Year 11 Prom

A date for your diary – Wednesday 17th June 2020. Ashton Park Year 11 Leavers’ Prom. 7pm midnight at the Bristol Royal Marriot Hotel.

We would love to see all Year 11s there in their suits and prom dresses to celebrate the end of their five years at Ashton Park.

The cost is £38 which can now be paid on Parent Pay either in full or in instalments.

Faculty and Achievement awards.

Today it was a pleasure to present Year 11 students their Faculty and Achievement awards in the Gatehouse as part of our celebration events with Year 11 before they start study leave.

See photos below.

Ashton Park Students Celebrate Exam Results

This summer sees Ashton Park students celebrating their exam results and successes. Students across the range secured the results they required to confidently move forward.

As always there were a great number of individual successes that were met with excitement and pride. Headteacher, Nick John acknowledged the hard work of staff and students as well as the support of parents and community in bringing in the results with 50% returning 4+ including English and Maths.

“Ashton Park is a special place, a community where everyone pulls together to support our young people. As a school, we are blessed committed staff who genuinely care about the students they teach, buoyed by parents and carers who support us every step of the way. As a community, we celebrate all our students’ achievements together with pride and wish them all well as they move on to apprenticeships, college and Sixth Form study.”

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Parents’ Evening Booking

This year we are launching a new service to make Parents’ Evenings easier to deal with. The Parents’ Evening Booking system is a website which helps schools save money and time by allowing parents to make their own bookings. You can make bookings online via the Parents’ Evening Booking system website, on your computer, smartphone or tablet, alleviating almost all of the time dedicated to parents’ evenings by teachers and staff at the school. We can of course help parents who do not have internet access and you can still book appointments by contacting the school or asking your child to visit the IT Support Office to make appointments.

Whilst you may have received a username and login for the system you may not be able to book an appointment for your child until bookings for a Parents’ Evening have been released. Bookings will open for each Parents’ Evening around two weeks before the evening of the parents evening.

Parents Evening Dates 2017/2018

  • Post 16 – 25th January 2018
  • Year 11 – 22nd February 2018
  • Year 10 – 8th March 2018
  • Year 9 – 1st February 2018
  • Year 8 – 14th June 2018
  • Year 7 – 28th June 2018


  1. Navigate to the Parents’ Evening Booking System here.
  2. Use the Username and Password that was provided to you by email. If you have not received an email please contact the school to provide one.
  3. Log in by selecting which child you want to make bookings for first. If you have more than one child who requires bookings, you can switch between them once you are logged in.
  4. Once logged in, decide whether you need to make bookings individually, or using our Automated Booking Wizard (best if you have a number of bookings and students to make bookings for).
  5. Once you have selected your preferred booking method and once in the correct parents’ evening, follow the relevant instructions from below:
    1. Automated Booking Wizard:
      1. Select the teacher you wish to book. You can press ‘Select All’ to select all options
      2. If you have a second child to make bookings for then select their tab and repeat the teacher selecting process
      3. Proceed to the bottom of the page and specify your personal availability, then press Make My Bookings For Me
        1. If the wizard replies that bookings are not feasible, you have not left enough time and need tp reduce the number of teachers or increase the amount of time you’re available.
      4. Now see a list of your booking suggestions. Feel free to add comments to teachers you wish to book, if allowed
      5. Press Confirm to confirm these appointments as your bookings
      6. Press Print or E-Mail to initiate your confirmation.
    2. Individual Bookings:
      1. Scroll down until you see the booking table. Above it are the departments and teachers which are available to you.
      2. Select the department, then teacher, and click on an available time to make a booking. When you selected a time, you’re able to add any issues or comments for the teacher to take note of before the appointment.
      3. Repeat this process, making bookings for all of the teachers you need to.
      4. If you need to cancel or rearrange an appointment, click on the correct department and teacher, then click on the green appointment to change it.
      5. If you need to make bookings for another child, scroll to the top of the page. In the top left corner you should see a ‘Make a Booking for Another Child’ icon. Click this. If there is no icon, the software does not recognise that you have multiple children. This just means that you’ll need to log out and log back in again using the other child’s details.
      6. Once you have made all of your bookings, click on either E-Mail or Print my Appointments. Appointments are saved when they are made, so you don’t have to e-mail or print to ‘save’ them, but doing so will provide a confirmation with further information, possibly including rooms and instructions from the school.

