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Ashton Park School

 

Ashton Park School

Ashton Park School
School entrance
Established 1955
Type Secondary Foundation
Trust South West Bristol Co-operative Learning Trust
Headteacher Tessa Thomas
Location Blackmoor's Lane
Bristol
BS3 2JL
England
DfE URN 109278 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Capacity 1155
Students 1194
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Website .netashtonpark

Ashton Park School is a mixed gender secondary school with foundation status, located in the Southville area of Bristol, England.

History

The school opened on 8 September 1955 as Ashton Park Secondary Modern School, built in the grounds of Ashton Court. The intake of pupils was aimed at the district of Hotwells.

The current headteacher is Mrs Thomas, a new headteacher replacing Mr Gardner in September 2011.

Students come from primary schools including Ashton Gate, Hotwells, Southville, Compass Point, Hillcrest Primary School and Luckwell. The school has a sixth form centre which has the freedom of college, but the support of a school. This prepares students for the next stage in their life. The school is a specialist Sports College. This does not mean extra PE lessons. The school focuses on 'sport for everyone' which could mean simply table tennis for the less able, but the school also runs a 'Gifted and Talented' Sports regime where famous sports people have come in and given lessons such as Jason Gardener. Many extra curriculum clubs for a wide variety of team sports, dance and athletics.

Building

The 1950s teaching accommodation was demolished in 2009/2010 and replaced by a new 39 classroom teaching block which opened in September 2010. It is fitted with toilets on every floor, CCTV, recording studios for music studies and specialist art class rooms for sixth form students. There is also a new canteen as well as the old one with a new card swiping system, like a credit card, so no money is exchanged at the counter.

Performance

The GCSE and AS/A2 Level results have been increasing year on year for at least the past 6 years. In 2012, 44% of 168 students in Year 11 passed gaining 5 or more A* to C grades, including English and Maths.

Ashton Park Sixth Form

The Sixth Form Centre is located just behind Ashton Park Secondary School its main intake are students from Ashton Park School, Bedminster Down, Oasis Academy Brightstowe, Bridge Learning Campus and Merchants' Academy.

They offer a range of A Levels, Vocational A Levels, BTEC First Diplomas and NVQ Courses, as well as GCSE Mathematics and English retakes.

Notable former pupils

External links

  • Website
  • Sports Centre


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