Henley Fort

The year was 1939. The British population had been warned that air attacks on cities were likely and defence preparations had been started. Shelters were built and a blackout was rigorously enforced, by ARP Wardens after darkness. Around this time, the Home Guard was also established. Their job was to defend the five thousand miles of Britain coastline in the event of an invasion by Germany. Who were these Home Front heroes who would protect the civilians from warfare? They were the children of Eagle and Hawk class of course! 

On Monday and Tuesday of this week, Eagle and Hawk class travelled to Henley Fort and were immersed in Home Front life. They became the newest Air Raid Precaution Warden and Home Guard recruits and underwent vigorous training. Do you think any of our Year 6 children would have been a good addition to the Home Front?

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Reception 2020

Children born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016,

We will be running prospective parent’s meetings where you can visit our school and meet members of the Senior Leadership Team.


Monday 21st October 2019 – 1.30pm

Tuesday 12th November 2019 – 1.30pm

Friday 29th November 2019 – 1.30pm

Tuesday 10th December 2019 – 9.30am

To book a place, please contact the school office on 01932 227695 or by email to office@ashley.surrey.sch.uk


Please note that our on site car park is for staff only.

If you are visiting by car there are a few free 1 hour parking bays opposite the school and a three hour bay on Ashley Road by Stompond Lane.

If you are unable to find a free space there are paid parking spaces as you travel past the school on the one way system, turn left onto New Zealand Avenue and left again onto Ashley Park Avenue.  There is also paid parking in Homebase and The Heart.


Nature's seven principles of Harmony provide a context for all our learning at Ashley School and allow our children to find a new way of looking at the world to ensure we work in harmony with nature.

At Ashley we believe that all children have the right to be safe in our society. Therefore, we recognise that we have a duty to ensure arrangements are in place for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children by creating a positive school atmosphere.

We ensure that the learning at Ashley is purposeful and has real meaning to our children. All of our classes enjoy their learning enquires and love to share their journey through words, pictures and more.

About the School

Ashley CofE Primary School is a growing three-form entry school of 570 children.  From September 2019, we will have three classes in our infant years from Reception to Year 4, and Years 5 to 6 will be two-form.

There are two key aspects to our vision at Ashley CofE Primary School.  The first is that, in line with the current high expectations around attainment and progress, we want our children to develop the appropriate skills, knowledge and terminology in English and Maths to enable them to be as successful as possible in these key areas.  We know that the expectations are notably higher now, but we are working hard to ensure the children have real confidence in these areas of their learning so that every one of them can make good progress.

Secondly and most importantly, we want to put that learning in a context.  So our planning starts by drawing out our enquiries of learning, working out the questions that will guide that learning over a half-term, agreeing the best way to culminate the learning with our Great Works, and linking and applying our core learning and foundation subjects to these rich, purposeful enquiry based projects.  

We believe that this is what inspires our children to want to learn more and to develop a real love of learning in what they do.  Beyond elements of discrete learning in phonics and spelling, as well as in English grammar and Maths concepts, our learning has relevance and is meaningfully applied.  It is joined up.  We believe it makes sense to our children.  

The learning is underpinned by principles of Harmony that teach us how life and the world work.  It is lived out through practices that focus on sustainability and well-being.  It is delivered within a Christian ethos of love.

This vision of education is something we are keen to share with others; teachers, trainee teachers, parents and educators from around the world.  If you are interested in what we are doing, please contact us to find out more.


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