+44(0)1233 625171

Boarding 10 - 18

We are pleased to accept applications for weekly and full boarding places for boys and girls aged from 10 to 18 years. Flexi boarding is possible if there are beds available in the Houses.

Boarding is organised in three Houses, each led by a resident Housemaster/mistress and a team of resident tutors.

  • Brooke House: for junior boys and girls aged 10-13; up to 30 places
  • Alfred House: for senior boys aged 14-18; up to 60 places
  • Brabourne House: for senior girls aged 14-18; up to 60 places

Every boarder with parents resident outside the EU must appoint a guardian, living within 3 hours of the school. This person is responsible for overseeing travel and holiday arrangements, looking after the pupil if they cannot be at School and taking an interest in the pupil's progress. The guardian must be at least 25 years old and not in full time education. We can provide you with a list of guardians but we do not receommend any particular agency or individual. Further information on Ashford School's policy on Guardianship is attached. Visit http://www.aegisuk.net to find out more about the accredited guardianship organisation.

Capability in English

All students whose native language is not English must have achieved a minimum level of proficiency in English. Please consult the attached information sheet.

In order to apply as an international student, initially we require the student's most recent school report. This must be translated into English if necessary. The next stage is to register the student for a place at our school with receipt of a registration form and fee.

As part of our Admissions procedure, the student will then be required to complete entrance examinations. The exams must completed under examination conditions either here at Ashford School, at the British Council in the student's own country, or at the student's current school.

Exams are as follows:

For entry into Years 7-10: EAL (if applicable) or English as a first language, Mathematics, Science and Non-Verbal Reasoning

For entry into Year 12: EAL (if applicable) and the student's three chosen A Level subjects

For Years 7-10 entry, the student has the option to choose to take a UKiset test, instead of the Ashford School entrance papers. Please visit www.ukiset.com for more information.


guardianship.pdf 88KB Guardians
English Language Requirements for 2016 2017.pdf 315KB English Language Requirements

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
Freedom of Information and Financial Accountability