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.

Ashbourne’s Music and Performing Arts Scholarship Auditions 2020/2021

Each year, Ashbourne College hosts an audition day for students looking to secure scholarships in A-Level Music and Performing Arts (Drama and Theatre Studies). These scholarships, whilst difficult to achieve, are highly valuable, with offers going all the way up to 100% discount on Ashbourne’s tuition fees (roughly £60,000...

Meet Lily Rose, English undergraduate at University of Cambridge

Lily Rose Morris-Zumin joined Ashbourne College in September 2016 on a 100% Drama scholarship. She graduated in 2018 with an outstanding A*A*A in A-level English Literature, Geography and Drama and secured a place to read English at the University of Cambridge.

Imprisoned by Love, 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.