Facilities

The Preparatory Department is in ‘The Old School’ with a host of impressive new facilities.

Art


There is a dedicated Art/Design Technology/Woodwork Room and pottery kiln.

Music


Ashdell has a purpose built music room, dedicated practice rooms and the orchestra often fills the impressive Balfour Hall with its sound.  The music hosts our very own Ashdell Radio.

Sport


P.E. lessons are taught in the Balfour Hall which hosts a wide range of gymnastics equipment, including fitted wallbars, whilst the school enjoys the facilities of the University, Fulwood Tennis Club and King Edwards Baths for their Sports lessons.

Science


Science at Ashdell is taught in a dedicated science laboratory, equipped with gas taps and a range of high quality scientific equipment.

I.T.


All classrooms have interactive whiteboards and a class laptop which add to the variety of teaching methods that teachers are able to use to support learning.  There is a dedicated and particularly impressive I.T. suite with 24 networked computers, a printer, scanner, web cameras, video flip cameras and digital cameras.  Pupils are able to enjoy the use of iPads to enhance their learning.

Drama


The Balfour Hall hosts many of the school’s major events and includes wonderful seating and staging as well as an impressive sound and lighting system.

Study / Library


Each classroom has it’s own library area.  There is also self contained Library and Study area in the Prep building where pupils learn valuable skills.  All books are checked in and out by the girls using a digital database and scanner.

Play


Ashdell is set in beautiful grounds which the girls love exploring and playing in.  The seasons see many different variety of flowers and wildlife sharing these grounds.

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