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Prep (7-11 years)

Ashford Prep School is available to children aged 3-11 and is located on our Great Chart site just outside Ashford, with excellent facilities and extensive grounds and playing fields.

Our children are happy, motivated and confident; they work hard and they play hard. The concept of adventurous learning, to gently encourage children - and staff - out of their comfort zones - is underpinned in our daily routine. Appropriate risk-taking and seizing all opportunities to learn make a real difference to children and this ethos is appreciated by staff, children and parents alike.

Our close partnership with parents is a vital part of the school's success. Parents are encouraged to take a full part in their child's education; there are plenty of formal and informal opportunities to meet with staff, as well as regular reports home and newsletters. There is a thriving Parent Teacher Association with a full programme of social and fun events for parents and children.

Personal Development

The school holds a strong focus on personal and social development with high expectations of manners, behaviour and respect for one another. Children are looked after by their form teacher with time set aside in circle time, form time and PSHE lessons to ensure children acquire key social and personal skills.

The spiritual, moral and cultural development of pupils is embedded in the curriculum and is also developed through assemblies, activities and other opportunities. Christian values and principles underpin what we do and we welcome children, parents and staff of all faiths and of none.

The broad education offered by the curriculum and co-curriculum in Ashford Prep School enables us to bring out the best in everyone. Boys and girls of varied ability, personality and character enjoy school and develop motivation, confidence and self esteem.

Building on the foundations laid during the Nursery and Pre-Prep school years, the Prep school includes all the normal academic subjects of English, maths and science as well as French, PE (including swimming), home economics, design technology, art and music.

With a broad range of ability in the school, our children on average achieve well above national expectations; several gain scholarships to our senior school and our pupils achieve an excellent rate of success in the 11+ Kent test. There is a strong focus on the individual's learning with plenty of differentiation and support for those children with additional needs.

Ashford School is part of United Learning. United Learning comprises: UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. VAT number 834 8515 12.
Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB. Tel: 01832 864 444
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