Open Days for Reception 2019

If you would like an opportunity to look around our school and meet our Early Years Leader please join us on one of the following days:

                 Wednesday 21st November at 9.30 am or 1.30 pm

                 Wednesday 5th December at 11.00 am or 1.30 pm

Should the above dates not be suitable for you please contact the school on 02392 824828 and we will arrange an alternative appointment.

We look forward to meeting with you.


We are a 2 form entry primary school and nursery, situated in the heart of Portsmouth, close to the sea.

We are named after Hertha Ayrton - a British, female engineer, mathematician, physicist and inventor, born in Portsea.  The 'arc lamp', providing street lighting, was among many of her inventions and accomplishments

Our children are wonderful.  To help them be the best that they can be, to ensure they flourish at primary school, to ensure they have the attitudes, skills, knowledge and understanding to prepare them for secondary school, university or the career of their choice in later life - it all starts right here!

We have high expectations of our children and for our children of what they can achieve.  Our priorities are to ensure all children are here, safe, happy and learning well at all times.

This means we also have high expectations of ourselves, our parents and carers and the other people who work with us in improving outcomes for our children.  We work closely with our partners and challenge each other openly and honestly to be sure we never lose sight of the vision and the job to be done in achieving excellence for all.

We have rebranded and have a fantastic new look to start this 2017-2018 school year with changes to the school inside and out.  We have a brand new pedestrian only entrance which is safe and welcoming, a bright new reception area, fresh new corridors and flooring throughout and large photos of our children and quotes around the walls to help remind them what we do and how we are at our lovely school.

We also have a brand new logo that we, as a school community, chose and is now proudly displayed on the front of our school.

Our lighthouse represents Ark Ayrton Primary Academy standing strong and proud in the community, guiding the way for our children and helping them to shine brightly at all times in all that they do.

We have a strong and dedicated staff team at Ayrton - all ready to provide the best education and environment for the children to thrive in every day.

I hope you find the information on the website useful - if you would like to know more about our school then please contact the school office to make an appointment so someone can meet you and show you round and tell you more about our vision, our priorities and the progress we are making along the way.

I believe in this community, the children and families and I am proud to lead this school on the next part of its journey to ensure every child receives an excellent education which will give them real life choices in the future and help them achieve their dreams and shine brightly!


Mrs A H-Chapman

Head Teacher