Ashbourne College Blog

Ashbourne Cife Winners – Outstanding Academic Achievement

November 21, 2018

  Ashbourne is very pleased to inform that four of last year’s graduating students have won awards at the annual Cife (Conference for Independent Education) competition. Cife is an association formed by 23 colleges including, Ashbourne, MPW, Collingham, David Game, and others. Each year Cife colleges are invited to nominate students for academic awards in Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Economics, Humanities, Languages, Social Sciences, and Visual and Creative Arts. There are also special awards for ‘value-added’ (generally retake students), GCSE, the Baroness Perry award for singular and noteworthy achievement as well as the Gold award for the most outstanding student. Each Continue Reading →

Ashbourne Allstars continue their good run of form with a 4-3 win over MPW

The Allstars brought the top of the table within touching distance last week by beating local opponents MPW 4-3. After an intense and fiercely fought contest, the Allstars managed to come out on top, despite conceding three goals in the second half, after going into the break 3-0 up. Check out the Allstars’ coach Fabio, giving his thoughts on the game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR7TgSI3ia4 Next fixture: Ashbourne College vs. Ealing College – 20/11/2018

Ashbourne European Trip 2018 – PARIS

We are very excited to announce that Ashbourne’s European Trip 2018 will be to Paris! The trip will take place from 16th February to 21st February (during half-term). The price of this trip will be approximately £400, this includes Eurostar, accommodation, breakfast, insurance and most activities. This trip is open to all year 12 and year 13 students. This is a fantastic opportunity to visit what is arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Paris is home to some of the most iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and Sacre Coeur. France is famous Continue Reading →

Year 11 & Year 13 Devised – Drama Performance

Our talented Year 11 and Year 13 Drama students will be performing their own devised pieces at The Bread and Rose Theatre. GCSE performances will include pieces such as “Redemption”, “The Anti Social Network”, and “UnWanted Love”. Year 13 performances will include pieces such as “Toxic” and “Being”. If you would like to attend any of the performances, please speak to Daniel Kedge, our Drama teacher, or email him on daniel.kedge@ashbournecollege.co.uk. Tickets are limited, so be quick to guarantee yours.

Epic Art Explosion Student Competition

November 12, 2018

Ashbourne’s former student, Mariia Eremina, received a prize-giving award for the annual Epic Art Explosion student competition for the Kensington and Chelsea Borough which she won back in June – the exhibition was sponsored by the world famous Saatchi Gallery and the awards and winner’s exhibition took place at the Saatchi Gallery last month.

Drama and Music Scholarship Auditions

October 24, 2018

Ashbourne College will be holding Drama and Music scholarship auditions on Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th of November. Ashbourne is a private fee-paying college. We offer scholarships to highly academic gifted students who would otherwise be unable to afford to take up a place. Click here to apply and click here to find out more about our scholarship opportunities. 

Graphics students visit a Video games Exhibition at the V&A

October 17, 2018

Our Graphics students attended the Video Game Exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum last week. The exhibition provided a unique insight into the design process behind a selection of groundbreaking contemporary video games in the 21st century. Design work, including concept art and prototypes, feature alongside large-scale immersive installations and interactive. Our purpose was to fulfil students’ knowledge and explore the video game making in the 21st century: the design, culture and digital technologies. To inspire and collect primary resources from the exhibition. To experience in person, develop and apply themselves to advanced media and technologies, especially digital software Continue Reading →

Ashbourne Summer Art Workshop in Hanoi

September 26, 2018

This summer, Ashbourne travelled to Hanoi, Vietnam, to host an inspiring five-day Art workshop for aspiring Art students, between the ages of 14 and 19.  The workshop was part of the college’s outreach programme to find and support gifted students. Ashbourne’s Head of Art, and a successful London artist, Lawrence Quigley, led the workshop and gave students the change to try out new and different techniques and art activities. During the week Lawrence incorporated some elements of theory to inspire the practical activities which included external trips to Ninh Bình and Halong Bay to gather inspiration and materials for their work back at the studio. Continue Reading →

5 reasons why you should come see Wicked the Musical

September 24, 2018

Our next trip will be to see Wicked The Musical! Here are 5 reasons why you should come watch it with us: Wicked the Musical is one the of West End’s longest running shows and has won an impressive range of awards throughout the years including an Oliver Award. The musical is based on the novel by Gregory Maguire which features a score by multi multi-Grammy academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman. It is packed with thrilling technical wizardry, dazzling costumes, an ingenious and witty story and show-stopping songs, Wicked is an unforgettable, enchanting experience Continue Reading →