Basic Information & Location
Ashford School is located in the famous school district in the Southeast England, less than 40 minutes from London and only a 90-minute drive from the main airports. Schools nearly by include Sevenoaks School, Tonbridge School and Eastbourne College. Located in a highly competitive district, Ashford may appear less appealing, but it has lower entry barrier comparing to other elite schools in the same district. Ashford is a “through-train” school that provides education for students from Nursery to Senior School and offer GCSE and A-Level programmes. In order to encourage students to pursue their goals, music, art, drama, sport and academic scholarship are also available.
The teaching staff have backgrounds in jourlism, scientific research, anthropology, hydroelectric engineering, banking, law and sport at an intertiol level. Some are on a constant learning adventure, pursuing further research to masters or doctorate level. The school timetable contains compulsory after-school activities to ensure that children are able to achieve a balanced life between academic, sport and music. The school has excellent academic achievement over the years. In 2017, almost 75% of students receive A*-B at A-Level and more than half gained a place at a Russell Group university.
Pastoral Care & Boarding
Students can become boarders from age 10 and live in one of the four boarding houses. Brooke and Refuge is home for junior girls and boys. As for students aged 14-18, girls live in Brabourne and boy live in Alfred. The newest boarding house is called Ashford School Intertiol centre which is home to 21 boys and girls. The school offer full and weekly boarding. Flexi-boarding is also possible if there are beds available. Students enjoy a 25 acres of sports fields, including onsite gym, dance hall, sports halls, brand new Sports Centre, indoor swimming pool and a huge Astro Turf.
Extracurricular & persol development
The sporting programme at Ashford School is central to school life. Activities include netball, football, trampolining, triathlon and volleyball and cricket. The school focuses creativity as much as sports, providing number of activities including ceramics, creative writing, orchestra and drama class. The younger years enjoy creating two full productions a year, often with the help of experts from the world of television, dance or stage.
The school has been chosen as one of a few schools to work with the Royal Shakespeare Company over a number of years. The partnership is giving students access to workshops with the RSC experts and the opportunity to perform at Stratford Upon Avon.