Ashfold School A GSG School
- Ashfold School
- Head: Mr Michael Chitty
- T 01844 238237
- F 01844 238505
- E registrar@ashf…ldschool.co.uk
- W www.ashfoldschool.co.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 13
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Buckinghamshire
- Pupils: 270
- Religion: Christian
- Fees: Day £6,915 - £15,885; Weekly boarding £19,035 pa
- Open days: Saturday 4 February 2017, 10.00am - 12 noon; Saturday 13 May 2017, 10.00am - 12 noon
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Wood panelling, winding staircases and cobbled stable blocks bring Hogwarts to mind, and rosy cheeked, windswept and slightly dishevelled children litter the grassy play areas, giving an overall impression of an idyllic country school – worlds apart from the urban...
What the school says...
Ashfold is a leading co-educational prep school for children aged 3 - 13 years, set in 30 stunning acres in the Buckinghamshire countryside. It offers weekly and flexi boarding from age 9. Ashfold is a small school with a Christian ethos and a reputation as a friendly, family-orientated place. It has a strong academic record and offers an excellent all-round education with an amazing array of academic, extra-curricular and pastoral opportunities. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide saysWood panelling, winding staircases and cobbled stable blocks bring Hogwarts to mind, and rosy cheeked, windswept and slightly dishevelled children litter the grassy play areas, giving an overall impression of an idyllic country school – worlds apart from the urban London schools many of its commuter families have left behind. Lacks some...
Since 1997, Mr Michael Chitty (50s). Educated at Clifton College, Bristol then Exeter University where he read economics before following generations of forefathers to Sandhurst. First bitten by the teaching bug on his gap year in Kenya, where he was a student teacher at The Banda School and later, following an army career that saw him rise to the rank of Captain in the Queen’s Royal Irish Hussars via Equerry to HRH Prince Philip, when he returned to Sandhurst as officer instructor.
Special Education Needs
Learning Support is available to all children who have identified Specific Learning Difficulties. However, Ashfold is a main stream school and not a special needs school. For a child to thrive at Ashfold in addition to limited classroom LSA support, no more than 1 hour of individual tuition per week should be needed. Consequently, Ashfold would not be suitable for children with more than a mild level of learning difficulty. All children are screened for dyslexia when they are 7 years old, or if they wish to join the school when they are 7+. Where a number of dyslexic indicators are identified, an educational psychologists report is commissioned and where possible, support provided. 09-09
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|