School news

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

Snape Maltings / Aldeburgh Music (Group A)

We're delighted to be hosting some after shcool activities at The Ashley School Academy Trust involving music and dance.

If you would like to engage with some or all of these exciting things please see here. The contact details for Karen Dickman, Lead for Aldeburgh Music are included on the within the pdf.


Wales 2017

Check out the latest photos from the joint Wales School Trip 2017 with The Ashley School Academy Trust, The Priory School (Busy St Edmunds) and Stone Lodge Academy (Ipswich) by following the link to The Priory School 'Photo Gallery' by clicking here

We currently have a vacancy for a Class Teacher

For full details click link:



Marina Theatre Activities - Easter Holidays

There are some opportunities to keep busy during the Easter holidays at the Marina Theatre.

Details can be found here or contact the Marina Theatre Box Office on 01502 533200 or online at

Snape 2017

Recently a small group of pupils were able to perform at Snape Maltings. They were most able ambassadors for The Ashley School Academy Trust and many positive comments have been received for their performances on the night. The pupils also took part in a workshop with Gwyneth Herbert, which included the rehearsal for the finale song, which had been composed by Gwyneth. A number of parents and staff attended to provide support.

A few pictures recording the occasion can be found here


Parents and Carers Get Together meetings.


So, in case you did not know we have regular meetings for parents and carers. We have have two meetings a month. One at Ashley school and the other in Beccles, we use the Butterfly Children’s Centre, Castle Hill, Beccles, NR34 7BQ, as a venue, . The meetings are very informal and friendly. It is a good opportunity to meet other parents and carers or if you have any questions about school. We also have visiting speakers join us from time to time speaking about a range of topics, which may be of interest.

Our next meeting is on Tuesday 28th March 1-2.30pm  in Beccles.

There are also meetings arranged for next term are 25th April 1pm-2.30pm Beccles and 27th April 1-2.30pm at The Ashley School. Mrs Alder PSHE lead will be joining us to speak about PSHE and how we teach about sex and relationships in school. She will also be available for a general chat. (27th April 1-2.30pm).

Hope to see you at one of the meetings.


Contact Sam Bover 01502 565439 for more information.


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