Ashford is home to a total of nineteen primary schools and six secondary schools.
Additionally, there are 2 colleges of “further education” and also three of the secondary schools include Sixth Form education.
The most recent is the John Wesley School for primary education, which was built on the junction of Chart Road and Cuckoo Lane and opened in September of 2007.
Interestingly in June 2006, because there were 1,007 empty school places in Ashford, Kent County Council discussed the “Kent Primary Strategy” which proposed merging Ashford South Primary School and Oak Tree Primary School. It also suggested for combining Beaver Green Infant and Hopewell Junior schools. As a result, Beaver Green Infants and Hopewell Juniors joined to form the newly named Beaver Green Community Primary School.
The 2 grammar schools in Ashford are named Norton Knatchbull Grammar School (for Boys) and Highworth Grammar School (for Girls).