, be creative and […]