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Ascham School

Yrs 6 - 12 | Boarding and Day

188 New South Head Road,

Telephone: 02 8356 7000

Head of School: Mr Andrew Powell

Head of Boarding Contact Information

Name: Mrs Allysia Hennes-Pugh
Telephone: 02 8356 7000

Number in School: 1100
Number of Boarders: 120

Ascham School is a long established day and boarding school for girls from Prep to Year 12 (boarding is offered from Years 7 to 12) providing a strong academic program within a friendly, inclusive culture. Through its liberal arts curriculum, the Dalton Plan, and extensive co-curricular offerings, an Ascham girl is supported to develop into a confident, independent, compassionate young woman with a sense of purpose in the world.

Ascham has an outstanding academic reputation, excellent Music, Art and Drama Departments and a thriving boarding community, while its sporting teams achieve strong results in inter-school and regional competitions.

Boarding at Ascham brings lifelong friendships within a very special community. The boarding houses are not an adjunct to the school – rather they are the heart of the school. Boarding is a home away from home, a place where girls become confident learners, independent thinkers and caring individuals. See more at:

The majority of Ascham boarders come from country NSW, with some from Sydney suburbs, interstate and overseas. They live in a number of spacious former homes, providing a family atmosphere, and they enjoy a supervised academic program as well as a comprehensive weekend activity program. Ascham’s strong academic program provides each girl with the skills to become an independent learner with excellent organisation and time-management. The Dalton Plan allows each girl to develop a rich intellectual life while individual attention from the teachers provides each girl with the support needed to achieve her best. It helps lift and sustain the academic progress of every one of our girls, whatever their abilities and aspirations

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