Ashcroft High School
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|Motto||"A Learning Community driven by High Expectations and Respect for All"|
|Established||1950s or 1960s|
|Type||Comprehensive secondary school|
|Location||Crawley Green Road
|DfE URN||109707 Tables|
Ashcroft High School is a state secondary school catering for students aged between 11 and 16. Located in the Crawley Green area of Luton, Bedfordshire, the school serves the local areas of Crawley Green and Wigmore. The school's current head teacher is Monica Austin.
Ashcroft is a mixed comprehensive school of about average size. The school has around 1000 pupils on roll aged from 11 to 16. The school caters for Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 students from Years 7 to 11.
About 67% of the students are White British; 12% are Asian or Asian British from Bangladeshi, Pakistani, or Indian backgrounds; and 9% are Black or Black British from Caribbean or African backgrounds. Ninety students speak English as an additional language at an early stage of development. The school has an above average proportion of students eligible for free school meals. The percentage of students identified with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is above the national average, while the number of students with a statement of special educational need is in line with the national average.
Notable former pupils
- Lewis Baker - professional footballer for Chelsea F.C.
- Michael Cain - professional footballer for Leicester City F.C.
- Matthew Harriott - professional footballer formerly of Luton Town F.C. and Sheffield United
- Colin Salmon - actor
- Paul Young - singer and guitarist