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North Street, Northampton, Northamptonshire NN6 0DW

01604 810063

Working together to inspire and nurture

Mears Ashby C of E Primary School


The school is an Academy administered through the Diocese of Peterborough Educational Trust (PDET), working to provide education for the children of Mears Ashby and Hardwick as well as families from further afield who are looking for a Church of England or small school environment for their child.

The building (original Victorian school building to the front and the modern extensions to the rear) is situated in an attractive rural setting at the edge of Mears Ashby village.

It has secure and extensive grounds, incorporating an environmental studies area, a playground with play equipment and a playing field to the rear of the school

Mears Ashby School Handbook


Admissions & Appeals

Following the National Offer Day on 16 April 2020, the deadline for lodging an on-time appeal is 21 May 2020 (9am). The Appeal Clerk will send notification of the Hearing (venue, date and time) and the Statement of Case to the Appellants by 5 June 2020. On-time appeals will be heard by 30 June 2020.

Proposed appeal hearing dates are between Thursday 25 June and Tuesday 30 June 2020 (inclusive).

Decision letters will be sent within 5 working days of the appeal hearing, subject to any unforeseen circumstances.



Our School Day

Morning Session

9:00am - 12:00pm

Afternoon Session

1:00pm - 3:30pm

Collective Worship takes place daily at 10:30am in the school hall.

Children should not arrive at school before 8:45am and should leave the school promptly at 3:30pm except when they are staying for a particular club or activity.

A punctual start is important.  Children who are late must report to the school office.

Children will not be allowed to leave the school premises during school hours unless accompanied by a parent and signed out officially.  If your child is to be collected from school by another adult, the school office will require written authorisation from the parent.


Emergency School Closure


Northamptonshire has a web site based process for informing parents if schools will not be opening due to emergency closures ... like snow!

Log onto this link (which should take you straight there)

The information will also be given out on local radio AND we will also put the information on our school website - on the top of our home page!

If you are on our My Text service we hope send out a text to the nominated number to notify you of school closures. For more details of this service see below.

If we are open, but there is snow or ice around, the route in from Earls Barton and past Sywell Park is usually the easiest AND it is usually best NOT to try and drive along the road at the front of the school as it remains icy for a while.

If you park up on the Earls Barton Road or further down in the village, then you will be able to walk in, and also turn around the car without needing to drive up or down the hill!

Bring in those wellies if there is snow, and a warm set of clothes, including gloves, and then we will go out on our field - which is fabulous for building snowmen.

Just a reminder…


The school has signed up to a service provided by TEACHER2PARENT. This service gives the school the opportunity to text parents as a group or small groups to notify them of things such as school closures, after school club cancellations, or reminders of important events such as parent’s evening. The service has a limited number of free texts and after that there will be a charge to the school, therefore please be assured that we will not be bombarding you with texts, it really will be just essential information.

This service is not a method for you to contact the school.

Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions.


Please make sure you are careful where you park outside the school in order to be considerate and safe for the children, other road users and the villagers


  • Blocking the entrance to Manor Road off North Street.
  • Blocking the entrance to Tinkers Crescent off Earls Barton Road.
  • On the blind bend section of the top corner of North Street.
  • On the narrow section at the bottom of North Street. otherwise large vehicles cannot get past
  • Across peoples drives.
  • Across the drop curb outside the school otherwise there is not a low kerb area to get across.
  • On the zig-zag lines.


These include along Earls Barton Road, along the wider section of North Street directly outside the school (avoiding the dropped curb) and along Glebe Road (there is no pavement along this area to walk back on.

In addition The Griffins Head Pub have kindly offered the use of their car park.  (Please be aware that it is a business and children would need to be supervised in the area at all times.)  We know it is a little walk from there, but it is a lovely way to start the day and gives you have a chance to chat along the way!

If you would like more detailed information about the best places to park a map is available from the school office.



Uniform Expectations    

 You can now online via Tesco Online click here to visit the uniform part of the website.

Information on changes to Tesco Uniform Suppliers February 2019: - My Clothing Leaflet
School uniform website link


Cool Milk

Reception pupils are entitled to free school milk provided by Cool Milk up until their 5th birthday.
After this time parents can pay for their child still to have milk provided.

Visit or call 0844 854 2913 for more details on keeping your child's milk account open.

Registration Form


Local Offer for Northamptonshire

Here is your copy of the latest SNIX news magazine brought to you by the Local Offer for Northamptonshire.

The Local Offer website can help you find more information about support and services available for children with a special educational need or a disability in Northamptonshire and some that are in our neighbouring counties. If you can't find what you are looking for please get in touch and we will be happy to help.

If you have friends who would also like to register their children on the Disabled Children's Register ( or SNIX ) then please let them have this link to our SNIX registration on-line form.  


School Dinner Menus
Menu from ABM Catering - Please click here

Please remember to pre-order your child's meals via your ParentPay account. Meals cost £2.30 per day.
Log on via ParentPay 

Menu for Autumn 2019