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We are now looking after two lambs in our allotment area, the children have named them 'Poppy and Eloise'. Reception Class and Year 1 have all had a chance to bottle feed them and it is now Year 2's turn. The children can visit them any play time so they are getting lots of attention.


Three teacher training students from Chichester University have ‘Made Change Happen’ at Ashington C of E Primary School this year. The students rose to the challenge to reinvigorate the school’s existing Prayer Garden, to give it a new lease of life and make it once again a place for prayer, tranquillity and reflection.

The school held a grand opening ceremony on Friday 26th April which was attended by two former Headteachers, former Governors, current Governors and members of the local church. The whole school enjoyed a service of thanksgiving in the sunshine and Jimmy (Year 2) cut the ribbon.

Over just a few short months Lauren, Jessica and Charlotte transformed the space using ideas from the children at the school, assisted by the school’s current Church Councillors.

The school has a very close relationship with the village church and was fortunate to receive donations from Church members and other kind benefactors, enabling the students to give the children at the school exactly what they wanted, following a design competition.

The prayer garden now includes a large cross, many more flowers and plants, wind chimes, a water feature and passages from the bible written on wooden plaques for the children to reflect on.

Our School Science Week

During science week, each class spent one day developing their scientific skills on a class project. KS2 thought carefully about how much water they use each day compared to other countries where many people do not have water piped into their homes.  After much thought-provoking discussion, the children were then challenged to design, make and test a water filter to remove dirt from a water sample..

Reception and KS1 developed their investigation skills through various activities for the topic ‘Can it fly?’ The children discussed how they could investigate the questions posed and worked extremely hard to plan and complete different investigations based on this question.



Our school Science Fair on Friday 29th April 2019

ACES child led science day fair was a phenomenal success!

Children throughout the school were challenged make or bring into school the resources needed to demonstrate their STEM skills. The fair showcased a wide range of skills and areas of scientific interest.

The atmosphere in the hall during the event was amazing. The children who were manning the stands, clearly and calmly demonstrated their scientific knowledge through investigations, displays, posters and PowerPoints. All the children, whether sharing their science knowledge or listening to their peers share their ideas, did so with maturity beyond their years. Everyone was engaged and inspiring!

Pip Fairweather has been taking photographs of all the displays

across the school today!

Morning Breakfast Club

Now Breakfast Club is up and running we wanted to advertise our flexibility of this club.

It runs from Monday – Friday and opens from 8.00am and includes breakfast. If you would just like one day a week or the days of the week change week by week we can help you. Or if you have an emergency and need child care for the following morning contact us!

The aim of the club is to provide a relaxing environment playing games and enjoying a healthy breakfast.

Feel free to ask any questions you may have and look forward for this club to continue successfully.

School Office: 01903 892365

Email: Office@ashington.w-sussex.sch.uk

Our Christmas Nativity Photographs

'Hey Ewe' 2018


Head Boy and Head Girl

The big news in September was the result of the election for Head Boy and Head Girl. The whole school voted and Madalyn Lee and Logan Van Zyl, having given excellent speeches to the school along with all candidates, were the successful two. Emily McGrath and Oliver Fraser are now our Deputy Head Girl and Boy and will support Madalyn and Logan in their roles.

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 

Our School Book Week

At school this week we have been embracing Book Week. This year we decided to all enjoy the same book, The Day the Crayons Quit written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. Each teacher planned a range of exciting learning opportunities around this fantastic book which culminated with a dress up day on Friday. The children and staff came to school dressed as their favourite crayon: Red, Purple, Beige, Grey, White, Black, Green, Yellow, Orange, Blue, Pink or Peach. It proved to be quite a colourful event!


We have had a great start to the new year with the children and staff all immersed in our Take One Picture Art Week. This year the painting the teachers based all the children's learning around is 'Penelope with the Suitors' by Pintoricchio. Part of the story of the picture is that the suitors have to try to string a bow in order to fire an arrow and win Penelope's hand in marriage; all our Key Stage Two children had an archery session, one of the different cross curricular opportunites that was planned during the week.

Do look at the Class & Photo Gallery pages for lots more pictures of the children's work and activities.

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