About Ambleside

Welcome to Ambleside Academy. We are a school community with a great ethos and heart:  determined to be the very best we can be.

Ambleside is much larger than the average-sized primary school. It is a three form entry school with up to 700 pupils on role including a nursery which can cater for 68 places in both morning and afternoon sessions. The school population is diverse and our pupils represent a range of ethnic and faith groups.

Our pupils and staff are polite and hardworking, kind and reflective. We encourage and help each other, and believe that every day is a fresh day with multiple opportunities to shine. Our building is bright and spacious with great spaces for outdoor and indoor learning. We foster a secure and caring environment, where children are listened to and pupils take the lead.

We have a culture of high expectations, and our fantastic children respond daily to challenges to be knowledgeable, creative and brave. They are encouraged to learn and grow as individuals: through curriculum provision which is underpinned by our school values of ambition, curiosity, empathy, respect, resilience, confidence and kindness.

We have great ambition for our school: a belief in the potential of our amazing pupils and staff, and so focus hard on improvement.

Ambleside Academy is part of the Raleigh Learning Trust, which is small and unique and committed to enabling all its pupils to develop the confidence, resilience and resourcefulness required to succeed as citizens in the communities of their future.

If you think this is the school for you, please contact our school office for details of the Admissions process.

Daily Timetable

Below is the schools daily timetable.

8:00am – 8:30am Breakfast Club admission

8:30am – 11:30am Nursery AM

8:45am Classroom doors open

8:50am Registration

10:30am KS1 (15 minute) Break Time

10:45am KS2 (15 minute) Break Time

11:45am – 01:00pm Lunchtime

12:30pm – 3:30pm Nursery PM

01:10pm – 01:25pm Monday KS2 Assembly

01:30pm – 01:45 Monday KS1 Assembly

03:00 – 03:15pm End of day

4:00pm Pick up for KS1 After-School Clubs

4:15pm Pick up for KS2 After-School Clubs

School Timings

Following the legal statutory requirements, there are slight differences within the school day at Foundation Stage, Key Stage one and two are follows:

Nursery Aged Children (Foundation One) 15 hours
Foundation Two & Key Stage One 21 hours for pupils aged 5-7 years
Key Stage Two 23 ½ hours for pupils aged 8 – 11 years

 Please note: The above table does not include breaks, registration or acts of collective worship.


8:30 a.m.       –           11:30 a.m.                   Morning Session

12:30 p.m.       –           3:30 p.m.                   Afternoon Session

Foundation Two

8:40 a.m.         –           2:40 p.m.

Key Stage One & Two

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. arival      –           3:00 – 3:15 p.m. collection

Ambleside Primary School