Coronavirus (COVID-19) notice

Ashbourne is open

Ashbourne College premises are open in accordance with Government regulations. All timetabled lessons have resumed in-class.

Ashbourne COVID-19 response

Ashbourne first started delivering all timetabled lessons live-streamed through our Online Distance Learning Programme at the beginning of the first UK lockdown from 20 March 2020 until the summer holidays and then again during the second lockdown, when all schools in the UK were required by the UK Government to close to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

We very much appreciate the ongoing hard work put in by our dedicated teachers and staff to facilitate our online teaching programme and the positive attitude of our students and parents during this challenging period.

Ashbourne COVID-19 measures

Ashbourne College takes the health and safety of our students and staff very seriously. Keeping everyone safe at the college is a priority. Ashbourne has introduced a raft of precautionary measures to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 when the college is open and has developed protocols for the everyday running of the college.

Cleaning

We undertook a deep clean of all three of Ashbourne’s premises before re-opening in September 2020. Daily cleaning of the college takes place twice a day and we have a full-time cleaner to clean frequently used areas on a regular basis.

Hand sanitiser

Hand sanitiser helps prevent the spread of COVID-19. We have installed hand sanitiser dispensers at all three premises that are located:

  • outside every classroom
  • outside every office
  • corridors
  • entrances

Thermal imaging

At the entrance of each premise we have installed thermal imaging cameras that detect whether anyone has an abnormally high temperature. Follow-up temperature checking devices are located at reception.

Classrooms

We have replaced all classroom tables so that students can sit at their own individual desks adequately spaced from each other and the teacher, in line with social distancing guidelines; each classroom accommodates up to nine students at a time.

Doorways

The college has upgraded all doors with self-closing devices that will permit doors to remain open.The doors will close automatically if the fire alarm is triggered, which helps prevent the spread of fire in the unlikely event one should occur.

ID card holders with hooks

Lanyards, or ID cards, are compulsory for everyone at the college, including visitors, as a safeguarding requirement. We have upgraded the lanyards so they have a hook and point which can be used to key in entrance codes to enter the premises without using hands and for use on doors that are closed.

Communal areas

Shared devices such as computers, telephones and water machines will not be in use.

Face coverings

Face coverings are no longer mandatory for students and staff when onsite. Nevertheless, we encourage everyone to continue to wear face coverings when entering the College premises from street level and walking around the building corridors and stairwells.

Ashbourne will require all visitors to wear face coverings as well as the staff members they are meeting with.

Private doctor

Ashbourne has the facility to organise COVID-19 assessments and procure home testing kits, as well as arranging 24-hour home visits by private doctors where required, depending on the doctor’s availability.

Audio-visual facilities

Ashbourne’s classrooms have been fitted with new cameras and additional audio-visual equipment that allow our teachers to deliver high-quality lessons online for students unable to attend in person and in the event of future closures or lockdowns.

Online distance learning

Ashbourne’s online distance learning programme enables our students to continue their studies at the college in the event of a lockdown, and if they are unable to come to the UK or are self isolating when the college is open. Students will still be able to benefit from the expert tuition, high level of individual attention and the outstanding UCAS support and guidance Ashbourne offers.

How to apply

Please get in touch with our Admissions team by email or phone +44 020 7937 3858 now to discuss how we can help develop your individual learning programme and prepare for the coming academic year at Ashbourne.

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Why Choose Ashbourne College?
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All of the Ashbourne teachers are very kind and friendly. Our principle Mike really helped me a lot in my university application. I got many unforgettable experiences at Ashbourne such as UKMT Maths Challenge and UKMT Team Maths Challenge. I want to say thank you to all the teachers and staff who helped me in these two years
YanniElectrical and Electronic Engineering at Imperial College
She feels well respected as a pupil and gets the assistance she needs to understand the material
I have had a very valuable experience working at Ashbourne. I feel lucky that I got such a great opportunity to deal with different kinds of jobs which include; document preparations, helping at some organised opening evenings or dealing with students’ enquiries. Having a chance to deal with these tasks I feel that I have already gained a lot of valuable improvements in the skills which are needed in a college administrative working environment. The Ashbourne staff are very friendly and helpful. They never hesitated to give me advice on the jobs I was doing and what I should and should not do. I can not thank them enough for such great help and experience during all those times I was working at Ashbourne
Kim Anh TranFormer Part-Time Administrative Assistant
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COVID-19 guidance and information

Ashbourne continues to encourage high levels of vigilance, precaution and hygiene, and follows UK Government response and guidance.

Please contact 111 if you need medical advice or assistance; do not go directly to your GP or the hospital.

Further information available

NHS England
Emergency NHS telephone: 111
Foreign & Commonwealth Office (travel advice)
World Health Organisation (WHO)