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.


Imprisoned by Loved, a debut novel by C. S. Brahams
We are thrilled to share that Catherine Brahams, former Vice Principal at Ashbourne College, 2003 to 2006, has published her first novel, Imprisoned by Love.
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Ashbourne Christmas Jumper Day 2020
Ashbourne joins Christmas Jumper Day for Save The Children 2020

Ashbourne will be joining millions in the UK to take part in Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 11th December to raise money for Save the Children.
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Ashbourne MUN Club
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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