Ashville College

About Ashville College

Ashville College

Ashville College is an independent day and boarding school made up of a pre-school, prep school and senior school, providing an all-through education from aged 3 to 18.

A strong Methodist ethos forms the foundation of an Ashville education, creating a safe and supportive environment in which pupils can freely ask questions and explore as they learn. Ashford College believes that pupils of all ages achieve most when their studies are combined with their other interests and passions. Students discover and explore individual talents, whilst maintaining a commitment to achieving at the highest level academically.

No matter the stage at which a pupil begins their Ashville journey, they will be challenged to try new things and inspired to discover the joy of learning. Each pupil is valued as an individual and we take the time to know and nurture every child. Pupils are given the skills to succeed at the highest level, inspiring them to become a better version of themselves.

Boarding at Ashville College

Boarding at Ashville is an important part of the College and boarding life offers opportunities outside of the classroom and encourages and fosters independence and acceptance. Most of all though, boarding at Ashville College is fun. Children are encouraged to challenge themselves, try out new activities and venture outside of their comfort zone. The small nature of each boarding house enables children from across the ages and nationalities to mix together.

An Ashville College education emphasises the individual’s place within the wider community, upholding Christian values of openness and respect. Pupils develop an understanding of their relationship with others, as well as a sense of social responsibility and belonging.

When the time comes for our pupils to move on from Ashville, they leave as well-rounded young adults: resilient, confident, and fully prepared for the adventures ahead.


Type of School Co-educational
School Address Ashville College, Green Ln, Harrogate, HG2 9JP
Number of Pupils 869
Pupils Boys Ratio of boys to girls 3:2
Pupils Prep 177
Number of Boarders 104
International Boarders 57
Age Range 3-18
Religious Tradition Methodist
Distance from Airports

Leeds Bradford Airport: 11 miles; Manchester Airport: 68 miles

Distance from London

200 miles

Educational Programmes

GCSEs, IGCSEs, BTEC (A-Level), A-Levels

Co-Curricular Programmes

Sport – Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Climbing, Cricket, Cross Country, Football, Hockey, Netball, Rugby, Squash, Swimming, Tennis
Duke of Edinburgh
Music – individual lessons + ensembles
Drama – large-scale productions + clubs
Art – clubs, art exhibitions