Ashfold School

Ashfold School

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Lots of great fieldwork carried out by Form 6 on Man O’War and Durdle Door beaches today! Amazing views and some time to throw stones into the sea- we all love doing that!!
Weather looking decidedly dodgy for tomorrow, but hopefully will have time to see Old Harry Rocks before the storm hits.

Activities and clubs at Ashfold are all about finding your passion and it is great to see so many children having a go at something new this term!

In the Airfix Modelling Club, the talented model-builders are currently gluing, painting and decaling a WW2 Tiger tank, Sherman tank and Luftwaffe Focke Wulf 190. The 1/72 scale models are coming along
nicely, as is the members' fine motor skills and their knowledge of WW2!

More equestrian news! A big well done to Alice on coming 6th in her first Eventer Challenge. She rode both the show jumping and cross country unassisted, and did brilliantly to get her pony up a huge hill and keep him going!

Another fantastic day on the Geography Field Trip! Lots of investigations along the River Piddle and a tour of Corfe Castle, including acting out a story.

The children in PP2 had a wonderful day at Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital finding out about the history of the wildlife hospital and how they care for sick and injured wildlife. The Education team engaged the children superbly and when they showed them a hedgehog the children asked lots of questions - 'Does it hurt when it is in a ball?', 'Can the prickles come off?‘, 'Why does it have tiny eyes?' and 'What is underneath?'.

The children really enjoyed seeing how the sick animals, badgers and a fallow deer are fed - an eagle owl even spread its wings and flew much to the children's delight!
Such an informative day!
Our 6th Form Physicists are feeling the pressure! They found learning is rather wet when investigating pressure in science - but a very memorable experience!
Mattie used some Marigold gloves to demonstrate to the class whether pressure really does increase with depth - some of the boys were not so brave!
They also explored how pressure increase with depth in liquids and now know why scuba divers must rise to the surface slowly and submarines need thick glass!



Form 6 have arrived safely at their Geography Field Trip! They loved exploring the geology and rock formations at Dancing Ledge and were thrilled to see 3 deer and a Peregrine Falcon!

A brilliant weekend for our equestrian team riders!
Eva represented Ashfold in the U18s Schools class and even though she was one of the youngest riders she was placed 8th out of 30 competitors and got a pb of 35 in the dressage.
Indie won the Heythrop Pony Club mini eventer championship 40cm class - the grin says it all!
Bertie won the 50cm at the Pony Club Area 12 Championships and Harry did really well in the Eventer Challenge being the only rider in the 40cm not being led.

A huge well done everyone!

Final day of Form 5's adventure in France! It was such a treat to meet Farmer Tony and his 45 goats to learn about making 'Fromage' on the farm.

🐐
Form 4 have had a brilliant 3 days exploring and challenging themselves on their big bushcrafting adventure in the woods.

They were split into 2 Tribes and worked together to try loads of new things - building shelters to sleep in, making fires using strikes, learning some basic First Aid, which was put to use to “rescue” some adults from a “plane crash” in the woods, making animal traps (don’t worry, no animals were harmed in the making of them) and using knives to
whittle sticks. They presented a Mini Tribes Got Talent show and even managed to get some sleep - an excellent 3 days!

Form 5's adventure in France continues with History Day spanning 1000 years from William the Conqueror to the D-Day landings!

Huge congratulations to Jasmine and Miles on their superb performances at the golf tournament they played at Buckingham Golf Club last Sunday.

Miles and Cyril played as a pair and won their group. Jasmine and her partner came second by just 1 point in their group.

We wish them the best of luck at their next competition this Sunday.

Lots of mud, glorious mud on the Form 5 residential trip today!
They all had great fun on the assault course followed by our French themed evening where most of the children bravely tried some ‘escargots’.

We love the beautiful wreath the children have created in memory of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, using coffee filter flowers surrounding the lovely watercolour picture of the Queen and Paddington holding hands, painted by Artist, Eleanor Tomlinson.
*** NEW ACADEMIC FILM ***

We are delighted to share a new film about our Approach to Academics, as we are extremely proud of what our children and staff are able to achieve at Ashfold.

This film is designed as a companion piece to the film that we made last year, which focused on our all-round offering at Ashfold, but this time we also get to hear the children's (unscripted!) voices.

We hope you enjoy watching it!
The Good Schools Guide Muddy Stilettos Schools IAPS
Form 5 have arrived safely on their residential trip in France and have already had a fantastic first day taking part in bread making, orienteering, aéroball, climbing and archery rounded off with a sports tournament in the evening.

