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For our year 11s, their parents and carers, leaving The Ashley School Academy Trust at the end of the summer term is an exciting time but as with any significant change there is the element of the unknown. To help pupils with this, the school employs a Transition Worker – Mr Walton who is always on hand to answer any questions you may have, help pupils make informed decisions and reduce any anxieties associated with this time of change.

In order to help pupils make decisions about their future we give them plenty of opportunities to discuss options with members of staff, organise visits to colleges and other appropriate providers.

During November we hold a Pathways Evening where providers and organisations who may be able to help in the future offer advice and contacts, giving you the freedom to ask questions and find out information. This year’s event is on Tuesday 10th November 2015 here at school.

As well as the Year 11 Annual Review meeting there is an individual meeting with the Transition Worker which will allow you the opportunity to discuss such things as transport and provide any other information you need.

Colleges also give pupils the chance to try out the course of their choice so that when they start in September they will already be familiar with staff, the venue and other students, these are often called taster sessions.

Please feel free, whatever year group your child is in, to contact Mr Walton at the school to learn more about transition. These are exciting times as our young people move on to this next phase of their education. Our aim is to make this transition as smooth as possible by keeping everyone as well informed and knowledgeable about the process as we can.

If you would like to more information around this subject please call the school on 01502 565439

Parents Get Together                        

The ‘Parents Get Together’ meetings are continuing once a month on alternative Monday and Thursday afternoons 1:00-2:30pm. Last year it was great to see many parents and carers joining us when they could. Hearing your ideas about school was really helpful too. 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. The next terms dates have been set and hopefully you would be interested in coming along. It’s a good opportunity to meet other parents and carers as well as have a chat about school, maybe find out the answer to general questions you may have about our school.

Upon arrival please come to reception and sign in.

The dates for the get together meetings are;

Thursday 24th September

New term, hopes and wishes.


Monday 19th October

Sam Lichfield from the Learning Disability Children and Adolescence Mental Health Service (LDCAMHS) will be joining us for part of the afternoon to offer advice about this service.


Thursday 19th November

To be confirmed


Monday 7th December

Mrs Redrup, our English co-ordinator will be joining us to share some ideas of how to support your child at home with reading, spelling and writing. She will also speak about how English is taught in school.


Thursday 14th January

Louise Holmes from Activities Unlimited will be joining us to tell us all about the Activities Unlimited scheme.

So please save those dates, write them on your calendar or put them in your phone.

If you would like further information about the get together please contact School (01502 – 565439) and ask to speak to Sam Bover.

Thank you.


Please see below message, and posters, from Involve who run Activities and Engagement Programmes for 5-25yrs and Adults with additional needs


We would like to invite you to our special day of fun and celebration!!!

Lots of fun for the family, such as games, Bingo, Karaoke, a family quiz, fancy dress and lots more!!!

We are trying to raise money for a hoist for our changing room and handrails for our ramps. 

If you are able to donate a raffle prize or support us in anyway that would be great.

We would love to see you all on the day.

Kind Regards

Bev Patnell

Company Director

Tel 07717539717 or 01502 501542





Return to School


Just a quick reminder that pupils return to school on Friday 4th September 2015.




We are aware, and apologise, that there are delays with Tesco order processing and deliveries for the new school uniform and in particular uniform with the school logo embrodered onto it.


We do have some stock of embroidered uniform within school and we will be open next Wednesday (2nd September) and Thursday (3rd September) between 9am and 3pm if you would like to come into school for any uniform requirements.


We will also, of course, have uniform available next Friday (4th September), when pupils return to school.






Exam Results


All exam results will be posted out by First Class post this afternoon (20th August 2015).



Parent Support Information (Slice of Advice)


Please see flyers for Slice of Advice support events through the summer in both Great Yarmouth and Martham.


SOA flyer - Great Yarmouth


SOA flyer - Martham Trinity



Please direct any enquiries directly to the organisers.



Thank You



Important Notice

Please note that we will have limited access to our Information Technology (IT) systems, including emails, over the next few weeks while our services are being upgraded.

If you do wish to contact the school please call us on 01502 565439.

We apologise for any inconvenience.


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