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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: 108
Fees: £5,180-£9,560
Ages: 7–13
Head Teacher: Hilary Phillips
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: Open days are held termly

The Curriculum

Pottery 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

Our new Head and her family live at the school and she oversees the pastoral side of our 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

Eton, Harrow, Radley, Wellington, St Edward’s, Stowe, Charterhouse, Abingdon, Bradfield, Haileybury, Hampton, Marlborough, Oundle, Rugby, Tonbridge and Uppingham.

Head’s Philosophy

Our school community encourages family values at the heart of everything we do. Through learning in a fun and friendly environment our children leave the school as confident young people with friendships that are forged for life. We foster resilience by encouraging our children to never fear failure and learn that success can be achieved with perseverance and tenacity.

Outstanding Characteristics

We have 40 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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