Rotherham, United Kingdom
About Aston Academy
Aston Academy is a mixed, comprehensive, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form situated in Swallowsnest, Sheffield. It is supported by the multi-academy Aston Community Education Trust, which provides specialist staff and expertise for six schools. Larger than the average-sized secondary, Aston Academy provides 1,650 places for students aged 11-18, when fully subscribed.
Aston Community Education Trust was formed in May 2011 when Aston Academy, previously known as Aston Comprehensive School, converted to academy status.
Values and Vision
Aston aims to support its students with good quality teaching and learning, allowing all of them to reach their full potential regardless of background or academic ability. The school prides itself on its atmosphere of diversity and tolerance. It respects students as individuals, valuing every contribution and praising each child for their unique talents and specialities. Aston fosters strong partnerships with the local and wider community, helping children to grow into responsible citizens.
“The academy’s commitment to ensuring that all students receive the best teaching and support possible permeates the work of all staff. The curriculum is a strength of the academy because it ensures that students have a range of academic, practical, and cultural experiences that prepare them well for the next stage of their education, employment or training. Students make good progress… because most teaching is good and some is outstanding.”