Welcome from the Principal

Welcome to Great Academy Ashton, a large 11-16 Academy that serves the communities in and around Ashton-Under-Lyne and the surrounding areas of Tameside. It is my privilege to lead this academy and to represent our students and staff every day. We are part of GAET, a new and ambitious Multi-Academy Trust, with the highest expectations of all young people in our academies and the skills and strategic leadership to deliver outstanding educational provision.

GAA is a non-selective academy and wholly inclusive in ethos. Our partners include The Manchester United Foundation, Sea Cadets, local schools and businesses, and Tameside Council; together we make sure that GAA students have an unrivalled set of opportunities to broaden their experience and fulfil their ambitions.

We have an exceptional £43 million building and as you would expect, we are able to offer one of the most stimulating learning environments in the North West of England, with cutting edge facilities in each department. Outstanding sports, art, drama and music facilities are available to all students and are regularly used by our community too.

GAA prepares students for their futures by educating minds and developing character. Our students are Genuine, Respectful, Excellent and Achieve Together. I am very proud of all of them, and very proud to be part of the Ashton and Tameside communities.

Miss D Owen – Acting Principal