Wider Curriculum



As well as our ethos of learning through play, many aspects of looking after ourselves are covered in the school’s curriculum as well as the programmes of study in the Science National Curriculum Framework. We aim to give children a greater understanding of themselves by covering aspects of diet, hygiene, exercise and well-being. Throughout the week, the children practice mindfulness to help them learn techniques to cope with the pressures put upon them by the modern world.



Relationship and Sex education forms part of the Health Education and the Science curriculum. Year 5 & 6 children study Relationship & Sex Education and Relationships within a moral, family orientated framework. Parents have the right to withdraw their children from Relationship and Sex Education and should contact the teacher if they wish to do so. A meeting for Year 5 & 6 parents is held in the Summer Term to give details of what will be taught.



The School offers a range of extra-curricular activities both during and after school.

The activities cover Art, Choir, French, Spanish, Football, Netball, Athletics, Rounders, Running, Science, Computing, Dance and Cookery.

We review the clubs regularly to meet the needs of our children.



Throughout their time at Ashley School children will be expected to spend some time at home following up work or completing tasks set by the teacher. Most of the time children will be able to complete the work on their own, but there will be times when they will need you to work with them. The work set may be reading, learning spellings and tables, discussing, researching, investigating and reinforcing.



A valuable part of our children’s learning at school are the day visits and residential visits we offer. Ashley School is committed to offering this rich source of learning.


Year 3 children have the opportunity to experience a residential journey for 2 nights/3 days at Sayers Croft Field Centre in Ewhurst, Surrey. The activities there are mainly science/geography related.


In Year 5 the children take part in a five-day residential trip to Adventure International in Bude to experience an outdoor and adventurous activities programme.


In Year 6 we take the children to Chamonix to learn about well being and sustainability at an individual, team and global level.