Ashbourne High School, London
International students

Ashbourne is one of the best private high schools in London and has been delivering highly successful A level courses for more than 35 years. We offer outstanding opportunities to students who will benefit from the individual support, choice and flexibility we provide to help students reach the highest grades and achieve their personal and academic goals. 

  • Outstanding university preparation
  • 54% at Russell Group universities
  • Excellent pastoral care
  • Superb location

Ashbourne students consistently achieve excellent exam results which has helped Ashbourne remain in the top two of similar private high schools in London for many years. We are also placed in the top 5% of UK schools and colleges that offer A levels as a result of the level of performance improvement we achieve, or ‘value added’. And more than 50% of our graduates go on to study at world-class Russell Group universities including Oxford and Cambridge, Imperial College, University College London and LSE. These results are truly a credit to our ambitious, determined and hard working students and the dedication and professionalism of our teachers.

Ashbourne embraces a friendly, informal and adult approach to learning, much like a university, which we believe encourages independent thinking, discipline and high expectations. Lessons are taught in small groups of fewer than ten students which allows teachers to focus on individual student’s needs, provide valuable feedback and set more assignments. This small-class environment is ideal for students to fully engage with the topics and develop their understanding of the subject. Half-termly mock exams help students and teachers assess progress and identify areas to work on. Exam technique is crucial, we believe, to getting the best results.

Each A level student is assigned a dedicated Personal Tutor who provides individual academic and pastoral support and guidance throughout their time at Ashbourne, which 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, Engineering, Finance and related courses and entry to Oxford and Cambridge Universities.

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, A level Easter Revision courses and GCSE courses.

Ashbourne is situated in a beautiful part of London next to Kensington Palace and Hyde Park close to a wide variety of world-famous cultural attractions including museums, theatres, galleries, institutions and libraries. We attract students from all over the world making the college a vibrant, diverse and exciting place to learn. 

Ashbourne is a fee-paying school but we also offer a limited number of scholarships to highly gifted and talented students.

Hear what our international A level students have to say about Ashbourne:

Why Choose Ashbourne College?
StudentsParentsTeachers
My time at Ashbourne was everything I hoped it would be and more. In the space of just two years my technical understanding and appreciation of music have rocketed higher than I ever thought possible. Thanks to Piers’ outstanding and engaging teaching, I’ve fallen in love with opera and have now, since leaving Ashbourne, written my own, incorporating all the musical devices and tricks we learned about in lesson. So thanks to Ashbourne, I now have the confidence and knowledge to not only apply to my own shows but to the musical developing company called ‘Wishful Thinking’ I now work with as a creative development assistant. I cannot recommend Ashbourne enough for anyone with a drive and a passion to succeed. You will thrive.
CharlotteWishful Thinking Company, Creative Development Assistant
Gained responsibility and independence and has a mature approach to their studies
I see Ashbourne as a place which I feel comfortable to express myself and it creates an environment that encourages me to develop as a leader. I am constantly looking for ways to improve. I am determined to continue to develop myself and I know that this is made more attainable with Ashbourne’s fantastic support and encouragement. I am very lucky to find myself at Ashbourne. It is a truly remarkable place to work.
Dennis FulcherHead of Multi-Media and Social Science Faculty
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