Ashfold is a leading independent prep school for boys and girls aged 3 - 13 years idyllically located in 30 acres of beautiful grounds in the Buckinghamshire countryside.

Operating as usual

Photos from Ashfold School's post 29/09/2022

Lots of great fieldwork carried out by Form 6 on Man O’War and Durdle Door beaches today! Amazing views and some time to throw stones into the sea- we all love doing that!!
Weather looking decidedly dodgy for tomorrow, but hopefully will have time to see Old Harry Rocks before the storm hits.

Photos from Ashfold School's post 29/09/2022

Activities and clubs at Ashfold are all about finding your passion and it is great to see so many children having a go at something new this term!

In the Airfix Modelling Club, the talented model-builders are currently gluing, painting and decaling a WW2 Tiger tank, Sherman tank and Luftwaffe Focke Wulf 190. The 1/72 scale models are coming along
nicely, as is the members' fine motor skills and their knowledge of WW2!

Photos from Ashfold School's post 29/09/2022

More equestrian news! A big well done to Alice on coming 6th in her first Eventer Challenge. She rode both the show jumping and cross country unassisted, and did brilliantly to get her pony up a huge hill and keep him going!

Photos from Ashfold School's post 28/09/2022

Another fantastic day on the Geography Field Trip! Lots of investigations along the River Piddle and a tour of Corfe Castle, including acting out a story.

Photos from Ashfold School's post 28/09/2022

The children in PP2 had a wonderful day at Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital finding out about the history of the wildlife hospital and how they care for sick and injured wildlife. The Education team engaged the children superbly and when they showed them a hedgehog the children asked lots of questions - 'Does it hurt when it is in a ball?', 'Can the prickles come off?‘, 'Why does it have tiny eyes?' and 'What is underneath?'.

The children really enjoyed seeing how the sick animals, badgers and a fallow deer are fed - an eagle owl even spread its wings and flew much to the children's delight!
Such an informative day!

Photos from Ashfold School's post 27/09/2022

Our 6th Form Physicists are feeling the pressure! They found learning is rather wet when investigating pressure in science - but a very memorable experience!
Mattie used some Marigold gloves to demonstrate to the class whether pressure really does increase with depth - some of the boys were not so brave!
They also explored how pressure increase with depth in liquids and now know why scuba divers must rise to the surface slowly and submarines need thick glass!



Photos from Ashfold School's post 27/09/2022

Form 6 have arrived safely at their Geography Field Trip! They loved exploring the geology and rock formations at Dancing Ledge and were thrilled to see 3 deer and a Peregrine Falcon!

Photos from Ashfold School's post 27/09/2022

A brilliant weekend for our equestrian team riders!
Eva represented Ashfold in the U18s Schools class and even though she was one of the youngest riders she was placed 8th out of 30 competitors and got a pb of 35 in the dressage.
Indie won the Heythrop Pony Club mini eventer championship 40cm class - the grin says it all!
Bertie won the 50cm at the Pony Club Area 12 Championships and Harry did really well in the Eventer Challenge being the only rider in the 40cm not being led.

A huge well done everyone!

23/09/2022

Final day of Form 5's adventure in France! It was such a treat to meet Farmer Tony and his 45 goats to learn about making 'Fromage' on the farm.

🐐

Photos from Ashfold School's post 23/09/2022

Form 4 have had a brilliant 3 days exploring and challenging themselves on their big bushcrafting adventure in the woods.

They were split into 2 Tribes and worked together to try loads of new things - building shelters to sleep in, making fires using strikes, learning some basic First Aid, which was put to use to “rescue” some adults from a “plane crash” in the woods, making animal traps (don’t worry, no animals were harmed in the making of them) and using knives to
whittle sticks. They presented a Mini Tribes Got Talent show and even managed to get some sleep - an excellent 3 days!

Photos from Ashfold School's post 23/09/2022

Form 5's adventure in France continues with History Day spanning 1000 years from William the Conqueror to the D-Day landings!

Photos from Ashfold School's post 22/09/2022

Huge congratulations to Jasmine and Miles on their superb performances at the golf tournament they played at Buckingham Golf Club last Sunday.

Miles and Cyril played as a pair and won their group. Jasmine and her partner came second by just 1 point in their group.

We wish them the best of luck at their next competition this Sunday.

Photos from Ashfold School's post 21/09/2022

Lots of mud, glorious mud on the Form 5 residential trip today!
They all had great fun on the assault course followed by our French themed evening where most of the children bravely tried some ‘escargots’.

