Principal's Welcome

Hello and welcome to our school website.

For 25 years it has been my great privilege to be Principal of Ashlea Primary and Nursery School, formerly known as Fort James Primary School. We are a busy but very friendly school, with lots going on.

In Ashlea Primary and Nursery School we pride ourselves in providing a happy, caring, family atmosphere in which children are comfortable and happy.

We have a very positive and caring ethos and one which places the emotional and physical well-being of the children and staff at the heart of all that we seek to achieve. 

As a school family, in partnership with parents, we promise to educate, nurture and care for children in a happy and stimulating environment.

This website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing regular updated information for both parents and pupils. We hope that you enjoy your visit to our web site, and that you find the information you are looking for.

If you have any concerns about your child, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do all we can to help. Moreover, if you have any suggestions regarding school life please let me know.


Best regards


Mr W. McElhinney