Welcome to Ashbourne Independent Sixth Form College, London

Ashbourne College was founded in 1981 and remains one of the best private sixth form colleges in London. We offer high quality tuition coupled with an informal and friendly atmosphere allowing every student to feel happy, confident and able to reach their potential. Ashbourne’s three key strengths are exam success, individual attention and superb location.


Ashbourne College is a co-educational school specialising in pre-university education at A level and GCSE. Our students consistently achieve excellent exam results with 54% of our graduates going on to study at Russell Group universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.

Ashbourne embraces a friendly, informal and ‘grown-up’ approach to education yet is more demanding and disciplined than most other schools. By establishing strong academic foundations and monitoring each student’s performance carefully we aim to engender a mature and independent attitude vital for taking advantage of life’s opportunities. Our students work hard – but have fun.

Our commitment to offering individual attention through small class sizes and unflagging support and guidance enables students to reach their academic potential and feel happy and secure in their personal development.

As a result the college has retained its league table position as one of the top two best private schools in London for the last seven years.

The college complements its academic excellence with an exciting programme of extra-curricular activities including its well-loved annual Revue showcasing creative arts and music, Ashbourne Allstars football club, critical theory seminars and a wide range of other clubs from astro-particle physics and chess to Bollywood dancing and meditation.

Ashbourne is superbly located on the borders of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, in the heart of London. We welcome students from all over the world and offer more than 30 subjects at A level, together creating a diversity of ideas, talents, personalities and culture at the college. 

We believe that student happiness is our greatest achievement.


Exciting Debates and Activities at Ashbourne’s Model United Nations (MUN) Club
The MUN Club (Model United Nations) at Ashbourne has gained incredible momentum and grown into one of the most popular student clubs at Ashbourne in the last two years.
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10 Tips to Study Effectively in A Levels
Over the years, the A-level syllabuses have expanded and require a lot of hard work from students to master the contents and perform well in the exams. Although the workload in A levels is immense, many students have overcome its challenges by study smarter, not harder. In our recent...
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Meet Dominic Le, Nominee for the CIFE Student of the Year Award
Quang Huy (Dominic) Le joined Ashbourne in January 2019 from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He completed an 18-month A-level course achieving outstanding A*A*A*A in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry. He graduated in August 2020 and secured a place to read Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge.
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