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
I was drawn to apply to Ashbourne at first based on their phenomenal reputation in the UK, but the reality far exceeded my expectations… No single teacher had the same approach to teaching a subject, which was much more refreshing than the standard lecture & questions approach. From team quizzes during revision period, to weekly workbooks matching the syllabus – the organisation and creativity of my tutors really helped the content stick in my head, which made revision easier when exams came around. My personal tutor was extremely supportive throughout my UCAS application. He would reply emails near instantly if I had any questions, be on hand for regular support when I needed it and loaned me materials to read directly related to my chosen course – Law. Albeit slightly frustrating with the constant tweaking required to my personal statement every week, this was more of a fine tuning process as he would not stop until he knew my personal statement was as perfect as it could be, and I am very grateful for his determination! The hard work and determination required of you at Ashbourne really set me up for life at university as I knew what I had to do to stay ahead and still even applied revision tactics and tips from Ashbourne tutors to my final year of my law degree
NatashaLaw at Queen Mary (University of London); Legal Practice Course (LPC) at BPP Law School
Positive, encouraging environment ­focuses on what will help Theo rather than what he hasn’t done
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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