Ashington High School was opened in 1960 as Ashington Grammar School. It became a comprehensive school in the mid-seventies and is now an 11 to 18  Secondary School.  It was designated a specialist Sports College in 2001.

In 2007 we became a Foundation School (we own our land & buildings and employ our staff) and part of the Ashington Learning Partnership, one of the first Educational Trusts in the country. We left the Ashington Learning Partnership on 1st March 2016 but remain part of the wider Ashington Partnership with our five feeder Primary Schools.

The area served by the school is predominantly the west of the town and several outlying villages. Many of our students come to school by bus. Ashington High School is a very popular school due to excellent liaison work with partner schools, some exciting and engaging projects which have gained publicity for the school and improved performance in examinations. The school has had a great deal of success in recent years.

We have a highly committed staff and a strong and enthusiastic governing body. Parents are very supportive of the school. As an extended school, we have a thriving programme of youth work, extra curricular activities and adult education. Many of our students are qualified Sports Leaders through the Junior, Community and Higher Sports Leadership Awards. We regularly have charity fund raising events and have a lot of fun in the process of raising thousands of pounds for deserving causes.