Our vision:

Our vision is to support and challenge all learners in order for them to fulfil their potential now and in the future. 

We will achieve this through: 

Achievement Aspiring to achieve our potential

Secure / Safe Providing a safe and secure environment within which everyone can learn and develop

Pride In our school, our achievements and our aspirations

Individuals Treating all as individuals and personalising their learning experience to suit

Respect For ourselves, each other and our school environment

Expectations Holding high expectations for everyone within our school community

Learning to achieve. 

Ashfield Values

All schools have a duty to ‘actively promote’ the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

At Ashfield School we are committed to ensuring young people transition from education into the world of work, with the necessary skills and attributes to fully participate in modern Britain.

Examples of the understanding and knowledge pupils are expected to learn include through Ashfield’ programme of study:

  • The tools required to be a positive citizen
  • An awareness of their place within society and the contributions they make
  • An understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process
  • An understanding that the freedom to hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law
  • An acceptance that people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour
  • An understanding of the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination

British Values

The Rainbow Flag Award

The Rainbow Flag Award is a national quality assurance framework for all schools and youth-centred organisations. The award focuses on positive LGBT+, (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, plus other related identities), inclusion and visibility.

The Rainbow Flag Award encourages a whole organisation approach to LGBT+ inclusion, as well as developing strategies to effectively challenge and combat LGBTphobic bullying.

As a school, we are committed to improving the lives of young people, including LGBT+ students, those from LGBT+ families, and LGBT+ staff members.

We are extremely proud to announce that as of October 2023 we are fully certified as a Rainbow Flag Award School, having successfully completed submissions in all six areas of the award:

  • Skilled Teacher
  • Supportive Governors and Parents
  • Effective Policies
  • Inclusive Curriculum
  • Pastoral Support
  • Student Voice

Contributions from staff, students, parents, and governors were used as evidence towards the award.

Click here to read The Rainbow Flag’s frequently asked questions document.