Ashford Senior School
Kent, United Kingdom
About Ashford Senior School
Ashford School is one of the UK's leading coeducational independent day and boarding school, founded in 1898, and voted Independent School of the Year 2010/2011. The school was endorsed as outstandingly successful in every category during the most recent inspection in 2014. In September 2014, Ashford School became a Teaching School; only one of four Independent Schools in the UK to do so. There are 850 pupils, comprising Bridge Nursery in Ashford, looking after children of 3 months to three years old; Ashford Prep School in the rural village of Great Chart, a preparatory school for children between 3 and 11, and Ashford School, a senior school for girls and boys aged 11 to 18, occupying a prominent 25+ acre site close to the centre of Ashford and within a short walk of the International Station. There are good rail, road and bus links to Ashford and London (37 minutes) and the school operates its own bus services to outlying villages.
Teachers at Ashford enjoy a welcoming, comfortable and well-resourced environment and are provided with assistance from a range of support staff. All teachers act as tutors and are expected to contribute to the co-curricular life of the school. Responding to the needs of the individual student - be it preparing for examinations in after-school classes or guiding the most able through Olympiad problems - is at the heart of the department and School ethos.