Establishment The Ashley School

URN: 137459

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Ashley Downs, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 4EU
Local authority
Suffolk (935)
Headteacher / Principal
Ms Sally Garrett
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
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Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 137459, DfE number: 935/7003
UKPRN: 10035025
Establishment status
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Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 15 November 2017)
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Religious character
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Nursery provision
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Official sixth form
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Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 September 2011
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
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Special classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
19 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
SLCN - Speech, language and Communication, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health and MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
D G Gowen Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2015 30 September 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Graham Arthur Evans Appointed by academy members 16 July 2020 31 August 2024
Sadie Lofthouse Appointed by academy members 16 July 2020 31 August 2024
Martin Lott Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2015 30 September 2023
Laura Burton Appointed by GB/board 1 December 2014 18 April 2023
David Payne Appointed by GB/board 13 December 2018 31 December 2022
Angela Howlett Appointed by GB/board 19 July 2018 31 August 2022
Torsten McKie Appointed by GB/board 19 July 2018 31 July 2022
Sally Joan Garrett Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2013 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Charlotte Edwards Appointed by academy members 12 December 2019
Karen Hester Appointed by academy members 19 July 2019
Simon John Oxenham Appointed by academy members 13 August 2018

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Sally Garrett 6 August 2014 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Peter Robert Collins 9 September 2020 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Donna Louise Sibbald Trustee Appointed by academy members 19 April 2019 10 September 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
East of England and North-East London
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
East Suffolk
Harbour & Normanston
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Waveney 002
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Waveney 002B
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School capacity

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