The North School
Kent, United Kingdom
About The North School
THE NORTH SCHOOL
The North School is a mixed high school which currently has approximately 1200 students on roll from years 7 to 11 and including a thriving Sixth Form.
The school was rebuild approximately ten years ago and has bright, modern, well equipped classrooms with lots of facilities, including a large car park.
The North School boasts the oldest school farm in Kent which is well stocked with all types of animals from cows to a tarantula and has a thriving and successful Young Farmers Club. The farm is situated within the school's Environment and Landbased Centre which also includes a fully functioning climbing wall.
The town of Ashford itself offers superb transport links to London and Europe and easy access to the Kent Coast. Ashford International station, from which you can catch the high-speed train to London St Pancras taking just 37 minutes or the Eurostar to Paris, is a mere 20 minute walk from the school. The Eurotunnel is 30 minutes from Ashford, or the port of Dover 40 minutes, both accessible via the M20 which you can also access easily from Ashford.
Ashford has grown in its popularity over the years as a destination for those to live and work. Originally a historic market town, it has recently seen a surge in development with plenty of accessible housing. It is also a popular destination for shoppers, with the McArthur Glenn Designer Outlet also just a stone's throw from the school. The town also offers many leisure facilities, including a Leisure Centre, two cinemas, plenty of gyms and many varied and interesting restaurants both in the town and surrounding areas.
There are several very good primary schools both within the town, local boroughs and surrounding villages , alongside excellent medical facilities and a large hospital, The William Harvey, with A&E facilities.