General Information

School hours8.55am – 12.00pm       1.00pm – 3.30pm

 Out of School Club (Saplings):  7.45am – 8.55am           3.30pm– 6.00pm


Wrap-around Nursery Provision – Children can stay at Nursery all day or for part of the day and lunch is available.  For more details about the Nursery options, please speak to the Kate Rowe in the school office.

Saplings Before and After School Club - for more information please contact Linda Smithson in the school office.

 Access to the school

 We are located just before you get into the centre of Ilkley on the main Leeds Road (A65).  The main entrance to school and the school car park are accessed from Leeds Road.

 At the beginning of the day children in Key Stage 1 and 2 gather in the playground and line up to go into class. At the end of the day parents and carers pick their children up from the playground.

 Parents and carers should take Reception and Nursery children directly to the Nursery and Reception areas in the morning and pick them up from there at the end of each session. Teachers & Teaching Assistants go into the playground from the classrooms to welcome the children in the morning and do the same in the evening to say goodbye to the children.

 School dinners – payable by cheque (Ashlands Primary School) or cash or via Parentmail PMX. Please ask at the office for more information.

Free school meals – From September 2014 all children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 receive a free school meal. Children in Years 3-6 and Nursery may be entitled to a free school meal if your joint family income is less than £16,190 per year or if you (*1) are in receipt of any of the benefits listed below:

  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income- related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support from NASS (National Asylum Support Service) under part 6 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999.
  • The guarantee element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (with no Working Tax Credit) with an annual income of no more than £16,190
  • Working Tax Credit run-on
  • Universal Credit

*1 This includes those who have parental rights for the child/children named on this form.

Parents should make their Free School Meal claim online at:

This is the quickest method of application. There is a downloadable pdf form on this page that can be printed off from this link. If you have any difficulties please contact the school office for assistance.

If you require paper copies of any information held on the school website please contact the school office.