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COVID-19

Update: 20 March 2020:

From Monday 23 March Ash Green School will be closed to most pupils until further notice.

Government advice is for all children to stay at home and refrain from any social contact. However, the school is making provision to accommodate vulnerable children and the children/wards of key workers. Letters have been sent to all parents clarifying these categories, with instructions for what to do if your child/ward falls into either category.

With parents’ co-operation we will confirm pupils should come to school on Monday today, Friday 20 March. This has been sent via ParentMail

Arrangements are in place for the continuity of education for all pupils in and out of school.

Coronavirus Letters

Coronavirus Letter 6 – Sent via ParentMail on Thursday 19 March

From Monday 23 March Ash Green School will be closed to most pupils until further notice.

Clarification is expected this afternoon regarding the children for whom the school will remain open. We will update all parents with this information immediately it becomes available. We aim to confirm which pupils should come to school on Monday in the next 24 hours.

Arrangements are being made for the continuity of education for all pupils in and out of school. You will receive notice of these in advance of Monday.

Thank you for your ongoing support,

The following letter below has been sent out via ParentMail on Monday 2 March 2020.

Dear Parent / Carers

Coronavirus Guidance

As a precautionary measure we would like to share with you the current NHS advice on the Corona Virus or COVID-19 illness. However, this advice is being updated frequently and updates can be found using the following links to ensure you access the most up to date advice and guidance:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

What is the risk of catching Coronavirus in the UK?

The UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the public from low to moderate. But the risk to individuals remains low.

Symptoms of Coronavirus

The symptoms of Coronavirus are:

  • A cough
  • A high temperature
  • Shortness of breath

But these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness.

The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu and most people can continue to go to work, school and other public places.

NOTE:

You only need to stay away from public places if you have been advised by NHS 111 to do so, or you have developed symptoms and have been:

  • to Hubei province in China in the last 14 days
  • to Iran, areas of Northern Italy in lockdown or “special care zone” areas in South Korea since 19th February
  • to other parts of mainland China or South Korea, Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia or Macau in the last 14 days and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath
  • to other parts of Northern Italy (anywhere north of Pisa, Florence and Rimini), Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos or Myanmar since 19th February and have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath
  • in close contact with someone with confirmed Coronavirus


Lockdown areas in North Italy

  • in Lombardy, Codogno, Castigluione d’Adda, Casalpusterlengo, Fombio, Maleo, Somaglia, Bertonico, Terranova deo Passerini, Castelgerundo and San Fiorano
  • in Veneto: Vo’Euganeo

Special care zones in South Korea

  • Daegu
  • Cheongdo

If any of the above applies to you, do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Call 111, stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people.

If you are unwell and are concerned, current advice for anyone who is showing signs of shortness of breath, coughing or fever is to call NHS 111.


The risk is still relatively low for individuals but we wanted to share this information with you so that we can remain vigilant.

Should there be further guidance for schools we will of course communicate these as soon as possible. If you have any questions or require further information please contact the school via reception or by e mail at: parent_carer@ashgreenschool.org.uk

Yours sincerely

Harry French
Principal

Please Read

As part of the schools contingency plan in connection with Coronavirus, it is vital that we hold the correct contact information for each student. Can you please ensure that you complete the ParentMail Form/ Paper Form by Friday 13 March 2020 at 3:30pm

Communication with parents is an important part of what we do, making sure you get the correct information about school news, updates and activities. It is the parent/carers responsibility to ensure data is updated to enable us to communicate with you effectively and in a timely manner.

If you are already connected to the ParentMail app please update your details accordingly online. If you do not have access to the online form can you please email enquiries@ashgreenschool.org.uk with your updated contact information, which should include your child’s/children’s name, your name, address, telephone, work telephone, mobile phone number and email address.

Please ensure you include the name of your child/children on any communication sent.

Please see our ParentMail page for help and guidance.

GCSE and BTEC Level 2 exam results – Congratulations and good luck to all Ash Green students

Congratulations and good luck to all Ash Green School students who collected their GCSE and BTEC Level 2 exam results today.

2019 saw more 7-9 GCSE grades and top level BTEC grades achieved than in any previous year – but whatever your results may be, we recognise the hard work that every one of our inspirational young people put into these examinations. Ash Green School is a vibrant and confident place of learning, but it’s more than that – it’s a community of people who care about and support each other, one we are very proud to be a part of.

From the 2019 GCSE exam results, nearly 10% more 7-9 grades were awarded to Ash Green School students – from subjects across the curriculum, including Maths, History, and English Literature. Further GCSE subjects that excelled were PE and Combined Science – with Combined Science showing significant improvements on the subject’s 2018 exam results.

