Welcome to Ashdown House Preparatory School, described recently as "one of the most charming and wonderful prep schools I have had the pleasure of visiting" by a reviewer from Tatler's 2019 School Guide, which reviews the top prep and public schools in the UK. Read more from their review here.

We warmly invite you to find out more about our wonderful school or to arrange a private visit by contacting our Admissions team: admissions@ashdownhouse.com


Ashdown House Prep School is a boarding and day school that caters for boys and girls between 7 and 13.

We are proud to be offering your child an exciting, challenging and stimulating education. Our scholarship record over the last 10 years speaks volumes for the quality of teaching and all children successfully pass into the leading public schools of their choice. As part of The Cothill Trust, we are excited at being able to offer the experience of visits to the Château de Sauveterre in France, and numerous other educational trips

Ashdown House School was founded in 1843, which makes it one of the oldest boarding schools in the country.

Ashdown House is within 30 minutes from Gatwick and one hour from south-west London and Heathrow. Ashdown House is well located for those living in the South East, London and overseas. A member of staff accompanies children whose parents have requested they join a train service to and from London Victoria is on exeat weekends and at half term.


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