Ashby School converted to become an academy on 1 October 2012. When the predecessor school of the
same name, was last inspected in May 2012, it was judged to be good overall.
The academy is an above-average-sized secondary school. It includes boarding provision for up to 73
boys. At the time of the inspection, the accommodation housed 72 boys representing a wide range of
Most pupils in the academy are White British and speak English as their first language. The proportion of students who are disabled or have special educational needs is below average. The proportion of disadvantaged students supported by the pupil premium, which is additional funding for
students in local authority care and those known to be eligible for free school meals, is also below
The academy meets the government's current floor standards for secondary schools, which set out
minimum expectations for students' attainment and progress in English and mathematics by the end of Year 11.
A small group of students attend alternative education provision at Sir John Moore Foundation, Gaz Auto
School, Arusma Beauty Salon, Marlene Reid Centre, Loxx Hair Studio, or Maplewell AIM for part of the week, alongside their lessons at the academy.
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