The environment here at Ashbridge is totally unique, with modern, purpose-built classrooms and extensive grounds and sporting facilities.
Children benefit from a wide range of teaching environments and styles, helping them to achieve highly academically
and grow into confident and responsible young people.
School building and grounds
The classrooms, buildings and outside learning spaces at Ashbridge are outstanding. Classrooms are spacious and well resourced and all have an outdoor area where leaning can be extended. There are two Halls catering for Assemblies, PE, Music, Dance and Drama activities as well as the numerous concerts and performances that take place each year. Our two woodland areas are the perfect spaces for Forest Sessions and our Spiritual Walkway is used by the children as part of our Personal Development Programme. The all weather pitch is in the centre of the grounds and is used every single day for sports, activities and fixtures. We have a beautiful orchard area where the children can play and a tarmac playground for wet weather days. The kitchen garden and greenhouse are a real feature of the school and of course we have the meadow where the Ashbridge donkeys live!
Children join the Infant School at the age of four as they enter the Reception class. At this stage children become increasingly independent and active participants in their education.
Classes are small and children benefit from excellent teaching which focuses on helping them to become readers and writers, confident in early numeracy and with well-developed social skills.
Three separate classes operate in the Infants; Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 and teaching staff are supported by experienced teaching assistants. Children also enjoy specialist teaching in French, Music and PE.
The Junior School at Ashbridge Independent School begins in Year 3 when children are aged seven and follows through Years 4, 5 and 6.
This is a time of real growth and development, where children build on their skills and experiences in all areas of the curriculum. In the Lower Juniors, Year 3 and 4 children continue to study subjects through themes which link learning across curriculum areas and as children move into the Upper Juniors classes; Year 5 and 6, subject teaching is progressively introduced.
Children take on additional responsibilities within the Junior School as they become leaders of teams or houses, and prefects.
The focus is on teaching and learning with extensive opportunities for independent study in classrooms designed specifically for this age group.