The Ashcombe School

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House Points

Stuart: 3228 : Tudor: 2837

Windsor: 3225 : York: 2996

Top Tutor Group: 7XY: 574

News: 2018-2019

Christmas Shoebox Appeal - November 2018

The Ashcombe School Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal was very successful this year, with nearly 100 shoeboxes in total. It was great to see the pile of brightly coloured shoeboxes growing, each one full of presents for some of the poorest families in Romania and other parts of Eastern Europe. Thanks go to all the tutors and parents who encouraged pupils to get involved. We also acted as a collection point for other local groups involved in the appeal.

Apprenticeship Fair - November 2018

The Ashcombe School staged their apprenticeship fair on 21st November. The event aimed to expand pupils’ understanding of the apprenticeship programme and inspire the current cohort to investigate this rapidly expanding field. We were particularly keen to highlight the potential apprenticeships available after A-Level. We are extremely appreciative of the support given to us by the over 30 volunteers who came in and spoke to our pupils.

Beauty and the Beast - November 2018

The Ashcombe School’s production of Beauty and the Beast was a roaring success. Each production of the show received huge amounts of well-deserved praise from the audience members who attended. The cast this year exuded professionalism, showing a real sense of pride and commitment throughout the rehearsal process. The level of ability and talent showcased throughout the production was outstanding and, as with every year, we were incredibly impressed with the creativity, drive and enthusiasm demonstrated by all those involved.

Remembrance Service - November 2018

The Ashcombe School helped remember the WW1 Centenary, with each tutor group laying a poppy with a message of thanks around statues of WW1 soldiers. Year 13 students, Nino Barbato and James Niedermeier, made three of the statues. At the poppy laying, the poem In Flanders Fields was read, then Thomas Britt played the Last Post and all students observed a minute’s silence. We remembered the soldiers who had attended Dorking Grammar School, through fact files compiled by students and displayed on the Memorial Gate.

East London Trip - October 2018

The Lower Sixth went to East London to investigate the effects of regeneration of Canary Wharf on neighbouring areas. This included a visit to Mudchute Farm in the Isle of Dogs, where local residents had objected to the development of the farm as part of the regeneration. The students enjoyed the day, using all their classroom knowledge in the outside world- it was also a beautiful sunny day!

Washington Trip - October 2018

A group of 24 students who are studying History and/or Politics visited Washington D.C. over the October half term. Students followed a packed itinerary, which included visits and tours to the Capitol Building, African American museum of culture, Arlington National cemetery, Lincoln, Martin Luther King and Jefferson memorials. One of the top highlights of the trip was a tour of both the Pentagon and the White House. The trip was a fantastic way for students to engage with the topics they are studying and will be organised on a regular basis for sixth formers studying History and/or Politics in the future.

Slapton Sands - October 2018

In October, Upper Sixth Geographers took part in a residential field trip to Slapton Sands Field Studies Centre in Devon. Two days were spent exploring the local area and familiarising themselves with Geographical data collection methods. They also enjoyed a beautiful walk along the south Devon coastline. Students then planned their own independent fieldwork investigations. All students took full advantage of the wonderful facilities and the expertise of the local tutors at the field studies centre and are on track to produce some very interesting investigations.

Y7 Monsters' Ball - October 2018

Witches, ghosts and even dinosaurs came out early to attend the annual Year 7 Monsters’ Ball on the 18th October. The pupils were thrilled to see that even their tutors had dressed up. The pupils looked wonderful in their costumes and make up. All the pupils had a wonderful evening.

Autumn Games Day - September 2018

On Wednesday 26th October, Years 7-10 enjoyed their Autumn Games Day, with activities including Basketball, Hockey, Badminton, Football, Rugby and Netball.

The Houses competed enthusiastically against each other and their House captains provided fantastic support. The vast majority of each year group participated which was impressive and the day involved students from beginners to school team and county players. It was great to see students combining their efforts and skills to create a brilliant atmosphere.

Careers Fair - September 2018

Careers Fair Brochure

The annual Ashcombe Careers Fair took place on 17th September. The event aims to introduce all Year 9-Upper 6th students to a diverse and exciting range of employers and educational institutions.

GCSE & A-Level Results - August 2018

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A-level results

A-level results