Ashbourne High School
One of the best high schools in London

Ashbourne is one of the best high schools in London and has been delivering highly successful A level and GCSE courses for more than 35 years. We embrace a friendly, informal and adult approach to learning, much like a university, which we believe encourages independent thinking, discipline and high expectations.

We offer outstanding opportunities for ambitious and hardworking students who will benefit from the individual support and choice we offer to help our students reach the highest grades. Our students consistently achieve excellent exam results, placing the college in the top two among similar high schools in London, with more than 50% of our students going on to Russell Group universities including UCL, Imperial College, LSE, Oxford and Cambridge.

Students can choose from an excellent range of A level subject choices, without restriction, and course types including Two-year A level courses, One-year A level courses, 18-month A level courses, Transfers from AS to A2 (changing exam boards), A level retake (resit) courses, A level Easter Revision courses and GCSE courses.

Students are taught in small groups of fewer than 10, which allows teachers to address students’ individual needs, provide feedback and to set more assignments. This small-class environment is ideal for students to fully engage with the topics and understanding of the subject. Half-termly mock exams help students and teachers assess progress and identify areas to work on. Ashbourne places great emphasis on teaching exam technique which we feel is crucial to getting get best results.

Building students’ confidence is critical to their success so every Ashbourne A level student is assigned a dedicated Personal Tutor who provides individual academic and pastoral support and guidance throughout their time at the college. This includes expert careers advice and one-to-one UCAS support, from choosing the right course, interview practice all the way to accepting the best offer. We also offer specialised university application programmes for competitive courses such as Medicine and Engineering and entry to Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

Ashbourne attracts students from all over the world and is situated in a fantastic part of London, close to world-class venues and establishments, making the college a vibrant, diverse and exciting place to learn. We believe that student happiness is our greatest achievement.

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Best college, London. Ashbourne Revue 2018
Best college, London. Open evening
Best college, London. Medicine and Engineering
Why Choose Ashbourne College?
StudentsParentsTeachers
Ashbourne has provided me with the platform, the time and the space to grow intellectually. We are encouraged to read widely and since Ashbourne offers extra curricular critical theory, I have found my subjects being independently stimulated and motivated by cross disciplinary links. Aside from academic growth, Ashbourne has offered me a chance to feel a part of something. The opportunity to be the co-editor of Ashbourne Identity, the college’s student magazine, has given me a sense of responsibility, creative freedom and pride toward Ashbourne’s diversity. From Ashbourne’s Christmas Revue to its annual European trip, the college’s nurturing and collaborative atmosphere will remain a highlight of my time at Ashbourne
VictoriaEnglish and Drama at University of Manchester
She feels well respected as a pupil and gets the assistance she needs to understand the material
If I had to describe Ashbourne in three words it would be welcoming, intimate, and fun. I have never met such an eclectic group of people who all get on and are integrated with each other so well. It’s a great opportunity to get the grades that you want alongside gaining confidence and maturity
Emily BoothroydFormer Administrative and Behavioural Assistant and PA to the Director of Studies
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