For the vast majority of children and young people, school building will close tonight and not reopen for the forseeable future.

Taking up a place at school during this time of wider closure is the offer of a last resort, for the minority of key workers, who have no alternative.

These places will be for childcare only and not for education.

If we cannot provide enough staff to support these children the school will close completely.

Please keep yourselves and others safe.

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  • Wimborne Place, Ashby Fields, Daventry, Northamptonshire, NN11 0YP,
  • Telephone 01327 310068



The school day starts at 8:45am and finishes at 3:15pm for all year groups.

Late arrivals and late collections are monitored on a daily basis.


The day is organised into 4 sessions per day, as follows:

08:45 – 10:30 : Morning Session 1
10:30 – 10:45 : Mid-morning Break                         
10:45 – 12:15 Morning Session 2               
12:45 – 13:15 : Lunch Break                                     
13:15 – 14:15 : Afternoon Session 1             
14:15 – 15:15 : Afternoon Session 2  



Good attendance is expected and rewarded at Ashby Fields Primary School.  If your child is unable to attend due to illness please notify the school office on 01327 310 068 before 8.45 am. There is a 24 hour telephone answering service to enable you to report an absence at any time.

An attendance award is given to the class with the best attendance each week and there is a reward for the class with the best attendance for the school year.


The school does not authorise term time holidays.  From 1st September 2013, a new law gives NO entitlement to parents to take their child on holiday during term time. Any application for leave must only be in exceptional circumstances and Headteachers would not be expected to class any term time holiday as exceptional. Parents can be fined by the Local Authority and the initial Fixed Penalty Notice of £60.00 will be issued to each parent for each child (i.e. two parent family, two children = £240.00). 

Further information about attendance is published in the school's pupil attendance policy.