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AGM 2020-2021 Reports

We held our AGM on Tuesday October 5th 2021. The following are the Chair and treasurers reports for the period Septermber 2020 – August 2021.

New Events Added

Take a look at our events page to see new events for the 2017-2018 School year.

Chairpersons Report 2014-2015

The latest Chairpersons report covering the period September 2014 to September 2015 can be downloaded here: Chairpersons report 2014-2015

Help Ash Lea School Raise Money to Create a Better Environment for their Children

Please donate to Ash Lea school and help them create a better environment for these very deserving children: https://mydonate.bt.com/events/creatingabetterenviroment

Ash Lea School is based in Cotgrave and caters for children from across Nottinghamshire. The children all have severe and complex needs. To ensure that the children’s needs are met they need a range of specialist equipment and facilities which unfortunately the school does not currently have due to the restrictions of the building. Although they go out of their way to access appropriate facilities located at others schools the children at Ash Lea deserve these facilities at their own school. Following an unsuccessful bid to have a new school the children, parents, staff and governors decided to improve the current building. They have created a priority list of equipment and facilities which will enable the children to reach their potential which includes having hoisting equipment in classrooms, a light and sound room and even a hydrotherapy pool. If you would like further information about the school please visit their web site (http://www.ashlea.notts.sch.uk), Arrange a visit and see them on East Midlands Today (show date 02/03/2015).

FOALS Quiz Night

The FOALS annual quiz night is this Friday (20th March). If you haven’t registered your team, you need to do so by tomorrow at the latest. This is a fun night and a chance to meet other parents and a have a drink and a laugh. You can download the reply letter here: FOALS Quiz Letter.

Ash Lea School in the News

Today Ash Lea school were on East Midlands Today discussing the building limitations and lack of funds to make the required and much needed changes. You can watch it here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/…/b052yh9n/east-midlands-today-02032015  (skip to 11min 20secs for Ash Lea).

FOALS Events Update

Letters are going out today for two new events happening soon: –


Date: Friday 30th January 2015 at 8.00pm

Place: Pizza Express, West Bridgford, Nottingham

Cost: £17.95 per person (plus 12.5% service charge)

FOALS are organising a parents night out for the above date. This is an evening for parents to get together over dinner and a drink or two. We have booked the Pizza Express Celebration Menu which includes the following for only £17.95 each: –

  • An aperitif: Prosecco, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Pinot Grigio or a soft drink.
  • Starter: sharing starters which include Classic Italian Antipasti and Dough Balls.
  • Main: choice of any main course (except specials and calzone).
  • Dessert: Sharing trio of mini desserts: chocolate brownie, Leggera Sorbet, Lemon Meringue Torta.

A £5 deposit is requested for this event.


We have added an extra swim to our calendar of events this year. We have hired Cotgrave Swimming pool for the sole use of Ash Lea students, parents, carers and siblings. There will be equipment available to assist students into the pool and inflatable equipment for the active children and adults. This is a free event paid for by FOALS.

Date:  Sunday 8th February 2015. Swim is 4pm -5pm followed by a buffet from 5pm -6pm.

Place: Cotgrave Leisure Centre

Time: 4pm -5pm in the pool and then 5pm -6pm buffet

Lloyds Community Fund

Just got this in the post 🙂 I will send it into school to put up on the wall.

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Lloyds Bank Community Fund Winners!

We are very proud to announce that we came first in the Nottingham east region of the Lloyds Bank Community Fund. We won the top award of £3000 and we are chuffed to bits. Thankyou so much to everyone who voted, its amazing news and we hope to put the money to good use over the next year or so funding activities for the very deserving pupils of Ash Lea School.


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