Activities & Events at Ashbourne

Any independent sixth form college’s, as well as Ashbourne’s, vitality is enhanced by diversity. With over 30 subjects to choose from at A level, students will meet many others who have different ambitions, interests and personalities. Over 50% of our students come from countries beyond the UK and from a student body of over 200, you may find up to 40 different nationalities. This diversity of cultures enlivens everything we do. As you explore this section, you will discover that, beyond the confines of the classroom, there are many opportunities for students to explore and experiment.

Ashbourne Activities

Ashbourne’s Activities Programme offers a rich, extensive and eclectic array of clubs, trips and events. Reflecting the interests and passions of Ashbourne’s staff and students, most of the clubs have sprung up organically, developing into regular features of college life. Students have found that debating club has helped them improve their communication skills and to structure an argument in a more logical way. Equally, the introduction of the Critical Theory seminar has had an incredible effect on the way humanities are studied at the college, and have been an inspiration to many students. Drama club and the Ashbourne Singers have produced exceptional contributions to the Ashbourne annual Revue and our musical theatre trips promise to provide the students with an exciting new insight into another performance genre. Also featured in the Revue are Bollywood dancing and Tango, which allow students to develop a new skill and are also fantastic for those wishing to have fun and let their hair down during the busy Ashbourne week. Ashbourne makes the most of its great location in the heart of London and provides regular trips to galleries, theatres and talks. It also runs a biology field trip to Portugal, a four-day art department trip to Vienna, and a week-long annual trip to a European city in February. Ashbourne encourages students to use Clubs and Activities as a chance to explore new subjects and areas. If you have an idea for a brilliant new club that you think Ashbourne should offer than just talk to Stephanie, the Activities Coordinator, to get it started!

Prospective Students

All are welcome to visit the college and discuss opportunities. A very good way to experience our style, approach and expertise is to attend one of our Easter Revision courses, the first of which is offered free of charge (provided more than one course is taken up).
We have a thriving performing arts department and welcome many students each year to participate in auditions for places and scholarships for Music and Drama. We are also proud of the number of students we have been able to help through awards and bursaries and each year allocate allocate significant resources to promote educational talent. In addition to the pages in this section, prospective students may also visit the following pages for more information:


Visit this section to find more information about some of the following student activities; Go Karting, Bowling and Ice Skating.


Visit this section to find out more about what clubs Ashbourne College has to offer. Don’t see a club that you’d like to join? Speak to our activities coordinator about starting your own

Special Events

Here you will find out all about our End of Year Awards ceremony, art exhibitions, music concerts and our tour of London for new Ashbourne College students


Ashbourne students go on a number of academic trips each term to gain better understanding of their chosen subjects. In addition, the college plans other outings such as musical theatre trips to help students explore the rich culture of London

European Trips

The annual European trip is one of Ashbourne’s longest standing traditions, and takes place during the spring half term. So far, students have visited a wide range of cities including Paris, Madrid, Athens and Florence to name a few

Christmas Revue

The Ashbourne Revue is one of the highlights of the academic calendar. It’s a showcase of music, drama and fashion which all students are invited to take part in.

Middle School Trips and Activities

Ashbourne College provides a fantastic environment for GCSE study. Middle schools students have an afternoon of sports each week, in addition to theatre trips and an annual ice skating trip.

Open Evening

These events offer the perfect opportunity for prospective students and parents to find out more about what Ashbourne has to offer. If you would like information about upcoming open evenings, please contact our admissions team: