Ashbourne is superbly located on the borders of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, in the heart of London.

Superb location

A fantastic selection of world-class venues and attractions are within walking distance from the college including the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal Albert Hall. Major libraries, art galleries and theatres are also within easy reach of the college as well as shopping in Kensington and Knightsbridge.


Types of accommodation

Ashbourne is happy to provide a list of hostels and homestays to which students may apply independently; it has no dedicated accommodation and is not a boarding school.

There are various accommodation options for anyone studying at Ashbourne. Nearby are several hostels where students from Ashbourne and other colleges reside. Students may also choose to stay with a host family where they can study whilst experiencing life as part of an English family. The College has about 75 students who live in these types of accommodation, with almost equal numbers in hostels and homestays.

Suppliers of accommodation

Ashbourne has a list of suppliers who have provided accommodation for Ashbourne students over many years. Parents, students or guardians may use this list to arrange accommodation, and just as they apply to the College, deal directly with these suppliers or make their own arrangements. Ashbourne does not inspect the accommodation offered by the providers and does not make any claim or guarantee as to the standard or safety of the premises listed. Nonetheless, we receive few complaints about these providers and generally feedback has been very positive.

Education guardianship

Parents of students who are resident outside the UK should appoint an education guardian for the student in the UK who can take responsibility for the student and provide them with support when they are not in the care of the College. The education guardian should be given legal authority to act on behalf of the parents in all respects. The parents are responsible for satisfying themselves as to the suitability of an education guardian and should keep the College up-to-date with the contact details for the education guardian appointed.

Individual attention and pastoral support

Ashbourne embraces a friendly, informal but disciplined, adult approach to education. Each A level student has a dedicated personal tutor who they will work closely with throughout their time at the college to monitor and discuss their academic performance and personal development and welfare.

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