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Ashdown House

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Ashdown House


Address: Ashdown House, Forest Row, East Sussex RH18 5JY
Website: ashdownhouse.co.uk
Founded:1843
Number of Pupils: 105
Fees: £4,950-£6,700
Ages: 7–13
Head Teacher: Mike Davies
Religious Affiliation: Christian, all faiths welcome.
Entrance Procedure: Children are invited to spend a day or 24 hours with their peers. Otherwise, informal interview and sight of current/previous reports.
Contact: 01342 822574
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: Visits by appointment

The Curriculum

Chess and Mandarin lessons complement core curriculum subjects. Emphasis is placed on the wider curriculum with visits to the Cothill Trust’s château in France. 

Games & The Arts

All traditional sports. Brilliant music, art and DT departments (frequent scholarships and national competition winners).  Each year group performs at least one play a year and school concerts are termly.   

Pastoral Care

The headmaster and his wife live in the heart of the school and oversee the pastoral side of a busy boarding school with the help of a dedicated team. A good house system encourages healthy competition and we are a school that very much rewards good behaviour. Small classes ensure that the form teacher knows each child well.

Recent Scholarships

Winchester, Eton, Sevenoaks, Bryanston, St Leonard’s Mayfield, Clayesmore, Tudor Hall, Sherborne and Worth.

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

Recognition that we need to live together as a community that encourages family values is at the heart of all that we do. Through learning in a fun and friendly environment, children leave the school as confident young people, understanding the importance of tolerance and able to cope with life’s disappointments as well as the triumphs.  Friendships are forged for life.  

Outstanding Characteristics

Forty acres of beautiful grounds with hundreds of trees that the children are actively encouraged to climb. Chickens and dogs abound. Over half the staff live on site and a busy weekend programme ensures that boarders are fully occupied and happy. 



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