21/09/2022

We love the beautiful wreath the children have created in memory of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, using coffee filter flowers surrounding the lovely watercolour picture of the Queen and Paddington holding hands, painted by Artist, Eleanor Tomlinson.

20/09/2022

*** NEW ACADEMIC FILM ***

We are delighted to share a new film about our Approach to Academics, as we are extremely proud of what our children and staff are able to achieve at Ashfold.

This film is designed as a companion piece to the film that we made last year, which focused on our all-round offering at Ashfold, but this time we also get to hear the children's (unscripted!) voices.

We hope you enjoy watching it!
The Good Schools Guide Muddy Stilettos Schools IAPS

Photos from Ashfold School's post 20/09/2022

Form 5 have arrived safely on their residential trip in France and have already had a fantastic first day taking part in bread making, orienteering, aéroball, climbing and archery rounded off with a sports tournament in the evening.

19/09/2022

As we reflect upon the events of today we give thanks for Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and for her legacy of unwavering duty and dedication, from which we can all take inspiration. May she rest in peace.

Photos from Ashfold School's post 16/09/2022

The return of all the clubs and activities have been a huge hit with the children this week.

The Esports and Minetest clubs were both extremely popular in the Computer labs. Pupils were building together in Minetest, and we also started our Esports competition practice with Mario Kart. MVPs (Most Valuable Players) for this week were James in Form 3, James in Form 5, Sophia, Zach, Hugo, Jonas, Duncan, Mattie, Anton and Raphael.

The Ashfold Esports team are preparing for our house competitions and a national Esports competition sponsored by Nintendo and Digital Schoolhouse. More information coming soon!

Photos from Ashfold School's post 14/09/2022

Huge congratulations to Henry and Alex on representing Ashfold in The Schools Challenge Shooting competition at The Oxford Gun Company. Both boys shot superbly in a difficult competition, with a few very testing clay targets and we are thrilled that Henry came 3rd in the boys section, and Alex shot his personal best. Well done boys!

Photos from Ashfold School's post 13/09/2022

This term's first 'Mix, Mould and Make' Club was a huge hit with the Pre-Prep children. Lots of superb clay models of famous landmarks such as Stonehenge and some wonderful plasticine animal moulding! Well done Pre-Prep!

Photos from Ashfold School's post 13/09/2022

Pre-Prep 2 had a fantastic first adventure in the woods for Forest School - great imaginative play and exploration skills with the small tools.

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08/09/2022

Ashfold is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, Elizabeth II. Our thoughts and condolences are with all her family. May she rest in peace.

Photos from Ashfold School's post 08/09/2022

We have loved hearing what the children have been up to over the summer holidays. Pippa and Anna made a poster and leaflets to inform their local community of a charity called Beagle Welfare. They handmade all of their leaflets which they handed out, talking to lots of people about the great work Beagle Welfare do and asking them to donate when they got home. Great work girls!

Photos from Ashfold School's post 07/09/2022

Our reception class, PP2 were all very excited to be off on an adventure to explore the woods on their first day!

Photos from Ashfold School's post 07/09/2022

Our new nursery children have dived into their learning with great enthusiasm and loved making new friends!

Photos from Ashfold School's post 07/09/2022

First Day of School
A warm welcome to all our new pupils and members of staff and a big welcome back to all our current children and staff. It was wonderful to see everyone's smiley faces and hear their laughter in the playground again today!

Photos from Ashfold School's post 06/09/2022

We can't wait to welcome all the children back to school tomorrow morning, as we look forward to another exciting year at Ashfold!

10/07/2022

We are so proud of all our Year 8 leavers and everything they have achieved in their time at Ashfold! We will truly miss them all and wish them the best for their next chapter at their chosen senior schools!

Photos from Ashfold School's post 10/07/2022

What a fantastic end to an incredible year at Ashfold! It was wonderful to finally all be together again to celebrate the children's achievements at Pre-Prep Prizegiving on Friday, and Speech Day on Saturday. And what better way to finish than the family picnic in the glorious sunshine!

07/07/2022

The children have all loved their final games sessions of this term. Check out this video of PP4 girls to see how much they've learnt about cricket this term - look how straight those bowling arms are!

07/07/2022

We are thrilled and delighted to share with you that Ashfold has been accepted onto the global Digital Schoolhouse program. We are proud to be the first Prep School in the UK to achieve this status for our Computing provision.

The Digital Schoolhouse program is supported by UK Interactive Entertainment (UKIE). UKIE are the trade association for the UK Games industry with partners including Nintendo, Electronic Arts, Sega, PlayStation, Ubisoft and Outright Games. The UK Games industry is one of the UK's most successful exports and it contributes several billion pounds annually to the UK economy.

