Ashcroft High



“The school provides opportunities for high-quality outcomes in a wide range of academic, work-related and sporting subjects, which are well matched to the needs and aspirations of the students.”

Ofsted, 2013

The extensive enrichment opportunities available mean that simply attending Ashcroft is not enough, we expect our students to engage in everything we have to offer.

They complement students’ studies, allow students to discover new skills and talents as well as deepen and master existing ones, and provide the chance to make friends and have fun!

Clubs and activities

Wherever a students’ interests lie there’ll be a club or activity for them at Ashcroft. Here’s a taste of what we have to offer:

  • Modern Foreign Languages Games Club
  • Humanities Club
  • LRC Book Club
  • Eco Club
  • Netball
  • Football


Academic studies are brought to life by frequent visits and trips and our students benefit greatly from learning outside of the classroom.

Our students visit conferences, museums, art galleries, theatres, and many other places of interest. We are fortunate to be close enough to Central London to take advantage of its wealth of opportunities, while also having good transport routes to areas such as Milton Keynes and Bedford.

Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a nationally and internationally recognised award, favoured by universities and employers alike.

It is extremely popular with our students, pushing their boundaries, gaining new skills and enhancing their CVs and university applications. They grow as individuals, building confidence, independence, responsibility, dedication and commitment.

The students achieve an award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections:

  • Volunteering: undertaking service to individuals or the community
  • Physical: improving in an area of sport, dance or fitness activities
  • Skills: developing practical and social skills and personal interests
  • Expedition: planning, training for and completion of an adventurous journey in the UK or abroad.

The arts

If students enjoy drama, dance or music, they will find many opportunities to join in, whether they want to take individual instrumental lessons, join the Ashcroft band or take part in one of the many plays or dance shows which are organised in school.