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  • Final Day Arrangements

    19th July 2018

    Friday 20th July is the last day of term.  Students will be involved in our Academy Sports Day, so they should wear their PE kit.  Students will be allowed to leave site earlier than normal.  The details are as follows:


    Years 9 & 10

    12:00 – 12:30 Lunch then depart

    Year 7 & 8

    12:30 – 13:00 Lunch then depart



  • Presentation Evening

    17th July 2018

    Students were rewarded for their outstanding efforts throughout the year in our annual Presentation Evening.  Our special guest for the evening was Andy Roe, a member of the Ash Hill Alumni Network, who spoke to students about his career as a professional photographer.  He displayed some of his work, which included photographs of professional athletes, including footballer Lionel Messi, musicians, including Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, as well his work used in news reports for both local and national publica

  • Uniform Pop-up Shop

    18th June 2018

    SPT Uniforms Ltd will be holding two ‘pop up shop’s before September if parents would like to purchase items / or try items on for size

    ·         Tuesday 19th June 2.30pm – 5.30pm

    ·         Friday 17th August 10.00am – 2.00pm

  • Year 11 Students - Thursday 14th June

    13th June 2018

    All Year 11 students will be allowed to leave the academy at 1:30pm on Thursday 14th June, in order to help them to prepare for their Physics exam on Friday 15th June.

    Students should return as normal on Friday before 8:20am, in order to arrive in time for their exam in the morning.

  • Half Term Exam Intervention Sessions

    20th May 2018

    All students are invited to attend our exam preparation sessions which will take place over the half term holiday.  These will be a great way for students to get ready for their forthcoming exams.

    Students should ensure that they arrive in time for the beginning of each session and should enter school through the side entrance.

    Please use the link below to see the schedule:

  • Calling all former students

    15th May 2018

    Calling all former students of Hatfield High School, Hatfield Visual Arts College and Ash Hill Academy!


    Our alumni network is quickly growing now, as former students

    from the current academy and past schools look to reconnect, both with the academy and old friends. Being part of the Alumni Network allows members to keep in touch with each other, keep up to date with activities at the academy, and even become guest speakers at

  • Year 11 Poetry Assemblies

    20th April 2018

    Year 11 students enjoyed their latest poetry assembly this week.  These weekly assemblies are designed to help students to improve their understanding of the poems that are being studied in their GCSE English Literature course.  They are designed to "bring the text to life"; previous assemblies have featured a giant jar of frog spawn and Mr Higgins wearing a wig!

    The assembly presentations can be viewed here:




  • Easter Intervention Success!

    9th April 2018

    Over 300 students attended our recent Easter Intervention Programme.  Study sessions were available in all subject areas over the Easter holiday and were extremely well attended by Year 11 students.  The final exams are only a few weeks away now, so these study sessions were of vital importance for students.

  • Ash Hill Academy Closed Thursday March 1st

    1st March 2018

    Due to extreme weather conditions, Ash Hill Academy is closed today to protect the health and safety of both students and staff.


    28th February 2018

    Wednesday 28th February 2018, Ash Hill Academy will be closed to pupils from 11.00am today, due to adverse weather conditions and public transport restrictions. Pupils will be kept in school until we can ensure that they are able to get home safely.

    Please use the Academy website and Trax FM for updates.

  • IGD Employability workshop

    23rd February 2018

    16th January 2018

    On Tuesday 16th January, the IGD employability Workshop came in to deliver two 2-hour workshops to our current year 9’s.

    IGD is an education and training charity for the food and grocery industry that undertakes research for the benefit of the public.  IGD's ‘Feeding Britain's Future’ programme brings the industry together to inspire the next generation of employees and equip them with skills for work in the food and grocery industry. Over 7,500 young people attended a workshop in 2016.


  • Indoor Athletics Championships

    19th February 2018

    Ash Hill Academy's finest athletes attended the Indoor Athletics Championships at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.  There were some excellent individual performances from our students, including:


    Jake Langton 1st Shot Yr 9/10

    Robyn Chambers 1st 800m Yr 7/8

    Jack Temperton 2nd speed bounce Yr 9/10

    William Wood 3rd 200m final Yr 7/8

    Luke Lyon 3rd 60m final Yr 9/10

    Lewis Gordon 4th 200m final Yr 9/10

    Louie Kaye 4th 60m fina

  • Christmas Attendance Party

    22nd December 2017

    Christmas Attendance Party


    Students from all year groups celebrated 100% attendance in December by dancing the night away at our Christmas Attendance Party.  The students were really pleased to see our special guest: Father Christmas. A great time was had by all, especially when students had the chance to throw snowballs at Father Christmas when he spent time in the stocks!


    Please look out for exciting details of our next attendance competition.

  • Blue Bell Wood Elf Dash

    22nd December 2017

    Blue Bell Wood Elf Dash


    Ash Hill Academy Sixth Form students arranged a very special event to raise money for Blue Bell Wood Children's Hospice.  Students and staff made donations to take part in the event which put a smile on everybody's face during the last day of term.  Donations are still coming in, but a huge amount had already been raised at the time of writing.


    21st December 2017

      KS3 Art and Design


    Year KS3 students were asked to take part in a competion to design the Ash Hill Academy Christmas Card. It could be designed using any media but must be A5 in size and have a clear image so it can be printed and made in to the active academy Christmas Card 2017.

    Here are some of the winning designs.



    27th November 2017

    Ash Hill Academy Celebrated Their Best Results in History!

    During the evening of Tuesday 21st November, Ash Hill Academy opened its doors wide, to welcome back the ‘Class of 2017.’ Principal, John Higgins, proudly congratulated the first year group in his charge, who had begun a very significant improvement trend in academic standards, since joining the Delta academies network.  Ash Hill Academy is now in the top 10% of most improved schools nationally in terms of Progress 8 scores and the top 17% for Basics


    24th November 2017

    On the run up to Christmas, all students who attend every day at the academy during the month of December 2017, will be in with a chance of winning a wintery warmer prize!

    Following the success of the Spooktacular Halloween Disco, Mrs Wilkinson has arranged for 100% attenders to receive entry to a Christmas Disco Party, featuring the return of 'Soak the staff in stocks'!

    Only students with 100% attendance during the month of December 2017 will be eligible for the prizes.


    24th November 2017

    Mr Wilkinson would like to invite Year 11 students to a Maths breakfast club on Thursday 30th November and Friday 1st December 2017, starting at 7.45am. This will be an opportunity for Year 11 students to get a head start on revision practice, as well as receive a free breakfast. Please book your place with Mr Wilkinson directly, as he will need to know how many breakfasts to order.


    20th November 2017

    We are putting a call out to all former students of Ash Hill Academy, Hatfield Visual Arts College and Hatfield High School! We would like to reconnect with you, by joining other former students as a member of our Alumni Network.

    We are working with the charity 'Future First' to develop a community of former students, who might be willing to come and give talks, or mentor some of our current students, using your life experiences. Being part of the Alumni Network allows members to keep in touch with each othe


    15th November 2017

    On the evening of Tuesday 14th November 2017, Ash Hill Academy held its Aspirations Evening for students from Years 8 to 11. Featuring guests from across the various sectors of industry, training providers, and higher education institutions, the evening was filled with pupils and parents engaged in discussing their future aspirations.

    We were so fortunate to be as well supported by students and their families, that the speech given by Mr Cairns and Mr McMahon was delivered twice! Visitors from universities,