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 College English Essay Contest Winner 2020 - Lewis Andrews
Meet Lewis Andrews, the Winner of Ashbourne English Essay Competition 2020

Ashbourne College organised an English Literature Essay Competition for the first time this summer 2020. The competition welcomed entries from both Ashbourne and external students with a cash prize of £500 and a chance to interview for our 100% A-level Scholarship.
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Introducing Ashbourne Student Council 2020
We are excited to announce the members of Ashbourne College’s Student Council for the academic year 2020/21. Please send them our warmest welcome!
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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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