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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.


Despite the current uncertainty as a result of the impact of the outbreak of Coronavirus, please ensure that you lodge your Notice of Appeal (by email if at all possible) by the deadline date of 21 May.  Please contact Alex Benoy, the Diocese of Peterborough Education Team Administrator on for further details.’

Our School Day


8:05am - 8:45am          

Breakfast Club – School Hall, booking required via ParentPay

8: 45am - 8.55am

Children come into school and on to the playground in advance

of the school day


Children line-up and enter the school

9:00am - 10:30am

Registration and lessons

10:30am - 10:45am

Morning Break  

10:45am - 11:05am

Phonics Lessons

11:05am – 12:00pm


12:00pm – 1:00pm


1:05pm – 1.25pm

Collective Worship

1.25pm – 3.30pm


3:30pm – 5:30pm

After School Club – sessions booked via ParentPay


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 Procedures

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, we will endeavour to send a ParentMail message AND we will also put the information on our school website - on the top of our home page.

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. 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 on Earls Barton Road or further down in the village, 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.



The school has signed up to a service provided by ParentMail. This service gives the school the opportunity to message parents as a group or small groups to send letters, forms or information about school events. Parents can also book and pay for clubs, activities and trips using this service. Once signed up, it is easiest to download the app. Messages are sent to the app and also email addresses simultaneously. 


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 and dress code

The school has a school uniform and all children in the school will be expected to dress in a manner which reflects our values as a school and our sense of family and belonging.  The school colour is royal blue and the various options are as follows:


  • White polo shirt or shirt, with or without the school logo
  • Royal blue sweatshirt, cardigan or jumper, with or without the school logo
  • Grey or black trousers, shorts, skirt or pinafore dress
  • Blue gingham dress in summer
  • White, grey or black socks; grey, dark blue or white wool tights
  • Smart black shoes (trainers are not permitted, except for sports)
  • Long hair tied back; hair accessories in school colours (royal blue, silver or black)
  • No jewellery except a watch (not a smart watch) and one pair of stud earrings.


  • School fleece (with logo)
  • School waterproof (fleece lined; reversible)

(both available from My Clothing – see below)

 P.E. Kit

 All children are expected to change for P.E and swimming.  Therefore, they will be expected to have the proper kit available:

  • Plain white T’shirt with or without school logo.
  • Blue or black shorts
  • Trainers (plimsolls (pumps) for indoor work are optional)
  • Jogging bottoms and a tracksuit top for the winter
  • E. kit should be kept in a named bag

 During PE long hair should be always plaited or tied back. No jewellery is permitted.

Uniform can be purchased via ‘My Clothing’:


All items of uniform must be clearly marked with your child’s name.


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


School Dinner Menus 

Menu from ABM Catering - Please click here

We offer hot lunches cooked from fresh on-site daily by our catering partner, ABM. Each day there is a choice of main dish, jacket potatoes or sandwiches plus salad bar, followed by a pudding with fruit always available. Pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 receive entitlement to these meals for free under the Government's Universal Free School Meals scheme. Pupils in Y3 - Y6 pay £2.30 per day. Parents must open a ParentPay account to order and pay for meals in advance. 

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