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 57% 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 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.

Arlo Parks at Ashbourne College
Arlo Parks – Former Ashbourne Student Nominated for THREE BRIT Awards!

Since graduating from Ashbourne in 2019, Arlo Parks has gone from success to success. Winning AIM One to Watch and BBC Introducing Artist of the Year in 2020, she has now been nominated for an incredible three BRIT awards for Best Album, Best British Female Artist and Best New...

Antony Ashbourne Short Film Award 1
Ashbourne’s Graduate, Antony Popov, wins the WJEC EDUQAS Moving Image Award 2020

Ashbourne’s graduate, Antony Popov has won the Best Short Film at the WJEC EDUQAS Moving Image Awards 2020 for his production of ‘Continuum’. The Moving Image Awards (MIA) recognise and celebrate the best moving image productions from students undertaking WJEC/Eduqas qualifications in Film and Media across the UK.

Ashbourne photo contest 2021
Ashbourne’s Photo Competition 2021 – Winners Announced!

Over the February Half-term, the Student Council at Ashbourne has successfully launched a Photography Competition. The competition was open to all current Ashbourne students who were joining our online lessons from their homes in the UK and different parts of the world.