Ashford School A GSG School
- Ashford School
- Head: Mr Mike Buchanan
- T 01233 625171
- F 01233 647185
- E email@example.com
- W www.ashfordschool.co.uk
- A mainstream independent school for pupils aged from 3 to 19
- Boarding: Yes
- Local authority: Kent
- Pupils: 909
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Fees: Day £8,925 - £16,800; Boarding £29,250 - £36,999 pa
- Open days: See web for details
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
- ISI report: View the ISI report
- Linked schools: Ashford Preparatory School
What The Good Schools Guide says..
Lots of language exchanges and trips that help bring learning to life and, ‘take school work into the real world’, according to one happy father. Mr Buchanan has taken up the euphonium and 40 teachers have taken up other musical instruments to remind themselves…
What the school says...
Whatever the starting point at Ashford School we have high aspirations for your child. Through our adventurous approach to learning our aim is to ensure your son or daughter is articulate, confident and fluent with excellent social skills and a secure moral framework and, at the end of their school career, gains a place at one of the world's leading universities.
Our parents choose us because of our: welcoming, inclusive ethos and happy children; focus on helping each child make progress with high quality, expert teaching leading to excellent results; excellent boarding and weekly boarding; strong leadership which sets out to delight; rich programme of music and drama; huge range of visits and expeditions, and extensive co-curricular activities that help to develop key personal characteristics; strong team sports for boys and girls and value for money. We are just 37 minutes from London by train and benefit from rapid access to the continent via Eurostar. The London airports are all within 90 minutes and we run a bus service to the surrounding towns and villages. ...Read more
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since 2005, Mr Michael Buchanan (50s) BSc PGCE NPQH. Educated at Downside and King’s College London, where he read physics and trained as a teacher. Previously spent 10 years at Highgate School in north London, where he left as principal deputy head. Part of his brief there was to bring in co-education, and he has done a similar job at Ashford with great success. Previously head of sixth form at Royal Grammar School, Guildford. Businesslike and charming, he has a passion for physics, sport and choral music – he is a highly experienced, lead ISI inspector. ‘Very approachable and a good communicator and you know who is in charge’, according to one parent. Still teaches and referees sport when he can. Married with two daughters who attended the school; his wife works for a...
Special Education Needs
Learning support is provided to pupils on the basis of individual assessment and need by our own Learning Support Teacher. Where additional support is required, private lessons are arranged with one of our peripatetic teachers. These lessons are charged as an extra.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|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|