Prospectus

 

Welcome from the Headteacher

 

Dear Parents,

Ashley School is a three-form entry intake (90 pupils) per annum with approx. 480 numbers on roll (NOR). There are currently three classes in Reception up to Year Three.

Our aim at Ashley is to create a primary education that nurtures the whole child; mentally, physically and spiritually. We aim to provide a secure, happy and stimulating environment in which your child can learn, and we aim to provide activities, tasks and challenges that enable your child to become a confident, independent thinker and learner.

We have a strong sense of community at Ashley and we strive to push the boundaries in all that we do.  To this end, we have high expectations of every child, whether it be in extending the more able, training our athletes to perform to the best of their ability, or helping the children to explore a more reflective dimension to their life. Above all, we intend to give your child the skills and the enthusiasm to pursue a lifelong love of learning.

We also place sustainability at the heart of all that we do.  We won the internationally acclaimed Ashden Award for Sustainable Energy in recognition of our outstanding work in energy conservation.

We hope that by visiting Ashley you will begin to discover more about our happy, achieving Church School.

I look forward to meeting you.

Yours sincerely,

Richard Dunne

Headteacher


To provide a happy, caring, Christian environment where our children develop independence and self confidence whilst achieving their full potential.

At our school and in partnership with parents, we aim to:
Ensure children acquire the progression of skills necessary for them to be independent learners.
Ensure all children experience success and reach their full potential by maintaining consistently high but achievable expectations.
Develop the ‘whole child’ in mind, body, spirit and imagination to ensure positive self image and self confidence are secure.
Promote the values of a Christian faith and help children to find their place in the communities and societies within which they live.
Ensure all members of the school community feel valued, happy and secure in their role within the school, regardless of ability, race, gender or creed.

At Ashley School we believe that the ethos is in the detail. It’s a smiling face. It’s a cheerful ‘Good Morning’. It’s a culture that says thank you and well done. It’s about holding a door for someone or caring for a friend when they are hurt or upset. It’s about thinking before doing and making the right choice to do things right. It’s about a quiet prayer in reflective time as well as a cheer of encouragement on the sports field. It’s about remembering that detail every day, and correcting it when it goes awry. It’s a striving to get it right.

In our school, we want to be:

o Respectful
o Responsible
o Kind
o Forgiving
o Honest
o Courageous
o Joyful