Welcome to Ashbrook School
Mrs Claire Sharples - Executive Headteacher
At Ashbrook School we educate children aged 4-7 years. We have high expectations in all areas, whilst ensuring your child feels safe and finds learning fun and rewarding. We believe children have to feel secure and happy in order to learn and meet their potential.
Every member of our team believes in our motto “Everyone matters, everyone is important”.
Pupils at Ashbrook are inspired to learn, achieve and relate well to others. Children learn to score themselves on our well-being scales and learning zones in order to make connections between feeling relaxed and happy and being ready to learn. Our pupils consistently meet or exceed the national figures in reading, writing, maths and phonics. Children leave us ready and confident for the next stage in their education with the vast majority of our pupils choosing to feed in to Two Mile Ash School.
We offer all children a broad, balanced and fun curriculum that inspires them to learn, and actively enjoy learning. Hidden behind our brick frontage we have wonderful, extensive grounds. Our children have very regular opportunities to play, problem solve and grow things in our Forest Fun area. We regularly take part in trips or special events to promote various topics and encourage children to try new things, which may in turn inspire them in future life or career choices. Pupils at Ashbrook may be young but they learn key life lessons at every opportunity.
Pupil behaviour is consistently excellent. The whole team supports the fact that positive behaviour, trusting relationships and a strong culture of keeping children safe underpins all we do. We have a strong culture of shared values and children learn to respect themselves and others. They take great pride in their school and their own achievements.
Ashbrook School works in partnership with Holmwood School and Nursery in Great Holm. Holmwood accepts children from 3-7 years of age. It was Ofsted inspected in June 2018 and rated as GOOD overall, and OUTSTANDING in personal development, behaviour and welfare. Ashbrook and Holmwood are referred to as The Bridge Partnership, and we share one Governing Body. As the Executive Headteacher I also lead Holmwood, therefore I am based at Ashbrook School for half of the school week. Miss Heather Cormack, Deputy Headteacher, ably heads the dedicated team in my absence. On 1st October 2019 we joined the Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) Inspiring Futures through Learning (IFtL). Two Mile Ash School is also part of this MAT. We took the decision to join IFtL in order that we can sustain school improvement by sharing best practice. For further information please visit www.iftl.co.uk
There are many other wonderful aspects of Ashbrook for you to find out about, but rest assured Ashbrook parents regard us as a high quality learning environment that ensures children have the best possible start in life, so do take the time to come in and look around.
Mrs Claire Sharples