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 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 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.

Tracy Ashbourne College Alumni
Meet Tracy Nwokoma, Member of the LSE’s Programme for African Leadership

Ashbourne College embraces a university-styled, ‘grown-up’ approach to education that encourages students’ independence and leadership qualities. Not only during their time at Ashbourne, but many of our graduates have also taken the initiatives and participated in various philanthropic and leadership projects. Chiazor Tracy Nwokoma is one of those.

David Balica Ashbourne Student
Meet David Balica, Music undergraduate at Trinity Laban Conservatoire

David Balica joined Ashbourne College in September 2018 on a 100% Music scholarship. He graduated in summer 2020 with an outstanding A*AAA in A-level English Literature, Music, Drama and History and secured a place to study Composition at the prestigious Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.