A Warm Welcome to the Enthusiasm, Energy and Excellence that is Ashton Park School.
Ashton Park is a school with high aspiration and real, achievable ambition for its students. We set high standards and expectations in all that we do. Our examination successes reflect the highly committed and professional staff, the hard work of our pupils and the support of our parents. Indeed, key features to the school’s accomplishments are the positive and productive relationships we build with students, parents and the wider community.
We are continually working harder than ever with local schools and partners through our Co-operative Trust status. Through this we ensure standards continue to rise and opportunities improve for all young people in South West Bristol. This puts us at the heart of the community we serve and gives our community a clear voice in the future development of Ashton Park School. Collaboration is one of our guiding principles and we are proud of the excellent work our School Sport Partnership does with partner primary schools locally. We have a successful Sixth Form that offers progression to Post 16 and further education.
Ashton Park School has a special feel with a positive learning ethos and a fantastic range of opportunities for young people within and beyond the classroom. We believe in the potential of all our pupils and work tirelessly to ensure they succeed educationally as active, responsible citizens prepared for the future and able to contribute positively to society.
Nick John, Headteacher
Caring & Principled
Social and emotional wellbeing includes being happy, confident and in control with the ability to solve and cope with problems and have constructive relationships with other people.
This is an area we pride ourselves on and is the responsibility of everyone including parents, teachers, support staff, governors and professionals with public health as part of their remit working in education. Ashton Park School strives to provide a happy, safe environment which nurtures and encourages young people’s sense of self-worth, reduces the threat of bullying and promotes positive behaviour.
We care about the whole person and each individual plays a valued part in the life of the school and our community.
We are sure that you as parents and carers have the highest expectations of us as we have the highest expectations of your child; this is the foundation on which a high quality and fully rounded educational experience is built. At the core of this are our dedicated and professional staff, and students who are happy and confident outstanding learners.
We aim to achieve this by providing a balanced, comprehensive and meaningful education for all learners by providing an engaging curriculum in a safe and inspirational environment where high standards and expectations encourage success.
Breadth of Opportunities
There is warmth at the heart of the Ashton Park community which ensures students can thrive in a safe, secure and inspiring environment.
Ashton Park has developed an innovative and inclusive curriculum in which we value creativity, individuality and variety. We are proud of the extensive programme of enrichment opportunities on offer.
Each year many of our students widen their horizons through school trips and activities such as Ten Tors and D of E. As well as many visits around the UK, our students have opportunities to experience countries in Europe, Africa and beyond. Since 2003 Ashton Park students have been travelling and working with schools in Kenya and now Tanzania on building projects and classroom activities. Well over £70,000 has been raised to support this work.
We are a school where every child is empowered to achieve and be the best they can be regardless of their background and experience, the challenges they face or the needs they may have. At the heart of this is raising aspirations and a firm vision that all children have a right to rewarding and enjoyable educational opportunities that are engaging and inspiring. Our students are challenged to achieve at least what they are capable of with an intention that they exceed expectations.
Steered by our moral values and principles, we are finding new ways to work together and to engage with our local community. We believe that all this work will create stronger schools and a stronger community spirit in South West Bristol.
This Trust was set up in April 2010 and there are nine partners altogether. We are: Ashton Park School, Luckwell Primary School, Compass Point, South Street School and Children’s Centre, Ashton Vale Primary School, Bristol City Council, Bristol City Football Club, The University of the West of England, Tobacco Factory and The Co-operative Group. Each Trust school is proud to have its own identity and to reflect and belong to its own diverse local community. At the same time, our schools find strength and many opportunities in working
together as a Trust.
Our Shared Principles and Values
As a member of The South West Bristol Learning Co-operative Trust, we work in partnership with other Co-operative schools and are committed to the following core Co-operative values:
Solidarity: We share a common and supportive purpose with all Trust and Co-operative Schools
Self-help: We develop resilience and self-respect so everyone can help themselves
Equality: Everyone has the right to be treated the same and with respect
Equity: Everyone is expected to behave in a way which is fair and unbiased
Democracy: Everyone has an equal voice and a right to contribute
Self-responsibility: Everyone is accountable and answerable for their actions