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  • De Aston School
    Willingham Road
    Market Rasen
    Lincolnshire
    LN8 3RF
  • Head: Simon Porter
  • T 01673 843415
  • F 01673 840823
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.de-aston.lincs.sch.uk
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Lincolnshire
  • Pupils: 944; 68 boarders; sixth formers: 120
  • Religion: Christian
  • Fees: Day free; Boarding £10,860 pa
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 2
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 2
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 2
    • 1 Short inspection 17th January 2017
    • 2 Full inspection 7th February 2013

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 26th November 2009
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

A veritable rabbit warren. ‘We get given maps in year 7 and it took me about two weeks to find my way around,’ commented our guide. One of the tidiest, best-kept schools we have visited. Plenty of silverware on show in reception area.  Pleased to note that there is sport for all; the enthusiastic but less talented get chance to play in teams as well.  Lots of lunch time practice sessions. Lots of careers advice, encouragingly, university not being the only option. School recently awarded…

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What the school says...

Whether you live 100 metres from the school or, as some of our Boarding families do, 7,000 miles from the school, there can be no more challenging decision than choosing a school that is right for your son or daughter. De Aston offers a wide range of young people an excellent, well-rounded educational experience that promotes modern British values and provides young people aged 11-19 with academic and vocational opportunities. Though designated a broadly Christian school, we are open to families of every faith and those of no faith. De Aston School challenges all its students to achieve their personal best, in order that their success in school will prepare them for success in later life.

At De Aston, we are fortunate to have exceptional facilities, set in extensive and secure rural grounds. Our grounds are perhaps the most beautiful in Lincolnshire and provide an excellent setting for the wide range of extra-curricular sports that occur here. We are an historic school, founded in 1863, that offers young people the very best in 21st century education. Young people at De Aston have everything they need to enjoy school life. Ofsted have described the leadership and management of the school, as well as the achievement and behaviour of our students as ‘outstanding’.
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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Boys taking English Language at an English Comprehensive School (GCSE)

School associations

State boarding school

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head

Since January 2017, Simon Porter, previously one of the deputy heads at the school.

Academic matters

Unwilling to disclose exam results, though some 60 per cent got 4-9 in both English and maths GCSE in 2017; A level A*-B grades usually in the high 30s, with an average grade of C- in 2017. They are on top of the pupils, offering support for all. Gifted and talented spotted in year 7 and nurtured throughout their time at the school. Lunch time sessions offered to explore subjects in more detail, plus a broader church such as chess, discussion and quizzes. G&Ts also help with the younger years with learning support. The less able are monitored constantly and ‘pulled along,’ to quote one parent. Learning support very effective, with lots of extra tutoring available. We spotted quite a...

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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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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

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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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