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The school works very closely with the committee of the Ashford School Association (ASA) through its committee. Ashford School greatly values its links with all former pupils, which are maintained through the school's Development & Alumni Office and through events at the school, locally in Kent and regionally around the country.

The Development & Alumni Office acts as the administrative hub of the ASA and co-ordinates reunions, events and communications with former pupils. In addition, it works closely with current and former parents via the Parents' Association. The role of the Development Office is to support the continued advancement of Ashford as a world-leading boarding and day school offering co-educational excellence for all, in a caring, friendly, tolerant community.

The ASA Newsletter is produced three times a year and is sent to member worldwide by email. Plans are in place to restart the production of the annual ASA School Tie Magazine in 2016.

If you would like to contact the president of the ASA or any member of the team you can do so via the office at development@ashfordschool.co.uk

The school is always pleased to welcome Ashfordians and Old Friars back to school at East Hill or Great Chart or to help put them in touch with old friends and comrades.

We aim to build a stronger and more supportive whole-school community by providing administrative and coordination services to maintain, renew and encourage the involvement  of alumni, parents and friends of the school and to promote its general well-being. To achieve this, we work to foster a closer relationship between alumni, parents, staff and friends through the offering of an increased number of opportunities, in Ashford, regionally and abroad for these groups to join together and celebrate their membership of the Ashfordian community.

Our Staff

Fiona Stuart, Alumni Officer

Keeping Ashfordians in touch with Ashford and each other, Fiona is responsible for our growing list of alumni events and reunions, liaison with the ASA Committee and communicating with alumni via our social media platforms. Fiona also plays a key role in supporting the Careers and Higher Education Office in the school, making sure that our leavers find the right path to further education and training after Ashford. Fiona has worked at Ashford for five years and her daughter is currently in Year 12.

David Young, Director of Development

David Young joined Ashford the head the office as Director of Development in June 2015. David has spent the last seven years working in schools' development and alumni relations at Benenden and Alleyn's School in London. Before making the move into school management David had a 24-year career as a lawyer and banker in the City. David is a trustee of the Institute for Development Professionals in Education (IDPE) and wrote their 2014 Guide to Starting in Schools' Development. David lives in Bromley with his wife Sarah, who is a GP, and his two lovely Flatcoated Retrievers, who help with the empty nest syndrome now his three children and (nearly) off his hands.

01233 619525 youngd@ashfordschool.co.uk

 

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