Welcome to Ashton on Mersey School

Founded in 1981, following the amalgamation of separate Boys’ and Girls’ schools, Ashton on Mersey School is the founding school of The Dean Trust which is a multi-academy trust comprising seven secondary schools and four primary schools across four local authorities.


Welcome from our Headteacher

Ashton on Mersey School is one of the most popular and oversubscribed schools in the region with a reputation for aspiration, endeavour and excellence. As Headteacher, I am proud to lead a team of teachers and support staff who truly believe that every pupil should achieve or exceed their potential.

The school has an established ethos of setting high academic standards by carefully crafting a pupil-centered approach where individual needs are matched with a broad, ambitious and exciting curriculum. In addition, the school is passionate about providing rich and diverse opportunities in an environment designed to nurture lifelong learners and citizens who can thrive regionally, nationally and globally.


Latest News

Newsletter 17th May

Ashton on Mersey School continues to have a strong partnership with Manchester United Football Club. The Manchester United Schoolboy Scholarship (MANUSS) program is a pathway for talented players to join the club from both near and far, with many players staying with host families. The school works closely with the club to support these young players in securing a high quality education alongside maintaining their statues as elite footballers. For example, MANUSS pupils often have adjusted timetables to accommodate additional training during the school day but receive compensatory education at alternative times.  The alumni for this programme includes the likes of England internationals Marcus Rashford and Jess Lingard   We would like to wish our Year 11 MANUSS Class of 2024 the best of luck for their GCSE examinations and the rest of the cohort with their upcoming end of year assessments.

Newsletter 10th May

Pupils who took part in the UKMT Junior Maths Challenge were awarded their certificates by Mrs Buckley this week. Jason and Joseph received a Bronze certificate, Marcel, Charlie and Hayden achieved Silver and a special mention to Abdullah who received the highest mark in the school and was awarded a Gold certificate. The top-scoring 50% of national participants are awarded Bronze, the top 75% achieve Silver and the top 92% (approximately) achieve Gold.

Newsletter 3rd May

The Football Scholarship Programme has seen their most successful campaign to date in the 7 years it has been running. Multiple previous records for the programme have been broken including: ;AOC Championship Invitational League A Winners (The first league title ever) ;Greater Manchester Schools Cup Winners (First time the cup has been won, no other team has reached the final) ;Last 16 of the National Cup (The furthest ever and has over 250 teams entered nationally) ;Longest Win streak from any team with 10 back to back wins.

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Ashton on Mersey School

To find out more about Ashton on Mersey School, please read our prospectus.

Ashton on Mersey School is a member of the The Dean Trust.

The Dean Trust is a Multi Academy Trust established in 2012 and comprises ten schools located across Greater Manchester. We aim to provide high-quality education for all of the communities that we serve, providing opportunities for our children to develop lifelong skills to enable them to aspire to achieve their full potential.

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