Bristol Youth theatre Studio

Bristol Youth theatre Studio present “Lord of All Creatures” at St. Martin’s Church, Knowle, on Saturday, December 15th at  6.oopm.

Hot Chocolate with The Head

Top entries in the SWBCLT ‘What’s Your Story’ Competition last year were nominated for Hot Chocolate with The Head by Mrs Scroggs and the English Faculty.  Well done everyone!

Hot Chocolate with the Head

Students from Year 10 were nominated by Mr Kudiyirickal to acknowledge completing a very technical practical experiment to an incredibly high level of accuracy.

Achilles House Collection for the Julian Trust and Caring at Christmas

We are carrying out our annual collection to support Bristol’s homeless shelter and the Caring at Christmas initiative.  Attached is a list of items that are in short supply and required by the shelter. We would be really grateful if you could buy one of these items next time you go to the supermarket and send it in to school.
Thank you for your support
Achilles House Staff and Students

An amazing day for cross country

What an amazing day for cross country on Wednesday 24th October 2018. The sun was shining, lighting up the view of Ashton Court manor house beautifully and there was the ascent of a few balloons! Perfect.  The 11 visiting secondary schools were very impressed with the setting and organisation for the Bristol State Schools’ Cross Country venue. It is the first time that Ashton Park School has hosted this particular event.
There were 300 runners in the four age categories, Y7-11 and the number of Ashton Park pupils among those was quite significant.
Well done to all of our runners, who crossed the line red-faced, out of breath and smiling. The top placings from Ashton Park are:
Minor boys (Y7): Sam R, Vijay B, Oliver M, Joey T
Minor girls: Almaz F, Aura G, Abbi W, Florence L
Junior boys (Y8&9): Ishmael B, Fred C, Amos K, Joe C
Junior girls: Sophi H-H, Abi S, Nina B, Domi W
Inter boys (Y10&11): James V, Otto K, James C, Joe C
Inter girls: Eve C and Kitty F-E (3rd and 4th place overall! – Excellent!)
APS teams also included these runners:
Y7- Scarlett R, Ruby C, Toni R, Ines F-A, Amelia P, Kiera F, Elsa L, Jed H, Dylan B, Stanton W, Will W, Oliver P
Y8- Grace P, Lulu G, Nell F, Evie B,  Zoe O, Amber W, Flo S, Ruby R, Phoebe C-M, Alvaro R-R, Charlie D, Emmett L, Jenson M, Cameron R,
Y9- Bethan A, Ellie R, Megan L, Audry W, Beth L, Verity L-K, Izzy N, Malachi G, Will B, Ethan D,
Y10- Ted Ryle, Joe K
Thank you very very much to Lulu’s mum who was there to support but helped us immensely with the scoring!
Thanks must also go to the wonderful helpers who gave up their time to ensure everything ‘ran’ smoothly! All of the marshals were Y8, Y9 or Y12 Sports Leaders- well done you guys
The next cross country event is Wednesday 7th November and these runners, with a few more, will be invited to run.  This is the trial for the Bristol Team, who will represent us at the Avon Championships in January
A few beautiful pictures and a write up will appear on the website.
A plea for anyone who can help on 7th November or 19th January. It is at Kingswood School in Bath- stickers at the finish line, setting up or taking down the course, recording the results. Let Debbie Winstanley know (Head of PE).  Thank you in advance.

Hot Chocolate with The Head

Top entries in the SWBCLT ‘What’s Your Story’ Competition last year were nominated for Hot Chocolate with The Head by Mrs Scroggs and the English Faculty.  Well done everyone!

Independent Learning Challenge Winners

The 8 winners of our first Independent Learning Challenge were invited for Hot chocolate with The Head. Tutors and teachers nominated them for the effort and creativity they applied to their work. Well done one and all!   

Year 7 geography fieldwork to investigate Ashton Court


On Tuesday 2nd October all year 7 pupils in Ashton Park School to part in a series of geography workshops to learn about their local area and practice fieldwork skills.

Pupils spent half the day by Ashton Court Mansion and were involved in activities such as; labelling a field sketch of the view of Bristol, measuring the wind direction using bubbles and compasses, the slope angle and area of the front lawn using clinometers and trundlewheels and some creative thinking to write a poem about the rose garden and make a plan for Ashton Court mansion in the next 50 years.

The two sessions in school provided year 7 pupils with an opportunity to explore Ordnance Survey paper maps and find places using 6 figure grid references. Pupils enjoyed using the website Digimaps for Schools which features detailed online maps. Pupils were able to compare modern and historical maps of the mansion and use the ‘measuring tool’ to work out distances between landmarks in the area.

We hope pupils enjoyed the opportunity to immerse themselves in a fieldwork investigation over a full day and learn outside of the classroom.


Stranger Sagas: success for our students!


Over the summer term, a number of students entered Young Writers’ latest mini saga competition, called Stranger Sagas, and we’re delighted to announce that our students are being published in Stranger Sagas – South West Mysteries. This is a great way to showcase our school’s creative ability, as well as boost students’ confidence and enjoyment in creative writing.


82 stories have been selected from Ashton Park School!!


Young Writers has been publishing children’s poetry and creative writing since 1991. We will receive a complimentary copy of the book once it’s published, which will be available to view in the school library.


If your child is being published, a letter will be given to them over the next few days. Please remember to give permission for the work to be included – you don’t have to order a copy for your child to be included, but you do have to give your consent for the work to be published. Please refer to the letter you’ve received to see how to give permission, make any changes to the typeset proof and/or name and the deadline this is required by. If you have any questions you can contact Young Writers directly on 01733 890066 from 8am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday.


Published students are then in with a chance of winning a prize, plus the top schools win prizes too! We’ve thoroughly enjoyed taking part in this competition, students have been inspired and motivated.


If you’d like to continue to encourage your child to enjoy creative writing more at home, do have a look at an array of free resources on the Young Writers’ website – – this includes writing workshops, creative activity packs, book reviews and guest author interviews.


We look forward to seeing our students in print!


Miss Twist


Collection of GCSE and A-Level Art Work

All Art Coursework and Exam work can be collected on Wednesday 21st November 2018 from 3.30pm-6.30pm via the entrance on the side of the link corridor to B-floor near the car park.

Two members of staff will be available at this time to help distribute the work. Unless you have pre-paid for your portfolio, please bring suitably sized bags etc. and maybe a lift so heavy items (clay work) can be taken.

We appreciate your support in putting this date in your diaries as with so many students following art courses you can imagine the disruption to lessons other arrangements would cause. Sadly, we will not be able to store work after this date. This information will also be located on the school website.

Thank you,
Best wishes,