School news

Parents and Carers Get Together 

Just to remind you that the next Parents and Carers Get Together is tomorrow Thursday 13th October 2016 at 1.00pm here at the school.

If you have not been before, then what’s stopping you dropping in for a cuppa and a chat? We are a friendly, informal group and everyone is welcome. We have Mr Wright, our Deputy Headteacher (Teaching and Learning) joining us to talk about the opportunities available to our young people in KS4 with regard to awards and qualifications. He will also be able to answer any questions you may have about assessment and measuring progress of young people throughout the whole school.

If you can’t make this date, please save Monday 14th November as we will be meeting again and this time talking about internet safely and anti- bullying awareness.

If you want to discuss anything about the meeting please contact Sam Bover (Pupil & Family Support Team) here at the school on 01502 565439.

Dictionaries for Life (2016)


Last week our Year 6 pupils all received a Dictionary for Life from Lowestoft Rotary Club.

Philip Hayes from Lowestoft Rotary Club presented the dictionaries to class 6L, along with Ms S Garrett (Headteacher), Mrs J Redrup (Lead Teacher, English), Mr C Lambert (Class teacher) and Miss P Russ (Learning Support Assistant). Pictured below are pupils with their dictionaries along with Ms Garrett, Ms Russ, Mr Lambert and Mr Hayes.

Mrs Redrup said “Year 6 pupils were very excited to receive a free dictionary from the Lowestoft Rotary Club in September 2016. Competing to find new words in the attractive dictionaries, which have lots of pictures to guide them, they were looking forward to taking them home. The Ashley School Academy Trust enjoys linking up with various local organisations to further improve pupil progress.”


2016Dictionaries 1

Parents & Carers Get Togethers


Our next meeting is due to be held on 26th September at 1.15pm here at the school.

As it is the start of term we are looking forward to welcoming everyone back to the group, answering any questions and catching up with you all again.

The dates for future meetings and the proposed topics and speakers can be found by clicking here



Term Dates 2016-2017


Please see link below to our term dates for 2016-2017.


Pupils return to school on Monday 5th September 2016 and the last day of summer term is Friday 21st July 2017.


Term Dates 2016-2017



Sports News - Summer 2016


Our pupils, and staff, have had a very busy term participating in many events and competitions, led by Mr Deacon.


For a full report, and photographs, please click here


Summer Holiday


Just a quick reminder that we finish the Summer Term on Thursday 21st July 2016


Pupils return to school for the Autumn Term on Monday 5th September 2016

Swimming Penathlon Challenge


Our team of 8 swimmers had a great, but long, day out at the Olympic Pool, Stratford, London on Tuesday coming a close second to Priory School after a 10 team Swimming Penathlon Challenge with schools coming together from the South East of England. Congratulations to all who took part and represented the school

A full report of the day and event can be found by clicking the link: Penathlon 05072016



Industrial Action - Tuesday 5th July 2016

You may be aware from the local and national press in the last few days of a likelihood that the National Union of Teachers are taking industrial action (strike) on Tuesday 5th July 2016 over pay and workloads. Unfortunately, this means that teaching staff employed in the school will take industrial action for the day and will not be available in school to teach / supervise or support the pupils.

Under health and safety guidelines, we have no option but to CLOSE the school on Tuesday 5th July 2016. All pupils will return home on Monday 4th July 2016 and the school will re-open again on Wednesday 6th July.

Please note we are currently experiencing difficulties with incoming emails to school.


We are working on this and hope to resolve as soon as possible.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

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