Ashbourne Admissions

Ashbourne College private sixth form welcomes ambitious and hardworking students who will benefit from the individual attention, support and choice we offer to help them reach their potential.

Aspirational students and excellent results

Ashbourne is a selective private sixth form college in London providing a university-style education.

We offer a friendly, informal yet disciplined approach to learning that allows students to become confident, think independently and set high but attainable goals.

Our students consistently achieve outstanding results, 54% A*A (2022-2023) and make excellent progress during their time at the college.

This allows Ashbourne to remain as one of the best sixth form colleges in London and among the top 5% of UK schools and colleges for student improvement in academic performance, or ‘value added’.

As a result, our students are extremely ambitious with almost 60% going on to study at top UK universities.

Choosing Ashbourne

We are happy to discuss what the best A level and GCSE options are for you based on your ambitions and aptitude, without any obligation.

Once you have completed the admissions process below we will invite you to come for an interview, either with the Principal or a senior member of staff.

Admissions tasks
You may be asked to take an admissions test, which is typically subject-specific.

If you are applying to study Drama and Theatre studies you will be asked to attend an audition.

Similarly, if you are planning to study art-related subjects (Fine Art, Graphic Communication or Textiles) you may be asked to provide samples of your work.

Admissions process

The admissions process, prior to interview, is set out below:

  1. Complete the admissions form.
  2. Provide academic reports (ideally copies of the last two sets of reports).
  3. Provide GCSE grades or predicted grades (or equivalent) to study at A level.
  4. Write a personal statement of achievements, interests and ambitions (500 words).
  5. Provide a photocopy of passport; and the UK visa page for international students who already have one.
  6. Contact our admissions officer for a consultation (must be the applicant).

Documents need to be scanned and sent via email.

Application cycles for the academic year 2024/25

Students meeting the Autumn and Spring application cycle deadlines below may apply for scholarships if they are eligible and enjoy other benefits, as set out below:

Autumn cycle
Complete admissions process above and receive a place offer by 1st December 2024:

  • Apply for a high and 100% scholarships.
  • Meet with a senior member of staff to discuss your study plan in preparation for university.
  • Receive one complementary activity.
  • Choose any combination of subjects, guaranteed.
  • Complementary Maths or Science GCSE Easter Course, if registered for before 1st February.

Spring cycle
Complete admissions process above and receive a place offer by 1st March 2025:

  • Apply for partial scholarship.

Summer cycle
Complete all admissions process and receive a place offer by 1st June 2025:

  • No scholarships available at this stage.

Please do not hesitate to contact our admissions team, who are very friendly, efficient and helpful, if you have any questions or queries at any point:

+44 (0) 20 7937 3858
[email protected].

Visa requirements

If you are an international student you will likely need to apply for a Child Student or Student visa to study in the UK.

This includes if you are from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein and are coming to the UK.

Please read what you need to do to apply for a visa to study at Ashbourne.

Please contact our admissions team if you need any advice: +44 (0) 20 7937 3858 or email [email protected].

Superb Kensington location

Ashbourne is superbly situated next to Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, in a beautiful part of 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.

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