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.

Ashbourne events and activities

Best college, London. Ashbourne Revue 2018
Best college, London. Open evening
Best college, London. Medicine and Engineering
Why Choose Ashbourne College?
StudentsParentsTeachers
Being a student at Ashbourne College has given me the independence and confidence to continue to University with ease. I began my two-year course unaware of what I wanted to continue to do, but with the constant support of my teachers throughout my time, I was able to consider various options of further study with enthusiasm. After graduating from Ashbourne I plan to attend Kings College to study Psychology. The independence I have gained from Ashbourne means that I can confidently embark on the next chapter of my life
HollyPsychology at Kings College London
Our grandson was very ready to make a huge step from recluse, out­ of ­step with his age group, not knowing what to do with himself or how to relate to others, many of whom he found terrifying. He found travelling on the tube terrifying and trusted few people. Ashbourne has never pushed him too hard but has always encouraged every step he has taken towards what was sometimes a big risk for him. He has learned to respect himself as a learner, to be realistic about his strengths and what he finds difficult, and is learning what to do about the things he finds difficult. He is becoming sociable, well­ informed good company, smiles 100% more than he did and travels to and from Ashbourne by tube without a qualm. He is punctual (or sends a message if held up). He is learning to trust the many good people he now recognises as on his side. He is very aware of how much Ashbourne has contributed to these huge changes and is looking forward to trying out University in September, becoming a student, knowing lots of other people will arrive by different routes. A real success story/work in progress. Thank you Ashbourne
Since starting work at Ashbourne in September, I was impressed by the amazing sense of community. The students’ combat differences in culture, age and circumstance to form fantastic relationships, and are strongly aided in the support and friendship from teaching and admin staff. Students are always given the attention they deserve, and these factors create a unique atmosphere for successful learning.
Hannah MartinFormer College Administrator and Welfare Officer
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