School news

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

Our sports partners at Norwich City Community Sports Foundation have some activities planned for the Easter Holidays - for more information check out their poster here



Check out our latest newsletters (March 2015), including a "PE Special" here


Comic Relief - Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day 2015


We are very pleased to announce that we raised just over £520 for Red Nose Day 2015 last Friday.


A really tremendous effort by everyone in school - well done to all!

Parents and Carers "Get Together" Meetings:
Following on from our most recent meeting on Thursday 26th February 2015 at 1.30pm we will be meeting again on Thursday 19th March 2015 again at 1.30pm here at the school.
For this meeting Emma Wicks will be talking about the work that she does delivering our Speech and Language Therapy (SALT) in school.
We have a further meeting arranged for Thursday 23rd April 2015, again here at the school commencing at 1.30pm. On this occasion John Jones will be talking about E-safety and offering parents advice about e-safety matters.
For more information please contact Sam Bover in our Pupil & Family Support Team on 01502-565439
We look forward to seeing you at our next meetings!

North Suffolk School Games Boccia Tournament

Thursday 26th February 2015

The Ashley School hosted the above tournament. 10 teams took part with players from The Ashley School, Warren School, Ormiston Denes, Pakefield High and Bungay High.

The Ashley School Sports Leaders were the officials for the tournament and refereed and scored the games. They were assisted by Ross Munroe from Lowestoft Boccia Club and Jean Dewsbury from Leiston Boccia Club.

The Ashley 2 team of Ashley Catchpole, Lewis Covill and Callam Mc Mullan won 3 games and drew 2 and ended in 7th position, whilst the Ashley 1 team of Jordan Jackson, Luke Wilcox, Ines Santos and Kieron kimble won all their first round games putting them into the final against Ormiston Denes. Ashley won the first game 1- 0 and Ormiston Denes won the 2nd game 2-0 making Ormiston Denes the overall winners 2-0, but an excellent runners up result for the Ashley 1 Team.

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A big well done to all players and to the Sports Leaders who did themselves proud. The Sports leaders will now qualify for the Boccia England Bronze Young Officials Award.

Mrs J Milton, PE Co-ordinator

World Book Day Report 2015

World Book Day 2015 was celebrated on Thursday 26th February by the pupils of The Ashley School Academy Trust. It was a chance to read for pleasure, make and share books, take part in activities from the World Book Day website and watch a theatre production of “The Amazing Adventures of Robin Hood” by the Hobgoblin Theatre Company.

Staff from the school shared their favourite novels or non- fiction texts and there were posters across the school detailing why they liked their books and what reading meant to them.

There was a tremendous audience participation when the whole school watched the adventures of Robin Hood and his merry band of men; not forgetting Maid Marion, of course! The legend had been studied by the whole school and the children knew the characters and the story well. Pupils of all ages enjoyed the exciting action and terrific performances of the actors. One Year 8 boy stated, “I have been looking forward to World Book Day for ages and the play was awesome! The actors were really funny.”


Key stage 3 students had worked hard all term on making their own books to share with Key stage 2 pupils. It is a real school tradition now and some books from Year 9 children were created on iPads with videos and exciting interactive features. It was great to see the two key stages reading together for pleasure. A Year 4 pupil reported,” I liked meeting the older children. They were friendly and their stories were fun“. The book exchange is a project which has continued for many years. Older pupils remembered what it was like when they were in primary classes and were very kind and considerate to the younger children.

The whole school really enjoyed the World Book Day lunch cooked by Margaret and her team and loved reading for pleasure throughout the day. One Year 10 pupil commented, “I liked the special menus linked to favourite stories that I have read.”

The Ashley World Book Day was an excellent celebration of books and reading across the school. Pupils thoroughly enjoyed the exciting activities and responded very positively. Parents are supporting their children’s reading and continue to place orders with our Scholastic Book Club. Comments from parents in the Family Group were very favourable and they felt that their children had learned a lot from the experience.

The Ashley School World Book Day was organised by Mrs J. Redrup, our English Co-ordinator.

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