Ashford School is one of the UK’s leading coeducational, independent schools and was voted Independent School of the Year 2010/11. The School was endorsed as outstandingly successful in every category during the most recent inspection in 2014.
Through its adventurous approach to learning its aim is to ensure children are ambitious, articulate and confident, with excellent social skills and a secure moral framework and, at the end of their time, gain a place at the school, university or college of their choice.
Head of Ashford School Mike Buchanan says:
“It was a delight to be able to host the Kent Creative Awards and to see how much the recognition of their achievements means to the award winners and all of those present.”
“The Kent Creative Awards are now a permanent fixture and are a great impetus for creative entrepreneurs and social enterprises. With the creative industries in the UK adding £10m every hour to the UK economy, it’s no wonder we, at Ashford School, see them as a vital part of childrens’ futures”
Listen to a discussion about creative education and the importance of creativity in school with the team at Ashford School: Mike Buchanan (Head), David Young (Director of Development), Iain Rayner (Arts Department) and Sam Alldridge (Performing Arts Department).
Host: Nathalie Banaigs | Recorded at Ashford School in March 2017 for the Kent Creative Show. Broadcast on Channel Radio.
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