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  • Ashlawn School
    Ashlawn Road
    CV22 5ET
  • Head: Mrs Lois Reed
  • T 01788 573425
  • F 01788 536159
  • E [email protected]
  • W
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Warwickshire
  • Pupils: 1,792; sixth formers: 402
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 28th November 2013
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 17th October 2007
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

Parents spoke about a ‘caring atmosphere’ and how the ‘pupils look out for each other.’ Teachers aware of problems and quick to nip them in the bud, be it bullying or emotional problems. ‘The school handles things well,’ was the view of one parent. Soviet bloc buildings spring to mind – it’s bleak - but it serves its purpose and easily absorbs the large pupil numbers. Wide corridors provide ample space to encompass the masses at lesson changeovers. Parents spoke about keen staff identifying what sports children are interested in and trying to make them available. Wheelchair football for all proved popular...

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What the school says...

Converted to an academy 2011.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Mathematics (Further) at an English Grammar School (GCE AS level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking English Language at an English Grammar School (GCSE)

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2008, Lois Reed (early 50s). A Yorkshire lass. Studied maths and music at Leeds. Always wanted to teach and saw it as a vocation; taught both music and maths. ‘I’m quite bossy.’ Started teaching in Wiltshire and has been working her way back north ever since, ‘but I seemed to have stopped at the Midlands.’ Joined Ashlawn in 2002 as deputy head, head designate in 2007 before taking on headship, her first, in 2008. Inherited a school with outstanding in some areas from Ofsted, maintained that and improved, now outstanding in all areas. Has overseen development of new expressive art and sixth form centres and big increase in pupil numbers. Smart, bright, businesslike and likeable. Known by the pupils for her ‘corridor walks.’ Parents like her and have great respect. ‘She’s very confident...

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The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

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Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

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