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Ashford School, Kent

School Details
East Hill,
United Kingdom,
TN24 8PB

Tel: +44 1233 625171
Fax: +44 1233 647185

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Mr Mike Buchanan

Mrs Rachael Cox

This school offers flexi-boarding.

Accreditations and affiliations:
Religious affiliation:
Teaching languages:
Age Range & Fees
3 - 18
Day Fees
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
Number of Pupils
School Boy
School Girl
Full board
This school offers
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:

Interview, Taster days, Visit school, Scholarship exam, Entry test or exam, Report from previous school, Assessment

Scholarships & Bursaries:

6th Form, Clergy/Ministers, Art, Armed forces discounts or bursaries, Academic, Drama, Other bursaries, Siblings, Music, Financial need, Sport, Other scholarships, Junior school entry, Senior school entry, All-rounder

What we offer

  • Drama/Theatre
  • Classics
  • Economics
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Photography
  • Design technology
  • ICT
  • Business studies
  • Psychology
  • Spanish
  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Italian
  • Greek
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • German
  • Chinese
  • Latin
  • Lacrosse
  • Gymnastics
  • Netball
  • Table tennis
  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Fitness training
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Touch rugby
  • Badminton
  • Cross-country
  • Hockey
  • Swimming
  • Cricket
  • Football
  • Fencing
  • Tennis
  • Squash
  • Golf
  • Archery
  • Adventure training
  • Chess
  • Skiing
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Cadets - CCF/ACF/ATC etc
  • Horse riding and management
  • Drama productions
  • Cycling
  • First aid/life savers
  • Dance
  • Young Enterprise
  • Orienteering
  • Ballet
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Rail/Airport services
  • Before school/Breakfast club
  • After school club
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
Head PhotoAshford School is an independent day and boarding school for boys and girls providing education from 3 months to 18 years. Set over two spacious, green campuses in the picturesque county of Kent, we are a five-minute walk from the International Eurostar station in Ashford, enabling a 37 minute journey to London and easy access to Paris, Brussels and other European capitals. Gatwick is a one-hour journey, and Heathrow and Stansted are 90 minutes away via the nearby motorway network.

About the School
In May 2014 a team of ISI Inspectors declared Ashford School Excellent or Outstanding in every area. Ashford School could be suited to you and your child for many reasons: high achievement at A-level leading to the best UK universities; close attention to the needs of the individual; an orderly, challenging and supportive environment; a wide range of co-curricular activities; and energetic, specialist teachers supported by extensive resources and inventive leadership. Specialising in those subjects that leading universities value most highly, our tradition of excellence and achievement goes hand-in-hand with our ability to develop self-reliance, compassion and boldness in your child. Of profound importance to us are the relationships that we nurture with you and your child, the freedom for children to be creative, the enterprise to initiate and the resilience to cope with adversity.

Ashford School has a continuing plan of development across the school. The Prep School moved into a suite of new buildings in 2010 with bright classrooms and learning facilities and is about to embark on development of its sports facilities.
The Senior School now has a brand new Sports Centre with a Sports England size hall which overlooks the Astroturf on the banks of the River Stour. The schools have two large indoor pools and a learner pool and swimming lessons are available from your child's days in Nursery. Other facilities across the school include: all-weather netball, basketball and tennis courts, gyms, a dance hall, specialist art, design technology, ICT and science labs, ActivExpression whiteboards, a well-stocked learning centre, a student café, a dining hall, pupil common rooms, playing fields and playgrounds for cricket, football and rugby, an auditorium and theatre, and a music school with several performance areas.

Around 150 boarders from around the world make their home here. Our boarding houses are located within grounds of over 25 acres and accommodate boys and girls from 10 to 18 years. Students benefit from shared rooms for two or three children, or individual study-bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms for older pupils. With no lessons on Saturdays, there is plenty of time to make use of School facilities and weekly boarders can participate fully. Full boarders benefit from a weekend activity programme, which includes visits to London and Canterbury and they learn to live and work together, developing deep and lasting friendships along the way.

Adventurous learning
Our focus is to ensure that every child enjoys an unending craving for learning and discovers themselves by having the opportunity to explore, to know, to do, to share and to be.
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