Ashurst Wood Primary School
Ashurst Wood Primary School


Ashurst Wood News ......




The World Book Day cake sale raised £219.60 - we hope you enjoyed the beautiful and delicious cakes!  The money will be used to purchase new books for the School Library.

The PTFA will be hosting the following events.  Please put the dates in your diary:


This term:

  • Maintenance Day - Sunday 25th March, 10-3pm

  • Easter Egg Hunt - Thursday 29th March, 2.15pm.

Next term:

  • Movie Night - Thursday 19th April, 3.30pm

  • May Fair - Saturday 19th May, 12-4pm (theme is 'All Things British')

  • Quiz Night - Saturday 16th June, 7.30pm.

If you would like to help organise or volunteer to help host any of the above events, then please let Clare Barber know.  All help is most welcome!


Thank you for all your contributions and support for our MacMillan cake sale.  The total raised by the end of the day was £288.35!


Congratulations to Mrs Webb who won the 'Guess the Height of the Cake' competition.


Our Year 6 children visited Warner Bros. Studios on 27 June and undertook the Harry Potter Studio Tour, accompanied by Mrs Hobby, Mrs Newman and Darry.  The visit gave them an insight into the film industry and the children were fully engaged and enthusiastic throughout the day.  They all had a fabulous day and we hope that they will cherish fond memories.  If you haven't been then this is a spoiler alert for the photos below!!

Thank you for all your support with this year's Mayfair. Many of you helped leading up to the event and on the day itself, and without you we couldn't have gone ahead. I am delighted to tell you we raised £1,589.27 which will be put towards literacy resources for the children.

As well as this, £402 has been raised through the gardening campaign with Bloom & Wild. Again, thank you to those who participated. 


Pyjama Day saw the children raise over £117.00 for their fundraising campaign to help support families in Africa.

Mud Kitchens - More than just Mud!

A huge thank you to Ashurst Wood Parish Council who have just awarded the Owl Classes £600.00 towards their own Mud kitchen to enhance their all weather outdoor play provision.  Barn Owls is a Reception class who are working, playing and exploring within the framework of the Early years curriculum .

This curriculum allows our children to grow and flourish in a range of areas including Communication and language, Personal, Social and Emotional development, Physical development and of course Maths and Literacy skills.

It also promotes opportunities for children for develop the expressive arts and allow experiences for them to learn more about the world around us and how they fit into that world both as individuals and as community members.

We love to offer our children new ways to develop in these areas and feel that the introduction of a mud kitchen would provide a range of development opportunities as well as just being fun!

We are a GOOD School!


The School had its OFSTED inspection in March 2017 which concluded that the School remained a good school.


Due to the new structure of the Ofsted Inspections, as we have remained a good school, the report is written as a letter to the Headteacher and is not broken down into specific areas and sub-gradings.


Under the new framework we should receive our next Inspection in three years' time.


Mrs Hobby would personally like to thank all the children, staff, parents and governors who contribute daily to making this School so special.


Click here to read the report.

The children of Ashurst Wood have decided that they would like to try to raise £500 to support the famine appeal in Africa.  The families in Africa will need ongoing support and so the children have decided on a series of events that they would like to run to raise the target amount.  Their plan can be viewed below.

fundraising 17.docx
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The Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards, congratulates Ashurst Wood on the high standards achieved for reading in the 2016 Key Stage 2 assessments.

Letter from Nick Gibb MP.pdf
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Our Vision

We believe that everyone has a talent, and we work together to achieve full potential and bring out the best in every individual.

Our School is known as:  


Successful, thriving and forward-looking;


A place where children enjoy learning in a happy, supportive environment;

A place where every individual makes a positive contribution, whether that is in school, in our community or in the wider world.

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