Education

New GCSE Number Grades – Everything You Need To Know

This is the first summer where kids all across the country will be receiving the new GCSE number grades instead of the traditional letter scores – but what do these new grades actually mean? Here’s how to decode the modernised system. First it was O-Levels, then we got used to the A*-U letter scores, and […]

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Holidays

4 Things To Do During The Holidays – School’s Out Week

The school holidays can seem overwhelming! Six long weeks spread out in front of you, with the back to school season feeling so far away. The best way to beat boredom both for parents and kids during the holidays is to have a fun plan of action. Having things to look forward to helps to […]

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Days Out

Summer Holiday Guide – School’s Out Week

Welcome to School’s Out Week here at Ashleigh! Today we’re giving you the ultimate summer holiday guide to the best holidays and trips in both the UK and abroad. You don’t have to leave the glorious British Isles to have a fabulous six weeks break! There are loads of fabulous holiday deals to be had, […]

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Child

You Can Be PROSECUTED For Taking Your Child On Holiday During Term Time

Parents who take their children out of school during term time for a family holiday can be prosecuted, the Supreme Court ruled today. Unless you get written permission from the headteacher of your child’s school before the holiday, you risk being landed a hefty fine of £60, which rises further to £120 if unpaid after […]

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Child

Why I am boycotting school photos

Why I am boycotting school photos After posting about this on Facebook it seems as though I’m not the only one – please support me if you agree with this, numbers speak volume and we need to make a stand… Just a quick note before I start, this is not a swipe at schools as […]

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Child

Holiday Hunger, Children Go Hungry When Not At School

Have you heard of holiday hunger? Some children go hungry when they’re not at school And teachers are calling for a change. A quarter of all teachers are calling for holiday breakfast or lunch clubs for pupils to give needy children one decent meal a day. Some hard up families can’t afford to give their […]

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Child

School Uniform Price Comparison

So many supermarkets and stores sell school uniform now, making our lives easier. The question on everyones lips is ‘where is the cheapest to buy’? Hopefully, my school uniform price comparison will help. I have scoured so many websites to try and find you the best value uniform. I know only too well how expensive […]

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News

Animals Spat On During School Trip To London Zoo

Animals Spat On During School Trip To London Zoo A trip to London Zoo turned into a very chaotic one, with students spitting on animals. However, that is not all that happened, one pupil also became unconscious on the trip. The end of term trip, seen year 7 students spitting on birds in the Snowden […]

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Kids

How to get over homework horrors

How to get over homework horrors Chances are your children have brought homework from school with them for the summer holidays or you may have a child starting homework for the first time come September. Homework is one of the major sources of stress in a family – it causes even more battles than doing […]

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News

Student grants are set to be replaced with loans

Student grants are set to be replaced with loans Will this affect you or a family member? There are changes to be brought into affect from 1st August 2016 in England which will see changes to students grants. The grants will be abolished and replaced with a loan if you come from a low income […]

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Child

How a digital shutdown can help your child concentrate at school

How a digital shutdown can help your child concentrate at school The digital takeover has well and truly arrived. Most children will possess a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer, and in many cases, they will use each of these at least once a day. Digital devices such as these can be helpful when used […]

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News

Should I send my child to an academy?

Should I send my child to an academy? There has been a great deal of media coverage recently of the government’s decision to accelerate the academy programme. The Queen’s Speech is expected to contain a Bill forcing all schools to become academies by 2020. The Department for Education argument is that academies raise standards. And […]

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Child

How to prepare your child for starting school

How to prepare your child for starting school Most parents in Britain now know which primary schools their children will be attending and, for many of us, this has thrown into stark focus the reality of sending our babies off into the big bad world. It can feel daunting enough for us adults; just imagine […]

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Child

Help With School Uniform Costs

Help With School Uniform Costs Not everyone is entitled to this help though… I think school uniforms are expensive and it takes a lot of shopping around to find the best deals. I often shop in the sales in October – November time when school uniforms are being reduced.  You can often pick up uniform […]

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