Ashford School, East Hill, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8PB
Key Information & Geographic location in the UK
Ashford School is located in the Kent Southeast of England, It takes only 90 minutes drive from the two London main airports, that is a highly competitive district for famous school , 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 journalism, scientific research, anthropology, hydroelectric engineering, banking, law and sport at an international 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 2019, 47.5% of students receive A*-A and almost 74% of students receive A*-B at A-Level.
More than half of students gained a place at a Russell Group university.
Boarding and Pastoral Care for students:
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 International 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.
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 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.
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School Ranking 2019
A-Level A* - A
A-Level A* - B
GCSE 9 - 7
GCSE 9 - 4
Year 7 - £36,900
Year 8 - £36,900
Year 9 - £36,900
Year 10 - £36,900
Year 11 - £36,900
Year 12 - £36,900
Year 13 - £36,900
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