Westminster, United Kingdom
About Bales College
Bales College is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form situated in West London. It is an independent school with the option of day students or boarders. Many students join after starting secondary education elsewhere, and there are a number of international students as part of the school community. A smaller than average size for a secondary school, the school will provide 123 places for secondary school students between the ages of 11-18, when fully subscribed.
The college was founded as the Modern Tutorial College in 1966. The school under its current name was first registered in 1989 at its current location as a co-educational school.
Values and Vision
The four key values that define Bales College are respect, humour, energy and perseverance, while its Latin motto is “Semper Perstare” – “Always persist”. It is a college that commits to giving each child the highest level of individual care possible, while surrounding them with a vibrant and hard-working community of students who believe in a culture of high expectations and hard work.
“The college leaders are now taking a much more rigorous approach to collecting and recording information about pupils both at the admission stage and for those already on the college roll. The college leaders have also undertaken a full risk assessment and put in place a range of actions to mitigate the risks to pupils of radicalisation and extremism. During the inspection, time in lessons and discussions with pupils confirmed that leaders have sustained the improvements in teaching seen in previous inspections.”