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On behalf of the Trust, staff and the children of Ash Croft Primary Academy, we would like to warmly welcome you to our website and to thank you for taking an interest in our ‘Incredible’ academy. Our Vision is to provide the best opportunities for you (or your child) to: 

#Discover YOUR Incredible

At Ash Croft that means: 











This ethos is at the heart of the academy and contributes to the shared goal of ensuring that our children move on to the next stage of their education as confident, competent learners. We want the children to be happy and excited about coming to school to learn and to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding across a wide and varied curriculum.

I am delighted and honored to be the new principal of Ash Croft Primary Academy and I am very keen to get to know parents, pupils and staff.

I feel very privileged to work in education and it was always my dream to be a teacher and make a difference. I want Ash Croft to give your children that spark, that knowledge and that determination to achieve their dreams. I am very passionate about what I do and you and your children will get my full commitment to give them the very best education.

My career began in a primary school in Leicester where I led English, having my work published nationally. From here, I moved to Derby, where I was Deputy Headteacher for eight years at a primary school, being part of the team which achieved an outstanding OFSTED judgment. During my time there, I went on a secondment as Acting Headteacher of an Infant and Nursery School, taking them through an OFSTED and securing a good judgement. My most recent role, as a Principal within The Harmony Trust, has been most rewarding, working in an academy on an improvement journey. 

It is with this range of experience that I look forward to my role at Ash Croft, where I am determined to ensure children receive the best possible education, are safe and secure and are ready for the next stage of their education.

If you are considering sending your child to our wonderful academy, please contact the office so that we can arrange a visit for you.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our academy website.

Miss E Luff


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Ashcroft Primary Academy is committed to protecting and managing the data we hold. We manage our data in line with the law – in particular, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into effect throughout Europe on the 25th May 2018.

COVID-19 Response

Our academy is committed to keeping our staff, children and family safe.  At this time, we are doing all that is reasonably possible to protect everyone.   We have taken a range of measures following the government guidelines. We encourage all children who are well to come to school every day.

We are proud to be part of The Harmony Trust

Its core aim is to raise attainment in local schools. The Harmony Trust has the highest aspirations for its pupils, parents and staff members and we work hard to ensure that every child achieves.

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Ash Croft Primary Academy
Deepdale Lane
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