Ad Astra Infant School is located in Canford Heath, Poole, Dorset.  The school is a three form entry school, from Reception to   Year 2.  Currently there are 270 children on roll.  The school was deemed to be 'Good' by Ofsted in January 2014. It is rated "Green" by Poole Local Authority (no concerns).

Ofsted commented, " Ad Astra is a good school, where the behaviour of pupils is deemed outstanding and bullying is a rarity. There is a harmonious and supportive atmosphere and pupils go out of their way to help others. Pupils are relaxed, happy and socialise very successfully. Teamwork within the school is excellent and the Head Teacher and Assistant Heads inspire pupils and staff. Teaching is rarely less than good and is sometimes outstanding.  Parents and carers are very proud of the school".

Our aim is for the children of Ad Astra to become 'lifelong learners' and through our teaching and learning give them the necessary skills, qualities and attributes for their future life.


A message from the Executive Head Teacher, Mrs Kate Carter

Welcome to our wonderful school!  I am extremely proud to be the Executive Head Teacher of Ad Astra Infant School and I am passionate about everyone doing their very best for this much-loved school.

 Ad Astra is a member of the TEACH Poole Trust - The Educational Alliance Of Canford Heath - which oversees not only Ad Astra Infant School, but also Haymoor Junior School, Canford Heath Infant School and Canford Heath Junior School.  Through leading all four schools and ensuring we all work together, we are able to get the best from each one, to ensure your child has the very best primary school experience possible.

 I hope that the information on our website is useful to you and that you can find everything you need to know.  But please do not hesitate to contact us if we can help in any way.

We look forward to working with your child, yourself and your family and to making your little one's school life as meaningful and exciting as possible.

Best wishes

Mrs Kate Carter

Executive Head Teacher




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