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 welcome children from Essex, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk.

Want to know more about our school?

Tour

Pupil thoughts

Aerial footage

We created this video tour for our new Reception children who are joining us this September, as Covid restrictions have meant that we were unable to have them for our normal transition sessions. We hope it gives a flavour of our school – personal tours of the school from September 2021 can be booked with our Headteacher.

(Please note this is very large file – we recommend that you download it using Wi-Fi)

We think our school is great, but don’t just take our word for it – listen to our fabulous Year 6 who told us why they have loved coming to our school.

(Please note that this is a large file to download, so Wi-Fi is recommended for downloading)

We are very lucky to have a parent who can professionally fly drones, so he was able to take footage of our school and its grounds from another perspective – enjoy! 

Music: ‘Beyond the Line’ is by Benjamin Tissot on www.bensound.com and is royalty-free.

To watch the films at their best quality, please download the file to your device – streaming the videos will play them at a much lower quality.

Download a school prospectus from here.

Further information

Prospective parents FAQS – here

An overview of our EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) – here

Essex admissions website – here

Cambridgeshire admissions website – here

Suffolk admissions website – here

Reading

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.

Covid-19

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

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:

There is currently no reason to close the school …

The school is open.

(This section will only be updated is the status needs to change)