Apply for a Boarding Place

Applying for a boarding place is a smooth process which begins by submitting an enquiry.

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.

Contact Registrar Mrs Nicky Warmington for applications from China and Hong Kong and Boarding Registrar Ms Nicola Creasey for all other Nationalities. 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 via our Virtual Tour:

The first step to joining us at the Senior School is to experience our Virtual Senior School Open Day, and 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.

Unfortunately, due to the ongoing national lockdown, we are unable to offer personal tours or our usual Open Mornings. We would be delighted to show you the Senior School once restrictions are lifted, so please contact our Boarding Registrar, Ms Nicola Creasey for more information.

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 our 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 (linked) 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.

Summary of academic assessments

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 acceptance pack (which will be shared at the time of offer) and payment of a refundable deposit (£1000 for UK/EEA passport holders/a term’s fees for non-UK/EEA passport holders) 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 child’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

Minimum English Requirements