We request that parents follow the following steps when applying:
1. Submit an enquiry alongside your child’s school report and passport copy:
The first step to joining us as a boarder at Ashford School is to contact our Boarding Admissions team with further details about your child and the year they wish to enter, alongside their most recent school report and a copy of their passport.
Please contact our International Boarding Registrar Ms Nicola Creasey. We will use this information to ascertain whether we are able to consider your child for a place in our Boarding houses.
2. Visit Us:
We are pleased to offer individual appointments with our Headmaster and host you for a personal tour of the School. Please contact our Boarding Registrar, Ms Nicola Creasey for more information.
If you are not based in the UK, please view our Virtual School Tour. This is a great way to meet our staff and hear about what our students get up to on a day-to-day basis.
3. Register for a place:
If you would like to proceed, you will need to register your child for a place. This can be done by completing our registration form and paying a non-refundable £150 registration fee.
4. Completion of entrance assessments:
Students are required to complete academic assessments in order to allow us to ascertain that the School can support a child’s learning.
All assessments are internally set by our Heads of Department, and provide us insight into a student’s prior knowledge in the subject. For students applying for places in Years 7, 8, 9 or 10, a UKiset test can be taken as an alternative to our entrance assessments.
All assessments must be completed under exam conditions either at Ashford School, at the British Council in your own country, or by arrangement with the Admissions Team.
5. Accept the offer of a place:
Once assessments have been marked and a reference has been received, the student will be offered a place. Completion of the online acceptance paperwork and payment of a refundable deposit should be made in order to secure the place.
6. School reference request and completion of entrance assessments:
Upon acceptance of an offer, and with your permission, a reference from the student’s current school will be requested.
7. Collection of Child Student visa paperwork:
United Learning holds sponsorship of Child Student visas. The School will assist in collating the necessary paperwork to enable the student to apply for their student visa