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.



Music and Performing Arts Scholarships – Application is still open!

Ashbourne is still accepting auditions for our Music and Performing Arts scholarships! For a number of years, Ashbourne College has offered generous scholarships for students studying either Music or Drama and Theatre Studies as part of their A-Level programme. The scholarships offered range all the way up to a...
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Ashbourne College Virtual Open Week
Virtual Open Week Summer 2020 – A level Subject Webinars

Since Ashbourne College moved all of its teaching to Online Distance Learning in March 2020, our Teachers and Admissions Staff have been working hard to provide some excellent content to help inform applicants about the fantastic support and life-changing experiences that Ashbourne can offer. What would normally have been...
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Oxbridge Entry Programme Webinar
Every year, the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge attract the best applicants from the UK and all over the world. The admissions at these universities are famously competitive with top entry requirements, challenging admissions tests and interview questions that go beyond A-level studies. The Ashbourne Oxbridge Entry Programme (AOP)...
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