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Ashville College

Green Lane, Harrogate, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England HG2 9JP

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 2 - 18 Years Day & Boarding (Flexi, Full, Weekly)

Ashville College is a 2-18 co-educational school occupying a glorious site in Harrogate. Founded in 1877, Ashville has a long tradition of offering a rounded holistic education. It is a flourishing co-educational community enhanced by its boarding...

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Word From The Head

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Rhiannon Wilkinson


I am delighted to welcome you to Ashville. It is an enormous privilege to be Head of our wonderful 2-18 co-educational school occupying a glorious site in Harrogate.

Founded in 1877, Ashville has a long tradition of offering a rounded holistic education. It is a flourishing co-educational community enhanced by its boarding traditions. We foster a culture of high expectations, ambition and staying true to our Methodist foundation, the importance of being the best version of ourselves. We promote a love of all-round learning for its own sake - not just as a means to an end. Both inside and outside the classroom, we are committed to providing a wide range of opportunities for intellectual, physical and personal interest and development.

At the heart of Ashville’s success is full commitment to the development of good, caring human beings through our proactive, individualised pastoral care and individual mentoring. All our pupils are part of a happy and close-knit community, known, cherished and encouraged as individuals. We provide a place where children and young people thrive, and leave us 'future ready' for life beyond school.

In addition, Ashville provides a rich and varied programme of co-curricular activities throughout the week including music, sport, drama as well as an extensive range of other pursuits. These opportunities are all hugely enjoyable in themselves, but they also help girls and boys of all ages to develop confidence and the social skills they will need to be happy and successful in the ever-changing global workplace.

If you are interested in discovering more about Ashville, then please do get in touch. Alternatively, please visit us at one of our upcoming Open Events. We would love to meet you and your children, to share all our hopes and ambitions for their future.

Open Days, Visits & Events

09-03-2024 - Open Morning

Join us at our Open Morning and discover why there’s never been a better time to join Ashville.

We are an all-through co-educational independent day and boarding school that caters for pupils aged 2 to 18, so whether you are looking for a place in our Acorns Pre-Prep, Prep, and Senior School or looking to secure a spot in our Sixth Form, where we have just achieved our best A Level examination results ever, you are in good hands.

We are committed to academic excellence, preparing pupils to be ‘Future Ready’ in a supportive, thriving and inclusive learning environment where each individual child is valued. We support young people to become the ‘best version of themselves’, through an engaging and challenging curriculum which, combined with a wide variety of co-curricular opportunities, develops confidence, resilience and creativity.

This event will provide you with lots of information about the Ashville experience as you prepare to support your child’s transition to the next step in their learning journey. You will have the chance to hear more about what we have to offer across Acorns Pre-Prep, Prep School, Senior School and Sixth Form, including:

• our curriculum
• sports
• performing and creative arts
• academic and pastoral support
• boarding options

With campus tours hosted by pupils, you will be able to explore our 64-acre campus and the wide range of excellent facilities available to our pupils, including the purpose-built Acorns cabin, Outdoor Learning facilities in our Prep School, and Ashville Sports Centre.

You will also have the opportunity to attend a talk from the Head, Mrs Rhiannon Wilkinson and our Heads of School.

Registration for this event is not yet open. Registration will be available on our website at the beginning of the Spring 2024 term.

In the meantime, if you would like to stay in touch with us, please email our friendly Admissions team: admissions@ashville.co.uk

What We Offer

  • A Level - Advanced Level Examinations
  • BTEC - Business and Technology Education Council
  • GCSE - General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • IGCSE - International General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • Business studies
  • Classics
  • Design Technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • Electronics
  • Environmental studies
  • Government/Politics
  • ICT
  • Media/Film studies
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Psychology
  • Theology
  • Chinese - Mandarin
  • English
  • English As Foreign/2nd Language
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-Country
  • Fitness Training
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Martial Arts
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Touch Rugby
  • Volleyball
  • Adventure Training
  • Badminton
  • Band
  • Brass
  • Chess
  • Choir
  • Coding
  • Cooking
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Debating
  • Drama
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Eco Club
  • First Aid/Life Savers
  • Horse Riding & Management
  • Horticulture
  • Jazz
  • Language Club
  • Lego
  • Martial Arts
  • Music
  • Orchestra
  • Public Speaking
  • Real Tennis
  • Sewing & Knitting
  • Table Tennis
  • Yoga
  • Young Enterprise
  • Aspergers Syndrome (AS)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autistic Spectrum of Disorder (ASD)
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Epilepsy
  • After School Club
  • Armed Forces Children
  • Before School Club
  • Diplomatic Children
  • Expatriate Children
  • Gifted Children
  • International Students
  • Rail Services
  • School Bus Service
  • Special Diets

Admissions

  • Assessment
  • Common Entrance
  • Entry test or exam
  • GCSE results
  • Interview
  • Report from previous school
  • Academic
  • All-rounder
  • Armed forces discounts or bursaries
  • Art
  • Bursaries
  • Clergy/Ministers
  • Drama
  • Financial Assistance
  • Music
  • Sixth Form
  • Sport
  • All denominations welcome
  • Methodist
  • English

    Age Range & Fees

    Age Range2 to 18
    Annual Day Fees *10686 to 19197
    Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *0 to 0
    Annual Full Boarding Fees *29289 to 38754
    * Currency:

    Number Of Pupils

    399Day295
    31Full Boarding46
    4Weekly Boarding13
    434Total354
    Boys Girls

    Number Of Staff

    Full-time: 250
    Part-time: 0

    % Pupils Gaining
    GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

    % Pupils Gaining
    A Level Grades A – C

    % Pupils Going
    To University