Ashford School

 

12th July - 16th August 2020

Residential Centre

Ashford School is located in the heart of the Ashford town with excellent shopping facilities and local attractions. It is a modern English boarding school, recently voted in the top 5 UK Boarding Schools.

 

Facilities include:

  • Large hall for performances and activities
  • Extensive playing fields and Astroturf
  • Tennis courts, sports hall and indoor swimming pool
  • Large dining hall with established summer school menu
  • Excellent IT facilities and computer room
  • Comfortable common room

 

Activities & Excursions 

  • Multi-sports - swimming (indoor pool on campus), basketball, football, tennis, cricket, badminton, volleyball, table tennis
  • Horse riding
  • Drama and dance
  • Arts and crafts - painting, drawing and scenery design
  • Horse riding
  • Professional tennis 
  • Adventure activity course, activities with British children
  • 1 full day excursion per week to London, Cambridge or Brighton
  • 1 half day excursion per week including Canterbury
  • Local visits to McArthur Glenn Shopping Village, AMF Bowling, Ashford town centre

 

Evening Activities

 

Residential students have an activity every evening, and these include discos, fashion shows, film nights, competitions and games, and BBQs, all at the school.

 

Our team of Activity Leaders organise these each evening and there is always something fun happening!

Homestay students have two evening activities per week, on Wednesday and Thursday.

 

The activities start at 7.30pm and usually finish at about 10.00pm. 

 

Academic Programme

  • 20 hours (26 lessons) each week in international classes
  • English in Action project work and performances
  • Focus on speaking, listening, pronunciation and British culture
  • FCE Exam Preparation classes per week

Performances

 

These include a variety of drama and role-playing sketches and presentations, which students usually perform in front of the whole school on the last afternoon of the week.

 

They are a lot of fun, but there is also a high academic focus that tests students’ pronunciation, intonation and clarity of speech, and also helps to improve students’ confidence in speaking.

 

English in Action

 

Students and teachers work together to choose a weekly project topic for their class and then plan it together. Students are given help with vocabulary and strategies for how to complete their work.

 

During one of the morning classes students go into town to complete the English in Action research component of their project, discreetly supervised by their teacher. Students can carry out a survey, use a questionnaire, interview people on the street, and then add this information to their project. They present their work to the rest of the class on the last day of the week.

 

English in Action is an excellent way of encouraging students to use their language skills in real-life situations and of bringing them into contact with native English speakers.

 

 

Example of Summer School Programme in Ashford

 

Location of Ashford School

 

Address: Ashford School, East Hill, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8PB

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