Boarding

Judith Webb House

Judith Webb House is Ashford School’s only co-educational boarding house, offering accommodation in modern, en-suite, double rooms.

The House is home to just twenty Year 12 boarders, making it a unique and wonderful place to spend the first year of Sixth Form study. In Year 13, our boarders move up to our senior houses, Alfred House or Brabourne House, to be accommodated in their own single en-suite rooms.

Judith Webb House is our newest boarding house, having opened in September 2015. Initially, it was called ASIC House, but was renamed in September 2019 to honour a former and much-loved School governor.

Facilities

Our 10 en-suite double-rooms have been decorated to a very high standard, providing the perfect living and studying environment for our boarders. As a co-educational house, the house has shared common areas on the ground floor, and distinct and separate male and female accommodation on the first and second floors.

On the ground floor of the house lies our main common room, which boasts lots of sofas, a pool table, a collection of reading books and a large television and games console. When relaxing, our boarders tend to enjoy spending their social time in this space.

"In the summer, when the weather allows, we can open the glass doors to extend the space into the garden."

In addition to the common room, Judith Webb boarders have access to a well-equipped kitchen and dining area, well as three classrooms, which provide ideal spaces in which to study in the evenings and at weekends.

A secure and reliable WIFI Internet connection is available throughout the House. A range of laundry and dry-cleaning options is also provided.

Staff Team

  • Mr Chris Liston, Head of Boarding, Houseparent and Politics teacher

I joined Ashford School in 2016, having worked in boarding schools in the UK since 2004, and as a Head of Boarding since 2012. I have worked in all four of our boarding houses, so have a good idea about the idiosyncrasies and quirks of each of them! I have been Houseparent of Judith Webb House since September 2019, and absolutely love it! I find it such a privilege to be able to play a part in the lives of the young people who live here with us.

I live here on campus with my wife and two young children, both of whom love spending time in the boarding house!

I am hugely grateful to have the following wonderful staff working with me at Judith Webb House:

  • Miss Cecile Beroule, Assistant Houseparent
  • Mr Rhys Langford, Resident Boarding Tutor, History teacher
  • Miss Lea Maillard Resident Boarding Tutor, French assistant
  • Miss Keara Stirling, Boarding Tutor, PE and Games teacher