Recent News

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 […]

The ‘Coronacoaster’

On 29 January, Ashlyns parents were able to explore ways in which to give optimal support to their teens during lockdown with Dr Kathy Weston. In her interactive webinar ‘Helping Teens Cope with the Coronacoaster’, Dr Weston answered questions on on the issues which so many families are currently navigating: uncertainty, lack of social activity, […]

Virtual Art Gallery

We continue to be extremely impressed by students’ attitude to learning and engagement in their live lessons. They are producing excellent work, demonstrated perfectly here, in our latest collection of Art work.

Enjoy the snow today

The school is looking beautiful in the snowfall – we hope all Ashlyns families enjoy it as much as Peggy, our wellbeing dog, seems to be………..

Ashlyns eLibrary

The new Ashlyns eLibrary, with over 1200 popular fiction titles, is available to all students – particularly important during remote learning.  Our LRC team also offer book recommendations and reading suggestions to students whilst they are at home: they can email with their favourite titles/genres and, in return, the LRC will send ideas for […]

Happy Christmas

End of Term ‘bubble’ based assemblies have taken place this week and, throughout December, we have enjoyed the beautiful Christmas trees donated by Christmas Tree Place and decorated by our Sixth Form students. Normally, at this time of year, we welcome our local senior citizens to a carol concert in the Chapel followed by tea […]