School news

Information Afternoon

Thurs 2nd July 2015 1pm – 2.45pm

For our parents and carers of our current Year 9 (Key Stage 3) pupils who will be moving into Key Stage 4 in September we have an Open Afternoon session for parents to come along and discuss the transition for their children from KS3 into KS4. For more information please contact Alison Alder 01502 565439.



We are pleased to highlight a Learning Disability Information Day being held locally at The Burrage Centre (James Paget Hospital) on 17th June 2015 between 10am and 3pm.

Further information about the day can be found here



Parents and Carers Group Meetings


We've now finalised the dates for our final two meetings before the Summer holidays, these are both on Thursdays:

18th June and 9th July 2015.


On Thursday 18th June Tim from Families First will be visiting the school and would like to meet parents at 11.30am for an informal discussion until 12.15pm when we will break for lunch. We will then get together again at 1.30pm for our normal meeting when Bev Patnall from Involve will be joining us to talk about her work and activities.

Please contact Sam Bover if you would like to pop along on 01502 565439 and we can arrange lunches.


Finally before the Summer holidays we'll meet again on Thursday 9th July starting at 1.30pm. On this occasion it will be part of our transition process when we hope to have parents of our new pupils coming along to meet our existing parents and carers. Our existing parents will be able to offer support and advice from their own experiences and also discuss any transition concerns that new parents or carers may have.

Again please contact Sam Bover if you would like to pop along on 01502 565439



A big thank you to Sarah Johnson and Heidi Robinson from Essex and Suffolk Water who have kindly donated drawstring bags, pencils and sports water bottles for all the boys and girls at The Ashley School Academy Trust Residential provision. These will be very useful this summer term with our wide variety of planned activities.


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We currently have a vacancy for a Teaching Assistant within our Speech, Language and Communication Team.

The closing date is 1st June 2015.


For more information click here



We have some important dates for Parents and Carers of our Key Stage 2 pupils to note if you need to plan time away from work etc to attend.


We will be holding a Parents Assembly on Friday 3rd July 2015 at 1.15pm.


Key Stage 2 will also be putting on a Performance of the Wizard of Oz on Tuesday 14th July 2015 again with a 1.15pm start.


More details will be sent home nearer the event. Looks like our Key Stage 2 pupils are going to be very busy this term.


Key Stage 3 - Summer Performance


A quick note for your diaries for parents and carers of our Key Stage 3 pupils. Our Summer performance in the Drama Hall is currently pencilled in for Friday 10th July 2015 at 1.15pm if you need to plan time away from work etc to attend.

Keep an eye on this page or our Facebook page for further updates.



Reminder- Parents and Carers 'Get Together'.

It is great to see many parents and carers joining us, as and when they can. The group is very friendly, informal and everyone is welcome. It would be lovely to see more of you so why not give it a try? If you have already joined us why not encourage another parent or carer to join us too.

The Parents and Carers ‘Get Together’ meetings are continuing once a month on Thursday afternoons. 1:30-2:45pm. There’s one happening next week. 

23rd April 2015 - John Jones from our Pupil and Family Support Team will be joining us for part of the get together to offer advice on how to keep our young people safe when using the Internet and mobile phones.

So why not pop in for a cuppa, a chat and hear more about internet safety.

Sam Bover - Pupil and Family Support Team, contact me on 01502 565439 for more information.


Our subsidiary company Ashley School Trading Limited (T/As Oulton Broad Water Sports Centre) currently has a vacancy for a qualified Senior Instructor. For more information and an application form please click here

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