Ashley School

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This article is about the school in Suffolk, England. For the school in Canterbury, New Zealand, see Ashley, New Zealand § Education.
Ashley School
Type Community Special school
Location Ashley Downs
NR32 4EU
Coordinates: 53°22′12″N 2°45′12″W / 53.36988°N 2.75327°W / 53.36988; -2.75327
Local authority Suffolk
DfE number 876/7202
DfE URN 111515 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Coeducational
Ages 8–16

The Ashley School, in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England is a special school for pupils with Moderate Learning Difficulties and complex needs. The school has been twice graded "outstanding"[1] by OFSTED. It is considered a specialist school for Cognition and Learning.


Established in September 2011, the Ashley School provides education for around 135[2] students with moderate/complex learning difficulties aged 7–16.[3] The school offers housing options for 29 students from Monday through Thursday.[4]

The school provides numerous therapeutic services for their pupils including a speech and language team.


  1. ^ Keating, Deirdra. "Ashley School: Welfare inspection report for a residential special school" (PDF). OFSTED. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "The Ashley School Academy Trust". Suffolk County Council. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "DIE Tables". UK Department of Education. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Residence". The Ashley School. Retrieved 13 March 2017. 

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