The Ashcombe School

Mr Blow

Headteacher's introduction

Welcome to The Ashcombe School

The Ashcombe School is a genuinely comprehensive school with high academic standards for all, a strong and caring pastoral system and a wide range of extracurricular opportunities. We hope that this prospectus and the most recent issue of ‘Accent on Ashcombe’ give you a flavour of the school, and we would encourage you and your children to visit the school and meet us at the Open Evening. We also have regular tours on schoolday mornings when you can see the school at work and talk to us about any individual issues. Our website ( offers comprehensive information about the school and its activities, including our excellent Ofsted inspection reports. I have a personal commitment to the quality of education received by every pupil in the school. Our very strong, well-qualified and committed team of staff deliver quality lessons, provide care and support and offer a remarkable range of extracurricular opportunities, which form a distinctive feature of the school. These include the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and our annual dramatic musical production, which both attract high levels of pupil participation. As a Language College we offer many additional opportunities including international visits and exchanges for virtually all pupils, as well as outstanding ICT facilities. Our excellent facilities include a Sports Hall and an Arts Centre for Music, Drama and Art. We value and recognise the contributions and achievements of all pupils in many ways, and involve the pupils in decisions regarding rewards, as well as other areas of school life. Through such discussion and participation, we encourage pupils to develop respect for others and understand their responsibilities. Our relationship with parents is a vital part of the success of the school, and we appreciate the care required in choosing the right school for your child. We hope that the information provided and the opportunities to meet us will help you in making your decision. We look forward to meeting you.

David Blow