The Academy has come a long way since the school opened to its first Year 7 in 2008. The school has now reached its full complement of secondary age students and became an all through school when our primary phase opened to its first cohort of Reception children in September 2015. The school is proud of its successes over the last six years. In terms of external recognition, we have been given two outstanding Ofsted judgements and achieved highly in GCSE and AS Level examinations. We have also established a national reputation for excellence in teaching and learning, developing an approach which focuses consistently on helping young people to become better learners. Our extra-curricular provision is another aspect of Academy life we are very proud of. All students have three hours of enrichment each week as part of their core curriculum. This helps them to build upon their learning in other lessons and to develop new skills and interests. We want all Wren students to be confident, to feel challenged and to know that their talents are recognised and celebrated.
Whilst we feel our lessons and enrichment help to make Wren an exceptionally rewarding school to attend or to work in, perhaps the most unusual thing about the Academy is the quality of the relationships you will find here. Students at Wren like and respect each other and value their opportunities to learn. They get on exceptionally well with staff, so adults and students work together in a productive and trusting atmosphere. Students are given a high degree of responsibility and thrive on it. Student leadership is at the heart of our philosophy with student curriculum advisers, lesson observers and interviewers working along a more traditional student council. We believe that Wren students are given unequalled opportunities to learn, to encounter positive life experiences and to excel. Underpinning all of our work with students and staff is our Christian ethos which we hope permeates all aspects of our work at Wren.
After looking at the website, we hope you will feel that Wren is the kind of school you would like to work at. If you were to join us, we can promise you an exciting, rewarding and challenging professional experience. We believe that you are sure to learn a lot and to become a better professional as a result. That is certainly the case for those of us currently working at the school. We can also promise you the opportunity to work with a uniquely welcoming and talented staff team. If you would like to see the school at first hand then you are very welcome to come and visit us at work. Please click here to contact Karolina Lizakowska to arrange a visit or contact her by phone on 020 8492 6000.
The recruitment of excellent staff is always a key priority for us at Wren. The school has the highest professional standards and a welcoming and supportive team. We hope that you will want to join us.
Gavin Smith, Principal
Thank you for your interest in Ashmole Primary School. I hope that you will find this website provides you with both information about the school and an understanding of the ethos that is ambitious for every pupil. Ashmole school has been providing education to children in the locality around The Oval since 1967 and currently has two hundred and nineteen children on roll aged three-eleven years.
Ashmole has many strengths and it is the welcoming and inclusive environment that draws families from many cultures and backgrounds to the school. The school provides well for a range of learners including those with Special Educational Needs as well as able pupils who achieve standards that are greater than those expected nationally in their academic subjects.
The school engages in a range of partnerships to enhance the opportunities it can provide for the pupils. Music is a major feature of school life and in addition to curriculum based music the school commissions London Music Masters to provide violin tuition to all pupils in Key stage 1. Many children continue to learn this instrument throughout Key Stage 2 and leave with a passion for music as well as a high standard of proficiency (often having achieved Grade 5). The school is a member of The Oval Learning Cluster that alongside other local schools provides services to children (competitive sports, arts events, residential visits), parents (ESOL, ICT and parenting classes) and staff (professional development). Since January 2015 the school has joined the Wyvern Federation that includes two other local primary schools – both rated outstanding in all aspects by Ofsted. Ashmole is a key contributor to this organisation and benefits too from shared expertise and systems.
Outcomes for pupils improved rapidly in 2015 and Ashmole children’s attainment exceeded national averages in assessments for Reception (5 year olds), Year 1 phonics (6 year olds), Year 2 reading and writing (7 year olds) and Year 6 reading, writing and English grammar , punctuation and spelling (11 year olds). The school continues to develop its internal capacity to improve outcomes yet further and this is supported by the federation partner schools.
Pupils are supportive of each other and behaviour both in and out of lessons is a strength. The school benefits from an able and committed staff team who demonstrate a commitment to ensuring every child reaches their potential.
Ashmole Academy Trust was formed in 2015 building upon the success of Ashmole Academy and its tradition of outstanding school performance. The Trust has a motto that ‘excellence is a habit’ and seeks to achieve this in all that it does. The Trust sets the highest ambitions for its work creating a learning environment in its school which is second to none. The Trust wants to provide the highest school attainment for all its pupils and students, whatever the age will be. Happiness, safety and strong sense of community prevail.
The Trust provides the highest quality of service to the community and to its parents/carers and students that attend the Trust’s schools. Academic success is not the sole purpose of the Trust. It seeks to provide excellence in music, sports in the Arts and in every field of activity that a school should provide. It is also about developing the qualities that are so desirable in any young person today. Qualities such as self-reliance, courtesy, respect, initiative, citizenship and determination, that can carry a pupil and student through schooling into higher education and beyond into the work place. These are qualities that the schools will actively develop.
In pursuit of excellence, the Trust provides the highest quality facilities and outstanding teaching. It is an organisation that provides optimum conditions for teachers and its staff to work; it trains its teachers and provides the very best standard of teaching and learning for the pupils and students who attend the schools.
If you would like your child to join the Academy please Contact Us for further information.
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