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Ashford Advance SDF

Ashford Senior School is a founding member of the Skills Development Framework (SDF). This is a partnership of leading independent schools including Bradfield, Stowe and Rugby, who have worked closely together to develop a model that allows the benefits of Pre-Senior Baccalaureate (PSB) to continue seamlessly into senior education.

Under the banner of ‘Ashford Advance’, the SDF offers a rigorous programme that delivers a high quality skills-based education to underpins our academic curriculum in the years to come.

This means that as pupils progress through Ashford School they continue to receive an education that both inspires minds but also equips them with the skillset to apply their inspiration with confidence and determination.​

Ashford Advance is a programme underpinning lower and middle school learning. For lower school, a taught curriculum inculcates core skills, self reliance and cross curricular thinking. This focuses on four areas; the development of a new skill, a group project, a community initiative and a more ambitious research project. Students will also curate a portfolio tracking their progress. The middle school revisit these pillars through the medium of competitions, complex problem solving challenges, and skills-builder days.

By focusing on the core learning habits, students have to develop on the core skills that drive their education and which will best equip them to be successful. We seek to build articulate and confident students who know how to be present, how to collaborate, how to be a leader, how to be more independent, how to think out of the box.

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  • Ashford Prep School
    Great Chart, Ashford, Kent, TN23 3DJ
    +44 (0)1233 620493
    The Stables Nursery: +44 (0)1233 656865

  • Ashford Senior School
    East Hill, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8PB
    +44 (0)1233 625171
    Bridge Nursery: +44 (0)1233 636450

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