The Norton Knatchbull School
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|Motto||Benefactorum Recordatio Jucundissima Est (Latin: "Things done well make the best memories")|
|Type||Voluntary aided grammar school
|Chair||Jill R. Humphreys|
|Founder||Sir Norton Knatchbull|
|Specialism||Language College, Science College|
|DfE URN||118838 Tables|
Mixed (sixth form)
|Houses||Apps, Barrett, Burra, Harper, Knatchbull, Lamprey (founded 2013)|
Ashford Grammar School
The Norton Knatchbull School is a grammar school with academy status for boys located in Ashford, Kent, England. Girls are accepted into the Sixth Form. As of 2008, the school serves more than one thousand pupils aged 11 to 18.
The Norton Knatchbull Grammar School for Boys was founded in the early 17th century (probably around 1630) by Sir Norton Knatchbull. The school was later known as Ashford Grammar School. It is one of two grammar schools in Ashford.
Notable former pupils
- William Cole, classical scholar
- Sir Ronald Cooke, Vice-Chancellor of the University of York from 1993–2002, and President of the Royal Geographical Society from 2000-03
- David Crawford CMG, Ambassador to Bahrain (briefly) in 1981, and Ambassador to Qatar from 1974–78
- Roger Dean, artist
- Josh Doyle, lead singer of the Dum Dums
- John Elliott (academic), Professor of Education at the University of East Anglia from 1987–2002
- James Ford, murderer
- Bob Holness, presenter
- Prof Phil Hubbard, University of Kent
- Gary Hume RA, artist
- Robert Kirby-Harris, Chief Executive of the Institute of Physics 2005-
- Prof Leonard Marsh OBE, Principal of Bishop Grosseteste College, Lincoln from 1974–96, and Chairman of the National Association for Primary Education from 1981-83
- Daniel Pearce, former bandmate of One True Voice
- Prof Geoff Petts, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Westminster since 2007
- Surgeon Vice-Admiral Anthony Revell CB, Surgeon General of the Ministry of Defence from 1994-97
- Stephen Timms OBE, Chief Operating Officer of the Engineering and Technology Board 2006-
- Highworth Grammar School for Girls
- Spelthorne College (former Ashford County Grammar School in Middlesex)
- The Norton Knatchbull School, Office for Standards in Education.
- NKS Sir Norton Knatchbull. The Norton Katchbull School. Retrieved on 2008-03-24.
- Welch, Chris (2003). Close to the Edge: The Story of Yes. Omnibus Press. p. 118. ISBN 0-7119-9509-5. "went to Ashford Grammar School"
- "Woman's murderer jailed for life". BBC News. 2004-04-26. Retrieved 2012-11-22.
- Katherine Adams (2007-08-13). "Interview: Bob Holness". BBC News. Retrieved 2008-03-24. "studied at... Ashford Grammar"