Get Involved

There are various ways you can get involved at Ash Croft or Cottons Farm!

We encourage parents to get involved in various ways from attending trips to individual reading. We have a small fundraising team “Friends of Ash Croft ” and “Friends of Cottons Farm” and would welcome new members with new ideas and contacts. If you work for a company that is able to sponsor or donate to fundraising in the school please email or subject: fundraising. If you are asked to help or you would like to help please see Mrs E Mills/Mrs J Hackett in the school office to go through some paperwork!


Volunteers are always needed from the local community.

  • Do you have time to spare?

  • Do you have a skill that can be shared?

If so, you could volunteer at Ash Croft or Cottons Farm.

We often need volunteer readers and extra adults on school trips.

All volunteers will need to provide a reference and have an enhanced DBS check by the Disclosure and Barring service.

Please speak to Mrs E Mills  or Mrs J Hackett in the office or email or subject: Volunteer

All volunteers will have an interview with the Executive Headteacher or Head of School.

Work placements

If you are on a course requiring a placement or a potential Bed, PGCE , Schools Direct student we will try to accommodate you. All work placements require an enhanced DBS check and a reference or documentation from the College.

Please speak to Mrs E Mills/Mrs J Hackett in the office or email or subject: Work Placement.

If we are able to consider a place for you we will arrange an interview with the Executive Headteacher or Head of School.

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Contact Us


Ashcroft School

Mrs E Mills/Mr J Heer

01332 764160

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Mrs M Ubhie

SENCO Contact: Mrs S Brown

Mrs M Ubhie

Cottons Farm

Mrs J Hackett/Mrs P Syed

01332 771370

Designated Safeguarding Lead – Miss D Donnelly

SENCO Contact: Mrs Hadfield

Mrs D Donnelly

Ash Croft Primary School

Deepdale Lane,

Derby, DE24 3HF

01332 764 160

Mrs E Mills

Email the School


Sheridan Street,

Derby, DE24 9HG

01332 771 370

Mrs J Hackett

Email the School