Welcome to The Ashcombe School
The Ashcombe School is a genuinely comprehensive school with high academic standards for all, a strong and caring pastoral system and a wide range of extracurricular opportunities, in both the main school and the Sixth Form. The academic standards are reflected in the high average points score per student, which has been consistently around 300 points. Achieving such a high average score is especially significant in the light of our entry requirements for A-level courses which are amongst the lowest in Surrey schools and colleges. Our success is achieved by the hard work of students and the high quality of teaching, together with sophisticated individual target-setting and support systems, which ensures high value-added (i.e. progress from GCSE to A-level). We are proud of all our students who achieve their goal. These range from students who gain several A and A* grades, securing places on courses at universities with very high entry requirements, through to those who enter the Sixth Form with minimum requirements and gain 2 grade E’s as a passport to Higher Education, to as well as those who use the oneyear Cambridge Technicals Business course to develop their personal and business skills as the first step on a vocational training path. The Sixth Form here offers a multitude of opportunities, ranging from gaining the Community Sports Leadership Award through to participating in a wide range of study visits including France, USA and Berlin as well as those to support communities in Romania and Uganda. There are many ways of developing personal skills, whether completing the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme or helping younger pupils with reading difficulties through the 'Toe- by-Toe' reading scheme. For many students, these experiences have literally been life-changing, leading to a complete change in choice of degree subject or a deep sense of a vocation for working with people. Moving from the Upper School into the Sixth Form provides valuable continuity for our own students who can then enjoy the different rapport in Sixth Form lessons with staff they know. We also welcome many students from other schools into the Sixth Form; they settle in very quickly and enjoy the high academic standards and the range of social opportunities. A significant percentage of the Senior Prefects, elected by the Sixth Form, have come from other schools, showing how readily they have been accepted into the community.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact The Ashcombe School directly.