Ashville College

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Ashville College
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Coordinates53°58′26″N 1°33′08″W / 53.97386°N 1.55214°W / 53.97386; -1.55214Coordinates: 53°58′26″N 1°33′08″W / 53.97386°N 1.55214°W / 53.97386; -1.55214
TypeIndependent day and boarding school
MottoEsse quam videri
(To be, rather than to seem to be)
Religious affiliation(s)Methodist
Department for Education URN121758 Tables
ChairmanJ Search
HeadmasterRichard Marshall
Age3 to 18
Former pupilsOld Ashvillians
The School

Ashville College is a co-educational independent school for both day and boarding pupils aged 3–18 in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England. Its headmaster, Richard Marshall, is a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference.

It was founded in 1877 as a boarding school for boys by the United Methodist Free Church, and incorporated Elmfield College and New College, Harrogate in the 1930s. It is now open to non-Methodists and to those of non-Christian religions. The college accepted girls in 1982 and is fully co-educational. It thrives as the oldest independent school in Harrogate and owns an estate of 60 acres on the south side of the spa town.


Ellis (Green) , Riverdale (Red) , Duckworth (Yellow), Windermere (Blue)

2018 NEASC Accreditation[edit]

In December 2018, Ashville College was officially accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). This makes it one of the few schools in the United Kingdom to hold this status.

Boarding houses[edit]

Greenholme (junior boys and girls aged 9–13), Briggs (senior boys aged 13–18 ), Mallinson (senior boys aged 13–18), Norfolk (all girls aged 13–18)


Esse quam videri ("to be, rather than to appear")

Current headmaster[edit]

Richard Marshall

Previous headmasters[edit]

  • Dr. William Richardson BA LLD (1877-1889)
  • Dr. John Bowick BA LLD (1890-1905)
  • Rev. Alfred Soothill (1905-1926)
  • Joseph T. Lancaster MA MLitt (1927-1957)
  • G. Ronald Southam (1957-1977)
  • David Norfolk MA (Oxon) (1977-1987)
  • Michael Crosby (1987–2003)
  • Andrew Fleck (2003–2010)
  • Mark Lauder (2010-2017)
  • Richard Marshall (2017–Present)

Notable Old Ashvillians[edit]


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  2. ^ "Save Our Boozer". Retrieved 16 February 2011.
  3. ^ "UKPollingReport Election Guide » Redcar". Retrieved 9 November 2011.


  • Booth, William (1990) A History of Ashville and The Ashvillian Society. Harrogate: The Ashvillian Society, to mark their centenary (1890–1990).

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