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Ethos

At Ashington High School we aim to provide opportunities to enable all students to learn and make lifelong friendships in a caring, supportive environment. In becoming successful learners, we want all of our students to develop a love of learning, to recognise that learning is a lifelong activity and that the skills they acquire and develop are transferrable.

Success is not just measured in terms of examination results; we would expect all of our students to develop their talents and achieve in a myriad of ways throughout their school life. This means that they will develop confidence and self-esteem in gaining success be it through taking part in school trips and visits, House activities, Challenge Weeks, school shows and productions, the many school sport and PE activities offered, work experience or other events.

Our aim is also to enable our young people to become responsible learners and caring citizens who can contribute to school and the wider, indeed global, community. Our school community is based on the values and attitudes of mutual respect and that all people are of equal worth.

School life at Ashington is also inclusive, supportive and inspiring in helping young people prepare for their learning journey ahead, equipping them with the skills, knowledge and understanding they will need to be the successful, confident and responsible members of the community and of society as a whole.

Students’ leadership skills are consistently challenged and developed. These leadership skills prepare students exceptionally well for their futures and enable them to make an excellent contribution to the school and local community.