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Week beginning 12th October 2020 we will be presenting a Virtual Tour of our School for Prospective Parents you will be able to find this here. 








Starting School – September 2021

The application process for children due to start school in September 2021 will open on 5th October 2020.

For parents who do not have access to the Internet at home, free access has been arranged at all libraries and Children and Family Centres within West Sussex. 

As in recent years, parents are being encouraged to apply for their child’s school place using the online system at www.westsussex.gov.uk/admissions. Applications must be submitted by the national closing date of Friday 15 January 2021. The online system will open on Monday 5 October 2020 at 9.00 am.

A cold, flu or coronavirus - which one do I have?

Please click on the link it may help you decide which one your child or a member of your family may have ? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/health-54182329




If your child, or indeed any member of your family has a high temperature, new persistent cough or loss of taste or smell DO NOT send your child or their siblings to school and please phone 119 to book a test.

We know it is near impossible to get a test straight away but can only advise you keep trying. 

We also know that we are entering the season of coughs and colds, but like you we are not medically trained and able to distinguish which symptoms are Covid 19 and which are not; only a test can confirm this.

As such we are unable to advise you over the phone.

If your child will not be attending school because they, or a family member is unwell with a high temperature, cough or loss of taste or smell please leave an absence message for us letting us know you are awaiting a test and/or it's results.

Thank you for your understanding and for helping to keep our whole school community safe.

Kind regards,

Pip Fairweather - Headteacher

SIAMS Report - Outstanding

'The distinctiveness and effectiveness of Ashington First School as a Church of England school are outstanding'.

On Friday 24th March we had our Statutory Inspection of Anglican Methodist Schools (SIAMS). These occur once every five years and focus on:

  • ​How well the school, through its distintive Christian character meets the needs of all learners.
  • The impact of Collective Worship on the whole community.
  • How effective the leadership and management of the school as a Church school is.

​We are extremely pleased to have been graded 'Outstanding' in all areas. 

Please click here to view the full SIAMS Report.

OFSTED Report - Good

On Tuesday 21st March we had our statutory Ofsted inspection, the Ofsted report has now been published and we are very happy with the grading of ‘Good’.

Please click here to view the full OFSTED Report

Please click here to see the report in the West Sussex County Times


Our congratulations go to Miss Martlew who last night won the West Sussex County Times Community Award for Outstanding Teacher, presented at a glittering ceremony at the Capitol Theatre, Horsham. Miss Martlew received over twenty individual nominations from parents in her first class at Ashington. I know I speak for the whole team when I say how very proud we are of her.

Pip Fairweather 

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