Those students taking their BTEC Level 2 exams in Business Studies, Media, and Sport achieved over 25% more Distinction* and Distinction results – the highest number of top grades for BTEC Level 2 ever recorded at Ash Green School. This is an incredible result and one that reflects the dedication and determination of the young people who studied so hard for these exams.

Kieran Pickerill, Ash Green School Assistant Principal, says: “This is a nerve-wracking time of year for our Year 11 students, they work really hard to prepare for their exams and this is the first real time they are assessed in this way.

We’re delighted at the increase in top grades – across both the GCSE and BTEC courses – but we congratulate all our young people on the hard work, focus and camaraderie they have shown during their studies. They are a real testament to the positive school life we foster at Ash Green School, where we strive to make every day extraordinary, and we look forward to welcoming many of them into the Sixth Form in the next academic year.”

But whether you are starting this next exciting chapter of your life with us at Ash Green or heading off to new adventures and experiences beyond our school, we wish each and everyone one of you all the success and happiness you can find.

From all at Ash Green School, once again congratulations and good luck to all our exiting Year 11 students – you are capable of great things, make every day extraordinary. Have a happy and safe summer.

Ash Green School celebrates best A Level and BTEC results in school’s history

Principal Harry French discussing results day

Ash Green School celebrates best A Level and BTEC results in school’s history – 2019 exams see a ‘landmark’ success for Coventry based secondary school.

On Thursday 15th August, Ash Green School in Coventry celebrated the best A Level and BTEC results in the school’s history – with students achieving an average of at least one grade higher in their 2019 exams, compared to the 2018 results. 

Subjects that excelled included Further Maths, which saw 100% A* to A Grades achieved – whilst 100% A* to C grades were achieved Art & Design, Graphics, History and Psychology.

100% of students passed their Level 3 BTEC courses, with 50% achieving Distinction* or Distinction. Whilst 100% of students achieved a Merit, Distinction or Distinction* in Level 3 BTEC courses for Sport and Business. 

Over 95% of Ash Green students get their first choice of University destination.

Following the incredible success of this A Level and post 16 exams, over 95% of Ash Green School students got their first choice of university destinations – including two students going on to read Physics and Further Maths at Lincoln College, Oxford University.

18 year old Lewis Melvin achieved grades A* (Maths), A* (Physics) and A* (Further Maths) – whilst 18 year old Luke Salzman achieved grades A* (Maths), A*(Physics) and A (Further Maths). Following Laura Simmons’ offer to attend Oxford following the 2018 A level results, Lewis and Luke are the next two students from Ash Green School to get into an Oxbridge university. 

“I’m ecstatic,” said Lewis Melvin, “I couldn’t haven’t done it without my friends and teachers. I can’t wait for the future.”

Other notable success stories come from 19 year old Ezrie Prideaux, who received an unconditional offer from the Royal Veterinary College in London. “I’ve always loved science and animals,” said Ezrie, “it’s what I’ve always wanted to do and I’m really excited to be going to the Royal Veterinary College in London. It hasn’t really sunk in yet.”

18 year old Lauren Cox, one of Ash Green School’s bursary students, worked exceptionally hard across Year 13 to achieve grades A (Biology), A (History) and B (Chemistry) – going on to read Veterinary Medicine at Nottingham University.

Whilst 18 year old Aman Verma achieved grades A (Graphics), A (Maths) and B (Physics) and will be going on to read Mechanical Engineering at Nottingham University.

Aman put huge effort in to achieve the required grades, after being originally predicted a grade lower from what he achieved in his final exams – an inspiration to younger students, Aman’s results show what can be achieved when you work hard and focus. “I’m really excited to get these results,” said Aman, “I worked so hard for these and I couldn’t be more please for me any everyone at Ash Green School. And now it’s official… I’m not just good looks.”

Exceptional achievements

2019 has seen some exceptional achievements from Ash Green’s exiting A Level and BTEC students, paving the way for more success stories from young people who will be either sitting their exams or entering the Sixth Form in the next school year.

“Our sixth form students work tirelessly in preparation for their exams,” tells Amy Sibley, Vice Principal at Ash Green School, “and it’s wonderful to see all their hard work, resilience and sacrifices rewarded. The 2019 exams have seen our best post results as a school ever.”

“Ash Green School strives to make every day extraordinary for all our young people,” tells Principal Harry French, “but our exiting sixth form students this year have excelled in their exams and we are all incredibly proud of their academic achievements. We wish them the brightest of futures once they leave our school and take their next steps in the world.”