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Ashville College Harrogate

Address: Green Ln, Harrogate HG2 9JP, United Kingdom
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Description Ashville College Harrogate

  • Founded: in 1877
  • Location: Harrogate, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  • Age of students: 4-18 years
  • Total number of students: 810 people (of which 110 are at the boarding house, approximately equal to boys and girls)
  • Type of accommodation: residence (full or weekly board from 7 years old)
  • Type of studying: mixed
  • Language of instruction: English.

Ashville College Harrogate was founded in 1877 by United Methodist Free Church and at first, like most British boarding schools, was intended exclusively for boys. Girls began to enroll here in 1983, and in the 1990s, a major renovation and modernization of the campus was carried out, as a result of which today the college is considered one of the best not only in the county of North Yorkshire, but throughout the UK.

At school, they strive to develop the unique abilities of each student, to educate children as independent, self-confident and self-sufficient personalities. Thanks to close connections with Harrogate management for pupils all the cultural and recreational opportunities of the developed resort city are available, helping to expand the horizons and curiosity. Also, a partnership with the Institute of Dyslexia in Harrogate has been established, which makes it possible to study children with impaired perceptions. We offer qualified help and support to foreign students: for them there is an intensive English language course EFL (English as a foreign language). Special events for high school graduates are organized: classes for career guidance, choice of future specialty, career and life path, consultations on collection, submission of documents to universities, rules of interview with the admission committee.

Approximately 60% of the parents of school children live in the same region, within 30 miles of the school campus, and only 10% are foreign students and permanently reside abroad. The boarding school - full or weekly - is available to schoolchildren from 7 years and older.

The curriculum is presented mainly by the programs of elementary, middle and high school - GCSE and two-year A-level. Students are offered a choice of more than 23 subjects of a higher level of complexity - their priorities and tastes are usually distributed as follows:

  • 28% - science, engineering
  • 43% - art, humanitarian programs
  • 29% combine both spheres.

There is an opportunity for the passage of working practices (in particular in the field of finance and business) - this is actively used by students at the A-level.

  • Foreign languages: in priority French, Spanish and German
  • Information and computer technologies (ICT) can be studied both as a separate subject and as a component of other educational areas.

The results of students and graduates confirm the quality and balance of the curricula:

  • GCSE: 77% of students take 8 or more subjects, receiving points not lower than C, 17% prefer to study 5-7 disciplines
  • A-level: 75% of graduates choose a maximum of 4-5 subjects, 17% choose 3 priority courses.

More than 92% of graduates after school continue their studies at universities (according to statistics, 14% prefer to take an academic year off):

  • 2% become pupils in Oxbridge
  • 5% are studied in medicine, veterinary and dental programs
  • 10% choose engineering and science
  • 3% - jurisprudence, art or design
  • 60% study at the University of Humanities (social) sciences
  • 19% prefer to master professional subjects.

The school adopted a uniform, mandatory for all students. The official religion is the Methodist church (it is necessary to visit the main services in the local church), but representatives of any confession and religion can study here.

Students can (by prior agreement) bring their own car to school. Strictly prohibited smoking, drinking alcohol and drugs: the perpetrators will be expelled.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Ashville College Harrogate

Program name
from 8 610 £ / term

Pre-Prep School (3-7 years)

The primary classes are designed to teach the youngest pupils: the curriculum here corresponds to strict national standards. The whole educational program is aimed at helping children to discover their intellectual, creative, sporting and research abilities, to teach them to work with information, to instill a love for learning and self-improvement.

from 9 330 £ / term

Middle Classes

Junior School (7-11 years)

At this age, schoolchildren are already beginning to learn "truly": their curriculum is becoming more diverse, multifaceted and complex.

The main subjects are mathematics and English - the remaining disciplines can be chosen as optional or studied only during several academic hours:

  • Physical culture and sports (practically compulsory, daily studying + classes on interests)
  • Modern foreign languages ​​(French, Spanish)
  • Geography
  • Exact sciences
  • Natural sciences
  • Information and computer technologies (ICT)
  • Art
  • Music
  • History
  • Religious studies.
from 10 175 £ / term


Senior School (11-16 years)

The educational program is aimed at completing the undergraduate program: the two-year GCSE course completes this educational stage and is intended for students aged 14-16 (grades 10-11). For those students who plan to take Sixth Form courses (for example, A-level) and enter universities, the GCSE is compulsory.

GCSE ends with exams: the pupils study 8-10 disciplines. Among them are electives, chosen according to their taste, and compulsory:

  • Mathematics;
  • Modern foreign language;
  • English;
  • Scientific direction.
from 10 175 £ / term


The six-year Sixth Form course for 16-18-year-olds (grades 12-13 according to the British educational system) completes the school curriculum and gives graduates the opportunity to prepare for admission to the chosen university and faculty. With a good score is highly valued: it gives students the opportunity to enter even the most elite, demanded and ranked universities without passing additional entrance examinations and tests.

For 2 years (AS-level and A-level) students study only 3-5 subjects: usually in the second year the number of selected disciplines is slightly reduced. In total, the students are offered more than 26 academic options to choose: this enables them to focus on the most priority disciplines, to give them a maximum of time, to qualitatively prepare for enrollment and studying in the chosen specialty.

Accommodation, housing and food

On the college territory there are 4 comfortable residences, each of which is designed for about 30 people. Separate houses are designed for boys and girls, while accommodating also necessarily takes into account the age factor (children live in rooms with their peers). Residences prepared cozy, fully furnished and equipped, common living rooms for rest (with cable TV, video equipment and DVD), laundry and small kitchens, free access to the Internet are provided. For the students of the lower grades, a separate residence of Greenholme House has been prepared. Students of Sixth Form can claim for private bedrooms, while the other students occupy common rooms for 2-3 people.

