Ashfield School, Kirkby-in-Ashfield

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Ashfield School
Ashfield School Logo.jpg
Motto Aspire
Established 1964
Type Academy
Religion Mixed
Headteacher Mr. J Maher
Location Sutton Road
NG17 8HP
53°06′36″N 1°16′13″W / 53.11011°N 1.27032°W / 53.11011; -1.27032Coordinates: 53°06′36″N 1°16′13″W / 53.11011°N 1.27032°W / 53.11011; -1.27032
DfE URN 137981 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 2,500 approx.
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–19
Houses Byron, Chesterfield, Coates, Hargreaves, Trent and Thoroton
Colours Yellow (Byron), Green (Chesterfield), Red (Coates), Purple (Hargreaves), Blue (Trent) and Orange (Thoroton)

Ashfield School is a secondary school with academy status located in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England, which educates children ages 11–19.

Ashfield has approximately 2,500 students, split into six houses - Trent, Chesterfield, Thoroton, Byron, Hargreaves and Coates. The six houses contain students from all year groups except those who are from the sixth form.

September 2007 saw the opening of a multimillion-pound Post-16 Centre offering A-level courses as well as vocational studies. Ashfield School offers a sixth form provision in consortium with Kirkby College, Quarrydale Academy and Sutton Community Academy. The consortium offers an extended range of sixth form courses for students over the 4 school sites.[1]

The current head teacher of the school is Mr. J Maher.[2]

Ashfield School was chosen as a training ground for the London 2012 Olympics due to its vast amount of sports facilities.


Built in 1964 as Nottinghamshire's first purpose built comprehensive school, Ashfield School now has a self-contained 40-acre (160,000 m2) rural campus. Facilities include computer suites, an ICT Centre, on-site sports facilities including four gymnasiums, tennis courts, all weather sports fields, running track and a swimming pool. For food, students can visit the on-site canteen named the Jeff Lacey centre (JLC). Other resources on-site include music studios, a tiered theatre and drama complex, photographic darkroom, print making and ceramics studios, fifteen science laboratories, a business centre, a CAD/CAM centre, library and careers library.

Late 2012 saw the opening of a new music and drama block following the destruction of the previous blocks earlier in the year. In January 2013 a new study area/library and classrooms was built onto the sixth form block, this is named the Resource Centre.

Ashfield Skills Centre (ASC)[edit]

The Ashfield Skills Centre is a £7.1 million project which delivers six learning environments. The centre includes:

  • Eight vocational units equipped to industry standard specification to mimic an industrial or commercial context. Course content and delivery are provided by industrial and commercial training providers in textiles, business, child care, health and beauty and ICT.
  • Three industrial units: deliver vocational courses in construction, plumbing, automotive, electrical, catering and hospitality courses delivered by industrial training providers RAC, Carillion and Charnwood.
  • Resource Centre: built in 2013, this million pound extension offers a study area for students of all courses.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-02-22. Retrieved 2014-02-10. 
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