Ashbourne Private College, London

Ashbourne is an academically demanding private college in London that selects students following interview and academic assessments. The college’s friendly and informal approach aims to provide each applicant with the best available advice on all options at A level and GCSE, without obligation. All prospective students are either interviewed by the Principal or senior member of staff.

The college’s dedicated and professional teachers offer students outstanding individual attention thanks to small class sizes and ample teaching hours, which enable students to build confidence and fulfil their potential. As a result students consistently achieve excellent exam results with more than 50 percent gaining places at top Russell Group universities.

Distinct from more formal schools Ashbourne private college provides an informal, adult approach to learning that encourages its students to be independent and self-reliant.

The college is superbly located next to Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, in London. The Royal Albert Hall, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Science and Natural History museums are just a few of the cultural attractions within walking distance from the college.

Ashbourne has an internationally diverse student body, representing more than 40 different nations. This is supported by a wide choice of subjects, activities and enrichment programmes and makes Ashbourne an exciting and dynamic place to learn and make friends.


To apply for a place at Ashbourne you will need to do the following (any documents required should be scanned and sent via email if possible):

  • Complete the enquiry form
  • Provide copies of the last two sets of academic reports (if the applicant only has the last set, then they should just send these)
  • Provide copies of GCSE grades or predicted grades (or equivalent) to study at A level
  • Write a personal statement of achievements, interests and ambitions (500 words)
  • Provide a photocopy of passport and, for international students, the UK visa page (if they have one already)
  • Contact our admissions officer for a consultation (must be the applicant)

Read further information regarding visas to study at Ashbourne.

Please contact us if you wish to discuss any details or have other queries on 020 7937 3858 or using our enquiry form. Our admissions team are very friendly, efficient and helpful so please do not hesitate to contact us.

Once the applicant has done this and we have received at least some documents in reference to the above points, we may then organise an academic interview at the college. Note that the applicant could also be asked to take an admissions test, which may be subject specific. If the applicant wants to study Drama and Theatre studies they will be asked to attend an audition. Similarly, applicants hoping to study Art related subjects (Fine Art, Graphic Design or Photography) may be asked to provide samples of their previous work.

Please also read our Admissions Policy.