Join Us


Sorry, we are currently not recruiting for any vacancies

We would love you to join our Talent Pool so we can contact you when the right vacancy arises.

Welcome From Our Headteacher

Welcome to our website and thank you for the opportunity to introduce you to our wonderful, ambitious and friendly school.

At West Ashton, our ethos and vision drives all we do. As a school community, we believe that we should all aspire, believe and celebrate as we aim to 'shine among them like stars in the sky'. The school community worked together to develop our school Christian values (hope, wisdom, agape, friendship, thankfulness and koinonia) and we believe they not only represent who we are but underpin all we do. We aim to be an inclusive school, where all are valued within an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust.

We are extremely proud of our school and of the warm, family atmosphere that we have. We celebrate our talents and skills whilst encouraging and supporting each other in developing theirs. We want to give each pupil a thirst for learning that continues with them throughout their life and we strive to make each child's time at West Ashton, purposeful, challenging and enjoyable.

I am proud of being the Head Teacher at West Ashton.

Come and see us and you'll quickly realise why we are a wonderful school for your child/children and you.

Alex Blake-Thwaite | Headteacher

Vision and values

‘You will shine among them like stars in the sky’ Philippians 2:15


At West Ashton School, we believe that:

Every child is special

Each child is unique

Each child brings their own gifts, thoughts, interests, experiences and skills to the school

A child with high self-esteem will have the confidence to take chances and try new things. Confidence will grow in an environment where each individual is valued for who they are. We aim to provide a warm, caring and safe environment, where all children and staff are equally valued and happy.

At West Ashton School, we aim to create a climate which actively encourages children to develop social, moral, spiritual and cultural awareness and thus grow into responsible, young global citizens.

We encourage high quality work by having high expectations and instilling a positive work ethic. We aim to develop the whole child so they are confident, independent learners, emotionally intelligent and creative, critical thinkers.

We aspire, believe and celebrate our entire school community.

Our Values

Our values form the bedrock of who we are and how we act both towards ourselves and others.

Our values are:







Working for us

why wait to join?

If you're searching for your next post, why not contact us now?

Even if we don't have a post now, we could do in the near future and we would love to contact you and tell you about it. You could be working at one of our great schools and become part of the Acorn Education family. We are always interested to hear from those who find our ethos, approach to inclusivity and support of our staff fits with their idea of a great place to work. By joining our School Talent Pool we'll know you're interested in working here when a future vacancy occurs. Join our School Talent Pool now!

For more information about School Talent Pools visit


Talent Pool

Register your interest in joining our team

If you're searching for your next education job, please get in touch. You'll be working for a great employer and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed education professionals - send us your CV now via our Talent Pool and detail what sort of role you're looking for. By joining our Talent Pool we'll know you're interested in working here when the right vacancy comes up.

Please click on our logo to join and learn more about talent pools!




The Acorn Education Trust was formed in August 2014 to create a local solution to a national strategy. Through close collaboration and a shared vision we believe each school will achieve great things while retaining their individual identity. Underpinning this close collaboration is a strong belief in our core purpose.

School improvement is the key to school effectiveness and is at the heart of the process of raising standards. It allows us to deliver an education for all children/students that is of the highest quality. The Acorn Education Trust is driven by its core purpose of improving outcomes and life chances for students and believes that an effective School Improvement Strategy is the key to unlocking the potential in its leaders, staff and children/students. An effective Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) uses the School Improvement Strategy to help ensure accountability, drive strategic thinking and deploy resources in order to improve outcomes for its children/students. Our leadership and management of each school is based on three principles:

Every school is an improving school

Leadership at every level is critical

The unique identity of each school must be preserved

If you would like to learn more, please click here.

Our Location

Our Location

Our Location
CB24 4RS

Privacy Policy