Challenging, Celebrating and Caring

Welcome to Ashdon Primary School, a Community school for 4-11 year olds based in Essex.

Ashdon Primary School is situated less than four miles from both Saffron Walden & Linton, at the heart of a thriving rural village community, with breakfast and after-school clubs provided to support working parents.

We hope you enjoy our new website, if you have any queries please get in touch.

Spaces are currently available in Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6.

Please contact the school office to arrange a phone call with the Headteacher.

01799 584219

School admissions

Looking for a school place?

We have chosen not to provide school tours whilst the Covid-19 restrictions are in place.

Please find below lots of different links to help you make a decision on whether Ashdon is the right school for your child.

Video tour of the school (this is a very large file)

Prospective parents FAQs

School Prospectus

Overview of EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage)

I will miss about Ashdon – Video of 4 of our ex-Year 6

Essex admissions website

Cambridgeshire admissions website

Suffolk admissions website


Remote Education Provision: Information for parents

Click here

Covid-19 Risk Assessment

Click here

Catch-up Premium: Coronavirus plan

Click here

Additional Child Protection Policy due to Covid-19

Click here


Reading opportunities are at the centre of our curriculum and opportunities are taken to enrich the curriculum through reading.

Click here for our recommended reading books for Class 1. Click here for our recommended books for Class 2 & 3.

There are also separate 50 recommended reads for each year group published by Books For Topics. Click on the year group you are interested in to access them. Reception / Year 1 / Year 2 / Year 3 / Year 4 / Year 5 / Year 6

We also recommend that parents read the Penguin Books reading advice for parents about their child learning to read.

School closure update

If there is a risk to the school being closed due to adverse weather, or due to any other reason, then this section will be displayed towards the top of the home page of the website.

The school will close if not enough staff are able to travel safely to work or if a major system fails, e.g. heating or fresh water.

Current status:

We should have enough staff able to get to school this morning so:

The school is open.

(This status was last updated on Tuesday 9th February 2021 at 7:59 am)