Parents and Carers of Prospective Students
Ashton Sixth Form College is a vibrant place for learning. We pride ourselves on putting the student at the heart of everything we do and have a strong history of success lasting over 80 years. We want to help your son or daughter exceed their ambitions and we aim to provide a challenging yet rewarding experience both academically and socially which will help them on their way.
We pride ourselves on the levels of support and guidance provided to help your son or daughter achieve their qualifications, but also on the development of other skills to prepare them for the next stage of their career, whether that is university or employment.
There is a strong ethos of ambition and aspiration running through our college; we aim to work with each individual student to help them reach their goal.
Visitors to the college often comment on the friendly and purposeful atmosphere; relationships between our staff and students are strong, creating a true college community where each person is valued and can flourish.
I would encourage you to visit us for one of our many open events throughout the year, to speak to the staff, but more importantly, the students so that you can understand why they chose to come to the college.
We are looking forward to working with you and your son or daughter in the near future.
*Please note: we use the terms ‘parent’, ‘son’ and ‘daughter’ throughout this section for simplicity, but we appreciate that many of you may be carers, legal guardians or step-parents. This information is aimed at anyone who fulfils a parenting role for a prospective Ashton Sixth Form College student.
Staff and students at Ashton Sixth Form College have been celebrating after being rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted. The inspection, which took place in March 2016, found that the college has maintained its high standards since it was last rated as ‘Good’ in 2011.
Dr Janet Nevin will retire at the end of April after almost 10 years in post. During her time at the college, she has overseen the college’s most successful period of results, achieved national recognition for the college and seen thousands of talented students’ progress.