The Ashcombe School

Surrey, United Kingdom

Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About The Ashcombe School

Situated at the foot of Box Hill in Dorking, Surrey, we are a high achieving genuinely comprehensive school with a strong 6th Form, praised in the recent Ofsted report for the exceptional pastoral care, high levels of attainment across the ability range and a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities.. 

Excellent NQT programme, commended in Investors in People Report, "a great place to work".    This is one of many positive comments in the Report reflecting the strong support for all staff. “The content and pace of the school’s NQT programme and the support provided by mentors is rated highly” with one NQT confirming “You felt supported, not overburdened or pressurised”. The Report continues: “people value the breadth of opportunities for development - 'They've progressed me so far since I've been here' ”

NQT salary backdated to 1st August 2019.

KS4: we continue to have a broad & balanced GCSE based curriculum for all pupils (80% entered for EBacc). A fifth of pupils gain 4+ GCSE top grades (9, 8, A*), 75% gain 9-4 in English, Maths and other core subjects, and there is strong subject value-added.

6th Form of 250 students, with 25 subjects offered at A-level, gaining 300 UCAS points per student with low entry threshold and strong value-added at subject level

Information about students’ attainment and progress is used to good effect in ensuring that each student does as well as they can. The attainment of students is consistently good at GCSE and A level”  Ofsted Report January 2015

Our extensive extra-curricular opportunities range from sporting events to local and international trips (incl Build Africa in Uganda) to European exchanges to musical groups and our highly acclaimed dramatic and musical productions. We have a thriving Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme with over half of Year 10 participating in the Bronze Award.  Staff are very involved in this enjoyable and rewarding aspect of school life.  "It provides many opportunities for students to take part in sporting, musical, artistic, charitable and voluntary activities." - Ofsted

Language College + Leadership Partner School

Day nursery facilities on site 

See website > "About the School" > "For prospective staff" for more details and an application form or use the TES downloadable form 

Video about the school:  "Welcome to The Ashcombe School"   (incl subtitled version)

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Address: Ashcombe Road, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1LY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1306 886312