Ash Green School

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Ash Green School and Arts College
Motto Impossible Is Nothing
Type Academy
Principal Andrew Clay
Specialism Arts College
Location Ash Green Lane
Ash Green
Warwickshire[1]
CV7 9AH
England Coordinates: 52°27′42″N 1°30′30″W / 52.46179°N 1.50821°W / 52.46179; -1.50821
Local authority Warwickshire
DfE URN 137781 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Staff 60
Students 700
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Houses There are 4 Colleges: Delta, Epsilon, Omega, Sigma
Colours Delta (yellow), Epsilon (Red), Omega (Blue), Sigma (Green)
Website www.ashgreenschool.co.uk

Ash Green School is an academy school situated in Ash Green in northern Warwickshire, England, for pupils aged 11 to 16 years. Its catchment area includes Ash Green, those parts of Bedworth that lie south of the former mineral railway line (i.e. Exhall, Bedworth Heath, Market End and Goodyers End), Keresley Newlands, Corley and Fillongley. The school has been awarded specialist status as an Arts College, and received Arts Council England's Artsmark Gold award in 2007/08.

Originally the site of a hospital during the 1920s, it was converted to a school some time after the Second World War. For a time during the 1980s, its name was changed to Exhall School following a merge with the comprehensive school at nearby Keresley. However, after several incidents of confusion with the nearby Exhall Grange School, Ash Green School reverted to its former name.

Ash Green School became Ash Green School & Arts College in 2007, successfully bidding to become a Specialist School for the Arts.

The school was federated with Nicholas Chamberlain Technology College in the Summer of 2004. Over a 3-year period, with Headteacher Mr Graham Tyrer, the school was moved into a position of stability and improvement. The federation ceased at the end of 2007. Following a term under Acting Headteacher and now substantive Deputy Headteacher Mr Michael Rennie in 2008, the school has been led by Mr Andrew Clay, an appointment that began in January 2009.

The school has undergone significant periods of improvement in terms of exams outcomes. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, all Year 11 students (100%) achieved at least 5 A*-C grades. In 2010, 67% achieved these 5 including English and Maths. 65% achieved this outcome in 2011. In January 2011 the school was ranked fourth in a list of the schools in England that had "shown the greatest sustained improvement in their GCSE attainment over the past four years."[2]

In 2011-2012, the school became an Academy as part of the Creative Education Trust. In July 2012, the school was formally recognised as a provider for Post 16 education. The VIth Form Centre opened in September, 2012 and accommodates students studying AS & A Level courses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The postal address is "Ash Green Academy, Ash Green Lane, COVENTRY" although the school is in Warwickshire
  2. ^ "Secondary league tables: Most improved GCSE results". BBC News. 12 January 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 

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