About Ashingdon Primary Academy
Ashingdon is a Primary Academy with approximately 200 children and provides places for pupils from Reception to Year 6. Pupils join us mainly from the villages of Ashingdon and South Fambridge as well as from parts of Canewdon, Hockley, Rochford and Hullbridge.
We are lucky enough to be set on a large, attractive site in open, green-belt countryside. The accommodation is made up of 10 well-equipped classroom, each with its own interactive whiteboard. We also have two libraries, a large hall, an ICT suite, and a learning support area for working with small groups of children. Recently, one relocatable classroom has been transformed into a food technology area where the children are able to cook in small groups with an adult. Outside, the Academy has a spacious playground, and a large playing field, as well as a very popular Jungle Gym and Trim Trail. On our field we have several pagodas, where older children are able to eat their packed lunches when the weather is fine. There is a separate Early Years Garden, where the Reception children play for their first year of the Academy. We also have our very own swimming pool. Our Environmental Area provides a quiet area at break time and includes an Outdoor Classroom which can be used during class time or break time..
There are three Key Stages within the Academy:
- Foundation Stage - Reception
- Key Stage 1 (KS1) - Years 1 and 2
- Key Stage 2 (KS2) - Years 3 to 6
All children now start Reception in the September of the Academy year in which they will be 5, and leave us at the end of the Academy year in which they will become 11. At this stage our pupils will move onto the local Secondary Academies/Schools in Hockley (Greensward Academy) or Rochford (King Edmund's School). Some occasionally go on to the selective Grammar Schools in Southend.
A copy of our prospectus is also available from the academy main office.
Aims of the Academy
Our committed and friendly staff aim to:
- Provide an environment in which the children feel safe, secure and happy, and are able to become confident, independent learners.
- Build on success by assessing each child as an individual and starting with what the child can do.
- Ensure the development of the whole child according to age, ability and aptitude.
- Value the partnership with parents and encourage relationships with the local community