Your child’s school can apply to the Brent Inclusion & Alternative Education Service. Other organisations can also make referrals including the Education Welfare Service, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS), and Family Solutions. The referral must be supported by a medical professional. Click here for full details.
Our students may have physical illness or injuries, or complex mental health needs which prevent them from staying in mainstream schools – these last might include low mood and depression, anxiety symptoms, trauma experiences or social or emotional communication difficulties.
We cater for children and students of statutory school age. Primary age children have home tuition, older students come to Ashley College if they are able to.
Our classes are small – most are smaller than the maximum 8 students.
We offer a broad and balanced curriculum with a range of accredited and non accredited courses. In addition to English, Maths and Science we currently offer Computer Science, ICT, Statistics, History, Art, Textile and Food Technology, and several Modern Languages. We also run courses with a therapeutic element – such as yoga, horticulture, guitar, cooking. You can see our curriculums here. Our school timetable shows the range of what we offer.
We are in a spacious building in an attractive and quiet location. Our facilities include a playground, large grassed area, canteen where students eat together, a kitchen where all school food is cooked and students learn cooking skills, an allotment tended by students, and a small library to provide a quiet space.
Najet our school cook prepares fresh and healthy food daily in our kitchen for students and staff. You can see a typical menu here. She is used to catering for a range of food allergies and intolerances.
We have a small car park for short term visits. Ring at the gates.
School starts at 9.30 and we stress to students that it is important to arrive on time. When a student does not arrive, we contact parents/carers if we have not been notifed in advance.
Our school day starts at 9.30 and finishes at 15.15 with a 45 minute lunch break from 12 noon. We run a breakfast club and after school clubs which students can choose to join.
Every lesson is 50 minutes long. Some students may have double lessons in one subject.
We stress the importance of coming to school regularly and on time to all our students. If your child is ill we ask you to call us to let us know. The morning register closes at 9.30 and after that we regard students as late. If we do not hear from you we will contact you. If students are often absent we will write to you, meet you or ask the Education Welfare Service to intervene.
Different teachers set different homework. Check individual curriculums to see what your child will be expected to do.
We have very few incidents of poor behaviour at Ashley College. Our students enjoy their time here and tell us they feel happy at the school. We have a Behaviour Policy which ensures consistent handling of (rare) incidents, with an ‘on report’ system.
We request full information about medication as part of our entry procedures and have a rigorous policy to ensure competent and safe handling of medication. You can read our procedures for administering and recording medications here.
The school ensures pupils and their families receive the care and support they need, at the right time.