School news



As we head into the final half of summer term please check out our calendar by clicking here

There are many events and trips planned - dont miss out.




Plant Sale (KS4 - The Ashley Growers)

We will be holding our annual plant sale from Tuesday 6th – Thursday 8th June between 1:00pm and 2:30pm daily.


We have a variety of hanging baskets and pot plants for sale, planted and grown by our pupils.


Why not come and have a look, all welcome.


Pupils will be available to help carry purchases to your car.


This event is run as part of our City & Guilds programme in KS4, helping pupils develop life skills for the future.


We hope you are able to come and visit us during those afternoons.



School Closure


Please note the school is closed (to pupils) tomorrow Monday 5th June 2017 for staff training.


Pupils return on Tuesday 6th June 2017 @ 8.45am.



Suffolk County Council are offering some free holiday activities "Get Fit Free" next week through OneLifeSuffolk.

Sessions are due to be held at Ormiston Denes Academy - more details can be found here or check out the One Life Suffolk website:



Oulton Broad Water Sports Centre - Whitsun Half Term


There is lots of fun to be had during half term at the Oulton Broad Water Sports Centre during the "W"Otter Week activities for children aged 8 - 16.


For more information, prices and contact details, see the OBWSC website:



Parents and Carers Get Together - 22nd May

Just to remind you that the next Parents and Carers Get Together is on tomorrow afternoon 1.00pm here at the school. We have Bev Patnell from Involve visiting; she will be telling us about the after school and holiday activities she runs and well as some post 16 courses which could be a good add on to college sessions for our year 11 students.

On Thursday 22nd June we shall be welcoming Allison McCowen, a Travel trainer to speak to the group. Allison supports students in KS4 to learn about safe travelling to, and from, school and college. It would be lovely to have as many of you as possible join us.

On Thursday 6th July at 1pm we have invited parents and carers who are new to our school. Maybe you could offer some tips to support them during the move from another school to The Ashley School. Why not come and meet other parents and carers, and enjoy a relaxed afternoon. It would be lovely to see you.

Sam Bover 

Pupil and Family Support Team

01502 565439

Singing Futures - a choir for young people are presenting a world premiere of "Ruth - The Musical" on 10th June at Trinity Methodist Church, Lowestoft.
See here for more details.

Suffolk Libraries - Summer Reading Challenge

The idea is for young children to read six library books of their choice and collect special stickers and other incentives along the way. A key part of the campaign is encouraging children to visit the library and speak to someone about the books they have read. Anyone interested can contact their local library or register online via

There is no other free reading activity that involves so many children, introduces families to their library, encourages children to choose books freely and independently and is endorsed by parents, teachers and the Department for Education.

For more information visit

Summer Activity Club 21.8.17- 24.08.17

By now, you will have hopefully seen the plans for this year’s summer activities. If you have not and could be interested in your young person joining us please get in touch.  Places are limited and the summer activities are available for young people currently years 6-11.

If you have already let us know that you are interested in booking places the booking forms will be sent out after half term. You will then be invoiced and places will be confirmed.

This year’s activities (see here) are looking to be very exciting and we hope the young people have plenty of fun. Thanks for your continued support.

Sam Bover

Pupil and Family Support Team

01502 565439

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