Good work and attitude are rewarded through both the Dollar system and through the awarding of certificates and prizes. A conscious effort is made by all our staff to recognise individual achievement and to suitably reward good behaviour and attendance.


Rewards are issued for lots of different reasons, for example:

  • Finishing class work quickly and having it all correct
  • Answering a question really well
  • Having an improvement in manners, uniform, punctuality
  • Producing an outstanding project/coursework/essay/piece of work
  • Doing something excellent in the community
  • A fantastic sporting achievement
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality

In addition, each week the Executive Principal awards Stars of the Week to pupils who have been nominated by staff; Praise Postcards and letters of commendation are also issued.

Ashton Dollars


  • Jump the canteen queue with a friend
  • Stationery
  • Free Breakfast from the Canteen
  • Chocolate Bar
  • School Tie
  • Play on the Nintendo Wii at Lunch with your friends
  • Play FIFA on the X-Box  at Lunch
  • Play Let’s Dance on X-Box Kinect at Lunch


  • School Planner
  • Free School Lunch
  • Stationery
  • Subway Discount Vouchers
  • Ice Skating Voucher
  • ‘2 for 1’ File and Paints at Nail & Beauty Bar
  • Free School PE Socks
  • Emilio’s Discount Voucher
  • ‘2 for 1’ Skate Time at UK Skate


  • Ice Skating Voucher
  • ‘2 for 1’ Eye Lash Sets applied at Nail & Beauty Clinic
  • ‘2 for 1’ Spray Tan at Nail & Beauty  Clinic
  • Half Price Gel Nails at Nail & Beauty Clinic
  • Half Price Hair Cut at Nico & Tino
  • Free Subway Meal
  • Family Ticket for an Altrincham FC Home Game


  • Free Spray Tan at The Beauty Bar
  • £10 Trafford Centre Voucher