About the Academy

The school is situated in the busy, West Park area of South Shields. We are a 2 form entry school, typically with 60 children in each year group from Reception to Year 6.  The school has two buildings, the main site and the Nursery building, which accommodates 52 children each day. This building is also home to the Ashley Child Development Centre, which supports Early Years children with complex needs, from different schools across the borough.

At Ashley Academy, we believe that every child has a right to achieve and surpass their aspirations, no matter where their abilities and talents lie. By creating a strong partnership between staff, children, parents, governors and the local community, we endeavour to ensure that every child develops positive attitudes and values, while having a successful and enjoyable time in our school.

We hope that you find our website informative and useful. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Visits to our school are most welcome, and can be arranged through the school office.  We can provide paper copies of information upon request.


We're in School Everyday!

At Ashley Academy we are working hard in ensuring that 'We're in School Everyday.' As part of this initiative, we have been celebrating Attendance Week. Throughout the week, children have engaged in a range of activities highlighting the benefits of attending school regularly, focusing on the importance of being present and engaged in their learning.

The children have also designed a poster, where a winner from each has been chosen and has received a special prize to celebrate their achievement.


As an extra incentive, ALL children have received an additional playtime, adding an element of fun to the week's activities.



At Ashley Academy we pride ourselves on keeping parents and carers informed with all school related information. Please take time to read our weekly newsletter.

Opening Times
Monday - Friday: 8:40am - 3:25pm
Please find a copy of the Ashley Term Dates below.