Ashdown House Preparatory School: Forrest Row, East Sussex,UK

Forest Row, East Sussex, United Kingdom

Ashdown House Preparatory School: Forrest Row, East Sussex,UK

Price Range ₤ 20,000-30,000 per annum


One of top boarding schools in England. A leading Preparatory schools in Sussex and the South East. Ashdown House Prep School in Forrest Row is a boarding and day school that caters for boys and girls between 7 and 13. We are proud to be offering your child an exciting, challenging and stimulating education. Our scholarship record over the last 10 years speaks volumes for the quality of teaching and all children successfully pass into the leading public schools of their choice. As part of The Cothill Educational Trust, we are excited at being able to offer the experience of visits to the Château de Sauveterre in France, and to The Old Malthouse in Dorset where the children will be able to undertake scientific research with the Natural History Museum. Ashdown House School was founded in 1843, which makes it one of the oldest boarding schools around. Ashdown House School is within 30 minutes from Gatwick and one hour from south-west London and Heathrow. Ashdown House is well located for those living in the South East, London and overseas.
Year of foundation: 1886
Some history: Ashdown House is one of the leading prep schools in Britain, with many scholarships being won to major public schools. In the 2010/2011 academic year, 6 academic scholarships were won by students of the relatively small school. Notable future schools of choice for Ashdown pupils include: Harrow, Eton, Benenden, Charterhouse, Bryanston, Oundle, Rugby, Sevenoaks, Stowe, Radley, Marlborough, Winchester and Wellington College
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We pride ourselves on offering a broad, forward thinking and dynamic curriculum. Our teachers are all well qualified and experienced in motivating and inspiring our pupils with a diverse range of teaching methods. We aim to give children as much opportunity to learn outside the classroom as possible and the grounds and local surroundings offer the perfect environment for children to learn.

All our pupils are prepared for Common Entrance at 13+ or Scholarships to their public schools. The National Curriculum guidelines are followed lower down in the school whilst always looking for opportunities to stretch pupils academically. We have always been proud of achieving scholarships and awards across the curriculum and our record speaks volumes of the quality of teaching we are able to offer. In recent years we have won major scholarships to Winchester, Benenden, Stowe and Eastbourne.

In the junior half of the school in the 5s and 4s (Years 3, 4 and 5), as well as the core subjects of Maths, English, Science and French, every child receives teaching in Geography, History, RS, Art, DT, Music, PE, ICT, Chess and Drama.

The final three years focuses on preparation for Common Entrance at 13+. Latin is introduced whilst some of the other small subjects become optional activities. This is tactfully interrupted with a term spent at Chateau de Sauveterre, which gives every child in the 2s (Year 7) the opportunity to immerse themselves in French culture and language as well as giving them a valuable social experience. The confidence and love of languages gained from this is unquestionable.

Children in Years 6 & 7 have practice sessions of Verbal & Non Verbal Reasoning.

We have an excellent Learning Support setup which enables us to assess and monitor the progress of every child in the school. The Log Cabin is occupied by two fully trained specialists and children who require additional support can have either individual or group tutoring to support the mainstream teaching. There is EAL support for children for whom English is not their first language.

Every child is assessed with assessment cards written by every subject teacher and end of term examinations held internally at the end of the Autumn and Summer Terms. There is written feedback given on every child at the end of the Autumn and Summer Term.

The academic curriculum is carefully complimented with a wide range of extra-curricular activities. Games, Clubs and Activities all form a busy and stimulating day for every child, hence giving them the best possible education.

Dress code: Formal

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