In residences with children there are always teachers, a hostel manager: they monitor the observance of cleanliness, order and discipline, help children in solving any domestic and administrative issues, ensure their safety in 24/7 mode.

Board meals are organized in the school cafeteria by a self-service system (free buffet), where a wide selection of delicious, healthy meals is regularly provided. You can also cook in the kitchens in the residence: there is a shop on the school territory where you can buy food and sweets in addition to office supplies, textbooks and school uniforms.

During each trimester, pupils (especially high school students) can leave the territory three times on weekends (of course, with notification and permission from the tutor), and can also go to the city weekly on Saturdays in the morning. Between the houses there are regularly held various quizzes, contests and competitions: the prefects and the elders, who are selected by the pupils themselves in consultation with the director and administrative personnel, are responsible for this schedule.

Subjects, specialties, faculties

Subjects list : Advanced mathematics, Ancient Greek, Applied craft, art, biology, business, chemistry, Computer skills, design, drama, economics, English, English literature, Food and nutrition, French, geography, german language, history, History of art, Information Technology, Latin language, maths, music, physical Culture, physics, Policy and government, Product design, psychology, Religious studies, Spanish, Theatrical art

Events Ashville College Harrogate

Among the extra-curricular activities of schoolchildren, music lessons are very much in demand - about 30% of students constantly take group and individual classes, there is even the opportunity to pass a profile exam on playing musical instruments. Constantly on the campus there are 8 musical groups: 3 choruses, jazz bands, rock band, string ensembles.

Effective classes on dramatic and acting skills, theatrical creativity are conducted: interested students can even take exams at the GCSE level, as well as a special LAMDA exam (London Academy of Music and Drama). Regularly arranged happy holidays, concerts, performances and various productions, talent shows. Many students at GCSE and A-level (both first and second year) are also chosen as the main subject "Art and Design".

The physical development of schoolchildren is not inferior to the intellectual and creative. For example, for children under 14 years of age compulsory sports are netball, rugby and cricket - the rest can be chosen as electives:

  • Cross-country running
  • Rock climbing
  • Badminton
  • Trampoline jumping
  • Athletics
  • Rounders
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Hockey
  • Archery
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Basketball
  • Squash
  • Lacrosse.

Those who wish can participate in the competition for the Duke of Edinburgh Prize. This is a very popular program in the UK, where students from different schools and counties compete in three main directions (expeditions, including night, sports, community service) and can win a bronze, silver or gold prize. Also for senior pupils of middle classes the United Cadet Corps of the SSF is opened, where it is possible to engage in military sports studying.

An important part of leisure is considered socially useful, volunteer and charitable work. In addition, students can attend one of more than 20 circles, clubs and sections on interests, for example:

  • Chess
  • Right
  • Modern technologies in different spheres (design, IT, architecture)
  • Art
  • Christian union
  • Ecoclub
  • The photo
  • Theatre and acting
  • Design
  • Discussion and debate, oratory
  • Creative writing
  • Rock climbing, etc.

High school students usually enter their special community: here they are helped to prepare for enrollment in the university, to organize student exchanges with Germany, Spain and France, overseas expeditions and trips for vacations.

On weekends, fascinating activities are organized for students, compiled and developed in accordance with the age and interests of each student group. It can be thematic parties and holidays, theater skits, joint film screenings, a variety of excursions, trips and hikes, visits to the go-kart club, bowling or paintball court.

Equipment Ashville College Harrogate

Asville College is located in the south of the resort town of Harrogate (County of North Yorkshire), occupying a vast territory of 60 acres (24 hectares). The nearest airport in Leeds is just 25 minutes away, but it takes about 4 hours to reach London.

Despite the fact that the college is considered the oldest educational institution of Harrogate, its equipment fully meets the high and demanding modern standards. In recent years, a large-scale reconstruction and modernization has been carried out - now there are absolutely everything on the territory that pupils can need for study, leisure and pastime:

  • Spacious classrooms and lecture rooms with modern (including interactive) equipment
  • Scenic outdoor playgrounds
  • Large indoor pool
  • Multifunctional sports center
  • GYM's
  • Climbing wall
  • Numerous fields and grounds, indoor halls for individual exercises and team games
  • Squash courts
  • Tennis courts
  • Cricket fields
  • Fields for rugby and etc.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The list of the following services is paid additionally:

  • Registration fee(not refundable)
  • Deposit confirming the place on the course
  • Examination boards
  • Deposit for tuition (= 1 trimester cost)
  • Additional academic and language classes (optional)
  • Additional leisure activities and excursions (optional)
  • Guardianship (registration with the agency + guardian services)
  • Air tickets in both directions
  • Transfer in both directions
  • Compulsory medical insurance
  • Personal pocket expenses
  • Visa fees and services, translation and certification of documents
  • Consular fee (paid at the Embassy).

The price already includes:

  • Studying on the selected course
  • Accommodation and meals (residence, full board)
  • Recreational, entertaining, sports extra-curricular program
  • 24-hour childcare, guarantee of their safety
  • Regular monitoring of progress and reports for parents

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 100 GBP

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Most beginners come to school at 4, 7-8, 11, 13 and 16 years old - for their selection students use their own internal exam (knowledge of English and math is necessarily checked). If the applicant is applying for a place in the A-level program, he must present the relevant GCSE certificate: at least 5 subjects must be passed on a score of C and above.

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Recommendations on when to apply

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- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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