Ashbourne College Blog

Ashbourne has a fantastic deal on student accommodation in Lee Abbey!

October 10, 2016

This year, Ashbourne has some LARGE SINGLE ROOMS available immediately in Lee Abbey student accommodation, located in Central London. You can apply for these rooms even if you are not a current student. The student accommodation is 5-10 mins walk from High Street Kensington station, which is very close to Hyde Park. The accommodation is newly renovated and the price includes all bills. You will also be provided with breakfast and dinner during the week. Accommodation Name: Lee Abbey Address: 57-67 Lexham Gardens, London W8 6JJ Location: Kensington Price: If you sign up for this deal, the price is discounted Continue Reading →

Ashbourne Allstars draw 2-2 against Lansdowne College

October 6, 2016

The Ashbourne Allstars played against Lansdowne College this week, in one of the best games we’ve seen them play in a while. Here’s the play by play account from the managers… Tuesday night pitched the Ashbourne Allstars against Lansdowne College at Westway Sports Centre. The Allstars started brightly and played what is arguably some of the best football they have played since they were formed in 2013. We created chance after chance and should have been well out of sight in the first 20 mins, giving the opposition very little opportunity to create any chances. Our solid back 2 of Continue Reading →

What you missed on the Ashbourne College Duck Tour!

September 2, 2016

Just before the start of term, we rode off on one of the best experiences Ashbourne has to offer: the duck tour. While something called a “duck tour” might not sound exciting to some, this annual Ashbourne activity has been the highlight of September for three years running. The duck tour is an event exclusive to new Ashbourne students as a way to create friendships and memories even before the school year starts. Leaving from outside our Old Court Place headquarters, this year we set off on a beautiful, sunny, end-of-summer day to explore the multitude of historical sights around Continue Reading →

We’ve planned some AMAZING activities for 16/17!

August 16, 2016

We are incredibly dedicated to academic excellence and helping students reach their full potential here at Ashbourne, but we don’t believe in all work and no play. Before the start of each academic year, we put our heads together to come up with a programme of activities that has a little something for everyone. If you’re joining us in September or from January, here’s what you have to look forward to! 2016   1st September 2016: Duck Tour Now firmly a part of Ashbourne tradition, this trip is our way of welcoming brand new Ashers to the school. Comprising of Continue Reading →

Local businesses to hire artwork by Ashbourne College students!

June 30, 2016

If you’ve been keeping up to date with Ashbourne College news, you’ll know that our art students are no strangers to receiving awards and accolades! Following on from their success in the recent Schools Art Competition and Exhibition at Leighton House Museum, Muxue Li and Amy Hyam have both been approached by local businesses to display their work as part of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea’s Schools Art on Loan programme. The Art on Loan programme allows local businesses to hire artwork produced by students from schools in the area. As well as the pride that comes with Continue Reading →

More Leighton House art prizes for Ashbourne College students!

June 16, 2016

Amidst the chaos of exam season, this time of year is always very special for art students at Ashbourne College. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea holds an annual ‘School Art Competition’ at Leighton House, which celebrates artwork produced by students from local schools. This year has been yet another fantastic year for us, as Ashbourne College students have scooped a few of the prizes! Congratulations to Amy Hyam, who won the Park Gallery Prize for Drawing and Painting 1st prize for her portrait piece. Not only did Amy secure one of the top prizes, her work has also Continue Reading →

It’s UCAS Week at Ashbourne College. Here’s what it’s all about…

June 2, 2016

UCAS Week is a great opportunity for Year 12 students to become familiar with the entire UCAS process in preparation for their applications next year. They are guided through the UCAS website, and introduced to the UCAS form and all the application steps and procedures. They learn what will be expected of them in terms of Personal Statement writing and extra curricular activities. During UCAS Week, we arrange guest speakers to come to the college, many of which are representatives from Russell Group Universities and PUSH, a company that specialises in educating students about making the right university choices for Continue Reading →

Get ready for the END OF YEAR AWARDS!

May 13, 2016

It’s almost that time of year again! Although it’s always sad to say goodbye to our year 13s, we make sure they are given one heck of a send-off! So what can our lucky students expect on the evening in question? Well, a 3 course meal, a chocolate fountain, a DJ and lots of dancing, that’s what! It’s a great chance for them to let their hair down amidst all the stress of exam season, and the perfect time to say goodbye to fellow students who they may miss in the blur of revision and fretting! When? The awards take Continue Reading →

Need help coping with exams? Here’s what NOT to do!

April 19, 2016

It’s safe to say that exam season is now in FULL swing for anyone studying at an A level college in London or around the UK! Everyone has their own way of dealing with the process, but if you’re doing any of the following things, you’re definitely doing it wrong!   Don’t bury your head in the sand Guess what? Your exams are happening, whether you like it or not! Whether you’re confident that you will pass with flying colours or terrified that you are under prepared, the fact is, come game time, you will have to face the music. Continue Reading →

Couldn’t make our recent Laser Tag trip? Here’s what you missed!

April 18, 2016

Our recent Laser Tag trip has been described as one of the best Ashbourne trips yet! If you missed out, here’s a run down of what happened by our very own Charlie McHoul… On Wednesday the 23rd March, a handful of our very own daredevil Ashers went head to head in an all out war to come out victorious as the Laser Tag Champions! Here were the Teams: On Team Red – Team Captain – Charlie M, Kiet P, Talitha L, Elijah P, Maria Villamil and Eddie On Team Green – Team Captain Maria, Alex B, Lucas B, Mikhail K, Continue Reading →