Next year Digital Schoolhouse will be a key part of Ashfold's outreach programme, where we will be hosting local primary schools with Digital Schoolhouse Computing workshops from September, and we can't wait to get started!

You can follow our computing department's activities on Twitter at:

Photos from Ashfold School's post 07/07/2022

A huge thank you to Mr Emson for his inspiring talk to the whole school this week about the importance of the sequoia tree.

He brought his baby sequoia trees to show us and told us how a single Giant Sequoia can grow big enough to capture a person’s entire lifetime carbon footprint, but that they are in sharp decline
in their native US habitat due to climate change, with only 75,000 remaining. He kindly gave every child a book all about the sequoia and how we can help to protect our planet.

His charity, mission is to safely plant and protect 100,000 of the species in the UK creating The Great Reserve.

Photos from Ashfold School's post 07/07/2022

Form 2 had a fantastic action packed themed day based on their class book 'Cinnamon'. We did cooking, dancing, mindfulness, a blindfolded obstacle course, bushcrafting and the highlight of the day meeting Jo and her Canine Partner, Barrington. We were all enthralled learning about the wonderful daily tasks Barrington supports Jo with. The children followed up the day by writing beautiful thank you letters to Jo.

A huge well done to Form 2 on raising a superb £90 for the Canine Partners Charity.

Photos from Ashfold School's post 07/07/2022

A highlight of Form 6's final week was definitely the parents v pupils cricket match as they were thrilled to beat their parents convincingly by 38 runs!

Our Form 6 leavers still have one more fantastic fun activity to Oxford Wet n Wild tomorrow, before it's school uniform back on once more for their final Speech Day and school picnic on Saturday - tissues at the ready parents!

Photos from Ashfold School's post 07/07/2022

What an amazing final few days for our Form 6 leavers at Ashfold. They organised a superb charity event, in aid of Ukraine, for the rest of the Prep School, including a game of Dungeon (football), an Obstacle Course, French Cricket, Dodgeball and Basketball. The overall winners were the BLUE team as they won 3 out of the 5 events and so far £191 has been raised for the DEC fund.

Photos from Ashfold School's post 05/07/2022

The good news continues with the incredible achievements by Elsie, Bertie and Eva at the National Prep School Athletics Championships - Elsie won gold in the 1500m, Bertie won silver in the hurdles and Eva came an outstanding 6th in the 100m Final.

We are all super proud of our three amazing athletes!!
The Good Schools Guide Muddy Stilettos

Photos from Ashfold School's post 05/07/2022

Elena and Alyssa had great fun cheerleading, singing and dancing in the Roald Dahl Whizzfizz Fest on Saturday - they even managed a flashmob at the end of the day!
Well done girls!

Photos from Ashfold School's post 01/07/2022

What an incredible afternoon watching our determined athletes at Prep Sports Day!

For over 200 more photos please visit:
https://www.ashfoldschool.co.uk/244/school-gallery/cat/90/prep-sports-day-2022

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Photos from Ashfold School's post 01/07/2022

Congratulations to Jess and Arabella on their outstanding
performances at the gymnastics competition last weekend. Both
did brilliantly, with Jess and her partner coming 1st in the Level 4
pairs and Arabella and her 2 partners coming 2nd in the Level 3
groups. Well done girls!

Photos from Ashfold School's post 30/06/2022

Forms 4 and 5 staged a spectacular version of Shakespeare’s A
Midsummer Night’s Dream to great acclaim.

View lots more photos on our website gallery - https://www.ashfoldschool.co.uk/244/school-gallery/cat/89/a-midsummer-nights-dream-2022

This was an extremely ambitious production set in 4 locations
around the school grounds, however, all the children rose to the
challenge and audiences were not disappointed.

Congratulations to the cast and crew on their superb
performances. The show was an absolute delight!

29/06/2022

*** Form 6 Ukraine Charity Event next Monday 4th July ***

Form 6 presented a superb assembly this morning, on the history of Ukraine and sensitively explained the reasons for the war with Russia and what is currently happening in Ukraine. The assembly finished with a heartfelt plea for peace.

Form 6 will be running a fun charity event for Forms 1-5 children in games, next Monday afternoon, in order to raise funds for the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal for Ukraine.

Well done Form 6!

Ashfold is a leading independent prep school for children aged 3 - 13 years.

We are located in 30 acres of idyllic grounds on the edge of the village of Dorton, in the Buckinghamshire countryside.

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