About Stone Soup Academy

You will find key information regarding our admission arrangements, our history and ethos and links to key documentation.

Studying at Stone Soup Academy

Information on our courses, what our students can expect, what we expect in return.

Introduction from the Principal

Introduction from the Principal summarising the core principles of the school and our journey so far

Rebekka Ashmore

Assistant Head of Engagement

I place high precedence on providing bespoke support for each student, having high expectations of them and encouraging them to achieve all they are capable of.”

Shortly after graduating with a First Class Honours degree in Childhood Studies, Becky started her journey with Stone Soup Academy at the beginning of 2015 as an Engagement Team Assistant and has recent taken on a new role as Assistant Head of Engagement.

Alongside her degree Becky studied a Counselling qualification, which gave her a strong ability to listen to and value the voice of young people.  This is an area that she feels is vital and has positively implemented at the Academy through the introduction of a student council and work on student leadership.  She states "I endeavour to provide every student I work with the ability to believe in themselves.  They may need additional support but they can achieve and I believe in them and expect them to achieve.  I feel for young people, having someone listen to them and have faith in them is paramount.  Schools are extremely influential in children's lives and I welcome being part of this and playing a positive role".

Becky highlights that her role at Stone Soup Academy allows her to make a difference to the lives of young people who for whatever reason did not engage with mainstream school. She states, “I always try to instil into our students that despite your circumstances you can and should follow your dreams and achieve your full potential. Then, when they leave us and go on to college placements or apprenticeships, knowing you played a part in that is one of the best feelings.”