Ashbourne College

Type Independent School
Age Range 13-21
Religion Unknown
Address 17 Old Court Place
W8 4PL
Phone 02079373858
Reference Number 100537



Ashbourne College, located in Kensington, London, was established in 1981 and is recognized as a highly selective private sixth form college. Situated in the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the college is conveniently nestled near Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park, and popular cultural venues such as the Natural History Museum, Science Museum, and Victoria & Albert Museum. Ashbourne College offers a university-style education and is known for its friendly, informal, yet disciplined approach to learning.

Courses primarily cater to ages 15 and above, with a majority of students studying for two-year A-Level courses, but 18-month and one-year intensive A-Level options are also available, along with one-year and two-year GCSE programs. The college maintains a strong performance, with students achieving outstanding results including 54% A*A in the 2022-23 academic year, and around 60% progressing on to Russell Group universities such as Imperial, UCL, Oxford, and Cambridge. Ashbourne College takes pride in its extensive support outside the classroom through weekly Personal Tutor sessions, subject-specific clinics, and support classes.

The college boasts a diverse student body, with a mix of British and international students resulting in around 60% being British and 40% international. Ashbourne College has consistently been rated Outstanding or Good by OFSTED, and is recognized as being among the top 5% of schools for student improvement in academic performance, or 'value added'.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 250
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 54%
Girls: 46%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
9 Unknown
10 Unknown
11 Unknown
12 Unknown
13 Unknown

Ofsted Rating Outstanding
Last Inspection Date 2022-02-01
Date Description Report
2021-12-07 Standard inspection: Standard inspection:
2018-01-31 Standard inspection: Standard inspection:
2010-12-01 Standard inspection: Standard inspection:
2007-11-15 Standard inspection: Standard inspection:

Attainment 8 Score

Attaimenment 8 is a measure of a pupil's average grade across a set of 8 subjects. The 8 subjects which make up Attainment 8 are:

  • English
  • Maths
  • 3 subjects from qualifications that count towards the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), like sciences, language and history
  • 3 more GCSE qualifications (including EBacc subjects) or technical awards from a list approved by the Department for Education
Each grade a pupil gets is assigned a point score from 9 (the highest) to 1 (the lowest). These scores are added up, with English and maths counted twice.

School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
31.2 Upgrade Upgrade

GCSE Results

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Grade 5 or above in English and maths 59% Upgrade Upgrade
5 or more GCSEs at grade 9-4 (or A-C) 29% Upgrade Upgrade

Attainment 8 Score

Attaimenment 8 is a measure of a pupil's average grade across a set of 8 subjects. The 8 subjects which make up Attainment 8 are:

GCSE Results



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Key Stage 2 Attainment

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GCSE Attainment

Attainment 8 score percentile

Students getting 5 or more GCSE's at grade 9-4 (A-C)