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    2nd November 2016

    Y11 students and their parents/carers were invited to an Information Evening on Tuesday 1st November. The evening began at 5.30pm with a light buffet, followed by a presentation at 6pm, to discuss key dates and deadlines throughout the year, hints and tips on how to revise for examinations and key information about English, Maths and Science. Students also received goody bags, containing supplies to aid them in their journeys to GCSE success.


    20th October 2016

    Our Year 11 students had their first ever Praise Assembly this morning, to recognise all their hard work and effort during this first half term. On entry to the assembly students were offered a choice of snacks, from bacon sandwiches to pizza slices, as well as juice drinks. Mrs Callaghan (Vice Principal) addressed the assembly, informing them of the reasons why they were going to be praised, before handing over to staff to present the various awards.

    Students received certificates from either their subject


    18th October 2016

    Unfortunately the Craft Club enrichment session this Wednesday 19th Oct has had to be cancelled, due to a clash with an after-school staff meeting. The next Craft Club enrichment session will be on Wednesday 2nd November.


    17th October 2016

    The students of Y11 held their first Bun Sale on Friday 14 October, in order to raise funds for their Graduation Ball next Summer. Exact figures are yet to be announced, but we would like to thank all those who bought buns for helping Y11 reach their goal. Further Bun Sales are planned, so keep an eye on the ‘Events’ section of the website, as well as Twitter for details. 


    14th October 2016

    ManActCo inspire laughter and tears!

    As part of our drive to help students better understand some of the harder aspects of the English Literature syllabus, we have employed a visiting theatre group to perform set GCSE texts on three separate occasions at Ash Hill Academy.  ManActCo performed no less than 24 poems and excerpts from 3 separate Shakespeare plays within an hour, to start this process rolling on the morning of the 14th October.  They also lead a question and answer session for 30 minutes afterwar


    13th October 2016

    AHA Basketball Team Win Away Game

    The Ash Hill Academy Basketball team travelled to Ridgewood School last night, putting on a fantastic display to win 46-14. Massive thanks to go the Ridgewood team as well as SchoolGames Doncaster, from all at Ash Hill Academy.


    10th October 2016

    A polite reminder that Mrs Conlon will be delivering 'Attendance Matters' assemblies this week. Please note the day and time of each assembly.

    As last week, students will be expected to arrive in silence on the Da Vinci corridor ready to enter the assemblies. Form Tutors will support with the supervision of students on the corridor.

    Monday 10th October: Year 11: Form Time A (10.25am)

    Tuesday 11th October: Year 10: Form Time A (10.25am)

    Wednesday 12th October: Year 9: Form Time A (10.25am)

    Thursday 13th October:


    10th October 2016

    Our after-school enrichment program begins today! Every afternoon when lessons finish at 2.30pm, students will be able to access subject-based curriculum support, or try their hands at some new creative activities. A range of over 60 sessions are on offer per week.

    For more details, please click HERE.


    5th October 2016

    Year 9/10s Win Away Game

    The Ash Hill Academy Year 9/10 team travelled to Campsmount Technology College this Wednesday afternoon, putting on a dazzling display to run out 7-0 winners.  Three goals from the prolific Robbie Rhodes, joined one each from Keith Hinds, Kai Hewson and Jack Smith.  However, the best moment of the game came within the final 10 minutes, when Ethan Eddleston, just on as a substitute, scored his first ever goal for the academy with a cultured left foot finish into the top corner of the


    4th October 2016

    Campsmount: 5 / Ash Hill: 6

    Ash Hill Academy put up a tremendous second half performance, to fight back from 3-1 down at half time to claim a win in their first fixture of the season. 

    The game started badly, with Campsmount going two goals up in the first few minutes. The lads reacted positively and soon pulled a goal back, with Harvey Smith hitting a left foot shot into the top right corner of the goal. Ash Hill then continued to pour forward, but couldn't get an equaliser. Ashton Jaques, Mitchell Brown and


    3rd October 2016

    The Maths department hosted their first "Pizza Catchup" session on Thursday night. What a great start to the year, with around half the year group staying to work through examination questions under the guidance of specialist teachers. All students worked hard and I'm sure will go on to great success this Summer.

    Great to see students from all classes in attendance, full of enthusiasm and by the end of the session full of pizza from a local pizza house!

    What now you say? Well get ready, Mystery Maths pizza ca


    26th September 2016

    Ash Hill Academy held its first Year 7 Pie & Peas night on 26th September. This event allowed Year 7 parents to meet key Year 7 staff, in order to discuss any issues that may have arisen during the transition period. The evening was a great success, with over 40 families attending. Our next Pie nights are on the 3rd and 10th of October.



    23rd September 2016

    On Wednesday 21st September 2016, Miss Smith and Mrs Cairns along with Year 8 students went along to Grand Opera House, York to watch the amazing story of David Walliams' ‘Gangsta Granny’. Students from the creative writing, reading and debate club attended the much anticipated showing of Gangsta Granny, and absolutely loved watching the novel come to life. Students thoroughly enjoyed attending the theatre and expressed how delighted they were to be there. We all thought that poor little Ben was going to ha


    8th September 2016

    Please find attached both the letter to primary schools (in PDF format), as well as the PowerPoint presentation delivered on the night. N.B. You will need a PDF viewer to view the letter. Adobe Acrobat Reader is freely available.


    1st September 2016

    The academy will reopen to students on the following dates:

    • Years 7 and 9 – Monday 5th September 08:00

    • Years 8, 10 and 11 – Tuesday 6th September 08:00

    Parents and students are reminded that the new academy day will be in effect, from the first day back, and reminders will be given during assemblies as well as form time.


    1st July 2016

    The Academy will be open  as normal on Tuesday 5 July 2016.

  • Future of Doncaster

    13th June 2016


    As a young person, we want to hear from you about your hopes, fears, difficulties – and any ideas you might have for the future of Doncaster.

    Education and Skills experts are looking at how to ensure Doncaster’s young people have the qualifications and skills needed to land future jobs being created across the borough – and they need your help.

    The independent Education and Skills Commission led by a top team of national education and skills experts has started work in the borough. It aims to he

  • Maths Transition Master Class

    7th March 2016

    Ash Hill’s transition formula is adding up and multiplying!

    The Ash Hill Academy Maths Faculty has led the way within the local area, providing some innovative specialist Maths teaching to students from six separate primary partner schools.  Monday afternoon Period 5 is now set aside to teach 33 gifted and talented Year 6 mathematicians with the potential to achieve level five or six in their forthcoming SATS examinations!

    Mr Butterley our Site Manager and another available member of staff collect the majorit

  • Childrens author Alan Gibbons visits Ash Hill

    3rd November 2015

    Alan Gibbons has written numerous books for teenage readers, won multiple literary awards and been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal several times.  He is also the founder of the ‘Campaign for the Book,’ a prolific writer on reading and reviewing children’s fiction and the leading national champion of libraries.  All that said, he thoroughly entertained us all and really enjoyed working with our students and community, when he visited Ash Hill Academy on Friday 9th October.  We were absolutely mesmerised a

  • Post 16 Open Evening

    8th October 2015

    The academy is holding its Post 16 Open Evening on Thursday 8 October 2015 5.30pm to 7pm.