Ashbourne Sixth Form College

Ashbourne College was founded 1981 and has since grown into one of the best private sixth form colleges in London for A levels and GCSEs. Our students consistently achieve outstanding A level exam results, (50% A*/A over the past 5 years), helping us to remain in the top two of similar private high schools in London for many years. Ashbourne is also placed in the top 5% of UK schools and colleges that offer A levels as a result of the level of performance improvement we achieve, or ‘value added’. More than half of our graduates go on to study at Russell Group universities, including Oxford and Cambridge.

Our aim is to help students develop their self confidence both personally and academically so they can achieve the very best results and take responsibility for their own success.

We work closely with each student to carve out a unique education programme that best suits their needs and ambitions, offering them the flexibility, choice and comprehensive support and guidance necessary to reach their goals.

We are currently running an online distance learning programme for all of our students, delivering live streamed audio-visual lessons in which allows interaction between teachers and students.

Ashbourne embraces a friendly, informal but disciplined, adult approach to education. Students take lessons in small groups where they are encouraged to explore and test their ideas with the teacher and other students, becoming more independent thinkers. The small class sizes enable our teachers to offer greater individual attention, set more homework and provide feedback.

Students are offered extensive support outside of the classroom through weekly personal tutor sessions, subject-specific clinics, support classes and peer group mentoring. They work closely with their teachers, personal tutors and the director of studies to monitor and discuss their academic performance and progress throughout their time at the college.

Personal tutors also provide students with one-to-one support and expert guidance on the entire university application process, including work on Unifrog, an online platform that allows students to continue working on their university applications remotely.

The college complements its academic excellence with an exciting programme of extra-curricular activities for all tastes including its well-loved annual Revue, showcasing creative arts and music. We run Ashbourne Allstars football club, critical theory seminars and a wide range of other clubs from astro-particle physics and chess to Bollywood dancing and meditation.

Ashbourne is superbly located on the borders of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens, in the heart of London. We welcome students from all over the world and offer more than 25 subjects at A level, together creating a diversity of ideas, talents, personalities and culture at the college.

We believe that student happiness is our greatest achievement.

Why Choose Ashbourne College?
StudentsParentsTeachers
I loved the casualness between teacher and student and also I loved the fact that I was essentially, the one responsible for myself and parents were not frequently contacted for any reason i.e to sign up for clubs etc. The responsibility- to turn up on time, to hand in homework on time, to revise effectively- all being left to me, really spurred on me to be productive and hard working. I hope to eventually be working in the city as a trader for a large bank, after doing this in the short term I hope to take money I have saved and open a fashion retail store that stocks up and coming brands in London somewhere. I genuinely feel like Ashbourne has given me the confidence i once lacked to be able to do this
MilunPhilosophy, Politics and Economics at University of Leeds
Academic excellence in a relaxed atmosphere! Small classes means that the teachers are able to give the students the dedicated attention that they need not only to succeed but also to understand the material taught.This is a nurturing institution that equips students with all the tools they need in future. I would certainly recommend this school to anyone – but saying this I do not want Ashbourne to lose the close knit family relationship that my daughter enjoys with faculty staff, teachers and students. So I want this to remain as a closely guarded secret!!
Ashbourne is a wonderful place to teach and an even better place to study. The staff treat the students as adults and the mutual respect results in a relaxed university approach to study. Teaching classes that only have a max of 10 allows for individual tuition and greater differentiation within the groups helping the students grow in confidence and develop a love for their subjects. I really like the fact that students are encouraged to refer to their tutors by their first name and feel that this breaks down tutor/student boundaries and means that the students are confident in asking for help. Brilliant students, brilliant tutors, great place to work
Rachel TeasdaleFormer Head of GCSE and Biology Teacher
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