To provide further help in logging on or how to use the system the following videos may be of use.

How Do I Login?

How do I make an appointment?

How do I cancel or rearrange an appointment?

How do I make appointments for my other children?

How do I print or email my appointments?

Careers Fair

The careers fair was an overwhelming success with over 70 providers from a wide range of industries, apprenticeship providers, colleges and universities. This year included mini presentations which provided specific knowledge on a variety of topics. With excellent attendance from students of all years I’m sure the knowledge they received will be beneficial to their future careers.

Study Club

Wednesday night saw the launch of Year 10 study night in the LRC. There was not a spare seat left, as 55 Year 10s chose to spend a couple of hours after school revising for their first Milestone Assessments (6th- 10th February) and improving coursework. The free pizza was and added incentive!
The study session will now be a weekly event and I hope it continues to be so well attended.
L McGirr

Careers Fair

This Wednesday sees the 4th Ashton Park School  Careers Fair and it’s bigger than ever. The event starts at  5.15pm through to 7.30pm and is aimed primarily at years 9 to 13. However, it’s never too early to start thinking about future career and so it is open to all year groups!
There are over 70 exhibitors from a cross section of industry, HE and FE organisations, apprenticeship providers, individual companies and the uniformed services.

A new addition this year is a series of mini presentations, predominantly for parents on a variety of topics including; Apprenticeships, Engineering, Construction, Business & Finance, Health & Social Care, ICT & Media, Hospitality , please timetable for these.

So pop the date in your diary for this fantastic opportunity to gain excellent careers information and guidance from the experts.

Exhibitors Attending Ashton Park School -Careers Fair 2017
Engineering Hospitality
Babcocks international St Katherines School (catering)
S&B Automotive Academy The Bristol
Wessex Water
GE Oil & Gas Controls Ltd  FE/HE Colleges
Airbus City of Bristol College
First Bus SGS- South Gloucester  & Stroud College
BEMA Bridgwater & Taunton College
Amey Weston College
Bailey Partnership Bath College
The Park Education
Design & Architecture
Arup Universities
AWW UK UWE – University West of England
University of Bristol
Construction & Civil Engineering Bath Spa
On Site Bristol University of Bath
Carrillion Construction Training Centre University Centre Weston
University of Gloucester
Uniformed Services The University of Law
Royal Navy/Marines
Army Financial & Legal Services
Royal Air Force Smith and Williamson
Avon & Somerset Police Lloyds Banking Group
Military Preparation College Kaplan
Dept. of Work & Pensions
Sport HM Revenue & Customs
Bristol City Football Club Voluntary Sector
Bristol Rovers Community Trust Volunteer Bristol
National Citizen Service – NCS
Apprenticeship Providers South Bristol Youth
Arch Apprenticeships Conservation Africa
Bristol Apprentices Frontier
t2 Apprenticeship Academy
JTL Training Careers Education & Support
South West Apprenticeship Co.Ltd Bristol Tutors
N-GAGED Careersnearwhere Careerpilot
Postive Outcomes National Careers Service
Music & Arts
dbs Other
Access to Music Ashton Park School
British & Irish Modern Music institute Ashton Park Lettings
Circomedia The Gatehouse – Ashton Park
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School Mini Presentations by:
Lloyds Banking Group
ICT & Media Bath College -Apprenticeships
Mayden Mayden  – Software development
Boomsatsuma On Site Bristol – Construction
Softwire Arch Apprenticeships – ICT/Media
Life Long Learning Academy
Health & Social Care HM Revenue & Customs – Civil Service
St Monica Trust Access to Music
NHS University Centre Weston
The Bristol
 Bristol Old Vic Theatre School