Newsletter 14th June
14 June 2024
After sealing the league title, the Year 11 football team played Wellington in the county cup final. After a fantastic performance, coming back from 2-0 down, the team managed to beat Wellington 3-2. In the hope of sealing the treble, they played Altrincham College in the Manchester Cup final. Unfortunately, they lost out by 1 goal. The game ended 4-3. On behalf of Mr Milner and the rest of the PE team, we would like to congratulate the Year 11 football team for their success this season on securing the double.
Newsletter 7th June
10 June 2024
Newsletter 17th May
17 May 2024
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
10 May 2024
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
3 May 2024
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.
Newsletter 26th April
26 April 2024
It was a pleasure to welcome students from a school in Munich today who were visiting as part of a partnership programme with Manchester United. They enjoyed seeing the school and taking part in a Design Technology lesson.
Newsletter 19th April
19 April 2024
We haven’t had much of a spring yet, but there are signs of life in the meadow and orchard (or Rewilding Zone). Over the years this will bloom into a little woodland, dense with wildflowers and biodiversity. Seeing the first signs of growth in the last few weeks has been like a little ray of sunshine among the frequent and unpredictable rain, hail and wind. Hopefully some of our GCSE and A-Level pupils will use the area to take well-being breaks while preparing for their exams!
Newsletter 12th April
12 April 2024
On March 22nd forty of our Year 10 pupils and four members of staff had the opportunity to travel to Spain for a long weekend.
Newsletter 22nd March
22 March 2024
Last weekend saw 51 of our pupils and staff take a coach ride to the big city. Pupils who had been to the capital before, pupils who knew all about the show Six! and those who just had specific land marks that they couldn’t wait to see chattered away as Miss Smyth took her seat as the journey’s DJ.
Newsletter 15th March
15 March 2024
Over the past month pupils from KS3 and KS4 were given the opportunity to learn Ancient Greek at Ashton on Mersey School. Cordelia and Tegan from the University of Manchester delivered excellent sessions for our pupils. Pupils were very knowledgeable about Ancient Greek and had a vast understanding of gods and myths. During the course they learnt to use the Alphabet and by the end they will be able to translate long words without hesitation. It was wonderful to witness. At the end of the course pupils celebrated with loads of stickers and a certificate.
Newsletter 8th March
8 March 2024
Wow! What a week this has been! After months of preparation, Shrek! The Musical performed at the Waterside Arts Centre on Wednesday and Thursday. We have had an absolute blast putting on this barnstorming, fast-paced, energetic show and we’re sure that all who attended will agree that the pupils really brought their A-game.
Newsletter 1st March
1 March 2024
Last Tuesday 21 Year 11 pupils went to Corpus Christi College, Oxford University to sample University life.
Newsletter 23rd February
23 February 2024
Ms Hagan was very impressed with the Year 8 English homework this week.  The task was to design costumes for Midsummer Night’s Dream and there were some fantastic creations.  Well done!
Friday 9th February
9 February 2024
Ashton on Mersey football scholars had another successful week with team 1 beating Robbie Fowler Academy 3-0 away whilst team 2 beat Steven Gerrard Academy 3-2 at home.
Newsletter 26th January
26 January 2024
A busy couple of weeks for the PE Department with lots of Netball, Basketball, Football and Primary Festivals taking place.
Newsletter 19th December
19 January 2024
Wednesday was our Careers fair for Years 9-11 and we had a fantastic afternoon for our pupils. Thank you to our exhibitors for their wonderful stalls. Our pupils thoroughly enjoyed their experience.
Newsletter 12th Janurary
12 January 2024
Over 30 exhibitors from all career pathways, higher education and apprenticeships will be available to provide career advice at the careers fair on Thursday 17th January.
Newsletter 22nd December
22 December 2023
Happy Christmas everyone The term ended with many festivities and celebrations including Carol Concerts at our local churches, Christmas lunch and Christmas jumper day.
Newsletter 15th December
15 December 2023
With just one week to go until the Christmas break, there remains a great deal to look forward to for our pupils.
Newsletter 8th December
8 December 2023
I am delighted to announce the launch of Ashton on Mersey’s new website from today We have invested in our site following conversations with many members of our community You will find a host of new photographs which showcase our pupils whilst there remains a wealth of essential information and updates which you will find useful.
Newsletter 1st December
1 December 2023
December is here so the build up to Christmas can officially start in the eyes of many. Ashton on Mersey’s annual Christmas Fair was a soaring success on Thursday. Carols were sung. Mince pies were eaten. Raffles were won. Mulled wine was drank. School was packed with happy members of our community. Thank you for your support.
Newsletter 24th November
24 November 2023
Our first community coffee morning was well attended on Thursday by a host of parents, carers and local residents. It was a real treat to hear our school choir for the first time in a while supported by Natalie who played fantastically on the piano. The choir has grown significantly over the past couple of years and we are looking forward to more community performances during the festive period, including a visit to a local primary school and a residential care home.
Newsletter 17th November
17 November 2023
Ashton on Mersey has long held a reputation of providing excellent education for all its pupils. I wish to emphasise the ‘all’. I was proud to receive information this week which indicates how our examination results continue to put the school in a strong position when compared to other Trafford schools. For example, the attainment of pupils has been nationally recognised as being significantly above national statistics when reflecting on the GCSE results of 2023.
Newsletter 10th November
10 November 2023
This weekend is Remembrance Sunday. This is our annual opportunity to remember the service and sacrifice of all those that have defended our freedoms and protected our way of life through the years.
Newsletter 20th October
20 October 2023
October half term has arrived. Next week is our first holiday school for Year 11 where sessions in Engineering, Food, Hospitality and Catering, Business Studies, Child Development and Sport all take place. May I encourage every pupil who studies these courses to sign up. This offer continues our revision and immersion package for the Class of 2024. Marginal gains count and an extra day of learning can potentially make a significant difference to outcomes in the summer.
Newsletter 13th October
13 October 2023
As we approach the end of what has been a really successful half term for Ashton on Mersey School, I am minded of wider conflicts taking place across the globe.
Newsletter 6th October
6 October 2023
Our ‘Welcome to’ events conclude next week with Year 8 parents and carers invited into school on Wednesday at 6pm. Thank you to all members of our school community that supported our Year 7 and 9 events. We had great attendance despite the weather.
Newsletter 29th September
29 September 2023
Our doors were opened wide on Thursday for our annual open evening. It was my pleasure to address the hundreds of prospective parents who came to see what our school provides for young people. The reputation of Ashton on Mersey is one of educational excellence, strengthened further by record results this year for the Class of 2023 and our thriving Sixth Form.
Newsletter 22nd September
22 September 2023
Our ‘Welcome to Year 10’ event was well attended on Thursday. Thank you to all the parents and carers that came to hear invaluable advice and guidance on the Key Stage 4 journey that pupils have embarked upon.
Newsletter 15th September
15 September 2023
I wish to thank all parents and carers for supporting the ‘ Welcome to Year 11’ evening on Thursday. This was an invaluable evening of information, advice and support for what is one the most important years in the life of a young person. Time will fly for the Class of 2024 as the summer series examinations come into view.
Newsletter 8th September
8 September 2023
Welcome back. It has been my pleasure to meet every pupil back to school this week. It has been especially exciting to greet our new Year 7 pupils who have immediately embraced Ashton on Mersey’s values.
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