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Ashford School

Address: East Hill, Ashford, Kent TN27 8PB
Website: www.ashfordschool.co.uk
Founded: 1898
Number of Pupils: 1000
Ages: 3 months – 18 years
Fees: £3,500 – £5,600 per term (Day pupils) £12,000  (7 days a week Boarding)
Head Teacher: Mr Michael Buchanan
Religious Affiliation: Christian but accepting of all faiths and none
Entrance Procedure: 1. Book a visit 2. Register your child
3. Optional taster day 4. Entrance and/or scholarship exams
5. The offer of a place.
Contact: Rachael Cox
Email: [email protected]
School Visits: We hold regular Open Events, or you can arrange a school visit by contacting Mrs Cox.  For a list of our Open Events, please see www.ashfordschool.co.uk/OpenEvents.

The Curriculum

With a two-week timetable consisting of six 50-minute lessons and compulsory after school activities, your child will be immersed in a culture of academic, sport, music and all-around adventure.

Games & The Arts

If your child enjoys performing there are numerous opportunities outside curriculum Drama to take to the stage, learn stage management or get involved in make-up, costumes, lighting and sound.

The sporting programme at Ashford School is vast and central to school life. All children are given the chance to compete and our training programmes for elite sportsmen and women is enviable.

As well as focusing on the traditional sports, such as rugby, hockey and netball, we offer an eclectic mix of sports including fencing and synchronised swimming as part of the curriculum.

Pastoral Care

Wepride ourselves on the quality of our pastoral care and the ‘family feel’ of the school. The backbone of the pastoral system is a series of six smaller communities known as Houses. When your child comes to Ashford School they will be allocated to a House for the duration of their time.

Chaplaincy forms an integral part of the commitment to the wellbeing of everyone. Our Chaplain is available for pupils, staff and parents and as well as being a listening ear for all, he is able to provide specialised support for those who practise a religious faith, whether Christian or not.

Ashford School has a BACP Accredited and Registered who offers counselling to students and staff in a safe and therapeutic environment if required.

University Places

In the last three years (2015-2017):

  • Nearly 2/3 of students achieved their first choice university
  • More than ½ gained a place at a Russell Group university

Head Teacher’s Philosophy

Learning should be challenging, stretching and lead to a sense of joy and fulfilment. You will find all of this here at Ashford School whether your child is a baby, a young child, a teenager or a young adult.

Parents choose Ashford School because of our well-developed reputation for getting the best from your child.  The pupils’ results speak for themselves.

Outstanding Characteristics

Ashford School has a reputation for excellence and academic achievement.

We pride ourselves in selecting highly capable adults who are experts from a wide variety of backgrounds. For example, we have a former barrister, nuclear scientist and Reuters financial journalist as part of our teaching staff.

Students are taught in small classes by excellent teachers and learn to be resilient, curious, kind, happy, articulate, adventurous, confident and fulfilled.

Of profound importance to us are the wider learning opportunities we provide. Our extensive co-curricular programme enables our students to grow in confidence, stand out from the crowd and perform well in interviews.



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